The Claymore was a fictional work, written sometime in the Preclassical Era, about a warrior (possibly a Woag or a Broken Kingdomer) who battles a great, unnamed army (possibly that of the Tallet or the Shining Kingdom) to save a village from conquest. Throughout the story, the concepts of honor, dedication, discipline, and the price of freedom are constantly revisited.

It is the earliest known epic to be recorded in writing, though many of the details surrounding it have been lost. All that is known is that it was written by someone in one of the northern cultures in a period where only Immortal civilizations had writing.