clive_standen: Just as Rollo’s true agenda is hidden from all going in to season 4, it’s fitting that my new axe made by the crew at @thegrimfrost has Jormungandr (the Midgard serpent) carved into the axe head & shaft…The Midgard serpent is hidden beneath the seas until it lets go of its own tail & ultimately spells the end of the world!
Anya returned to Polis for the first time in over five years, but she’d not really had any reasons to. She’d just be a burden, considering her days as a warrior ended when the Ice Queen’s axe had carved a bloody swath through her thigh and shattered her knee, and raising horses was something she couldn’t exactly do within the city, either. But this year, she had some fine stock to sell at the Harvest Festival, and she figured it was probably overdue to visit with her former second. That she’s coming with a fine warhorse in tow meant for Lexa is merely a bonus.
There were already booths and pens and training grounds going up all over the grassy swaths of country outside the city, and Anya directed her second to begin stringing up a rope fence for her horses as she carefully let herself down from the mare she was riding. Her wince was hidden against the dark neck before her before the former warrior started limping her way around to strip gear and equipment from the horses, releasing them into the simple enclosure with a nod to the boy she’d taken on a couple summers ago.
From her previous experience with Lexa and the Festival, she knew that the Commander and her retinue were probably already deep into viewing the wares that were brought to the city from the far reaches of the 12 clans. And when she rounded her mare and spotted the intricate braiding of familiar dark hair, the warrior couldn’t help but carefully limp her way over to her former second as the younger woman remained unawares of her presence, browsing some trinkets or another. “I see you’re still letting me sneak up on you, Leksa,” Anya drawled slowly, unable and unwilling to keep the wide grin from her features as the Commander turned to face her, “But I’m not really a threat to anyone these days. You look well.”