British Pattern 1896 Cavalry Officer’s Sword

88.5cm blade by Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London, numbered 35308 for 1897, etched with foliate scrolls, crowned VR and Royal Arms, regimental badge and title and owner’s initials B. R. in a panel, patent solid hilt with regulation steel scroll guard, chequered horn grip, in its leather scabbard with large plated steel mounts, complete with sword knot of leather strap and acorn.


The sword of Blyth Ritchie. Ritchie joined the Royal Irish Rifles in 1894, and transferred to the 15th Hussars in 1807. Lieutenant 1899, Captain 1907, retired 1912. Between 1914 and 1919 he served on the staff as Brigade Major, Scottish Horse, and saw service in France, Belgium and Gallipoli. In 1919, he was awarded the OBE ‘for valuable services rendered in connection with the war’. He died in 1936. Sold with further details, copies of his birth and death certificates, and a photocopy of a group photograph.

Imagine Kris getting pitted in a death match against an agitated goose. This is what he tells to the ER staff dressing the many cuts and bruises he somehow sustained. An attending that’s pretty done with his whiny tales of woe threatens to contact the authorities unless Kris tells the truth, since that sounds a lot like animal cruelty. Kris blanches and deflates beneath the gloved hands sponging blood from his clavicle.

“Okay, fine,” he begins. “I was power walking through the park and got too close to some nests by the pond.” The attending purses their lips like an unsurprised frog. “A goose flipped out and chased me for a while. I had to dive into some bushes to hide from it, so these”—he limply gestures to his numerous ouchies—“are from somersaulting into what used to be a pretty nice boxwood hedge.”

The attending is satisfied with Kris’ explanation and continues to treat him. “That certainly explains the leaves in your hair.”

“No, actually,” Kris brightly corrects. “Those were there before. I grew them myself.” His pride over the matter is so sincere that it slightly concerns the attending, who begins to wonder if they should start checking for a concussion.

  • the staff: *fucks up*
  • xkit guy: my apologizes for this

the members’ reactions when jongin forgot to go backstage right after his solo and danced with exo-m


They were clothed in the bodies of old men, restricting their powers so that they would only assist to the peoples of Middle-earth and not seek domination like Sauron, who was also a Maia. By inhabiting the bodies of Men they were ordered by the Valar to assist the people of Middle-earth through persuasion and encouragement, not force or fear. Being clothed in the bodies of Men they also became susceptible to all the weaknesses of a physical body, they felt hunger, pain, greed, sorrow, joy, and all other emotions and pains of Men.