A blade of power cannot be forged with the common techniques of smithing. A blade of power must go beyond mere metallurgy. But what one blade of power needs is not the same as what another needs.
What did the Blades of Shakti need you ask?
Ore stolen from the stars, humming with the power of a thousand suns.
A forge imbued with touch of the Gods themselves. The flames whisper in the voice of the divine, almost taking on the shape of fingers as they shaped the metal of the blade.
A hammer and anvil versed in the art of the Occult, each strike singing a song tinged with death.
A sorcerer priest with an unsurpassed understanding of the Arcane to inscribe the blade with litanies of power.
A blacksmith with the talent to fuse it all into one.
And a swordsman of skill to unleash the blade in a dance of war.