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Nice to meet you Princess! I'm doing pretty well - been a while since I've been on the forums. ^_^ I don't mind compromising at all! Of course it's your guy's world and story I'm entering into, so I came with the expectation of working it out together, with the assumption the idea might be fitting!
My communication can be sometimes choppy - not on purpose mind you - but sometimes I don't always have the words to properly relay my thoughts. With the rift, you and I are on the same exact page... I had meant that as she dived into the lake, she was caught by the rift from this particular elf who then gives her the sword and then mysteriously vanishes (I'm a sucker for mysterious beginnings). When she comes back out of the lake, she is in Avalia.
To clear up, "the weapon acts as a catalyst for a magic befitting the blade", I had only meant that.. in truth.. I wasn't sure what magic would be most suited for her. I imagine her using the blade itself to channel the magic (for example, if it was lightning, she could imbue the sword with lightning or point it and shoot a bolt). This is probably where I need some help. I tend to like water a lot, but I'm a fan of fire and air too. ^_^
Yes you can totally do that with the weapon. All that is fine. Just how would the elf who summoned her disappear? Monster? Drowning? A part of the story you know but we don't? It can be left unknown to your character of course.