Tag: sword

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 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”

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 Tempelridarren Arming Sword

∴ An Unbowed Legacy ∴ Shoulders back. Feet together. Eyes forward. Crush the nervous urge to giggle. Breathe. You thought this morning would never come – the first day of your long-fabled training. But even here, heart pounding in the dusty yard as the… Continue Reading “The Tempelridarren Arming Sword”