His skin is sallow pale, his eyes black and sunken. His body is unkempt, unwashed, and ragged from stained leather boot to rusty chainmail tunic. However, the sword he bears is a priceless work of art; a forged mithral blade of frightening sharpness, with an intricately carved golden hilt embedded with 5 gems, the most marvelous a flawless diamond the size of a plum, surrounded by emeralds.