We are staring down the face of a charging column of knights who are charging at us across the dessert plains. There numbers are vast, and our chances appear slim. They are flying the banner of House Qorgyle, three black scorpions on a field of red.
A rapier, manufactured in the century by the technology of the old masters as a gift to one high-ranking person. Such exceptionally flexible rapiers were made in Toledo in the beginning of century. They were sold in gun shops and coiled.