- "Twin longswords, they were, one balanced for a man and the other for a woman, crafted of a vein of purest silver mined in the north, near the place where Mardük had been sealed in the Chaos War millennia before. A dark god Mardük may have been, but he was a god nonetheless, and proximity to him had imbued the silver. For one thing, it was hard as steel, and for another, it never tarnished. From the very stuff of darkness, Niswath had made a pair of very powerful talismans for the light. Nearly all of the spells had been cast upon them now. They glowed with an indigo light, the sign that they were close together...The man's sword was named Dusk, and the woman's was named Dawn. They would carry upon them a great destiny."
- —Niswath Dorlian about Dusk
Dusk is a magic blade of elfsilver, forged in 1000 AE by the then-High Cleric of Hephaestus and blessed by the god himself. It is balanced for a man, and is particularly powerful against the minions of Mardük. Dusk is currently wielded by Marcus Sarillius, though it has been stolen several times in the past. It's uncertain at this time just what kind of powers Dusk possesses, but it is most effective when used in tandem with its twin blade, Dawn.
Below is a list of people who have wielded Dusk after the cleric Schuldich Cedheros had delivered it to its first wielder: