Tag: rapier

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”

The Brachitella Rapier

∴ A Crossed Purpose ∴ The sounds of the house are different tonight. As you lay awake in your single bed, you tease out each quiet strand in your mind: the rhythmic drip from the gutter by the window. The scuffling of mice beneath… Continue Reading “The Brachitella Rapier”

The Solana Rapier and Dagger

∴ A Bittersweet Thrill ∴ You kick absently at the grey slate wall, as anxious and impatient and full of desire as you ever are when you wait here. It is the furthest border of her father’s lands – the nearest you dare go,… Continue Reading “The Solana Rapier and Dagger”