"They started most of the major wars in history and once they're done in one place, they get reincarnated in some other part of the world and start all over again."
Phoebe to Piper.[src]

The Lords of War are a clan of supernatural warriors whose goal is to start wars. They are reincarnated through the ages, and have started most of the major wars throughout history.

Through possession of their Crystal Sword, the Lords of War are immune to the weapons of man. Following their code of honor, when a Lord of War is disgraced, he must steal his abilities back, by murdering and stealing the souls of those with the same traits as they have lost. Among the qualities needed are the power of a firstborn witch[2] and a killer instinct.


Main article: Gabriel Statler

Gabriel with his Crystal Sword.

During the Crimean War, Brianna encountered a Lord of War, Gabriel Statler, and was able to separate his sword from him by moving it for hundreds of miles.

When Gabriel was reincarnated, he sought to kill Prue Halliwell to reclaim his honor. However, he was eventually defeated when The Charmed Ones worked together and caused him to be impaled by his own sword, destroying both Gabriel and the sword.[3]

Book of Shadows

Brianna Warren entry
And thus the Lord of War, his
army invincible, swept through the
Crimea leaving nothing but ashes in his
wake. The cause would have been lost
had it not been for the appearance of an
unlikely savior in the form of a woman.
Her face lined with years of wisdom,
her hands the fountainhead of a power
beyond belief, the Warren witch.
Brianna appeared unarmed before the
conquering army. Underestimating his
foe, the Lord of War ordered her
summary execution, but his plan was
not to be.

Holding aloft her hands the channel
and source of her tremendous energy,
Her mind focused, and her will strong
Brianna did what no man, no army
could: she sent the Crystal Sword of
the Lord of War high into the Sky, and
hundreds of miles away.
Separated from the weapon that was
the source of all his power, the Lord of
War was quickly defeated, his armies
crushed and his campaign ruined.
Moreover, the fall from grace of this
Lord of War was made even worse in
the eyes of those who stood in judgment
by the instrument of his destruction, a
simple witch.


  1. Only to the weapons of man.
  2. Firstborns being the strongest.
  3. "Which Prue is It, Anyway?"
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