What if this weapon is a display of the First Flame's current state? When you reach the end of the game and link the fire, there is no glorious I n c a n d e s c e n t explosion. The flame has become so weak it has to slowly consume you pathetically. What if, just like the First Flame, the sword has little power left and that's why it's weak? The weapon skill clearly states: "Skill: Ember The fading flame momentarily illuminates and launches itself forward."