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Wrath
2015-12-24 00:21:24 
Shyt's gettin real, out comes the steel.
KrimsonNekros
2015-12-24 00:42:34 
I have this uncanny feeling that Allen's leg is like Mori's age, played up to be way more of an issue than it really is.
lemurvid
2015-12-24 06:35:45 
Are swords an entirely a good idea with a small child around? ON the other hand... Yay! Swords! Merry Christmas Darc, and thanks for the lovely page.
Argent
2015-12-24 09:12:09 
Now that it's gotten to this, I'm willing to bet that Allen's cane is a cane sword with an iron blade.
TheWumpus
2015-12-24 16:45:09 
Naw, probably chromoly with an edge that can slice cheese just by being near it.
Petrov Neutrino
2015-12-24 18:57:34 
If I remember correctly, it was mentioned somewhere (I do not have the reference) that CB's cane is actually a rifle with silver ammo from the werewolf incident. I would suspect that Robert's cane is similar.
Argent
2015-12-25 01:50:50 
I started to suggest that, myself, but then I remembered that guns and the like don't work when in the presence of the denizens of Fae. So I'm still leaning toward cane-sword. But, of course, the possibility of it being a cane-gun is still there.
YerLam
2015-12-25 09:55:40 
Cane-Sword-Gun? Though if it is just sheathed in iron then that would be problematic for fae wouldn't it?
Kaeto
2015-12-26 12:31:26 
I'll bet it has an Iron blade and a silver coated edge.
Kitsune106
2015-12-24 09:57:12 
I love this series. First time commenting. Also, why do i also think that some iron filled shrapnel grenades migth be hidden away too?
Aged Sage
2015-12-24 17:58:54 
Merry Christmas Darc. Great lead-in to the coming battle !
Jon
2015-12-24 18:26:30 
is it a good idea to leave swords locked up in the kitchen
RWS
2015-12-24 18:53:47 
Exactly what the rules are for whether or not a given piece of metal is dangerous has not been entirely specified, so far as I remember. Whether a cheap carbon steel blade or a top of the line 440C Stainless steel would be better is unknown -- to me at least. I agree that a grenade would be devastating.
Hokuto
2015-12-25 06:08:24 
In pretty much all Fae lore, iron is their main weakness. When it comes to the swords and the collars though, it is more of the symbolism from the stained glass window that was in the, if I remember correctly from the prelude comics, Westminster Abbey that was destroyed during the London Blitz. That is what makes the swords an effective weapon.
Naldru
2015-12-24 22:03:06 
I can only speak from my own experience about canes. If I walk a distance without the cane (around half a mile) or walk quickly, the pain starts building up. I believe that this is a situation where you deal with the pain because of the urgency. You would be amazed at how much pain you can be in and still be functional.
Kate
2015-12-25 11:46:30 
Agreed. It doesn't last for long, but you can sort of put your pain messages on hold in an emergency. Of course, the backlash is horrible, but the emergency should be over by then (you hope).
Kaeto
2015-12-26 12:35:05 
The adrenaline push caused by the emergency allows you to put the pain in a compartment and close the door for the duration of the emergency. Afterwards though . . .
Iron Ed
2015-12-24 22:17:50 
I just find it amusing that "Uncle" Rob is faster than Ruby even with a bad leg! Go Robert! :-) (Y'all need a black cat named "Er". As in "DarkMattEr". ;-) ) Aanndd. . . Merry Christmas, Dark & Matt and all your Fans!
Porter
2015-12-25 14:16:14 
I don't think she's noticed yet that Allen is wearing an RCSI Agent's collar, just like hers. *grins*
Kurtis
2015-12-25 18:13:10 
I this the cane might just be a prop for others to see. Allen is, in reality, probably just as spry as Emily has proven to be.
Siraj
2015-12-26 17:23:09 
Who needs a cane when you have a longsword?
Myself
2015-12-26 22:21:44 
I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing Max's escapades with the Winter fae during Winter, no less. He is really enjoying his work right now!