One morning the castle awoke to a shout:
"A monster's attacking, come quick!"
"Call for the wizard", said somebody else,
"He'll save us - his favourite trick".
They called him 'Ard Merlin for that was his name,
Because he was tough as old nails.
Life had been hard since old Arthur had gone
And the times of the Camelot tales.
"Excalibur's lost now, we need a new sword -
that's our only hope to defeat it.
There's one in the castle, now what was it called?
My old memory is sadly depleted."
"Like the Gryffindor blade, it appears from thin air
Only just when it's name is yelled out.
Ask all around in case someone recalls it.
Without it we'll perish, no doubt."
Jaden the Jester was in the Great Hall
Yelling "Old Reach" but nothing appeared.
Glossan the Groom cried "Dresswear" out next
But he was distracted, I feared.
Talic the Tailor shouted "Unrated"
But still no great weapon arrived.
Cherat the Chamberlain blurted out "Brassed"
But his answer was far too contrived.
"Dull Metre" laughed Opdal the Ostler out loud
But that was decidedly wrong.
And Marul the Minstrel suggested "Hardcore"
Before launching into a song.
Turfa the Tinker was the only one left
I prayed that his idea was right
He took a deep breath and uttered "Mean Lords"
But there was no magic weapon in sight.
"Her Grinder!" I shouted, but I knew it was wrong
I just couldn't find the sword's name.
All I had learnt from the people around me
Was: in this court all fish are the same.
"Relax" said 'Ard Merlin, "it's come to me now -
A wizard's a creature of habit.
Look for the blade in a legendary place.
Use the outbursts for sorting - you'll have it."
Question: What was the name of the sword that would save the castle from the monster?