It could be limited by powerful, probably artifical, weather conditions. The strength of this composite being is such that conditions which normally control hurricane movement (water temprature for one) do not have a great effect. It will not stray too far inland, but since so much of humanity generally lives on the sea, this still provides ample opportunity for destruction. Go to Comment
I did not mention sky ships - it was a pure blue-water battle.
and yes, the Aldruku ships are a minor variant on a longboat. They were a lower tech level then the Nyoran fleet - more tribal vs the greek/romanesque.
And to be honest, I had more fun writing the naval battle over the storm. Think I'll need to add toit sometime. Sigh. I keep saying that :)
Even so, they might be chained to the cycles of the weather, able only to manifest when the conditions are right: Dissipating when the storm's energy is spent, then reforming to again ravage the land in search of their ancient enemies, accursed and unable to rest until they have taken the soul from the last of their people's foes.
I just added my Armor of the Last Stand to this scrollycodexamajig. Too bad I didnt submit it in time for the War is Coming Quest. Anyway, I love this codexamascrollizzle. So... Submit more to it. Go to Comment
All in all, a codex for war creations seems obvious, yet never done before. Most of these I can see finding use in various places. I rather like it. Nice work on each of the ideas. Those four scroll items are themselves a nice piece of work. More would be nice. Go to Comment
These small bricks appear as small stone blocks 8" inches long, 2" wide and 3" high.
When a command is given (generally enscribed on the top of the block), it will increase in size up to 4' long, 1' wide and 18" high. If it encounters solid material (including flesh) while expanding, it will cease expanding in that direction. Where they touch stone, they will meld into it. The expansion is actually a restoration of their original size, and so cannot be reversed (except via the magical process that created the small verisons in the first place).
These bricks were originally intended for use to build field fortifications and bridges, as well as to repair stonework. They found that these stones were used for many other purposes, including:
1. Being dropped from castle walls (and flying mounts) onto enemies - the command to expand given prior to impact.
2. Walling in enemies (Ala. A Casque of Amontillado)
3. Booby trap contruction (much easier to create deadfall traps)
4. Capsizing ships (An infiltrator could bring a number onboard and unbalance the ship once expanded)
5. Choking large monsters (Thrown into the monsters mouth before activation. It will stop expanding when it hits the sides of the throat,but has a good chance of choking the affected monster. Go to Comment
The pike of the hedgehoge appears as long, bronze-tipped spear of ancient design. A short spike has been fitted to the butt end of the weapon and numerous bronze-inlaid runes run the length of the shaft.
When base of the weapons is thrust into the ground, a ring of pikes (10' radius inside the pikes) will appear around the user. The pikes appear in 3 layers, similar to a phalanx, but are 360 degrees around the user.
The pikes extend 10' from the ground and so the total area forms a 40' diameter circle. It takes about 10 seconds for the phalanx to form.
If more then one such pike is used, the rings will merge, allowing a larger protected area. Each Pike provides about 60 linear feet of pikes.
The pikes will not thrust but will move to block any attempt to penetrate the ring. An attacker would need to destroy a large number of the pikes to be able to bypass them.
They provide no defence to the user against missle attacks, but could devastate a charging opponent. Go to Comment
This animated bronze falcon was designed to protect officers and magi against stray arrows.
It will fly near the individuals it is ordered to protect and will attempt to either snatch or block with its body, missile weapons directed against it's charges.
It is unsuitable for underground/indoor use unless the room in question is very large indeed. The falcon is quite manuverable, but in close proximity to walls/ceilings its capability is greatly reduced.
It is very tough and should be able to parry/block many missiles before being knocked out of commission. Go to Comment
Perhaps one of the simplest items of magic in the Armory, the snaplink is a small, ensorcelled metal ring which, upon command, will spring open. Another command will cause the link to close once again.
The ring can hold at least a ton of weight before it will sunder and be destroyed.
The link, being so simple, can be used for many purposes, for example:
1. Quick release systems for securing cargo on wagons.
2. Booby traps (of course)
3. Quick release of armor or other pieces of equipment.
4. Locks (so long as command words are kept secure)
5. Binding prisoners with normal chains held together by these links. Go to Comment