** W O W **
Seriously, good stuff, and I can see where this may be headed, but I won’t predict which version of the story board you are following.
Julius Caesar carried a sword in the style of a Basilard… and wasn't Caesar killed with a knife, also similar to the style of a Basilard? You have chosen very strong imagery in that choice of title.
Power and the powerful - - and the unraveling and rebuilding of empires - - literally swords with two-edges, yes?
I’m loving it, keep it coming, please…