|Type||Long Blade One Hand|
|Thrust||5−25||Ratio||90 (120 w/ spell)|
|Charge/Cost = Uses||500/5 = 100|
Eltonbrand is a one-handed longsword obtainable by upgrading Goldbrand. Its statistics are better than those of Goldbrand's, with a higher possible damage output, more enchantments, and more uses of those enchantments.
You must have Shashev's key (required for a vampire quest), Goldbrand, and exactly 11171 gold on you when you talk to Sirilonwe. The script will run, and you should see the message "Go to Hell, Carolina!". You will now have Eltonbrand in your inventory rather than Goldbrand.
- The script will not run unless you are a vampire, even if you have 11171 gold, the key, and Goldbrand in your inventory.
- The odd nature of this sword seems to stem from Bethesda developer Mark Nelson. The NBA basketball player Elton Brand was a member of his favorite team in college, the Duke Blue Devils (itself referred to by his nickname "BlueDev", and the object ID of the sword), whose most bitter rivals are the North Carolina Tar Heels. The number "11171" is sometimes thought to be a reference to Nelson's birthday, 11/1/1971. It has also been thought to be a reference to a 111–71 Duke victory over the Tar Heels, however Duke has never beaten the Tar Heels by this score, and it appears to be a misattribution of Duke's 111-71 victory over West Virginia in 1963. The name of the quest, "Shashev's Key", is also a reference to the long-time coach of the Blue Devils, Mike Krzyzewski, whose last name is pronounced "shə-SHEF-ski".
- Unlike Goldbrand, Torasa Aram won't buy Eltonbrand.
- If you have already sold or donated Goldbrand to the museum, then the Eltonbrand script will not run on the stolen Goldbrand.