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The Sauvage Sword

∴ An Honorable Quarrel ∴ “Prove it, then,” your comrade cries, and takes up his rapier with a flourish. You can barely recall how this row began, but it ends here, where they always do, with a duel a hair fiercer than jest, each… Continue Reading “The Sauvage Sword”

The Eris Rapier

∴ A Goddess Scorned ∴ “I never get invited to this sort of thing,” she laughs across the rim of her glass. “Not that I let that stop me.” She caught your eye as soon as you walked in. Something about her demeanour: playful,… Continue Reading “The Eris Rapier”

The Wæg Broadsword

∴ A Heathland Charm ∴ Go now – you know the path. Down the puddle-pocked track, along the boundary of blackthorn and briar, past the last candle-lit window of home. Lose your boots where the road runs out. Crush bare toes into heather-rich pile,… Continue Reading “The Wæg Broadsword”

The Antilla Cuttoe

∴ A Wicked Tide ∴ It is the owl that first alerts you. Not the rounded, woodwind hoot of the copper-feathered birds who nest in the foothills, but the brighter screech of something that does not belong on the island. Not an owl then,… Continue Reading “The Antilla Cuttoe”

The Rosanglica Sword and Dagger

∴ An Ill-Starred Beauty ∴ “I used to have a ship, you know,” the old man says. He sighs heavily and stares across the water to the brightly-painted war vessel. “Nothing fancy like this ‘un mind, but she knew what she was doing out… Continue Reading “The Rosanglica Sword and Dagger”