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The Palace of Profits
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Murometz's comment on 2006-07-06 11:36 AM
Loved every word! I like the way the curse is explained (self-feeding), because until I got to that passage I was wondering why a "curse-reverse" or some such thing, wasnt atempted. Love the eunuchs! (men without testicles are always trusted :D). Love the whole gold & greed theme! But my favorite concept here, is the way the wealthy gather here to hold their meetings, surrounded by exquisite splendor. Nice touch!

Also loved Manfred's take on this :D Go to Comment
The Palace of Profits
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valadaar's comment on 2015-06-22 03:02 PM
Gold I tell you! This one is Gold!

Seriously, this is excellent, and could fit in the Game of Thrones universe without too much work.

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Dragon Crossbow
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-06-29 03:03 PM
Added to the munande weapons section

I like the basics of the write up. It seems plausable, though cumbersome, to be a possible weapon. It does not need much of a historical write up... except maybe what region of the world it came from and the period... the explanation as to what it is used for covers much of the history.

Paws up Go to Comment
Dragon Crossbow
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-06-28 12:43 PM
I didn't dig into a backstory on this piece since it was really just an idea for a really big crossbow. As for the name, grandiose titles and claims are pretty common, what could be more potent than a dragon-slaying crossbow?

As for elephants in fantasy, Tolkien had the Oliphants, but they were way larger than a normal elephant. The others don't seem to be able to seperate the elephant from African or Indian mythology. BTW, Jordan has elephants in the Wheel of Time books, but calls them S'redit, or boar horses. Go to Comment
Dragon Crossbow
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-06-29 11:17 PM
What you say is true, but the draw of the crossbow is not generated by the strings, but by the crossmember. While your typical bear hunting bow might be an 80 pound pull, it is 80 pounds to pull the bar. To pull the bar on the Dragon Crossbow requires that all of the strings be pulled back at the same time to get the 640 pounds of pull needed to bend the steel arm. The strings will snap if your try to pull then back 1 at a time. Go to Comment
Dragon Crossbow
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-06-28 01:22 PM
Useful but not too uber-powerful. Nice.I want one of these. Go to Comment
Dragon Crossbow
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2006-06-28 11:57 AM
This idea has a solid ground and reasonable believability in its design. The fact that the difficulty in use and cost has made it more of a collectors item than a useable one.

I of course, would like to see a little more write up on it, the history behind it, why it was originally made to be so durable and strong. Since its name implies it was created for dragons (I realize the elephant portion of it though) yet it has never been tested against a dragon. So if it has never been used for its possible original purpose then why build it to the point where it is nearly infamous? Go to Comment
Dragon Crossbow
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Chaosmark's comment on 2006-10-22 12:03 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
Dragon Crossbow
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Incarnadine's comment on 2006-06-28 02:28 PM
Well, I'm not much of an expert on crossbows, but here's my take.

A longbow can be between 60 and 160 pounds worth of draw- so you may want to change the stats of the draw, as each string could feasibly (if horrendously difficultly) be cocked manually. This would undoubtedy take a while, and be so cumbersome that dryfiring would be all but certain, but it probably would take less than 5 minutes. Go to Comment
Dragon Crossbow
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Pariah's comment on 2006-10-21 09:09 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Dragon Crossbow
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Dozus's comment on 2006-06-28 11:59 AM
Pretty detailed, for essentially being a really big crossbow. Now that you mention it, why aren't there more elephants in fantasy? Go to Comment
Dragon Crossbow
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axlerowes's comment on 2006-09-21 12:10 PM
Sometimes you just need a really big crossbow or ax or sword. It is beautifully simple and well described. Go to Comment
Dragon Crossbow
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valadaar's comment on 2006-09-21 11:30 AM
Now, you just need to get one of these into something that *can* draw back at 640 lb bow.... Go to Comment
Dragon Crossbow
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Dreamseeker's comment on 2008-05-30 05:34 PM
Assassins might like it, since it can be fired with relative accuracy at long range Go to Comment
Dragon Crossbow
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caesar193's comment on 2013-04-27 06:40 PM
Hmmm... If you had a line of ulnar ores human beings, how many of them would a bolt of one of these babies kill?

I'll get back to you after I have my Dragon Crossbow corps trained (one volley, then they draw swords). Go to Comment
Agenhin Manor
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2006-06-27 01:02 AM
Did you by any chance get the name Tekne from me? As in Tekneani Empire (Silver Mask of Ssungar and U'dem-land)? Go to Comment
Agenhin Manor
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MoonHunter's comment on 2006-06-28 11:55 AM
Nicely done. It has history, explanation, and dramatic components. It has embedded several groups, a nice touch. Two paws up Go to Comment
Agenhin Manor
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Scrasamax's comment on 2006-06-27 09:11 AM
something about nobles powdering their throats, some sort of poison powder I believe it was. Loved the name, but didnt really notice anything about it afterwards. If you dont like it I can change the name. Go to Comment
Agenhin Manor
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Incarnadine's comment on 2006-06-26 08:30 PM
A solid take on an old idea. While nothing is particularily unique, it is well fleshed out and, perhaps more importantly, very versitile. Go to Comment
Agenhin Manor
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Murometz's comment on 2006-06-27 10:45 PM
Very nice! The sordid history of a building. I liked the time-frame flow. Go to Comment
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