So I got an update for the the flu/bronchitis thing that's hit my house since Halloween. The latest update on Kickstarter started off a whole train of thought.
"Forged into a formidable rune-blade, the unholy vessel was able to draw and keep the infernal essence or tenebrae until needed. The Elven swordmaker and worshiper of Voorthal'nyggura named it after the first Demon to break through their fiery prison; his name Kort'thalis! Kort'thalis and his brothers conquered a third of Razira before Yogsoggoth and Tsathag'kha dreamed themselves back into reality.
Kort'thalis abides, its black aura a tell-tale sign of the thousands stored within. Voorthal'nyggura's servants prepared a patchwork golem of flesh to house the collected essence. A thousand years ago, this stitched, grafted, and misshapen giant was to be the god's champion. Soon after it was fashioned, the creators changed their minds. The blade's custodians began to serve the sword more than their own god, each hoping to evolve into the prophesied chosen one. They decided to keep Kort'thalis for themselves, knowing its power over Demonkind. Might making right, they settled age-old vendettas and used the rune-blade to reign in Hell... for a time. "