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The Tempelridarren Arming Sword

∴ An Unbowed Legacy ∴ Shoulders back. Feet together. Eyes forward. Crush the nervous urge to giggle. Breathe. You thought this morning would never come – the first day of your long-fabled training. But even here, heart pounding in the dusty yard as the… Continue Reading “The Tempelridarren Arming Sword”

The Brytengrund Arming Sword

∴ A Demanding Presence ∴ The blade that the monk holds out to you is broad – broader than any you’ve seen before. A fierce triangular jag extending from a graceful blackened crossguard, the immense faceted wheel of a pommel perched above. You hesitate,… Continue Reading “The Brytengrund Arming Sword”

The Knave Arming Sword

∴ A Knave of Hearts ∴ The night air is honeysuckle-sweet as you lower yourself from the window. Your toes quickly find purchase in the wooden diamonds of the trellis, and with a last roguish smile, you begin your descent. Summer is a time… Continue Reading “The Knave Arming Sword”

The Albis Arming Sword

∴ A Treasure Relinquished ∴ The Elbe is calm, broad and still, its green-grey surface broken only by the leaping of a lone fish – just as you remember from the long summer evenings of childhood. Your head is a tumult of spinning swords… Continue Reading “The Albis Arming Sword”

The Dyrrhachium Arming Sword

∴ A Rallying Cry ∴ Chaos. Pain. The screaming of horses. A sound you would never wish upon anyone, with all its panic and pathos – and yet in this moment it is all you can focus on. Your own mount surges beneath you,… Continue Reading “The Dyrrhachium Arming Sword”