A whip made of mythril. Compared to the chain whip, similarly made form metal, it is light and easy to wield. Its silvery shine makes it far more attractive than other whips which are otherwise feared for the pain they can inflict. There are even some who find it holds a curious charm when wielded by a beautiful woman, regarding it as a piece of art.
mithril" is a metal found in many fantasy worlds. It was originally introduced by the fantasy writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, being present in his Middle-earth. It resembles silver but is stronger than steel, and much lighter in weight than either. The author first wrote of it in The Lord of the Rings, and it is retrospectively mentioned in the third, revised edition of The Hobbit in 1966. In the first 1937 edition, the mail shirt given to Bilbo is described as being made of "silvered steel". The name mithril comes from two words in Sindarin—mith, meaning "grey" or "mist", and ril meaning "glitter".The word "mythril" or "