The Scythe, Rune of Dominion
Affiliated with the Realm of Autumn
Hirmok is the well-tended field, the orderly demesne of the strong ruler. It is the boundary that defines a sphere of influence and rejects all else. That which is Hirmok is bent to one service; all strength and resources moulded into something greater.
Amongst its concerns are the orderly imposition of the will over the vagaries of mortal nature and the elements. As such it can be a harsh rune, and is sometimes called the Tyrant’s Rune, but in truth it could be seen as perfectly in accord with the Imperial Virtue of Loyalty.
More than reach, the rune concerns itself with grasp, it is a claim that has been staked and will be defended. The ancient trolls often erected stone piles with this rune to mark the boundaries of their petty kingdoms, and Marcher beaters sometimes employ a similar scratchmark when beating the bounds. The great gates of Holberg are said to have it stamped on every brick, every piece of timber and every nail as one simple warning: what’s ours shall never be let go.
Using Hirmok in magic
The Rune of Dominion is evoked in magic that controls other forces, and it is often used as part of dangerous or destructive rituals to control and channel the release of energies. It is sometimes evoked in magic of binding or geasing, especially when one of the parties involved is not voluntary. Finally, it is a powerful rune when used in magic that identifies possessions or defines an area especially for warding purposes. Some magicians evoke Hirmok when performing the entangle incantation.
Crafting with Hirmok
For Machine Embroidery
Here is a digitized version of Hirmok in .jef format, suitable for a 7x5 hoop. File:RuneHirmok.jef