Role[edit | edit source]

In the Levantine Blood the "Spear" names (including Vagrant Spear) are grouped under the Champion lines[1] though they share many similarities to the Slayer as well[2]. Sidonia notes that the nature of her Bestowal is offense, not defense[3]. The Vagrant aspect of the name is seen by the ragged clothing of the wielder and the propensity to go barefoot even in the heat of battle[4]. It appears to be a very martial Name with no evidence of magical or miracle prowess besides using Light offensively nor of crafting skills.

Known Holders[edit | edit source]

Current Holder - Sidonia[edit | edit source]

Sidonia is a light hearted woman from Alava with strong resolve, laughing eyes, and quick wit[5][6]. She prefers to go by her given name rather than her Name among fellow heroes in private[7]. She notably prefers walking barefoot to wearing shoes or boots[4] but it doesn't seem to slow her down at all. She strives for greatness and is excited by the prospect of facing worthy foes[8] and having her deeds counted among the Levantine Rolls[9]. She frequently thanks the Gods for giving her strong foes to fight. She is an experienced raider[10] and not opposed to using ambushes[11]

Sidonia is strictly interested in men[4] and flirts with the Mirror Knight several times[12], an attraction he returns but does not act upon[13].

She speaks Lunara fluently as well as Tolesian[14] and Chantant[15] though not quite as well. She does not speak Lower Miezan as of Battle of the Camps[16].

Special Abilities[edit | edit source]

Sidonia has enhanced speed and strength, able to bend steel with barefoot strikes and quick enough to hit Cat at the Battle of the Camps[17][18]. She is quite skilled with a staff in a fight, better with it than Cat was with a sword in the same fight[19]. Her staff was quite durable at the Battle of the Camps, able to shatter steel and not be broken though it could simply have been enchanted as her later weapons are able to be broken[20][21]. She is also able to use Light offensively, sending it into wounds she inflicts with her spear[22]

Aspects[edit | edit source]

  • Pierce - Pierce appears to allow a thrusting weapon to carve through anything in the way of its strike[23][24]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. “We Spears have timid boasts,” the other woman shrugged. “It will be good, to add this strife to our histories. We stand too deep in the shadow of the Champion lines.” https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/kaleidoscope-vi/
  2. He knew that Sidonia was from the city of Alava, from one of the lesser lines of the Blood related to spears and considered as related to the Champion’s Blood even though in practice their skills had much more in common with the Slayer’s Blood. A political issue, he’d been made to understand. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/interlude-deadhand/
  3. “I strike, I do not defend,” Sidonia of Alava flatly said. “That is the nature of my Bestowal. This plan is foolish.” https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/interlude-deadhand/
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sidonia was strictly interested in men, could kill skillfully with both hands and seemed to have some Name-driven taboo against wearing shoes of any sort. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/interlude-deadhand/
  5. Little Sidonia, with her laughing eyes and quick wit, would have to remain under shroud of preservation until tomorrow. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/interlude-kaleidoscope-ii/
  6. The strength of her resolve was worthy of praise. No all the Grey Pilgrim had returned had been so unflinching in their devotion. There was no trace of daze and confusion in her eyes, only certainty https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/kaleidoscope-vi/
  7. Sidonia, as the other Chosen insisted they all call her in private, seemed unruffled by the darkness besieging them https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/kaleidoscope-vi/
  8. Naturally, the Alavans was excited by the sight of this. She should have known better than to expect wariness from a Heavens-maddened lover of war https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/kaleidoscope-vi/
  9. It was a good fight, Sidonia thought ... It was a fight worthy of being added to the Rolls https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2020/12/04/interlude-blood/
  10. but there was one of their company a great deal more used to raids and that was… The Vagrant Spear blinked into existence, grinning with all her teeth and spear screaming with the Light as it tore right through the Lady of Cooling Nights’ throat. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/interlude-deadhand/
  11. “The Adjutant has it right,” the Vagrant Spear grunted. “You don’t meet a raiding party on open ground, you turn the raid on them.” https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/interlude-deadhand/
  12. None of this, though, helped him understand the mercurial brew of affection and dislike she related to the Mirror Knight with https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/interlude-deadhand/
  13. Mirror Knight wrestled with the strange thing that was attraction towards a Levantine. Had his vows not forbidden it… He cleared his throat, cheeks flashing with embarassment. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/kaleidoscope-vi/
  14. the Vagrant Spear said in broken Tolesian https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/kaleidoscope-vi/
  15. “Eyes ahead,” the Blade of Mercy spoke in Chantant. “We are nearing.” Kallia’s mastery of the Proceran tongue was better than Sidonia’s, but both understood him perfectly. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/kaleidoscope-vi/
  16. Sidonia shuffled impatiently. She did not know Lower Miezan, and so had no understanding of the conversation taking place. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/kaleidoscope-vi/
  17. The staff-wielder’s naked foot caught me in my armoured chin but I felt the godsdamned steel bend under the impact as it sent me rolling. Fuck. That was one was dangerous, not because she was more competent but because she was quicker and quick was what my survival depended on. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/chapter-15-bravura/
  18. The barefoot staff-wielder was first across, blindingly fast. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/chapter-16-pirouette/
  19. she was better with her weapon than I was with mine – a spin was all it took for her to be smashing down at my pauldron https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/chapter-16-pirouette/
  20. I caught the tip of the staff with my hand, feeling the steel give and the palm bones break, but I kept my grip on it while I slashed at her throat and she tried to withdraw for a parry https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/chapter-16-pirouette/
  21. Instead the spearhead scraped along the side of the greatsword, changing nothing, and with a swallowed scream she felt her enemy’s edge cut halfway through her arm and outright through the shaft of her spear https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2020/12/04/interlude-blood/
  22. It was a good fight, Sidonia thought as she pricked the Drake’s neck and send Light howling into his body. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2020/12/04/interlude-blood/
  23. letting the golden-wreathed wooden staff impact the greatsword. It broke like it was made of porcelain, https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/chapter-15-bravura/
  24. At precisely the right angle Sidonia rose, and to the strike she added the secret Creation had bestowed upon her: that so long as you struck with the soul instead of the hand, there was nothing you could not Pierce. https://practicalguidetoevil.wordpress.com/2020/12/04/interlude-blood/
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