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Klau Solas

Klau Solas

Klau Solas
(クラウ・ソラスKurau sorasu) is Setsuna Saizuki's sacred double-edged sword and her main weapon in Evil Zone. It is also called as the "Sword of flame and light".

Appearance Edit

The Klau Solas resembles as a magical sword Excalibur and the color of its blade is light gray. It also has a white gem in the center of her sword as it's holder is dark gray. When using the weapon the sword glows in a blue light.

Evil Zone Edit

Klau Solas is Setsuna's main weapon which Karin gives her in their initial meeting after she receives the sapphire ring, Lea Feil. It is also used to destroy evil incarnates due to its abilities to manipulate both fire and light. In Setsuna's story, this actually shows where Lie is afraid if she cut his sword Shahal into half due to its appearance as well as in his story where Setsuna wields the weapon in order to destroy the evil within his weapon.

Skills and Abilities Edit

The Klau Solas is able to summon several swords when Setsuna incapacitates her opponents as well as summoning three or two faeries when she executes her capture moves.

Claíomh Solais Edit

Claíomh Solais (reformed spelling), Claidheamh Soluis (pre-reform and Scottish Gaelic) (Irish pronunciation: [klˠiːvˠ ˈsˠɔl̪ˠəʃ]; an cloidheamh solais (variant spelling), rendered "Sword of Light", or "Shining Sword", or "a white glaive of light", is atrope object that appears in a number of Irish and Scottish Gaelic folktales.

The sword has been regarded as a legacy to the god-slaying weapons of Irish mythology by certain scholars, such as T. F. O'Rahilly: the anologue in the Irish Mythological Cycle being Lugh's sling that felled Balor, and their counterparts in heroic cycles are many, including the popular hero Cúchullain's supernatural spear Gae bulga and his shining sword Cruaidín Catutchenn.

A group of Sword of Light tales bear close resemblance in plot structure and detail to the Arthurian tale of Arthur and Gorlagon.

Overview Edit

The folk tales featuring the claidheamh soluis typically compels the hero to perform (three) sets of tasks, aided by helpers, who may be a servant woman, "helpful animal companions", or some other supernatural being. The majority of are also bridal quests (or involve the winning of husbands in e.g., Maol a Chliobain).

The sword's keeper is usually a giant (gruagachfermór) or hag (cailleach), who oftentimes cannot be defeated except by some secret means. Thus the hero or helper may resort to the sword of light as the only effective weapon against this enemy. But often the sword is not enough, and the supernatural enemy has to be attacked on a single vulnerable spot on his body. The weak spot, moreover, may be an external soul concealed somewhere in the world at large (inside animals, etc.), and in the case of "The Young King of Esaidh Ruadh", this soul is encased within a nested series of animals.

The crucial secret to the hero's success is typically revealed by a woman, i.e., his would-be bride or the damsel in distress (the woman servant held captive by giants), etc. And even when the secret's revealant is an animal, she may in fact be a human transformed into beast (e.g. the great grey cat in "The Widow and her Daughters").

The secret about women is a theme borne in the title "The Shining Sword and the Knowledge of the Cause of the One Story about Women", considered an essential part of the original Irish story (I) according to G. L. Kittredge's stemma of texts,even though "the woman" part is lacking (i.e. lost) in some variants, such as Kennedy's Fios Fath an aon Sceil ("perfect narrative of the unique story") The "news of the death of Anshgayliacht", which occurs as a quest in another version is also a corruption of this. This reconstruction was made by G. L. Kittredge, who examines a groups of Sword of Light folktales cognate to Arthur and Gorlagon which he edited. A more familiar Arthurian tale which embeds the quest of "What is it that women most desire?" is The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle.

Analysis Edit

Kittredge analyzes his group of Irish folktales (I) to consist of layers of elements: namely a frame story which binds the quest for the "cause of the one story about women" with The Werewolf's Tale type; to this is attached The Quest for the Sword of Light and a large interpolation he calls the Defence of the Child type tale.

The Defence of the Child tale portion is in itself a composite according to Kittredge, composed of a Faithful Dog tale and what he calls a The Hand and the Child type tale. The latter tale has the motif of a grasping hand that seizes the victim, and gets cut off in some cases, akin to Grendel's arm in Beowulf. The Irish and Gaelic tales of this type exhibit the tale or motif of Skilful Companions, which was studied by Theodor Benfey and is known to be widespread all over the world.

Trivia Edit

  • The Klau Solas is Originally name Claíomh Solais