Tag: Armoury

Rascal, the Needle of Kinloss

∴ Honourable Satisfaction ∴ You run you hand over long black case and sigh. It was only a dalliance. In another time and place you might have gone through the proper channels, acted with propriety, married the girl and made a brother of Lord…

Dioscuri Variants

∴ 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 Bindingsbane Feder

∴ A Training Sword with Bite ∴ You half-step-half-stumble through the sturdy storeroom door and pull it closed behind you. Sinking to the floor, you feel your way over flags, wary of any sound that might give you away. Your fingers brush besom bristles and…

The Warding Sword

∴ A Scholar’s Defense∴ You place the sword before the altar of Walpurga, wincing at the clatter of steel on stone. The Saint’s painted eyes look on serenely, with no hint of her namesake’s challenging smile. For months you pored over the texts by…

The Ellis Shortsword

∴ A trusty companion ∴ The cobbles are harsh and unfamiliar beneath your travel-worn feet as you pace the empty square. The spectre of last night’s wine sits heavy in your stomach. You brush your hand over the pommel of your sword. Its slight…