hotlink ([personal profile] hotlink) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-03-18 07:07 pm
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You have my sword, you have my heart.

SWORN TO THE SWORD
shipping meme


It's textbook, really. Or, more accurately, parchment, because you've either found yourself or always been in a time (it doesn't necessarily have to be medieval) where swords - and possibly sorcery - are the weapons and the mindset of the day; at the very least, the rough and tumble attitude that comes with a knife's edge permeates the land. And you know how to wield a weapon, be it a blade, your own body, or something else entirely, so you've put it to good use.

You've become a sworn sword to protect someone.

It could be out of the goodness of your heart, out of heritage, or stemmed from a desire for compensation or power. No matter what the cause, however, one fact remains the same, and that's how you cannot let emotions cloud your judgement.

Of course, that may be a little easier said than done. When you're so close to a person, in order to keep them safe, and when you put your very life on the line...

...ah, but you must persevere. Your duty does not allow you to falter.

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maledicat_dominus: (Default)

Faust | Doctor Faustus

[personal profile] maledicat_dominus 2017-03-19 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
[Whether he did the swearing or was sworn to, it was probably involving the sale of his soul. M/M preference. Voice-testing.]
drekisal: (Default)

Hiccup | How to Train Your Dragon | OTA

[personal profile] drekisal 2017-03-19 12:52 am (UTC)(link)
{{ooc: Can take up either role!}}
invigorates: (Default)

lioriley | original | ota

[personal profile] invigorates 2017-03-19 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
( sworn to. bring me knight/princess aus god dammit. )
mabofwinterdark: (Winter-land)

Mab | OC | OTA

[personal profile] mabofwinterdark 2017-03-19 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
[Definitely the queen who accepts someone else's oath.]
andgracetoo: straight on stare (but i can guarantee)

sam murphy (original) f/m

[personal profile] andgracetoo 2017-03-19 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
(hi i'd love Sam protecting a prince. or being reluctantly protected.)
altius: (crowe.)

crowe altius | ff: kingsglaive ( ota )

[personal profile] altius 2017-03-19 01:32 am (UTC)(link)
ooc | a knight, at your service.
transmigrate: (pic#7981164)

Princess Serenity [ Sailor Moon ] F/M

[personal profile] transmigrate 2017-03-19 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
( Give me all of the fealty/bodyguard/swornsword AUs. They are EVERYTHING.

Unsurprisingly, Princess Serenity is a...princess. However, she's got a soft spot that's more like a soft-mile-wide that leaves her susceptible to growing close to people. Not always the right people, but that's what you get. She also has a sensitive, free spirit and a lot to learn about being royalty.

This probably means she shouldn't fall in love as quickly and unwisely as she is wont to do; she hasn't learned that bit quite yet. )
Edited 2017-03-19 02:24 (UTC)
reliantnav: (Default)

Abel | Starfighter (Comic) | M/M

[personal profile] reliantnav 2017-03-19 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
[Either role.]
starbuckslord: (( v3 ) 062)

Peter Quill ★ Marvel Comics ★ OTA

[personal profile] starbuckslord 2017-03-19 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
( Either role is possible. Peter's technically royalty, so if we do an AU where he's taken up that mantle, we can roll with him being sworn to. )
tylendel: (❂ golden)

Tylendel Frelennye - The Last Herald-Mage - M/M

[personal profile] tylendel 2017-03-19 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
only_half_a_god: (looking away)

Fou-Lu | Breath of Fire 4 | OTA

[personal profile] only_half_a_god 2017-03-19 04:01 am (UTC)(link)
[As an emperor, he's likely the one allowing someone to protect him (since he's a god, too, with a very, very real weakness against fire) or I could AU him to swearing to protect someone else, which very well may happen anyway.

[Please note that regardless, he has baggage of a very real lost love simply because she bid him run, and run he did, at the cost of her life. He'll likely be slow to allow his affections show because of this, on top of his immortal nature.]
ibiza: (prettiest smile)

Margo Hanson | The Magicians

[personal profile] ibiza 2017-03-19 06:17 am (UTC)(link)
[ High Queen Margo The Destroyer, here. ]
dendrites: (BOLDLY)

queen elsa | ouat ( ota )

[personal profile] dendrites 2017-03-19 06:35 am (UTC)(link)
for_redemption: (Default)

Richter Lawrence Alcross | OC | OTA for Gen and M/F for shippy stuff

[personal profile] for_redemption 2017-03-19 08:42 am (UTC)(link)
[The knight.]
orcsurfing: (fluffy)

legolas, lord of the rings (novels)

[personal profile] orcsurfing 2017-03-19 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)
( he could be in either role, depending on the set up, but for this time I have the preference for him to be the prince who someone swears to protect. c: )
lefey: (036)

Morgana | Merlin / Arthurian | OTA

[personal profile] lefey 2017-03-20 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
[Probably the sworn too but happy to switch it up.]
smashninja: (U wot m8)

Sheik | LoZ | OTA for general, F/F for shipping

[personal profile] smashninja 2017-03-20 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
[Open to AUs with Sheik as her own character for the purpose of sort-of-selfcest. Whether or not her gender is known is also optional. Defaulting to it not being known.]
littlehuntress: (35)

Aloy | Horizon Zero Dawn

[personal profile] littlehuntress 2017-03-20 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
[Either role, with her being someone's protector or with her having recruited someone to fight by her side.]
eusford: (Default)

crowley eusford | owari no seraph | ota

[personal profile] eusford 2017-03-20 06:54 am (UTC)(link)
( either role is fine. if interested i do have a human!crowley journal who is more likely to swear himself to someone else being a crusader and all. )
baneofyourexistance: (*Growling*)

Prak Jaws | Shadow of Mordor | OTA

[personal profile] baneofyourexistance 2017-03-20 10:42 am (UTC)(link)
[Because not every person sworn to others is a nice person]
musubitori: (hmm)

/slides this terrible man towards you/

[personal profile] musubitori 2017-03-20 02:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[ ooc: I'm canon blind to BOF and I imagine you'll be to Katanagatari too? But the irony of an immortal fire bird ninja protecting/falling in love with a water dragon just struck me as poetic/disastrous - Houou is pretty full of baggage too, but he'd be an incredibly competent bodyguard and is easily duty/honour bound - he's canonly a blade for hire. Happy to AU! ]
only_half_a_god: (warmth)

Yes good. :)

[personal profile] only_half_a_god 2017-03-20 05:30 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ahaha, nice! Yeah, Breath of Fire in general is boiled down to: dragon named Ryu person saves the world. Fou-Lu just adds the duality to this because while one dragon tries to save it, the other (Fou-Lu) decides after his love's death that he should destroy it (and turns from a playable protagonist to a playable antagonist.) That said, he's post-series with tweaks to the manga ending (he and Ryu remain split in half, but instead of going mortal, they retain their godhood.) So he's particularly soft again, although no less hurting. Time soothes all wounds eventually.

[I digress. XD I have no problem AUing his timeline point to be far enough ahead that honestly, certain races and details could have eventually just become folklore. Or even just a new world entirely where they don't exist.

[And so long as Houou treats Fou-Lu and other people well (AKA don't kill without proper cause) and lives honorably, Fou-Lu isn't likely to hate his actions in any serious capacity.

[ALSO Houou is actually neat, since Fou-Lu's other self, Ryu, is a fire/light dragon (meaning he has access to healing/support spells; Fou-Lu has access to an instant-death spell.)

[From what point would you like things to start? Just meeting, or already sworn in for some time? Something else?]
itsmesteven: (teeth clenched sorta smile sharp downwar)

Steven | Steven Universe | OTA

[personal profile] itsmesteven 2017-03-20 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Fishing for a Connie here, but open to AUing with anyone else, either as the one sworn to or the one sworn. ]
musubitori: (heeeh)

Re: Yes good. :)

[personal profile] musubitori 2017-03-20 07:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Oh gosh yes, this is excellent.

Houou comes from the most tragic of canons where he's the head of a struggling ninja clan that gets mixed up in deadly sword high-jinx and he watches one after another of his family/clan fall to bad luck and general awful life choices.

He's pretty honourable in that he believes all ninja are born to die for their clan/cause and he's taken that to /really/ logical extremes - he's stolen from/aided the killing of his closest friend because of clan rivalry/survival - but he's no murderer, there's always a reason and especially now he's older, (200+ years?) he's more likely to talk/trick his way out of situations.

He has this pretty awful ability where he can take literal body parts from people and absorb their skills/extend his life time with theirs, but it's a bit of a head fuck for him so it's not something he does without necessity. Otherwise he's charming af and has that 'nothing left to lose vibe' about him.

Sworn in for some time for ease? We can roll them both into the obscurity of their futures - Houou would have been just glad to have something/someone to live for otherwise - so familiar enough for gentle snark, but still respectful enough that realising either of them could be in deep, makes Houou want to die because he's a professional /damn it/.

If you've got any starter ideas, shout, but if not we can trot out something deliciously cliche and fantasy au appropriate? :3 ]
only_half_a_god: (Default)

[personal profile] only_half_a_god 2017-03-20 10:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh man that's all awful. XD; Anyway, that works. :) Just don't be suicidal and Fou-Lu will respect Houou's idea of honor. <3

[I could probably whip something up in a bit once I get some food in me (it's on the stove) but right now I'm drawing blanks. But deliciously cliche and fantasy AU appropriate sounds great!]

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