Tag: rapier

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…

The Acer Rapier

∴ A Spiralling Fall ∴ And the leaves fall on indolently. You wander between their disparate trails as if entranced, pausing only to pick up the occasional visceral red specimen, paper-thin and perfectly formed. It has been seven years since the war. Since flames…

The Trelati Spadone

∴ A Meeting of Three∴ Scowling into your empty cup, you skip the pewter bit between your fingers and wait. A meeting of three, the note said, in its cryptic, spidery scrawl. Three for beginning, middle and end. Mind, body, spirit. Maiden, mother, crone….

The Kungensklinga Sidesword

∴ A Royal Bearing∴ Your name sounds unfamiliar as it rings along the long, marble gallery, bedecked with gilt frames and austere painted eyes. How strange to hear it here, plain and pedestrian alongside ancient titles. A small cough from the footman prompts you…

The Castilia Rapier

∴ A Soldier’s Return∴ The parched grass is warm beneath your bare feet, just as you knew it would be. Leaving your leather boots by the roadside, you savour the sensation and venture deeper between the vines. Each pleached row points toward the same…

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 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…