The Small Sword Fencer

Small sword

Play a Small Sword Fencer if you want to be flashy, quick, well-rounded, and ahead of the times. The Small Sword comes into style after the rapier’s day. For some reason, I keep thinking that the Small Sword experts are going to be smug about their choice of weapon.

The Small Sword Style

A style that has recently grown out of the Netherlands,
and is becoming popular among some of the French
nobility, the Small Sword style uses the stiffer, shorter
small sword over the rapier. It has no cutting edge at
all, so it cannot be used to perform cuts, only thrusts.
Its short length makes it a quicker weapon to use,
and the style emphasizes speed. The student learns
to fight with their off-hand behind their back, while
wielding the small sword in the main hand. Students
of the Small Sword Style have learned to make up for
its shorter blade, making it just as deadly as a rapier in
their hands (it does 1d6 damage instead of 1d3+1).

Maneuvers: Quick Draw, Stop-Thrust, Dodge, Glide,
Riposte

Origin: Netherlands or France
Motivation: Discovery (or choose another)

Qualites: Might 0, Daring 1, Savvy 1, Flair 2

Combat: Brawl 0, Melee 2, Ranged 0, Defense 2

Careers: Duelist 2, Traveler 1, Academic 1, Sailor or Physician 0

Languages: French and Dutch

Boons: Dueling Style (Small Sword – Mastery Dodge or Riposte), Stat Increase (Savvy or Daring), Weapon of Choice or Speed

Flaws: Pick 2 or 3 from Braggart, Delusions of Grandeur, Greed, Obsession, Terrible Secret

Equipment: Small Sword and per careers

Favorite Maneuvers: Quick Draw, Stop-Thrust, Dodge, Glide, Riposte per Style; also Feint, Cloak Parry (remember that the Small Sword can only do thrusts)

The Small Sword Fencer

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