21 Ways, Trip 1, Revelations.
Step ONE: Revelations, King of Swords.
The king is very royal. He is purple, and has a dignified beard. He looks very wise. His wings are solid and strong, having thick muscular metallic leading edges clasped together blocking and deflecting anything that would take him from behind. He has intricate tatoos all over his body, they look like warpaint or tiger stripes. He is calm but prepared holding his sword in front of him.
His legs are interlocked with his shadow self. His shadows tattoos have morphed and now appear to be more defensive looking.His wings are shattered but still holding together, their thick front edges are now thinned and bowed, letting the full moon peak through. his face is blocked by his sword which he holds up with both hands, one on the hilt and the other flat against the back of the blade.
It is interesting that this card came up, because earlier I just had a bonding experience with my Tabula Mundi deck where the Prince of Swords came to be my significantor. It was awesome to have the equivalent card be the first draw I made after my first time shuffling it. It's interesting that my tabula deck has the Knight in the king space and I picked the Prince from that deck, which seems to have a very very similar meaning in that system as the King of this deck. I looked at the knight, and like the knight/king in tabula it didn't really jump out to me much.