Tag: sidesword

The Riband Sidesword

∴ A Decorous Twist ∴ Cobbles bite into soft leather soles as you round the corner at a run. Glancing left and right, you clamber atop a convenient barrel, then scramble over a wall into the alley below. A heart-pounding part of you registers… Continue Reading “The Riband Sidesword”

The Scapegrace Sidesword

∴ A Swift Turnaround ∴ You can’t say what it is about the young woman that sets your teeth on edge as she brushes past you. The marketplace is as busy as can be expected for a feast day – children and livestock darting… Continue Reading “The Scapegrace Sidesword”

The Rosanglica Sword and Dagger

∴ An Ill-Starred Beauty ∴ “I used to have a ship, you know,” the old man says. He sighs heavily and stares across the water to the brightly-painted war vessel. “Nothing fancy like this ‘un mind, but she knew what she was doing out… Continue Reading “The Rosanglica Sword and Dagger”

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,… Continue Reading “The Septecord Rapier and Dagger”

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… Continue Reading “The Vittoriosa Rapier and Dagger”