Dead Counter sword cross

Corvo and his opponent fight with swords.

The Blade Verbena is an annual sword duel festival where the greatest swordsmen from all across the Empire of the Isles demonstrate their skill in a tournament which is hosted in Karnaca.


Anyone is permitted to enter the competition. There, participants advance through a series of duels until eventually the victor of the final duel is announced the winner and is awarded a trophy for their achievement.

The Grand Serkonan Guard keeps an eye on proceedings, and a victory in the competition is enough for even a working class person to win a junior officer rank in the Guard. The Verbena is also open to viewing by general spectators, who often come from all over Serkonos.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 Corvo Attano, The Royal Protector In Our Times, Part 01

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