court sword

Lyn vs. Lucina. What a dangerous dance. Whoever hits first wins, I guess!

I remember the days when I thought fire emblem was a dead franchise. Then Awakening happened, and now we have a mobile game featuring all the characters from everywhere battling everyone.

And a slot machine to pull heroes from! And everyone shares my hate of lunatic-mode conquest boss Takumi in his mobile incarnation!

Miracles are real!

During a dinner at the white house during James Monroe’s presidency...

The British Minister Sir Charles Vaughan and the French Minister Court de Serurier drew swords on each other following a set of repeated insults. The two most likely would of ended up stabbing one another to death if it wasn’t for James Monroe stepping in and drawing his own sword and stepped in between the two pointed blades. 

Medieval prinxeity AU one shot

The prince moved forward on his horse, toward the foreboding fortress. He was only fifteen, but he had enough experience in fighting in the battle like the upcoming one that he no longer got chills. It had become familiar to both he and his stead. The aforementioned German forest horse strode up to the rote iron gates, the smell of burning and blood bringing no deterrence to him.  Dismounting swiftly, the prince walked up to the gates, looking for his target. One of the guards questioned why he’d come,  the later replying that he was there to see the princess. Both guards nodded to each other and let them in through a side door, pointing him down to the the princess’ court. With a nod and words of thanks, he walked on with his stead, until the side door closed. As soon as it was shut, he was going through a passage way to the court yard, sword out and eyes open. what lied before him was a poor excuse of a beast. The creature was chained with metal that burned their scales and decorated with festering wounds. Their mouth was clamped shut, wings nailed down with iron stakes. The boy would have snarled at the scene, but one look into the mud colored eyes, and the knowledge he couldnt risk loosing his composure slapped him. That could cost him. Flicking his head in one direction to him,  the horse went to work getting rid of some of the restraints. The prince trotted cautiously toward the nearest wing, sword sheathed and eye contact unbroken. Careful jiggle, pull, nail one out. Good. After the repetition of this meticulous process, one wing was free, two bound legs visible. An apollogetic look and the rivets were gently twisted out, the searing metal falling to the ground.

Just as the prince goes to release the other side of the dragon, a grunt interjects and a broad sword tries to make a statement out, but is blocked and countered with a scimitar. A push, and  broad sword had stepped back enough for a blow to kiss his calves, leaving him on the ground. An adjustment of the prince’s hand and the man began to choke on his own blood.  Moving on from the scuffle, he started on the other side. Time raced forward and stood still all at once, anxiously watching while trying to see what happened next sooner. Soon though, booth wings were free. Then, all their legs, tail free as well. all that was left was their maw.

Giving him a boost, prince and horse began to work on the blood rusted muzzle. those bolts took the longest. The horse nickered quite comfort. The prince hummed apollogies and encouragement. One bolt dropped. Then two more. five more.  After fifteen bolts dropped to the red flaked dirt, the dragon was fully unchain and unbound. The once glasses-over mud eyes began to blink into vibrant  orbs of flame. A choked roar came from the dragons throat, the prince grinning merrily. The three moved toward the gates sluggishly, the prince more concerned with the state of the dragon than quickly opening up the gates. But soon they were there, the horse kicking open the gates, the prince slashing through those that appose their exit, the dragon following behind.

At the days zenith, the small group was as far as possible from the once-cage, resting.

Running a hand through his hair, the teenager approached the dragons,“so, i’m Frederick and my friend and accomplice is Mora,” he gave a slight smile and wave. Mora gave a slight nod to the dragon and went back to grazing. The later, lifted their head shakily, flicked their tough and then within a blink, a ragged boy no older than Frederick was in the dragons place. With out warning he hurtled into Frederick, hugging him as best he can. “Th-thank you. So very much. i am Marcelous, and i am forever in your debt,”

Frederick hugged back, silently swearing to protect his new charge so long as he lived.

He may not have gotten chills from battle, but he did get butterflies from certain hugs.

Tarot Court Card Tip

Take a look at the elements of the Courts - Cups are Water, Swords are Air, Wands are Fire and Pentacles are Earth; and Pages are Earth, Knights are Fire, Queens are Cups, Kings are Air.

Pair them up and see what happens - like, the Knight of Cups and Queen of Wands are both Fire-Water combos. What’s similar about these cards? How would they interact with each other? How does being Fire-of-Water differ from being Water-of-Fire? Do you like one more than the other, and if so, why?

Court Cards thrive on interaction, so learning to read them based on how they echo and differ from each other can really help to deepen your understanding of them. Try this out and see if it changes how you see some of these cards!


British gentleman’s court attire with dress sword

A black velvet gentleman’s court outfit with dress sword

Late 19th century/early 20th century, comprising of a black velvet dress coat of 18th century styling, and matching breeches, both with steel cut buttons, with two cream satin waistcoats, a bicorne hat, dress sword, scabbard and belt, within a metal uniform tin box, with the inscription ‘Cha s-E Schwann, M.P’, 'H.Poole & C.O, Savile Row’. (7+box)


With a note reading: Charles Ernest Schwann, M.P.
Name changed to Swann by deed poll 1913. A merchant of Manchester 1864 on. Became Liberal MP for Manchester 1886-1918. Died 1929. Baronet 1906. Last address Princes Gardens, London.

A Deputy Lieutenant of an Irish County’s Uniform
A post-1902 uniform comprising bicorne hat, by Wharton & Son, Dublin, with silver shamrock-embroidered black velvet loop, secured by regulation crown and wreath button, and gold bullion tassels, in rusted tin, with white-over-red feather plume, in separate plume tube; double-breasted scarlet coatee, with crown and wreath buttons, silver shamrock embroidery to collar and gauntlet cuffs, and embroidered shamrock skirt-ornaments; epaulettes with gold/silver embroidered shamrocks in crescents, in their velvet-lined tin with a top plate engraved ’D.H. Doyne Esq. D.L.’; one pair of trousers of very fine blue cloth with silver shamrock lace stripes, fitted with foot-straps; a silver shamrock-laced red leather waistbelt and sword-frog, the rectangular clasp mounted with a white metal shamrock; E.VII.R. Court Sword, in scabbard, with black leather holder; dark red cords with tassels; a pair of white leather gloves; and a pair of patent leather Wellingtons, all housed, with the exception of the hat, in a black metal trunk with a top plate engraved ’D.H. Doyne Esqre. D.L.’, generally very fine, with all linings intact, with the following related items:
- The recipient’s miniature Coronation 1902 Medal, silver
- Invitation to the Coronation of Their Majesties King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra at Westminster Abbey, 26.6.1902, named to Mr. D.H. Doyne, together with accompanying carriage pass to Dean’s Yard and Cloisters, and Regulations to be observed on the Day of the Coronation, all in envelope addressed to ’D.H. Doyne Esq, High Sheriff of County Carlow, Wells, Gorey, Co. Wexford (lot)

Dermot Henry Doyne, Esq., D.L. (1871-1942), served as High Sheriff of County Carlow in Coronation Year 1902, and subsequently as a Deputy Lieutenant of the County.

The Coronation of Their Majesties King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra was originally scheduled for the 26th June 1902, but was postponed at very short notice owing to the King becoming ill, and subsequently took place on the 9th August 1902.

A Court of War and Starlight: The Epilogue

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Nine months later …

The setting sun glimmered on the surface of the Sidra, creating a ribbon of silver in a world of pinks and golds.

Velaris. My home. The city of my heart.

“Feyre! Get down from there, for goodness sake!” Elain called from the balcony below. “We’re running out of time!”

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Queen of Swords

Age range: 30+

Keywords: mature, intelligent, truth, principles, boss, logical, communicative, self-disciplined, independent, serious, alert, Sharpe, witty.

Elemental association:

Personality: Very witty and sharp individual. They tend to not sugarcoat anything. Incredibly smart person. Tends to be very realistic in every aspect of their life. Someone who follows their mind rather than their heart.

Negative aspect: Can be very aloof and reserved. Has a reputation for being bitchy or bossy. Can come off as brutality honest and critical.

Message: Hold your head up high and never allow anyone to belittle you. Take your emotions into consideration and do not ignore them. If there is something you need to say to someone, now would be a good time to speak up.

Yes or no card: Yes & No

Who they remind me of: Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)

Who does the Queen of Swords remind you of??

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on menswear/men's fashion post-18th century? I personally think that it's been pretty stagnant, but I don't know much about menswear in general. I don't really read/hear people talk about it in (terms of historical dress) too much, so I might be completely wrong

Men’s Regency Fashion


The transition of men’s fashion from the 18th century to the early 19th century can best be described as the desire for a more casual and active look. At the end of the 18th century the politics of the established, as well as new, governments were becoming less rigid and embracing the ideas of Enlightenment and more reliance on the self. This emphasis on the self and intelligence inspired a Greek revival, which is why this era is referred to as Neoclassical. This revival influenced fashion as well as politics and popularized the “new natural style” of women’s dress modeled after Greek statutes. This also affected the way men’s clothing was cut and worn, making the fabric more form fitting in order to portray its beauty.

Many fashion historians attribute this era’s look to Beau Brummell, a young man close to the Prince of Wales. He drew his fashion sense from his time in the military and the less formal “riding” look. He was well known and considered one of the most handsomely dressed men in the country, which didn’t help his already inflated ego, or his image as a dandy. Men followed his lead and chose to transition their day wear from frock coats (which would take on another meaning in the years to come) and stockings to tailcoats and longer breeches that ended below the knee for a seamless look with the hessian or top boot. 

Beau Brummell

Hessian Boots

As with a more casual look, wigs fell out of style, with the help of a 1795 powder tax, and the longer hair kept in a pigtail was abandoned for a cropped windblown look often helped with hair wax. Many of the hairstyles were named after notable Romans-Caesar, Titus, Brutus- as well as the angelic cherub.

Napoleon sporting the Caesar 

The shorter TItus 

The Brutus, the popular hairstyle worn by Brummell and his “followers”

The men’s evening look of this fashion era remained similar to the day look but with different footwear. Rather than sporting the popular boots of the day, men wore dress shoes with a low heel, some with buckles. Wearing heeled shoes also required the men to abandon their longer breeches for knee breeches and stockings. For the torso, the tailcoat was usually dark in color, navy being the most popular. These darker coasts covered white shirts and white waistcoats. A common accessory was the Chapeau-bras or bicorne which was carried under the arm. The use of wigs during the evening was usually one of personal preference and was more popular with older generations. 

For court dress, there is little difference between the late 18th c. and early 19th c. The frock coats with beautiful metallic embroidery and matching breeches took on darker jewel tones and white waistcoats were the standard dress for men at court. They continued to wear the shorter breeches with stockings and slippers and festooned themselves with wigs, which for the younger generation were only worn at court, swords on their hips, and the bicorne under their arms.

One accessory that was of great importance to men of this era no matter the time of day was the cravat or neck-cloth. A simple white cloth cravat became popular in regency fashion over the lace frills of the late 18th c. Our old friend Beau Brummell played an important role in popularizing the many looks of the cravat. It is said that he had the idea to have his neck-cloths starched in order to get a better knot and wear out of them. This also created a lot of work for his valet Robinson who would have to remove the piles of limp failures that did not meet Brummell’s standards.

In the next installment of men’s fashion in the 1800s, we’re going to talk a lot about pants so get ready!