The Dark Ages
The Sword in the stone, and the blade Excalibur are two different weapons. History, enshrouded in myth, often blurs them together to be a single blade. Yet to be sure, the sword withdrawn from the stone was not Excalibur. What sword then did King Arthur pull out of that granite? Yet more importantly, how did a shard of steel get wedged into that stone?
– Lady Imogen Drake
Vortigern, warlord, ruled over the land with an iron fist.
The warlords dictatorship however did not forestall uprising or famine, nor did it prove itself more just than what Rome, despite all its sophistication had brought to these shores when it ruled here. Man remained cruel to his fellows, no matter the time period, or locale.
The wizard shrugged, on his staff he walked at the edge of an evergreen woods. Overhead his unusual owl friend boomed out a long hoot, and fluttered its wings. Close by the ringing of metal, on metal reached the green enshrouded wizard’s perceptive ears. From beneath his cowl he gazed upward at his companion, whispered: “Go see.”
From chapter 3, of The First Technomancer.
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