Tag: HEMA

The Demeter Daggers

∴ A Kindred Calling ∴ “It’s time,” she says, and you understand. For years you’ve trained for this moment, but she’s been preparing far longer. For every kindness, a caution. For every peal of laughter, a pertinent lesson. Her very gentleness became your armour….

Care and Feeding of your Balefire Blade

When I think of epic tales of heroism, it’s not just the heat of the battlefield that gets my heart racing – it’s the aftermath. The crackling of a campfire and the lugubrious hum of a wooden whistle, scarred heroes trading tales over dark…

The Glossa Sacra Rapier and Dagger

∴ A Tongue of Flame ∴ Divorced from its source, the moonlight hangs heavy, yet somehow insubstantial. It is as if the entire cathedral is composed of blue-tinged light and shadow: the cool gloom of the pews, the patterns burned in brilliant white onto…

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…