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30 Uncoventional Weapons
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Moonlake's comment on 2009-01-30 11:22 PM
Updated: this scroll is getting very addictive to write! I've run out for now. Hopefully, others will fill it up to 30 Go to Comment
30 Uncoventional Weapons
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Moonlake's comment on 2009-02-02 08:33 PM
Ah, I see, a fan of kung-fu movies. You are right, most of it comes from such movies but strangely enough, I thought of the scroll mainly because I'm a bookworm in real life and the sash I always associate with women hanging themselves in suicide. However, coming from Hong Kong, I must say I practically grew up with these type of kung-fu series on TV though I can't say I'm a fan like yourself. But I had great fun writing about these weapons though :) Go to Comment
30 Uncoventional Weapons
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Moonlake's comment on 2009-02-06 08:42 PM
20. Meteor Hammer
An actual weapon used in ancient China, belonging to what I classify as Hybrid Weapons. It is basically a long rope with twin metal weights, "hammers", or darts on each end. When used as a weapon, the hammer or dart on the front end is used for attack and the other for protection.

The rope wraps around the neck, back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, thigh, foot, or waist. When the hammer or dart is released, it strikes outward with stunning and surprising speed. It is one of Chinese martial arts' most unique and difficult-to-master weapons.

21. the Urumi
An Indian weapon. The blade(s) is flexible enough to be rolled up and stored when not used, or even worn as a belt and whipped out on demand.

Optional magical traits:
The blade(s) uncoil upon command.

22. Hawaiian Throwing Axe
A wooden spade bordered with shark teeth that had the power to take men's limbs off, a weapon that can be used at both short and long range.

Optional magical traits:
Returns to hand on call

23. Blood Droplet
A weapon rumored to be in use amongst Imperial elite troops/Imperial assassins in the Ching dynastry when Manchurians occupy China as the ruling class. This rumored weapon looks like a helmet with a chain attached at one end. It is in fact a deadly weapon that is thrown to go completely over a target's head and decapitate him/her with the circle of blades at the base of this weapon. Go to Comment
30 Uncoventional Weapons
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Moonlake's comment on 2009-02-06 08:59 PM
7 more to go till completion! Also, thanks to Grey for the addition. Go to Comment
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Moonlake's comment on 2009-03-07 02:34 AM
24. Tibetan Mani prayer wheel
A cyclinder mounted on a spindle that can be spun via a chain that is the Tibetan religious artifact.

When used as a weapon, it is spun so that the chain will smack the opponent.

Disclaimer: This entry does not intend to make fun of/insult the Tibetan religion so anyone of the Tibetan religion, please don't flame me because of it.

25. Hourglass
A device for measuring time used in ancient Western societies. Made up of 2 glass bulbs stacked one over the other with sand flowing between them.

As a weapon, it is really a disguised form of the Meteor Hammer. The rope is hidden between the 2 glass bulbs that can be pulled out by detaching the glass bulbs from each other.

Optional magical traits:
The hourglass records the duration of the battle even though the 2 glass bulbs are detached from each other in battle.

26. Compass
A modern tool for finding direction that already exists in ancient days, consisting of a rounded face with a needle pointing to the South/North (in Chinese, it literally translates to "the Needle that points South" but according to Wikipedia, it points North?)

It might be used as a boomerang or a weapon for shooting out projectiles in combat.

Optional magical traits:
The needle will always point towards the direction of your opponent, useful when facing off against someone who can teleport at will

27. Bamboo Dragonfly
A children toy in ancient China, T shaped in that it is basically made up of a plank (acting as a propeller) mounted on a stick. When it is turned with both hands, the Bamboo Dragonfly will fly off while rotating.

Can be used as a dart that will burrow into the opponent's flesh on contact if spun into his/her direction. When facing multiple opponents, it can be spun in the direction of a group of enemies, with the rotating action spreading poison/gas that will hurt or disable them.

28. Tuning fork
A U-shaped two-pronged fork that resonates with a particular pitch.

A tuning fork used for combat purposes has sharp tips that can penetrate an opponent¡¦s armor/flesh and is mainly used in jabbing motions. In addition, it resonates at a really high pitch when hit against a special shield that will severely damage an opponent's internal organs if in close range to the opponent.

Optional magical traits:
Enlarges into the size of a pitch fork on demand.

29. Tortoise shell
The shell of a turtle. In ancient China, tortoise shells are often used by fortune tellers who practices their crafts by putting three copper coins into such shells, shaking the shell and then spilling out the coins on a plate to see how many face up and then repeating the same procedure for 3 times. These shells are often about one hand span in length.

In weapon form, however, it is of a size that can be worn around one¡¦s hand like oversized gloves. It is an all-rounded weapon, giving an user additional defense beyond conventional weapons. In offense, it is mainly used to swat an opponent.

Optional magical traits:
Can be shrunken when needed so it can be hidden and easily carried around.

30. Chinese frying pan (wok)
A round-bottomed frying pan.
Can be used to slam or dunk opponents on their heads on close range. Can also be a medium range weapon if used as a boomerang.

Optional magical traits:
Returns to hand on call Go to Comment
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Moonlake's comment on 2009-03-07 02:36 AM
A completed 30 finally! Also fixed up the spelling of shuriken and added slightly more details in the 1st scroll wheile at it (as pointed out by Pieh during a chat session) Go to Comment
Twin Lotus
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Moonlake's comment on 2009-01-26 11:03 PM
Updated: odd letters inserted into text before, now fixed Go to Comment
Twin Lotus
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Moonlake's comment on 2009-01-29 05:44 PM
Thanks, guys, for the encouraging remarks. I will try to expand on this. (To tell the truth, I totally misunderstood what the quest was abt and thought I was supposed to help complete a 30 list. Then I didn't know how to add an entry to the scroll and so decided to experiment by trying to submit a piece and then linking it back to the scroll. I just found out yesterday that the submit scroll button was right there in my face all the time. :D) Go to Comment
Twin Lotus
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Moonlake's comment on 2009-01-31 09:01 PM
Updated: Expanded on history substantially, also added section on Roleplaying notes Go to Comment
Twin Lotus
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Moonlake's comment on 2009-02-03 04:24 AM
Updated: expanded on item description Go to Comment
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Moonlake's comment on 2009-02-15 09:19 PM
Thanks for all the comments above. A few responses (hopefully not seen as excuses/overly defensive remarks, mainly want to clarify some points):

Re: essence in the hammer and its power- the way I see it, the two are quite separate. While the lady smith has poured some of her essence into the crafting, she hasnt poured so much into it becomes sort of sentiment or adopted her personality kind of thing. Rather, it only radiates her aura. Such an idea might be a bit flawed and I leave that to the readers judgment.

Re: enchantment doesnt mirror maker- my original thought is that the enchantment is there to augment the advantage of a female warrior, which is speed (probably a stereotypical view of warriors of different genders). I couldnt fit this into the backstory of the Chinese female smith and it was in the back of my mind as I was writing. I actually find it nice to see my own unconscious thoughts echoed in feedback. Comment very much appreciated.

Re: powers of the hammer doesn't match the history- basically a result of this being originally intended for the scroll rather than sub. I didn't have a ready backstory so as I was racking my brain for one, somehow things got fused with another idea of mine- the Soul Craft thing (Its currently hidden and might shed light on this pt if completed but I havent touched it in ages, dont know whether it will ever come to light). So again, I acknowledge this pt myself.

Overall, thanks everyone. Go to Comment
Fumbler's Cuffs
Items  (Other)   (Cursed)
Moonlake's comment on 2009-02-26 09:37 PM
short and sweet Go to Comment
Roleplaying books
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Non-Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2009-01-26 07:39 PM
As a bookworm in real life, I have to say that I really like this idea Go to Comment
Wood Spiders
Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Moonlake's comment on 2009-01-26 07:29 PM
A well thought out idea, very complete. Go to Comment
Book of Eternity
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
Moonlake's comment on 2009-03-09 07:28 PM
Would have given a 4 except for the fact that I don't quite understand the section on the downside of sectioning (do you mean there's no index within particular sections so you just have to flip through a whole section to find a particular page? if so, the description as it currently is is a bit ambiguous) so 3.5. Go to Comment
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Swamp)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-07 01:06 AM
Liked this kill-two-birds-with-1-stone sub that belongs to both the Whimsical Flora and Red Herring Codices. Actually, I ran into this years ago and somehow didn't vote on it, mistake corrected now. Go to Comment
Great Spear Festival
Plots  (Event)   (Encounter)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-01 10:25 PM
A nice stub to add colour to any world. Go to Comment
30 Divine Concepts
Systems  (Societal/ Cultural)   (Defining)
Moonlake's comment on 2009-03-15 09:24 PM
Very good 30s. Go to Comment
Printer's Devils
Lifeforms  (Unique)   (City/ Ruin)
Moonlake's comment on 2009-03-23 07:08 PM
What everyone said above Go to Comment
Mnogos, the historian of spirits
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Knowledge/Lore)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-05-29 02:27 AM
I believe everything I want to say has been covered by previous comments already. Good work. Go to Comment
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