Oh, and to be overly technical, wouldn't it be a Necrocetacean? A Necronautilus
would be an undead squidlike thing with a shell.. :)
But it is a cooler name and this did not affect my vote at all... Go to Comment
The Captain scowled. "You ask what it is we hunt? 'Tis a great whale, but pale and bloated in death! It be no natural beast, but an evil that travels the seas, with death itself riding within! As long as sinew clings to bone, I'll give chase, for I'll ne'er rest 'til I have destroyed the thing that is...
Ewww. The Undead. But undead sporting a rather unexpected ride. I guess I would remove the crew chamber as well, unless that's where the necromancer hangs his(her) hat and plots a course for destruction.
I actually created a character class specifically for barfights (among other things...), the Gambler. They are automatically proficient with all improvised weapons. Playing perfect hands (and of course CHEATING) is a sure-fire way to start a barfight, and a Gambler's been in a great many in his lifetime. I will post the stats for the class sometime in the near future. Go to Comment
These are also known as stacking bags. This is a small, thin, narrow bag for coins, about the width of a man's palm, with a small drawstring. If coins are actually placed inside of it, they must be in a long stack. Other things can be kept in a stacking bag; rune coins, travel tokens, city script coins, and sometimes just Dwarven Steel Slugs.
Welcome to a fantasy set of a roll of quarters in a bar. (The mass makes the hand strike harder, but just short of a brass nuckle). It is a completely deniable "weapon". After all, you were just going to pay for some more drinks and happened to have your coin bag in your hand. Go to Comment
Contributed and forgot to comment and vote. How senior of me.
This is one of those subs that skates the border between The Silly and the Regular. With some more solid additions, this could be a really useful submission. Without it, it could really use silly freetext. Go to Comment
Because of a few quirks of culture and thaumageology, Antioch tends to have a large number of "corner places" that people sometimes feel themselves trapped in at night. Thus large amounts of beer are consumed and the patrons get a bit... rowdy.
To prevent damage to the furniture, stout furniture was used. Unfortunately, this allows for "stout" impromptu weapons. Furniture bolted down, minimized damage, but was impractical in many cases.
A clever Furnituresmith came up with another solution. (He is not an Impressor - a man of magical science or learning, despite popular rumor). Clever Furniture is carefully crafted furniture made of sturdy, but light parts. They are jointed so that if picked up or "stressed" in odd ways, they would disassemble. So a chair's legs will fall out if lifted up or swung (and the back will disconnect if yanked upon). A table will disconnect from its legs if a huge weight is thrust on it OR it is bumped too hard from the side.
Originally this made for flimsy furniture. However with the experience, better crafting techniques and tools (Impressor leathes) and the addition of lines that connect the various pieces together (making for easy reassembly and the inability to use a piece as a billy club), the Clever Furniture is becoming popular in more rowdy establishments. Go to Comment