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  • n. Plural form of sellsword.


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  • The great attraction of the story must lie in its panorama of a medieval kingdom: knights in armor, mercenary "sellswords," tavern wenches, struggling and striving inhabitants in all forms, from low to high.

    A Land of Wargs And Yunkishmen

  • All Odosse had to do was follow the sellswords and merchants to see where they bought their morning bread, and she knew which bakers were friendly to foreigners.


  • At best maybe Mikken has seen a few of those weapons now and then, perhaps when some sellswords or freeriders came through Winterfell, but they aren't what he's been working his whole life.

    Production design news

  • The animals were plunging back and forth through the mob of drunken sellswords, scattering them and completing their disorganization.

    The Warslayer

  • The Warmother had cast her net wide: there were more upright bear-wolves like the one she'd killed, but better groomed; androgynous golden-scaled bipeds with tall red crests; men shorter than Allimir, but blue-skinned and wearing furs; tall, hard-eyed Amazons in white tunics; bronze-skinned men who could have passed for human anywhere on Earth — in short, trouble in every shape and size and color, mercenaries and sellswords and villains all.

    The Warslayer

  • Then again, there were likely Yotian sellswords among the

    The Brothers' War

  • Then again, there were likely Yotian sellswords among the Korlisians, and that might cause them to charge prematurely.

    The Brothers' War

  • The main plot line deals with the army of Macht sellswords (sellspears?) fighting for their lives in someone else’s war and their employer’s motives are beyond their caring.

    Paul Kearney - The Ten Thousand (Book Review)

  • What in Ymir's name does King Sumuabi need with four troops of sellswords anyway? "

    Conan and the Emerald Lotus


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