“You know them the moment they enter a room. They own it, whether it is theirs or not. Everyone shifts uncomfortably and sidles as far from them as they can, whilst looking as if they have better things and places to be. Even if they come dressed as commoners, or hidden by cloaks they are still known,” said one.
“The Arch’s people exude the very power that maintains our order. Their presence is enough to shut down any opposition,” said another.
“And yet they come adorned for war. Ready to make battle with the most brutal of efficiency. Such is their skill with the lance, sword or sickle,” added a third.
“Oh and the stand taller than any man. They walk as if giants,” put in the first.
“No that’s just their hats,” countered the third.
“Hats? Not helms? Or the skulls of their enemies? Hats, like the things made of felt and decorated with plumes and what not,” asked the second.
“Well…”said the third, “even they aren’t above a sense of style.”
“No this is true. They are some of the most stylish,” agreed the first.
“The Arch knows what’s good. Knows image is the first step in winning any battle, they do,” said the second.
Today’s art is courtesy of Gilles Ketting from London, the United Kingdom.