jolantru: (steampunk)
jolantru ([personal profile] jolantru) wrote in [community profile] steampunk_nusantara2010-04-13 01:52 pm
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Abstract of Item: Rapier.

Item is a rapier of hybrid Arabic/French design. Breathtaking artistry, displayed in the gold-filigreed saucer-shaped guard, with pomegranate leaves and embedded rubies and emeralds. The hilt is crafted with embracing simurghs. Blade reminds one somewhat of a scimitar, even though it is obviously a rapier.

Along the blade are Arabic inscriptions -
Front: Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul
Back: For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction.

The lines seem to hail from Kahlil Gibran, though I couldn't seem to find the reference. [Linguistics, want to have a go at it?]

Length: 110cm.
Weight: 1.3kg.

The rapier constantly vibrates, even though there is no obvious power source. I suspect a strange technology has been involved in the crafting of this item, perhaps similar to the chainswords I have heard about during intellectual discussions.

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