Tag: longsword

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…

The Hringr Longsword

∴ A Cunning Protector∴ “I don’t believe you,” you say again, turning the leather-wrapped handle over in your hands. The man sitting opposite you grins, his heavy-lined eyes glinting in the guttering candlelight. “What did you expect?” he asks, “A jewel-encrusted pommel? A glistening…

The Andalus Longsword

∴ An Ornate Echo∴ The summer evening air is perfumed with orange and myrtle, carrying a cascade of memories. You close your eyes and drink in the melody of the place: running water punctuated by a nightingale trill. You fancy you can almost feel the…

The Basilica Feder

∴ A Divine Inheritance ∴ Beams of jewel-toned light refract from perfect curves as the scent of incense rises on still, thin air. With a curt bow to the altar, you slip into a side chapel and gesture for the boy to follow. This…

Elthrovan

∴ A Wild Hunt ∴ Kneeling, you brush aside some fallen leaves. The tracks are barely visible in the still-damp earth, but they’re clear enough to confirm your fears. The lines in your weather-beaten skin grow deeper as you grimly consider your quarry’s certain…

The Slavic Longsword

∴ A Knightly Counterpart ∴ The needle rushes through stubborn cloth to pierce the pad of your thumb. You curse, then hold up your work for appraisal. The time-worn tabard is no regal regalia, but belted at the waist it might just do. You…

The Reiter Longsword

∴ A Striking Statement ∴ The marble is cold beneath bare feet as you step toward the small framed print at the end of the hall. Unwatched, you trace the outline of the knight on horseback – his stance and expression resolute as he…