Tag: Type XIV

The Brytengrund Arming Sword

∴ A Demanding Presence ∴ The blade that the monk holds out to you is broad – broader than any you’ve seen before. A fierce triangular jag extending from a graceful blackened crossguard, the immense faceted wheel of a pommel perched above. You hesitate,… Continue Reading “The Brytengrund Arming Sword”

The Knave Arming Sword

∴ A Knave of Hearts ∴ The night air is honeysuckle-sweet as you lower yourself from the window. Your toes quickly find purchase in the wooden diamonds of the trellis, and with a last roguish smile, you begin your descent. Summer is a time… Continue Reading “The Knave Arming Sword”

The Alexandrian Sword (Type XIV)

∴ A Regal Reflection∴ Brass and blue. The evening sun, brazen against the deepening Mediterranean. The treasures of ancient kings, their knowledge forever lost. An unforgiving flame rushing to meet shaded streets. You stare for a long time at the sword in your hand,… Continue Reading “The Alexandrian Sword (Type XIV)”

The Warding Sword

∴ A Scholar’s Defense∴ You place the sword before the altar of Walpurga, wincing at the clatter of steel on stone. The Saint’s painted eyes look on serenely, with no hint of her namesake’s challenging smile. For months you pored over the texts by… Continue Reading “The Warding Sword”