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The cops got some guts to face the wrath of the undead king himself.Let no one say the Mounties in Canada don’t get results. Just recently they cracked down on a group of people suspected of being in possession of illegal drugs and firearms.

Those suspicions turned out to be correct. A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) raid on the group’s property in Norway House — a community in Manitoba in central Canada — earned the cops some impressive loot.

During the raid, the Mounties seized an amount of a substance believed to be crack cocaine, what seems like weed, and various medicine bottles. They also recovered an impressive arsenal of weaponry.

In addition to several firearms (all illegal, by the way), they confiscated cell phones, ammunition, several machetes, bear mace, and knives. In addition, the haul included what the Norway House RCMP called “a sword.”

But wait. That’s not just any “sword.”

That’s the Frostmourne, the unholy runeblade responsible for turning the fallen paladin Arthas Menethil into the dread Lich King!

The Blade of the Fallen Prince
It’s hard to believe the drug gang could’ve gotten their hands on such an impressive weapon. After all, it was supposed to have been lost long ago.

You see, Prince Arthas Menethil was once a valiant defender of his homeland of Lordaeron. When the undead hordes of the Scourge arrived, he was first in line to combat this emerging threat.

Yet, the holy warrior grew frustrated at the seemingly impossible task of destroying his monstrous enemies. Defeating one incursion would only lead to two more appearing elsewhere.

The futility of his battle drove the Prince to desperate measures, and he slaughtered the entire city of Stratholme at the first sign of the undead plague. But his nemesis, the demonic Mal’ganis, slipped away and escaped to the frozen wastes of Northrend.

In the north, after a long campaign, Arthas discovered the forgotten Frostmourne. Believing it would give him the power to defeat Mal’ganis, Arthas seized the blade for himself and later killed the demon with it.

But the prize he paid for the power was horrible. The runeblade was merely a tool of the nefarious undead leader, the Lich King, and soon Arthas became his servant.

With the blade in hand, Arthas returned to Lordaeron and killed his father, King Terenas. With the fallen paladin as their leader, the strengthened Scourge ravaged the kingdom and left it in ruin.

Eventually, the voice of the Lich King called Arthas back to Northrend to save him from his approaching enemies. Arthas drudged through the glaciers to the foreboding Frozen Throne, where he placed the unholy king’s crown on his head and the two became one.

Later, a group of adventurers, aided by various heroes, would infiltrate Arthas’ northern hold and slay him for good. And with that, Frostmourne was lost.

It’s Only a Model
Well, that’s the fictional sword’s story in the popular Warcraft video game franchise, anyway. What the Canadian druggies actually had was a (frankly, rather impressive) replica of the sword.

They clearly were fans of video games, though.

On a more serious note, the Mounties arrested 26-year-old Larson Cromarty and an unnamed 17-year-old male during the raid on September 6. Both surrendered without incident.

In their possession, the cops found what they believe to be 4.5 ounces of crack, in addition to the aforementioned potential weed and medications. They also confiscated nine rifles, none of which were legal.

Two days later, Winnipeg Police Service also arrested Virgil Gamblin, 35, and Jeffrey Cromarty, 24. Both are suspected of being connected to the Norway House group.

Larson Cromarty and the unnamed younger male face eight counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, and various other crimes. The latter two have also been charged with various weapon and drug-related offenses.

It’s a good thing that the Frostmourne the gang had is only a replica. Otherwise, the police officers’ souls would’ve surely been forfeit and they’d been turned into mindless undead servants of the drug dealers.

Unless… Maybe they just didn’t know how to use the sword?