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 ====Heartsword Types==== ====Heartsword Types====
  
-Weapon type is determined by [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​thorn-explains-heartswords/​|personality]]. As in the name, heartswords are most commonly swordsalthough they can be other weapons such as axes or daggersNon-bladed ​heartswords ​are currently theoretical+Weapon type is determined by personality. (Thorn Explains: ​[[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​thorn-explains-heartswords/​|common types]], [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​thorn-explains-heartswords-round-2/​|rare types]].)
  
-__**Common types**__+As in the name, heartswords are most commonly swords, although they can be other weapons such as axes or daggers.  
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 +Types of blades that aren't in the heartsword record include: the machete, urumi, steel whip, hook sword, flame-bladed sword, and decorative toothpick. 
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 +Non-bladed heartswords are currently theoretical. Urban legends about "​heartstaffs"​ are probably based on magical girls who were misidentified. (Or who were deliberately messing with people.) 
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 +===Common types===
  
 {{ ::​heartsword-graphic1.png?​400|}}**Backsword:​** Straight, single-edged blade. Wielders can be pessimists, and are practical and determined. ([[Knights#​Juniper Sel]], Moss, [[Knights#​Artie Carver]]) {{ ::​heartsword-graphic1.png?​400|}}**Backsword:​** Straight, single-edged blade. Wielders can be pessimists, and are practical and determined. ([[Knights#​Juniper Sel]], Moss, [[Knights#​Artie Carver]])
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 **Scimitar (and/or sabre, cutlass, dao):** Wide, curved blade. Wielders are confident, uncompromising,​ and hold themselves to high standards. ([[knights#​Rowan Muscade]], [[knights#​Peach Pescher-Argyros]],​ [[knights#​Geranium Sureau]]) **Scimitar (and/or sabre, cutlass, dao):** Wide, curved blade. Wielders are confident, uncompromising,​ and hold themselves to high standards. ([[knights#​Rowan Muscade]], [[knights#​Peach Pescher-Argyros]],​ [[knights#​Geranium Sureau]])
  
-__**Rare types**__+===Rare types===
  
 **Axe:** Heavy bladed head with a long sturdy handle. Wielders are seen as ruthless, cold, and prepared to use any amount of force without hesitation. ([[Knights#​Delphinium]]) **Axe:** Heavy bladed head with a long sturdy handle. Wielders are seen as ruthless, cold, and prepared to use any amount of force without hesitation. ([[Knights#​Delphinium]])
  
-**Bone saw:** Medical instrument. Wielders enjoy cutting people up. ([[knights#​Marula]])+**Bone saw:** Medical instrument. Wielders enjoy cutting people up. Almost never seen. ([[knights#​Marula]])
  
-**Dagger (and/or dirk, sica, stiletto):​** Short double-edged blade. Wielders are seen as sneaky, untrustworthy.+**Dagger (and/or dirk, kris, sica, stiletto):​** Short double-edged blade. Wielders are seen as sneaky, untrustworthy.
  
-{{ ::​heartsword-graphic2.png?​300|}}**Katana:​** Curved, single-edged blade, two-handed grip, square guard. Wielders are dignified and precise.+{{ ::​heartsword-graphic2.png?​300|}}**Katana:​** Curved, single-edged blade, two-handed grip, square guard. Wielders are dignified and precise. Originally thought to be a subset of Scimitars, but are more reserved.
  
-**Khopesh:​** Hook-shaped blade, sharpened on the outside of the curve. Wielders are assumed to be emotionally unstable.+**Khopesh:​** Hook-shaped blade, sharpened on the outside of the curve. Wielders are assumed to be emotionally unstable ​and bad at self reflection. Almost never seen.
  
 **Lei o Mano:** [[http://​www.hawaiianartifact.com/​sharktooth.html|Weapons made with shark teeth]]. Tamaputian heartswords (as opposed to human) tend to come out like this. **Lei o Mano:** [[http://​www.hawaiianartifact.com/​sharktooth.html|Weapons made with shark teeth]]. Tamaputian heartswords (as opposed to human) tend to come out like this.
  
-**Longsword (and/or claymore):​** Straight, double-edged blade, long and heavy, two-handed grip. Wielders are talented overachievers. ([[Knights#​Pascentia Zikos]])+**Longsword (and/or claymore):​** Straight, double-edged blade, long and heavy, two-handed grip. Wielders are talented overachievers. Rare in the general population, but over-represented,​ since once they get into training they'​re most likely to succeed. Usually drawn in a compressed form and then expanded. ([[Knights#​Pascentia Zikos]])
  
 **Smallsword:​** Shorter and lighter version of a rapier. Wielders are attested to in historical records, but have not been seen in the modern era. They'​re said to be showy, unfit for the stresses of real combat, and the decline in heart-smallsword wielders is usually attributed to stricter training programs. **Smallsword:​** Shorter and lighter version of a rapier. Wielders are attested to in historical records, but have not been seen in the modern era. They'​re said to be showy, unfit for the stresses of real combat, and the decline in heart-smallsword wielders is usually attributed to stricter training programs.
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 **Xiphos:** Leaf-shaped (widening before the point), double-edged blade, shortsword. Heart-xiphoi wielders have also not been seen in the modern era, and their typical traits are unclear in the historical record. **Xiphos:** Leaf-shaped (widening before the point), double-edged blade, shortsword. Heart-xiphoi wielders have also not been seen in the modern era, and their typical traits are unclear in the historical record.
 ====Reincarnation==== ====Reincarnation====
 +[[https://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​saturday-sketchbook-live-die-reincarnate-tell-your-own-story/​|{{::​18-07-07-live_die_reincarnate_.png?​direct&​200 |Image of Rhódon and various reincarnations holding their heartsword}}]]
 A person who has been [[reincarnation|reincarnated]] will [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​thorn-explains-leachtric/​|draw the same heartsword]],​ even if they don't remember their previous incarnation. A person who has been [[reincarnation|reincarnated]] will [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​thorn-explains-leachtric/​|draw the same heartsword]],​ even if they don't remember their previous incarnation.
  
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 Rowan’s heartsword is on record at the National Museum in their 16th-century collection, complete with a little biographical sketch. Thorn and Violet both have swords that only appear in [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​the-show-must-grow-on-act-i-5-44/​|ancient,​ faded, flaking records]], with no personal details that survived. Peach’s sword has been recorded twice: one from a few centuries ago, one much older. Birch and Juniper, nothing yet. Rowan’s heartsword is on record at the National Museum in their 16th-century collection, complete with a little biographical sketch. Thorn and Violet both have swords that only appear in [[http://​leifandthorn.com/​comic/​the-show-must-grow-on-act-i-5-44/​|ancient,​ faded, flaking records]], with no personal details that survived. Peach’s sword has been recorded twice: one from a few centuries ago, one much older. Birch and Juniper, nothing yet.
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