I was afraid the orphan thing would seem cliche, but it made more sense in my head. No dragon would accept a half-breed, and the drow would want nothing to do with him. Perhaps you're right about him looking too fierce to live in standard communities, though. I'll have to rethink him a bit. Go to Comment
So Thaxen comes from my high school era of RPing. He was supposed to be an adversary/antithesis of a elf/blue dragon hybrid. Clearly, I didn't get much beyond that stage in my thinking.
As Scras and Forganthus suggested, he obviously needed some more background and characterization. The "orphan to avenger" thing has been done to death, of course. So what could save him? Is there anything salvageable in this guy? Go to Comment
They don't really work as a weapon, as I understand the description. It is just a matter of physics. Sure these will be large and heavy, and this is part of the problem. You can use it as a heaven and earth staff, slashing and trapping. You can't get much of a cut going vs a human scaled target without more leverage or near superstrength. Mashing people over the head will work, but the weapon is not well balanced.
Yes, you can physically make them as a weapon. Yes they will inflict some harm. Yes, I can see them as a novelty weapon in a base gladitorial combat. Being used outside the gladitorial ring? Why? There are weapons that are vastly more efficient, they do as much or more damage, with a faster strike speed, with less weight (thus fatigue). 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
The core idea, I don't love it nor hate it, unlike others before me. The write-up is good quality and has added realism and extra spice to an otherwise plain and (to me at least) quite boring write-up of a particular type of weapon (I know there's weapon enthusiasts on this site but I'm just not one of them). So a score of 3.5.
*Commented on for the Commenting Challenge Go to Comment
Eeeek! The Jackass for fantasy. Personally against my tastes but I do see such types are sometimes necessary. I like that he doesn't take his loss of dignity so easily.
Cleaners - a small gang of pickpockets has started to visit his performances regularly, of course not for the fun. Teldus or his manager will naturally want them to be removed, but can't call on his buddies for it could start a guild war.
Problem - during one of his exploits, Teldus has broken something _really_ important. A piece of ancient art, a holy relic, whatever. Promptly sent of on a quest, the heroes are hired to prevent him from getting killed. Go to Comment