(urth) Fuligin invented

brunians at brunians.org brunians at brunians.org
Thu Jan 17 08:58:02 PST 2008

That sucker in the wiki article was as long as TE. Couldn't tell if it had
a mercury channel, but that kind of thing would be obvious. I have heard
of swords with sliding weights also.

So Severian wasn't joking when he said the horizontal stroke was harder
than the vertical one....


> brunians at brunians.org wrote:
>> I believe that TE is based on an actual type of executioner's sword.
> Developed from the bastard or hand and a half sword in Europe although
> I've not come across a reference to anything quite as long as TE is
> described.
> Matthew
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