Thursday 29 July 2021

Romance of the Perilous Land background: Sword Dancer

In Norhaut the Rapper Sword is a folk dance that requires dexterity, mental awareness and rhythm. Dancers wear percussive footwear to create a drumbeat while dancing with flexible steel blades, often hooked together in a star-like pattern with their fellow dancers. One wrong move can have a dancer's ear off...or worse. 

Recently the Rapper Sword has been outlawed under Mordred's rule in Norhaut, but some dancers still gather in secret to carry out these culturally important dances.

Skills: Acrobatics, History

Equipment: Dancing sword (ceremonial), percussive shoes, dancer's jacket, long socks, 2gp

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