Rendling was forged nearly 700 years ago by the Phoetian Elves to help commemorate the Festival of Winds. It was one of four magical blades which were given out as prizes to the best singers and poets of the day. Each blade was named in connection to the winds of one of the four seasons and its powerful magic is woken by recited portions of the song or poem whose performance won the festivals contest. Rengling is also called the Blade of Autumn as it was the prize for the writer/performer of “The Leaves Drift Lightly”. Its activation phrase is an except from the second verse of the song:
The Autumn winds blow gentle
Through trees with leaves of fire.
The flames drop from their branches
and gather in a pyre.
The longsword’s blade was forged melding bits of gold and bronze into the blade. Not enough of these metals to weaken the blades temper, but enough that when light strikes the blade in a particular way one can barley see the hints of images of six leaves along the first six inches of the blade nearest the pommel.