I am taking the week off, but I thought it was odd that no one has asked about the symbol that’s always near my name.
It is, simply, a swastika. Now don’t think goosestepping, Jew-killers for a moment. The swastika is an ancient symbol, predating the historical Mesopotamian civilizations. There it represented fertility (think water swirling into a drain, now think about the water swirling outward). This particular symbol I found associated with Indian beliefs.
The mace is from one of my favorite characters; he walks around the ice age world with a club laced with obsidian blades. I had considered putting it in a corner and making it smaller, because my mace character always seems to get upstaged/embarrassed/defeated by someone more peaceful/calm/wise. But I figured if I minimized it no one would even be able to tell what it was. Hence the symbol.