Tag: rapier

The Epoch Sword

∴ A Golden Dawn∴ You stare listlessly at the rough wooden beams, your eyes so accustomed to the dark after a long, sleepless night that they can pick out every knot, every whorl. And every moment marked by the slow drip, drip, drip of… Continue Reading “The Epoch Sword”

The Chernomor Shashka

∴ A Quiet Communion ∴ With the tideline before you, you close your eyes – and let the blade command your senses. Turning your body to match each flowing cut, you relish the sensation of balance in a way you forget to do while… Continue Reading “The Chernomor Shashka”

The Belle Sword and Dagger

∴ A Twist in the Tale ∴ Sword in hand, you round on your opponent, savouring the surprise in his eyes. Normally he is the active partner, goading, challenging, while you hold back. You are content to parry and riposte, working him out like… Continue Reading “The Belle Sword and Dagger”

The Sauvage Sword

∴ An Honorable Quarrel ∴ “Prove it, then,” your comrade cries, and takes up his rapier with a flourish. You can barely recall how this row began, but it ends here, where they always do, with a duel a hair fiercer than jest, each… Continue Reading “The Sauvage Sword”

The Eris Rapier

∴ A Goddess Scorned ∴ “I never get invited to this sort of thing,” she laughs across the rim of her glass. “Not that I let that stop me.” She caught your eye as soon as you walked in. Something about her demeanour: playful,… Continue Reading “The Eris Rapier”