A curved scimitar with an elegantly carved hilt, usually made of ivory.
This is the weapon of choice for the
Azhorhian. One such sword had
been carried by Zhajile. The sword was believed
to have passed on to the next
Erpheronian Sovereign, Katya Ileri,
after Jenefra and when
Katya's reign came to an end, the sword
that had been carried by Queens was lost and its whereabouts are presently
This rapier is made from the parts of the
Cáeh-fish. The Cáeh-fish spike is
the first thing removed from the catch, and is turned into an ornamental
rapier for the man who was the most responsible for catching the fish. It
is not entirely functional, but in a tight spot, it is usable. Its handle
is carved from the base of the spike, throughout the pommel it is
encrusted with red and blue rubites. It has no metal on it whatsoever.
The Centoraurian Men are master equestrians, and such they have one of the
best cavalries in Santharia. For
close combat on horseback, the
Sabre proves a swift and, when in the hands of an expert, a very dangerous
A long blade, even slightly
longer than a longsword, one side of this
sword is not sharpened and
straight for more stability. The other side draws a bow inward and then
outwards again and is sharpened. The tip of the blade is a bulky head with one
sharp side which is used to slash the enemy. The rest of blade is used for dodging.
A blade of about half a ped length. It is formed like a
rectangle with one edge representing
the sharpened tip, the other forming a connection to the handle similar to
spears and lances. Good in close combat and against armoured
knights because of the very sharp and thin form.
Cutlass is a broad, curved bladed sword, commonly used
by those going to sea. Originating from the
Sarvonian North, the Glandorians
and later the Avennorians, the
often unsheathed worn Cutlass is still considered today to be one of the best
weapons for use aboard a ship due to its shorter length, its thick heavy
blade and relatively easy handling. Due to these reasons the Cutlass has also become a very typical pirate
Kilij is a curved small blade that comes in pairs. It originates from the
Shendar tribe and is mostly
used by the men since the women prefer the bane
whip. The blade was used in fights and battles since the
Shendar tribes formed. In times
of peace its usefulness circles around the beauty it contains when
employed in the Shendar
sword dance. It is both deadly and beautiful.
Broadsword or simply "Ephord" is one of the most common weapons in the North. Being
quite sturdy and durable because of the broad blade it is used by infantry as
well as by knights as a secondary weapon. Its blade is slightly longer
than that of a normal shortsword, nearly
half a ped. The hilt is shaped to fit very
well in one's hand. The design can be very different, sometimes fine decorated,
often also kept very practical only. One characteristic of the
however, is its blunted tip. This makes the blade even harder to break but also
more difficult to pierce armour.
Helcrani Shortsword is a one hand sword, approximately
60 nailsbreadths long (hilt
not included). It is used by Helcrani
warriors since the first half of the 7th century b.S. It is designed especially
for making short, powerful thrusts. Several different designs were and are still
made, but there are three primary kinds of the Helcrani Shortsword known as the
“Erpheronian”, the “Paramer”,
and the “Sting”. The Helcrani Shortword is frequently depicted in coats of arms
of noble families and military units.
These weapons include large swords with thin, precise blades and
short-handled daggers made entirely of ice. They are brittle, but their
size (a fore for the daggers and much as a
ped in length for the
swords) makes them menacing. However, because of
their construction, these Ice Blades are only functional in the cold
stretches of Cyhalloi. Used by the
A light elven
longsword which bend blade flows smoothly into the hilt and proves to be a
swift and elegant weapon fitting for an elf.
Modeled after the legendary sword given to Kasumar by
Korenjah, these are possibly the most feared blades to the
Sarvonian population. Slightly curved,
slim, and exceedingly sharp, these blades are a match for any ever produced by
the forges of Dzulmir, and better than most.
The Nightclaw is a
strange-looking weapon to say the least. It consists of two pincerlike blades,
one armlength long straight blade called the Reach, and the other a mere two
curved handbreadths, called the Grasp. The sword's unusual construction, while
making it rather unwieldy, also makes it excellent for disarming an opponent.
If the wielder can manage to trap the enemy's blade between the Grasp and the
Reach, a mere twist of the hand will disarm the foe. This maneuver is called
A "sickle-like" blade that has a hilt of leather and cloth wrapped around one
end. In some variants these blades can be thrown at their foes. In general they
make up formidable slashing weapons in a terrain
where only few races would dare to wear full armour.
The Remusian Warsword is a
powerful slashing weapon with the ability to
thrust. Standing at an average of 97
nailsbreadths in length, the Warsword is perfect as an arming
sword for any warrior. It is commonly used by the
Remusians and nearby Ice Tribes
against foes clad in mail. The Warsword came into use by the year 1100
a.S., and has seen use in combat in Northern
Sarvonia ever since. A Remusian
Warsword will always have a distinct taper, which runs subtly until the
end of the fuller, at which point it begins to increase the taper rate to
the point. The fuller and taper allow the
sword to be both quick and powerful with its cuts.
While various types of cross-guards have been encountered, but one simple
type is seen far more commonly than any other. The usual guard is straight
with an octagonal cross-section and a wasted appearance. Pommels are
almost always a slight oval with beveled faces that are strongly hollowed
out, keeping it clean and attractive.
The Móh'rhím can weave a sword out
from their own beings when in their shadow form. When in need, a blade
literally grows out of the palm of a
Móh'rhím which then lengthens into a sword.
Depending on the user's ability, this shadow sword can be as hard as steel to
cut through flesh with frightening ease or be as insubtantial as moonlight.
However, even when in insubstantial form, the shadow sword can kill for it can
pass through a living person's body like a deadly winter chill to freeze the
heart, causing instant death.
A blade of about half a ped
in length. It is formed like a rectangle with one edge representing the
sharpened tip, the other forming a connection to the handle similar to spears
and lances. Good in close combat and against armoured knights because of the
very sharp and thin form.
The Tethinrhim Shortsword, or
as it is better known among the elves the
"Linén'scál" (lit. "small blade") has a length of about half a
ped and is commonly
used by the elven Tethinrhim
tribe as a secondary weapon. It is of roughly
rectangular shape, with a sharp taper to an almost blocky point at the
end, but being of elven origin is also graceful and finely made. It's
shape is similar to that of a full-length sword
before the taper, and here opinion differs. Scholars believe it to have
been the precursor to the modern blade, as the advancement of craftmanship
and smithing techniques would mean that a sort of shortsword would have
been the interim stage between daggers and full
swords, but legends and tales say that the Shortsword was created by
accident when a full-length blade snapped in battle.
The Tiquaitan seem in fact so
unprepared for any sort of conflict that they are only known to have ever used
one weapon - the Tiqua Sabre, a weapon with a
slightly curved hilt as long a man’s forearm and a blade curved to same extent
(in the opposite direction) of equal length. Whilst original used as duelling
weapons (in pairs) the blades were the only
weapons that Tiquaitan soldiers were equipped with
during the Tiquaitan
Republican Wars. As was the case with all things
Tiquaitan, the sabre itself
was meant to be an elegant and artistic craft, meaning that those trained to
use it ‘properly’ made easy targets for the hordes of the Tsohamin.