A midsword is the most common weapon throughout the lands of Lesser Galwyndor. It is named so for its length, which is longer than a short sword, but shorter than a longsword. They came into popularity when the world began to experience widespread famine. Since energy conservation became a priority, warriors needed a lighter weapon but wanted longer reach than a short sword could provide. Midswords are still heavier than rapiers, and are similar in size to sabers, though can have the blade on one edge or both.
Name-brand midswords are sought after items, as most swords are either cannibalized versions made from parts of other swords, or are made by hand by unskilled smiths. Brands such as Rutlig and Straser are examples, though Straser typically makes only smaller blades.