“To be sure, Sneem, thou fiend, the Florid Sword hath run you through like unto a bolt of iron lightning piercing the watery depths of the Mighty Blapp, may she run wide and muddy all the days of mine own life! Flayed by my blade! Aha!” -The Florid Sword
The Florid Sword was a mysterious swashbuckler and fang-fighter.
Later in the series, we discover that this mysterious man was in fact Gammon, a defiant leader of a rebellion in the Ice Prairies.
He adopts Maraly Weaver and she becomes Shadowblade, another feared defender of the streets of Dugtown.