About the tighmaevril count, I thought Rhuobhe Manslayer had one or two
(mentioned in Sword & Crown, but I cannot find the page reference). In Blood
Enemies, he is "rumored" to have one. Also, some of the metal was found in
Talinie (sourcebook), but not in the form of a recognizable weapon, and it
was quickly hushed up. One of the Gorgon's weapons is named Lifender, a
great-sword. (BE, p.32)
About King of the Giantdowns- I have it and liked it. I intend to run it
soon, once time allows. I especially liked the inclusion of the herbs- a
"natural resource" that might make it worth one's while to live there.