↳ Fancasting Meme ↯ 02/03 Canon Legends/Myths/Lore → Dragons.
(…) Muggles believe that dragons are a mere myth, but have been known on occasion to glimpse these beasts. To prevent them from being seen by Muggles, and to protect them from poaching, dragons are kept in dragon reserves around the world, most of which are far from human habitation. Dragons cannot be domesticated, despite individuals trying to do so. The selling of dragon products is closely regulated by the Ministry of Magic, and only dragon species that are over-breeding are killed to make these items.
Some resources for those writing medieval-type stories:
Two-handed Bearing Processional Sword
- Dated: 1599
- Culture: German
- Place of Origin: Brunswick
- Measurements: overall length 189 cm / 74.4 inches
- Provenance: Historic Collections of the Dukes of Brunswick successively at Schloss Cumberland, Schloss Blankenburg and Schloss Marienburg
The hilt now fitted with a leather-covered wood grip, features a trapeze-shaped iron pommel with ends curving towards the blade to form two small hooks, pierced with a central circular hole and etched overall with arabesques surrounding winged beasts. The flat iron quillons of spatulate form, curve towards the blade and widen and curl at their ends in opposite directions and small re-curved volutes spring from the quillons close to the blade.
The sword has large, flattened side-rings flank the blade etched with a central cartouche enclosing an acorn emerging from a heart, one side retaining an initial "B" flanked on either side with a monogram RSL within decoration en suite with the rest of the hilt. These side-rings enclose two flat guards, similarly etched on both surfaces with panels of grotesque birds within scrolling decoration surrounded with borders of dot decoration.
The blade of flattened diamond section comes with a long ricasso from which spring parrying spurs bearing the date 1599, flanking a standing figure of a musketeer on one side and a soldier bearing a lance or spear on the other. The blade then broadening with two short central fullers pierced and marked “INI” flanked by panels of decoration en suite with the hilt.
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