Okay, now I'm pretty sure Bai Yu actually means white rain in chinese, but other than that, I echo has said. This is a good and versatile character. The only complaint I have is that we don't really know how the transformation happened, but I can probaly phase that over. Probaly with a kind of supernatural plant that fuses the bodies of different people when the same stalk is eaten by more than one living creature- hold that thought, I need to write it down. Go to Comment
Yes, I know that there are already 2 folding fans in scroll, but seriously, if you ever seen a Chinese kung-fu flick, folding fans are just below Umbrellas in the number of times they are used.
This weapon resembles a simple ladies's fan (you know, the ones with cloth covering and lace on the end.) However, when the fan is handled in a certain way, a spring loaded tube is triggered, sending a small needle flying from the tip. The needle is commonly poisoned for greater lethality. Other variants include those with needle-tubes between every support strut to be used like a shotgun, because, you know, if enough is good, more is better, and those that fire spells when triggered. Just be sure never to trigger it accidentally when using it to cool yourself.
Fingernails of steel
These appear much like fake fingernails, only that these particular ones are made of steel and edged on one side. Perfect for acting like a cat and gorging someone's eye out. Make a "catfight" joke at your own peril. Retractable variants placed on gloves are also available, in case you don't want to leave scratches on everything you touch. Go to Comment
Within a few seconds of this candle being lit, the flame will launch itself towards whatever the candle is pointing at. It's mainly used as a primitive firework, as the fireball rarely flies true, making it nearly worthless as a weapon. This candle is responsible for more than one outbreak of fire, lit by those who are unaware of it's magical properties. As such, the are several countries who ban this sorts of candles, and those who continue to manufacture them tend to include various warning labels and distinctive marks.
(Think of it as a fantasy equivalent of a signal flare.)
This candle appears much like a regular candle when unlit. It's special properties only appear when lit. Within a few minutes of being lit, the candle flame will become still and glass like, and would cease to emit both heat and light. In fact, the area around the marble tends to be significantly colder than it's surroundings. The resulting object tends to be a near perfect replica of the flame, and can be picked up and handled much like any other object. It's true properties appear when it's shattered. When it's broken, it will release all the heat it has gathered in a massive conflagration. The strength of the explosion depends on how long it has been since it's been created. Older marbles yield larger explosions than newer ones, the oldest of which are capable of creating firestorms all by themselves. They are also easily concealed or disguised as jewelery, making them excellent weapons for the unscrupulous. Understandably, these kinds of candles are extremely rare. Go to Comment
This button is a vague triangular shape, with a light blue background and a yellow star on it. When activated, generally by pressing it twice, it generates enough force to propel an average sized person a good 20 feet forwards. (i.e. The direction the star is facing.) It helps if you need to run away or change directions very quickly, as the button can be used to compensate for forces of inertia when turning around bends. It can even be used to slow down a falling object to relatively safe speeds.
Unfortunately, the force is entirely concentrated on the button itself, so if it's not secured, it might just rip itself free of whatever surface it's adhered on, instead of pulling the owner's weight. For this reason, it's usually worn on more lasting materials than mere fabric, (Plate armor and the like). Also, due to the force generated, the button can be uses to add some extra force behind a person's blows (Flying sword, anyone?) and stronger versions can even be used as a propellant for some projectile weapons. Go to Comment
One thing you must realise is that there is no such thing as pure iron/steel these days. Iron/steel isn't nearly as strong now as it was in medieval times. However, with that said, iron in early medieval times was so soft you could hack right through a helm with a sword and leave a nice lil mark on the skull (depending on the grade of iron used on the sword and the helm, ofcaurse). After many hundreds of years of fine tuning, however, the only use the sword had was to puncture the plate. That was very difficult, however, since the grade of steel was so hard... only blunt instruments and weighted axes had any use against plate armor in later medieval times. Makes me wonder why rapiers were so popular then and why less people wore plate (Other than it's obsene costs... a nice suit of armor would cost as much as a nice lexus does now... and a kings suit would be as much as a rols royce).
Ideas ( System ) | June 9, 2003 |