Actually, relating to Iain's comment above, perhaps this could be related to the elementals eating other elementals thing that was discussed a while back? Perhaps they eat each other and thus grow in size, intelligence, AND in power. So they must "eat" more heat to survive, but they also can affect emotions more. Comments? Go to Comment
A gauntlet, a tiny vambrace, a stout buckler, and a short broad blade come together to make this unique defensive weapon.
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In the real world:
Never a common weapon by any means, this weapon was found sporatically throughout India, South East Asia, Korea, and Japan (in fact it was incorporated into several surviving armors).
The most famous of these weapons was incorporated into the Raideen armor.
A katar, also known as a Bundi dagger, is a type of short punching sword used in Persia and northern India. It is notable for its horizontal hand grip, which results in the blade of the sword sitting above the user's knuckles. Typically, katars were used in close range hand-to-hand combat, which is effective in armour piercing. The blade was often folded or corrugated for additional strength. Some katars have a mechanism responsible for making the blades split. This happens when the user pulls the hand grips together. In this variety of katar, two hand grips are used, so that the mechanism can be activated. This feature was often used to inflict a greater damage to the enemy, having the blades splitting inside of them and slashing their insides. "Hooded katars" are katars with a shield extending over the back of the user's hand. Katars ceased to be in common use in the 19th century.
The katar is unique because to stab an opponent one has to punch instead of thrust, unlike when using a regular knife or dagger. This leads to much more acrobatic fighting styles. It is more like an extension of the fist than a dagger, and it seems more natural to attack and defend with a katar.
Katars were commonly used by the members of the Kshatriya or military caste in Hinduism. Punjabis of Kshatriya descent have been known to possess names such as Katarmaar, which roughly translates to kill or hit with Katar. Go to Comment
Some character ideas for Urban Fantasy:
A young man from Toronto, who has been thrust into a fantasy world. He lived a fairly mundane life.
He is part Elf. You can't see that unless there is a flow of magic around him and you have the second sight. If he is brought from the Earth to the Fantasy Land, he is the Heir to a great Elven Power. In the fantasy world he becomes fairly Elven in apperance. Did we mention the uncontrolled magic powers and that he has a knack for archery.
Kellen Leaf... or Kellen Oakes
Young girl who fell into a fantasy world to be its savior. now back in our world. Go to Comment
Powdered Wigs were the height of fashion in the 17th century, the wig provided the wearer not only with style and panache, but served as a way to ward off head lice, a common ailment of the time. Go to Comment