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Orden de la Hacha by 7Sins7 Orden de la Hacha by 7Sins7
'The Order of the Hatchet'

The Order of the Hatchet (Orden de la Hacha) is a military order of knighthood for women in Catalonia. It was founded in 1149 by Raymond Berenger, count of Barcelona, to honor the women who fought for the defense of the city of Tortosa against a Moor attack.

Tortosa had been taken from the Moors by Don Raymond as part of the second crusade. However on the 31st of December the Moors returned and laid siege to the city. The Inhabitants became desperate and finding the Earl unable to break the siege turned their thoughts to surrender. The women, hearing of this and being determined to prevent the disaster threatening their city, put on mens clothes and charged forth, forcing the Moors to raise the siege. (compiled from various sources).




Made for the weekly theme at :icondazaholics: which is 'Women Wearing Armour'.

This image is dedicated to all the people who have ever left me a comment like 'how can she fight in that, her boobs would fall out' or 'she isnt very well protected'. Say it now I dare ya, haha.




Many thanks for looking, comments and faves! :heart:
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lumberlung Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Writer
I'd had never heard of this order before. Thanks for the history lesson.

Her armor looks great and her face is beautiful. Sweet work all the way around.
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Firemaster1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
WOW A WOMAN WITH FULL ARMOR!
Sorry for the caps but i cant believe my eyes!
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Nicholas2004 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Wonderful image! Background is fabulous.
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7Sins7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :nod:
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Nicholas2004 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
You're welcome!
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hermieluver Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Great posing with the armour and the hair. Great story, too. Very nice!
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7Sins7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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NeilV Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice work great image
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7Sins7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Neil! :salute:
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sirocco-rc Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful character and armour. Awesome work :)
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7Sins7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Rania! :hug:
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sirocco-rc Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcomez :hug:
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Kudram791 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
If the title is in Spanish, I should be "La Orden del Hacha" due to the "a" sound at the beginning of the word. In Spanish we take the masculine pronoun ("el") with words as "hacha" instead of the feminine ("la") in the way to avoid cacophony ("la-hacha", "la-agua").

I don't know if I have explain me well in English, anyway it doesn't care. I like women knights, you did a good one here :)
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7Sins7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aha! Thank you so much for explaining that, I must edit the title! :nod:

Also I am glad you liked the picture, many thanks for your comment! :thanks:
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Kudram791 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Don't worry ^^ In fact, in the plural is "las hachas", so it could be a common mistake, doesn't matter ;)

Keep on with the good work ^-^
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Eldeago Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Awesome as always my friend
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7Sins7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much Ralph, really appreciate your continued support! :nod:
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NenDarnav Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
I always approve of women warriors. =D
How dare you put her in such attire, she can hardly breath and has limited mobility!!! SHE NEEDS SOMETHING SLINKY ASAP!!! :lol:LOL
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7Sins7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, brilliant comment, thanks so much! :D

Now I can officially decide that I cannot win whether I have scantily clad women or heavily armoured ones, and therefore I can do whatever I like! (slinky outfits incoming then!)
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NenDarnav Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
HAHA, one of my favorite sayings is "it's not how strong you are or how fast you are it is what is in your mind that makes you truly a force to br reckoned with" Slinky outfits are good for mind games. :nod:

How about trying the middle ground slinkily armour clad? =D
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Jazzine Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
typical - the guys were slackers, so the chicks had to save their sorry butts:rofl:
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7Sins7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isnt that just always the way Jazz, haha :D
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LynLinz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the hair and wind :)
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7Sins7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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mewfan151 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Very well done, as always!
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7Sins7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks! :thanks:
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mewfan151 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
^^
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Dendory Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010   Digital Artist
Nice one!
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7Sins7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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