Tag: I33

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…

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…

The Astaldar Arming Sword

∴ A Valiant Attempt ∴ The air is cool and honeysuckle-scented as you slip unnoticed from the feast. No sooner have you rounded the doorway than the roar of water deluges your senses. You close your eyes to greet the familiar sound, tilting your…

The Alexandrian Sword (Type XIV)

∴ A Regal Reflection∴ Brass and blue. The evening sun, brazen against the deepening Mediterranean. The treasures of ancient kings, their knowledge forever lost. An unforgiving flame rushing to meet shaded streets. You stare for a long time at the sword in your hand,…

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…