Giant Monsters and Magical Girls
Dancing is an art and a dicipline. However in the case of the nomads who wander the southern desert and eastern Abylon, it is also a method of combat, and they are called the Dervish. They are renowned for their energy and whirling style of combat, for it melds magic and blade-work. Tales tell of some master dervish whirling so fast that they became as a great desert whirlwind, lifting the dust and sand up around them. In fact it is commonly believed dervish walk between the spiritual and material realms when they perform their mystic dance.
Their chosen weapon is often passed down to them, and is named for their most famous user, and referred to as the (weapon name)’s edge. Only when a dervish has trained an apprentice fully is he at liberty to create a second weapon of his own, calling it a “Samanya” blade, meaning blade of the unknown (although some dervish have been known to break this rule by creating their own weapon and relegating their past weapon to that of a backup).
Almost no two blades are ever exactly the same in design, but they most commonly resemble some style of scythe or scimitar, as these curved weapons tend to amplify the cutting power in the spinning blows they use.
With this in mind, dervish customize their combat art to their weapon, and not all rely on constant spinning, or any at all in some cases. It is also common for dervish, particularly scimitar-type dervish, to dual wield in order maximize the number of blows they can make.