The Scholar, the friend I made over my New Year's break with Spooky, an old friend of Spooky's... makes them. I saw three at the New Year's party, particularly admired one, this gorgeous thing just the right height for me - like Tiala's on page 4 of the Shayara bit in Shooting Star #6, frankly, which I told him, except that this one had gorgeous evil little barbs down its length. A gae bulga. I swear it was near a sexual thing, seeing that spear.
And I guess he could tell. Because he made me one.
Was surprised to get a package today with no name on the return address - what looked like a poster tube. And what slid out, I thought it was a walking stick until I saw the leather sheath at one end and the glint of metal. And said "Oh my god, it's a spear. The Scholar made me a spear." He wrote me a letter on parchment, a dedication of sorts to the spear, and bound it beautifully to the spear with green ribbon, Tiala's House color, and bound the sheath on with leather and a bone ornament carved with spirals.
I am.... all I can say is "I have a spear."
Yes, pictures will follow.
I have a spear.
I am almost in tears, I'm so moved. This was so exactly what my spirit needed, and I'd had no idea I needed it.