Tag: sidesword

The Septecord Rapier and Dagger

∴ A Sweeping Gesture ∴ With a pounding heart, you shoulder through the osteria door, keen to keep pace with the taciturn Italian. For months now you’ve been on the trail of the Order, enquiring at inn and abbey alike as to its members,…

The Vittoriosa Rapier and Dagger

∴ A Stalwart Defence ∴ The stone flags bite at your knees, cramped as they are with time and tension. Ignoring the pain, you roll polished beads between your fingers, murmuring familiar incantations, willing your prayer to drown out the sound of cannon from…

The Vizconde Ropera and Dagger

∴ A Touch of Class ∴ Your fingers fumble at the elaborate fastenings of the black silk doublet and you mutter a curse, earning a clout from your mother. Softening at your expression of utter consternation, she draws you round to face her and…

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 Entropia Sidesword (Discordian Suite)

∴ A Lingering Void ∴ You cannot remember finding the sword, nor lifting it from its dark stone pedestal. You only know that you craved it, and it was in your hand. Turning the blackened hilt in the half-light, you examine its strange engravings,…