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Fantasy Faire. Fantasy Faire 1980 - Page 9. July 25, 1980 - July 27, 1980. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/40/show/34.

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Fantasy Faire. (July 25, 1980 - July 27, 1980). Fantasy Faire 1980 - Page 9. Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/40/show/34

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Title Fantasy Faire 1980
Creator (Local)
  • Fantasy Faire
Date July 25, 1980 - July 27, 1980
Description Program Book for Fantasy Faire 1980.
Donor Leiber, Fritz; Leiber, Justin
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Science fiction conventions
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Science fiction
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Leiber, Fritz
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Fantasy Faire
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Los Angeles, California
Genre (AAT)
  • brochures
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 7
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/5279
Original Collection Fritz Leiber Papers
Digital Collection Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/1984_003
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Transcript DR. XERXES' MAGIC SPELL DURING a visit to Africa, Dif; Xerxes stopped off to visit the country of Astur. The ruler, who called himself the Oli- phant, had once saved Dr. Xerxes' life with his sorcery, and the Dr. wanted to pay his respects and give him a present he had carried half way around the world. The present was a glaive or broadsword with beautiful engravings on the blade, and magical embossments on the handle. Dr. Xerxes had chosen this particular sword because he knew that the Oliphant collected all types of weapons, swords in particular, and that the broad sword was his favorite weapon. Also the ruler led his own army into battle whenever they were forced to fight. After the pair had conversed for some time on past accomplishments the ruler brought up a problem that had been bothering him. The weapons used in battle were all from his personal armory and when not in use were kept under heavy guard. The problem was that during battle many of the sword were lost. Being a collector, this loss of part of his treasure annoyed the Oliphant. Thinking quickly, the good doctor conceived of a way to keep the weapons safe. He taught the ruler a new spell that would bring the weapons dropped in combat back to the storehouse. The ruler/sorcerer used the spell to recover the swords lost in the last war and in the previous ones as well, since the broadswords were keyed to the men who handled them and issued by them from the armory. The Oliphant thanked the doctor profusely and gave him many presents. After the doctor and his expedition left the capital of Astur, one of his friends asked him how the spell worked. "Quite simple, " explained Dr. Xerxes, "any lost weapon returns to the Oliphant's glaive guard." Keith Williams