- Found inside a crate near the save point at the Lost Shrine during the second half of the game.
Each day, the king would select one of his subjects to execute as a sacrifice. This day, he chopped off a mother's head and forced her family to watch. The head spun three times as it flew through the air before landing next to the head of her son, who the king had previously killed.
Oh, the horror of it all.
But the king merely watched the sight unfold before him and laughed in a most unsettling voice.
One day, the king contracted an illness most dire—one which caused his body to rot while he was still alive. But though diseased, the king would still drag his decaying flesh to the executions all the same. His retainers dared not defy their king, so they continued to kill day after day after day after day.
In the end, the king rotted and died. His was a disgusting, foul, rotten death, but his retainers continued carrying out executions before the king's rotted corpse every day... Every day, killing... Every day the rotted king and the rotted retainers and the rotted citizens... and the rotted you.
- Judging from the fact that it is the weapon most often seen in Nier's hands in promotional material, it is likely that this is his signature weapon.
- The weapon that Nier's doppelganger uses when performing Dark Phantasm is Beastlord, whether it is in his inventory or not. In the first part of NieR RepliCant, it will instead simply be the Nameless Blade, as no model was made for the 16 year-old Nier wielding Beastlord.