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This is MY OWN interpretation of how Ciri's sword should look based on how it is described in 'The Tower of the Swallow'.
Materials, textures and the shape of the blade are changed to be similar to that description.

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* Rendered preview using the very same 3D Model and Textures from the mod


This is my own interpretation of how Ciri's sword should look based on how it is described in 'The Tower of the Swallow'.


In the book there is a passage where Ciri' sword is described with enough details so the reader can picture in his/her mind the look of the sword.
I changed the Grip texture and the Blade shape and texture as follow:

1) Handle/Grip
[...'Do you feel how the handle sticks to the palm? It’s made from the skin of a flat fish, which has a poisonous sting in its tail.'
'A ray.’
‘Maybe. This fish has very small teeth on its skin, so the handle does not slip out of your hand, even when you sweat...]

For this part I tried to be faithfull to the description and I made a retexture of the handle material using a custom stingray leather texture.

2) Blade Shape

[...The light of the fireplace shone red and sparkled brilliantly on the wavy edge of the blade....]
[...Only the gnomes have sharpened flame-shaped blades...]

The blade is described to be wavy, so I remodeled and adjusted the wavy blade from the Ard'aenye sword.

3) Blade Detail
[...Only the gnomes have broken through the welds to reduce the weight...]
For this I decided to keep the cutout from the original 3D model, just a bit scaled down to fit the new blade.
I know that the blade is also described to have an Elven Mandala etched on, I tried to design a texture for that but the result wasn't too good.

4) Blade Material
[...Only the gnomes have forged such dark iron...]
Given the wavy shape of the blade and the dark iron material I found appropriate to change the material to Damascus steel with a feather pattern, it is dark and with a pattern that follow the shape of the blade.

[...The gnomes of Tir Tochair made it on my order. According to the ancient techniques, methods, and patterns...]

The original formula to reproduce Damascus steel has been lost through the centuries, so I found this material to fit the description.

5) Scabbard
I also changed the color of the scabbard to black.


* Rendered preview using the very same 3D Model and Textures from the mod

For v 1.31 of the game.

INSTALLATION
- Extract the file
- Drop modCiriSwordRedesign to your '.../The Witcher 3/mods ' directory. If you don't have a mods folder create one.
- Launch your game and enjoy!

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
A very big thanks goes to BATHSEBAH for her help, guidance and uncommon kindness.

NOTES

DO NOT UPLOAD THIS MOD TO OTHER SITES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!