I don't know why I say this but I picture him with a young daughter, whose mother passed away. He is fiercely protective of her and keeps her identity a secret, but at the same time is slowly teaching her the ropes, and encouraging her to study his exhaustive mercenary records. After all a man such as Arkath will one day need an heir apparent.
Arkath: so who would you say is right for this my dear?
daughter: Felthyn's Fearless, who else!
Arkath: tut..tut, remember the terrain involved my sweet
daughter: Oh..wait..I know, The Swamp Adders of course! Go to Comment
yes...not practical or plausible at all. BUT, they are fun to visualize, and as Cheka said they work as weapons for impractical trolls and giants, or as Moonhunter said (and Dozus explained) would definitely work in a gladitorial arena, where the spectators are getting bored of the same ol' weapons. So, originality and a good back story, hence 4/5. "realism" in fantasy is a relative term. We could have dragons, demons, trolls, and ogres, but we draw the line at giant scissors...why? Go to Comment