Category: HEMA

The Angelo Broadsword

∴ A Martial Standard∴ “One. Five. Three. Four. Six. Two.” The sergeant barks his orders down the line as blades whorl and return in unison. Ten days, they said. Ten lessons to make a solider of you. You can’t say you feel much different…

The Misrule Rapier

∴ An Arcane Desire∴ In accordance with your vision, the warrior steps onto the shore – as cold and forbidding as the waters she emerges from. Black is her armour, and gleaming black her hair. Black is the hilt of the slender sword at…

The Bedlam Dagger (Discordian Suite)

∴ A Twisted Path ∴ The door is no different in appearance to any of the other portals you’ve passed on your way through this labyrinth. Studded and suspended from sturdy iron hinges, it bears a brass latch and a star of four iron…

The Aranarth Longsword

∴ A Waiting Fate∴ With your back to a gnarled blackthorn, you wait. You’ve got good at it over the years. Waiting for a rabbit to trip a well-laid trap. Waiting for darker quarry as well. Waiting for news. For her. For history to…

The Amroth Arming Sword

∴ A Matter of Honour∴ Through the gathering mists, you glimpse yet another crumbling causeway, a shadow of its former glory. You sigh. Day ninety-eight. Were your feet less sore and the outlook less grim, you would laugh. You left your father’s halls to…

The Baneful Walloon

∴ An Expert Companion∴ Pulling your hood closer, you scowl into the driving rain and trudge on, cold water washing through your worn-out boots. You must still be 20 miles from Inverness, and the deluge shows no sign of slowing. Once again you wonder…

The Hringr Longsword

∴ A Cunning Protector∴ “I don’t believe you,” you say again, turning the leather-wrapped handle over in your hands. The man sitting opposite you grins, his heavy-lined eyes glinting in the guttering candlelight. “What did you expect?” he asks, “A jewel-encrusted pommel? A glistening…