Full Item Description
Also known as Falcon Rapiers, Danamax Rapiers are more elongated than normal rapiers, about two or three inches longer than a normal Rapier. Further, they are also wider, with a very pronounced taper towards the end of the blade. Although meant for thrusting and stabbing, Falcon Rapiers do have a single sharpened edge that can be used sparingly without damaging the blade. Every Danamax Rapier is unique- although all of the hilts is adorned with some kind of reference to Falcons- talons, beaks, and so on. The King’s Seal is also found somewhere on every Falcon Rapier.
"Danamax Rapiers have always been sturdy weapons- that was the point after that nasty attack- say, weren’t you there?" Lokatt says, leaning on his sword, which is now pushing into the ground.
I sigh "It was brutal. Turns out they’d gotten newly forged swords out of the highest quality metal while we were fighting with dated equipment."
Lokatt chuckles "Not my fault the king slept well at night."
"After he lost a couple fingers or before?"
"After, of course. The blow upside his head helped that out, I must admit."
For as long as anyone can remember, the dynasty formed by the good King Danamax the First has inhabited the capital city bearing the same name. While their history has been long, the history of the Royal Family has not been entirely peaceful, encompassing multiple love affairs, blood feuds, adventurers running around lighting stuff on fire. wars, rebellions and assassinations. After an exceedingly bloody assassination attempt where the King lost a couple of fingers and the Royal Guard’s weapons were found to be ineffective against the assassin’s more advanced arms, the King (Then Danamax XII)ordered his servants to find the best craftsman in the land (Rumored to be Corran of the Blood Bow legends), to create new arms for the Royal Guard. After a search that culminated in the Royal Warden getting stabbed by a peculiar glove, they finally found Corran in the tavern known as the Black Hangover. Corran agreed to help the Royal Family out of a desire to actually learn blade-smithing, something he had only dabbled in.
The results were astounding. Working with the Royal Warden and the Guard, the Falcon Rapiers were created, so named because the the Danamax royal family had long enjoyed a kinship with such creatures.
Wielding the Rapier in public is a sign of one’s position in the Royal Guard. Rapiers held by a deceased guard are redistributed to a guard member without a rapier. Wielding such a Rapier without being a Royal Guard is not a crime, however in Danamax (the Capital) itself, it will certainly raise multiple inquiries and investigations. Danamax Rapiers are rarely found outside of Danamar.
It is said one Rapier, the one held by the Royal Warden, is even further unique, bearing even better craftsmanship and powers.
Each Falcon Rapier is incredibly accurate, also possessing sharper tips and edges than most similar weapons from the superior craftsmanship used to create the blade, even when used as a slashing or cutting weapon. Each blade once forged can be modified through the use of magic to suit each individual’s tastes for hilts, colors, and so on.
The Royal Warden’s Rapier is even more powerful, acting as a stronger, magical weapon. The Royal Warden may command the sword to strike enemies within eyesight, prompting the sword to send a stroke of lightning towards the targeted enemy. An enemy hit by such an attack will recall hearing the piercing cry of a falcon right before he was hit.
"You know, I never did like you." The Warden sneers, unsheathing his Falcon Rapier.
I smile "I learned something when I poked around in Danamar’s history. Turns out your great-grandfather lost the Warden’s Rapier quite a while ago."
The Warden’s face pales "You speak heresy. I possess it!"
"Oh really, Warden? I’d say he owns it now." Suddenly a Rapier is thrust into my hands, the man handing it to me gone as soon as he’d appeared.
The Warden’s face is a mask of rage "Give me that Rapier."