Those who Hack and Slash with Deadly Strikes
Fantasy Equal: Drizzt Do'Urden
Favoured By the Race of: Drow (Males only however)
Favoured By the Class of: Fighter
Damage Type: Slashing
It is well known that the weapon of choice of most warriors is the sword. Sure, weapons like the spear and dagger have been used since prehistoric times, but the sword has become a legendary weapon in many a fantasy tales and historic records. Unlike the bow, spear and axe, the sword was solely used for battle and has become synonymous with warfare and military power. So much prestige and honour is associated with the sword, that men were knighted by the king or queen wielding a ceremonial sword. Several phrases are also based on the sword, like ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’ and “live by the sword and die by the sword”.
Through ancient and medieval times and even from the minds of creators of fantasy, the sword has taken on many forms, designs, adornments and sizes. The sword’s origin is from a simple solid shard, known as the dagger. During the Bronze Age, swords were still less than 60 cm long. Were they forged longer than that, the bronze would tend to bend, leaving it unpredictable and yielding when thrusting attempting to stab a target. They then did not yet have the material or then technique to forge greater, superior swords. The Iron Age dawned with the collapse of the bronze producing civilizations. Iron was in ample supply and so followed the forging of iron weapons, which were stronger and harder than their bronze counterparts. The iron sword used by the ancient Greeks is known as a xiphos, where the Romans forged a similar blade known as a gladius; a blade well known for its use by gladiators. During the Middle Ages swords were forged from steel instead. Every single knight and foot soldier wielded a sword, accompanied by a shield and perhaps a bow. A sword mounted on the side of a man’s belt was a common sight, even on peasants, for you never know when you had to fight for your honour, that of a loved one or for your country.
A sword primarily consists of two parts, the blade and the hilt. The bottom, rounded tip of the hilt is known as the pommel and is sometimes decorated with gems or jewels. If you have not noticed yet, I use the sword terminology when referring to or describing a penis, dick or cock, since I find it less obtrusive and a better fit for the theme of this blog. Simply put; blade = penis, tip of blade = head of penis and pommel gem = testes. If you haven’t realized this before, now you know, :).
I’ve chosen a character from the Forgotten Realms as the fantasy connection of Wielders of Slashing Blades. His name; Drizzt Do'Urden. Drizzt is a Drow, which is a proud and exiled race of Dark Elves who predominantly live underground, very much like the Dwarves do. Apart from being proud, the Drow is a destructive race with a dark and interesting culture and religion. The females rule with iron fists and males are seen as peons. Drizzt has forsaken both the evil ways of his people and their home (in the Underdark, in the drow city of Menzoberranzan) and thus is one of very few good aligned Drow that dwell in the Forgotten Realms.
On his journeys across the surface worlds, Drizzt has trained in the ways of the ranger. Rangers of the Forgotten realms are renowned for their skill with the bow as well as wielding dual weapons. Drizzt’s favourite weapon is the scimitar (a type of sword) and he wielded two of them. He became so adapt to using his two blades that it is said they were extensions to his own arms as he thrusted, hacked and slashed at his foes with great speed and precision. His scimitars are nicknamed Twinkle and Icingdeath. Twinkle is his defensive scimitar, and is enchanted to aid his wielder in parrying an opponent’s blows. At its pommel a star shaped sapphire is mounted, which faintly glows blue when it detects danger is imminent. Icingdeath again is his offensive sword (wielded in his right hand) and is enchanted to be keen and chilling. It deals cold damage to creatures of fiery origins and protects its wielder from fire-based attacks. The hilt is forged from adamantite and the blade from silver with a diamond edge.
Below is a gathering of swordsman exemplifying their skill and power with their mighty swords. Engage at your own risk...
“Drizzt Do'Urden is a drow. He stands at about 5′4″, (1.63m) and weighs about 130 pounds (59 kg). His handsome features are sharp and well proportioned and like other drow, Drizzt's skin is black and his stark white hair is long, thick, and flowing. His eyes are a lavender hue (quite different from the drow race's typical red, even when he uses his infravision, which normally causes eyes to glow red) and seem to glow fiercely when he is angry or determined. He normally wears a forest-green cloak that was given to him by the Weeping Friars upon his departure to Icewind Dale, high black boots, and a necklace attached to a white unicorn head, the symbol of his goddess, Mielikki, the goddess of rangers. This symbol was crafted for him by his good friend Regis from scrimshaw (bone of the knuckle-headed trout found in Icewind Dale) . It has been many years since Drizzt first ventured into the surface world, but his vision, accustomed to the pitch-blackness of the Underdark, has greatly adapted to the bright surface world, so now when using his infravision, the images, if held for a prolonged period of time, cause headaches and other strained symptoms. At present he is in the neighborhood of 200 years old, having been born in 1297 DR. It is common knowledge that the average lifespan of a drow can be around 700, but accounting for displacement of the natural drow habitat, it is yet to be seen if his potential lifespan will be reached.”