Tag: HEMA

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 Hausier Montante

∴ A Fate Entwined∴ Rough hemp cuts into your palms, but you bite your lip and continue to twist. The bitter sting is familiar now. Familiar as the dry, dusty stench of the ropewalk, and the weight of unwound material about your waist. You… Continue Reading “The Hausier Montante”

The Cardinal Feder

∴ A Capital Vice∴ Wrath was always going to be your downfall, from the heated debates with the masters to the vicious scuffles in the cloisters. Twice already the abbot has taken you aside to remind you that your tuition is a matter of… Continue Reading “The Cardinal Feder”

The Aparousia Schiavona

∴ An Unexpected Honour ∴ Saltwater, milky with moonlight, laps at the marble steps where even now ladies in their finery descend into sleek black boats. You watch with a faint smile as each craft slips from its bounds and circles silently. It is… Continue Reading “The Aparousia Schiavona”

The Monocerine Longsword

∴ A Noble Encounter ∴ Your fingers sting with cold, despite thick leather gloves. You clamp your hands under your arms and kick at the snow-covered ground. You have no idea how many hours have passed, how many must still pass until daylight trickles… Continue Reading “The Monocerine Longsword”