I'm involved in another pretty cool giveaway.
The phoenix on the sword. Not the one you're thinking of, though.
If you're struggling to parse "Houou Mochizuki", read it as 'the sword Houou, by the smith Mochizuki.'
Technical Difficulties averted.
it's the content of the History that's horrible. The books themselves are actually quite entertaining.
"Probable" technical difficulties?
Not, in fact, this literal.
Introducing the esteemed Sir Chiswick von Strontlebottom.
Just in time for Chapter 2: a reminder of Chapter 1!
"Lodoss War" is the DnD we want. "Slayers" is the Dnd we end up playing. "Dragon's Crown" is somewhere in the middle.