Q: Well another ‘no comment’ is coming because of this question: What happened to Oromis’s sword?
Christopher Paolini: Great question. I know exactly what happened to it. Something I’ll probably be writing about at some point, past that… no comment.
So it is still in your mind, it did go somewhere.
Christopher Paolini: Oh yeah, I don’t forget magical swords.
Q: What happened with the sword Naegling? Did someone take it along with all the power inside it?
Christopher Paolini: Yes.
Q: I always wanted to know the English translation of Oromis’ sword Naegling? Just as Eragon’s sword Brisingr is translated to mean “fire” and Zar’roc is translated to mean “misery” I figured Oromis’ sword must also have a meaning. I looked in the back of each book where the Ancient Language glossary was and I never found a translation for it!
Christopher Paolini: You're the first person to ask that! And I'd love to tell you, but unfortunately I can't because . . . it's an important plot point in a story I hope to write one day. Remember, Oromis dropped Naegling when Murtagh killed him? Whatever happened to it, I wonder? . . .
Reddit AMA May 2016
Q: Hey this is a question that I have been thinking about sense the end of inheritance. It was stated that a ton of riders swords were found in galbatorix's personal items, was one of them undbitr, Broms sword? And was Oromiss sword in there too?
Christopher Paolini: Oromis's sword was not in that collection. No comment re: Undbitr.
Twitter November 2018
Q: We know this is volume 1. . . . Is there anything you can tell us about what we can look forward to next?
Christopher Paolini: Heh. Right now I’m working hard on finishing up a massive sci-fi novel I’ve been focused on for a few years. After that, there are a whole host of stories I would like to write, including volume 2 of Tales from Alagaësia. In it, readers can expect some very new, very exciting stories, including—I hope—one about a dwarf detective and one about the fate of Oromis’s sword.
Penguin Books Australia interview January 2019