Tag: Montante

The Trooper Montante

∴ A Strange Requisition ∴ The old ammo box you’ve chosen as a bench is cold through the tattered canvas of your fatigues, but what’s a little discomfort in the field? A whistled tune pushes through pursed lips as you busy yourself cleaning your… Continue Reading “The Trooper Montante”

The Temperantia Greatsword

∴ A Tempering Blow ∴ A slow exhalation forces its way through clenched teeth as you fight to clear your head. To push back the hot wind of anger, knowing how it turns cyclonic. You recall the words of your teacher: temperance, boy. Temperance… Continue Reading “The Temperantia Greatsword”

The Folia Greatsword

∴ A Leaf on the Breeze ∴ You always loved the aspens at this time of year. They are the last orderly thing on the landscape – the tall, austere row that marks the end of your father’s land and the beginning of the… Continue Reading “The Folia Greatsword”

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 Regalium Montante

∴ A Regal Affair ∴ Between fluted arches, the throne sits empty. Instead, its would-be inhabitant stands at the top of the steps, so like a sculpted effigy that for a moment you imagine him to be one. Dark skinned and dressed in robes… Continue Reading “The Regalium Montante”