For many servants, there comes a time when the master’s life or interests must be protected against those who would cause him harm, in one fashion or another. In many of these occasions, a sturdy blade is indispensible in the tending. Unfortunately, it is quite poor in taste and fashion for one’s non-military servants to be visibly armed. For those occasions, the priests and followers of the Serving Lord have developed and produced a relatively simple enchantment, one that can be attached to almost any sword of reasonable size.
Though these blades vary widly in quality and make, they share one visible trait: All have a square of cloth, about 8 inches to a side, embroidered with a complex pattern of silver threads, attached to the pommel or the end of the hilt by a silver cord. All of these squares are identical, the cloth carrying this enchantment seperate from the weapon, and any enchantment it may bear.
The powers of the hankerchief themselves are quite simple. When folded, they function much similarly to bags of holding, allowing the user to slip the blade inside of the folds of the cloth, hiding it quite elegantly in a front pocket or sleeve. Because the blade must fit through the folds, it is difficult to impossible to store very large weapons inside, and although the occasional spear or claymore type weapon is stowed, short swords and rapiers are generally the order of the day.
Secondly, the hankerchief is easily capable of handling minor messes created by the blade it is attached to. While it won’t make a corpse or a pile of insides go away, it will pull the blood up from the master’s carpet and furniture quite easily, as well as from the servant’s suit.
Exceptionally enchanted weapons, especially those that are intelligent, may get quite upset about getting stuffed in someone’s snotrag. So too, can the enchantment of the cloth and the blade interact in unexpected ways. Then again, they might not.