Tag: renaissance

The Nobilissima Rapier

∴ A Noble Calling∴ Rosy evening rays blush over golden stone and softly lapping waters. A lull settles over the harbour as fishermen and dock workers pause wordlessly to watch the sun perform its swansong. You drink in the salt-tinged air and feel a…

The Pandaemonia Dussack (Discordian Suite)

∴ A Darkling Voyage ∴ You thought nothing could be darker than the benighted vista before you – an infinity of ink-black sea and sky, unbounded by horizon, unpierced by stars. Then you saw the ship. Its darkness is a corporeal kin to that…

The Estella Smallsword

∴ A First Light Liaison∴ A chorus of birdsong heralds your arrival, footsteps certain over darkened, dew-strewn grass. A familiar surge takes hold of you. Once again in the half-light, while the city sleeps behind you, you come to meet your fate.  It’s said…

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…

The Dioscuri Rapier (Sparring Version)

∴ An Alternate View ∴ The carriage clatters over cobbled streets, its clangour at odds with your hammering pulse. Drawing a silver watch from your pocket, you mark with distaste the tremor of your hand. Were this any other duel, the blood would run…

The Countess Rapier

∴ An Elegant Solution∴ “The Countess will see you shortly,” says the footman, bowing curtly and turning on his heel. You exhale, and the empty room swallows the sound.  You’ve heard the stories about the crumbling schloss and its sole inhabitant – about how…

The Intrinsicate Rapier

∴ An Elegant Equilibrium∴ The play is all politics and murder, but that’s not why you’re on the edge of your hard wooden seat. You should have paid heed to the clawing feeling as you dressed for the theatre. It’s too soon to be…