Category: HEMA

The Blaggard Alehouse Dagger

∴ A Brawler’s Friend∴ After two days on the rainy road with only hard bread to cheer you, the russet firelight glimmer of the tavern is a welcome sight. As you slip through the woodworm-pocked door, you grin at the sign above it: “The…

Elthrovan

∴ A Wild Hunt ∴ Kneeling, you brush aside some fallen leaves. The tracks are barely visible in the still-damp earth, but they’re clear enough to confirm your fears. The lines in your weather-beaten skin grow deeper as you grimly consider your quarry’s certain…

The Alexandrian Sword (Type XIV)

∴ A Regal Reflection∴ Brass and blue. The evening sun, brazen against the deepening Mediterranean. The treasures of ancient kings, their knowledge forever lost. An unforgiving flame rushing to meet shaded streets. You stare for a long time at the sword in your hand,…

The Chaos Candle Flail

∴ A Decadent Discord∴ A hissing rush as chains sail past your face, locked in their ellipsis. You fight the urge to flinch – that way lies only the dreaded clatter of curiously carved weights breaking from their arc, lethal and uncontrolled. You think you…

The Dioscuri Rapier (Sparring Version)

∴ An Alternate View ∴ The carriage clatters over cobbled streets, its clangour at odds with your hammering pulse. Drawing a silver watch from your pocket, you mark with distaste the tremor of your hand. Were this any other duel, the blood would run…

The Countess Rapier

∴ An Elegant Solution∴ “The Countess will see you shortly,” says the footman, bowing curtly and turning on his heel. You exhale, and the empty room swallows the sound.  You’ve heard the stories about the crumbling schloss and its sole inhabitant – about how…

The Slavic Longsword

∴ A Knightly Counterpart ∴ The needle rushes through stubborn cloth to pierce the pad of your thumb. You curse, then hold up your work for appraisal. The time-worn tabard is no regal regalia, but belted at the waist it might just do. You…