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Quote1 A leader betrayed, a healer dismayed. For the centuries lost, a price will be paid. Quote2

Purity was the sword of the legendary warrior and mutant healer, White Sword of the Ivory Spire.



The legendary sword Purity was forged by the greatest swordmaker of Okkara to celebrate the birth of her son, Ingios.[2]

Blue (Earth-616) and Purity (Sword) from X of Swords Stasis Vol 1 1 001

In the hands of The White Sword

Upon the death of Ingios during the first attack of Annihilation's Amenthi Demons on Okkara, his son, Blue, took up his sword.[2]

Armed with Purity and donning the title of the White Sword, Blue led his One Hundred Champions from Okkara into Amenth to fight daemons and protect his home.[4]

X of Swords[]

During the attack of the First Horsemen of Apocalypse on the Starlight Citadel, Saturnyne intervened and set a contest where the forces of Krakoa and Arakko would each have ten swordbearers fighting in Otherworld.[5] White Sword armed with his sword Purity was one of the Arakkii chosen as one of the Swordbearers of Arakko.[6]

Genesis War[]

After retiring to Amenth at the end of the conflict, the White Sword and his One Hundred Champions was eventually defeated by Genesis. He sent Jon Ironfire, his last champion, to Arakko bearing Purity, to warn them of Genesis coming.[7]

When Genesis arrived at the Great Ring to confronted it's members, she took Purity from Ironfire as a trophy.[8]

In the climactic battle of the Genesis War, Storm was able to disarm Genesis returning Purity to the White Sword. Reunited with his icon weapon, White Sword tried to kill Ironfire until Ironfire was able to cleave him in two with his own sword. Once he recovered, the White Sword was fully freed from Annihilation's control.[9]


  • The sword was forged using deep magic, and so it is the act of cutting given form.[10]

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