Aldus Huxley imagined a future where the masses were controlled by readily available doses of a drug called soma. The Cosmic Era is rife with drugs, some illicit and some marketed with the accuracy of laser guided weapons. The only thing he got wrong was that there isn't one happy pill, there are hundreds to choose from.
The Agonizer is a peripheral device used as a negative reinforcement tool
Squirt guns are typically non-lethal weapons used to deliver debilitating chemical agents.
These are not, in spite of their name, the eggs of actual Doppelgangers...
An insidious weapon born from terrorists and adopted by the military
In the Federation Space Navy, there is an expression, the Battlestars get the glory, but the Normandy's do the work
Thirty Scepters, some of them items of great magical powers, others mere symbols of office, and one or two that are more a bane then a boon to their owners.
Not every sword robbed from a tomb, picked up on the battlefield or brought in some out of the way shop is going to be a Master Sword of wonder. Far from it....Here are thirty or more swords that lack that certain something...Some have problems with them in combat, others are good weapons but cause other problems, legal or otherwise, for their owners.
Because the world can never have too many magical swords.
An enchanted spell book in a walking stick, originally created by a blind mage. It allows a wizard to secretly prepare spells in plain sight.
If it is stupid, this is where it goes!
The cutting edge of sleep technology
A disposable heavy weapon for a battlemech
Not just an Oekaki, but an insomniac one!
Seven highly magical and dangerous blades of the Ocean, all of them in the hands of the green-tail merpeople of the shallow seas.
A collection of Ophidian weapons for your perusal.
Whilst there may be times and places where it is perfectly legally acceptable to swing a sword around and other such weapons, at many times in history weapons have either been limited to the nobility only (as in the Japan of the Tokugawa Shoguns) or outright banned for almost everybody (as in most Western countries today.) Even in more weapon-friendly fantasy worlds, there may be times and places where weapons are banned for most people (such as at the court of a noble, or in certain taverns whose owners really don't want sword fights in their establishment.) With this is mind, here are 30+ items that can be used as weapons.
Some times an unruly spell needs to be taught a lesson...
A sinister book that forces the reader to relive painful memories by presenting idealized versions of their outcomes.
Elven prison sentences even for small offenses seem very long to humans, but this is not because their rulers are draconian, but because elves live so long that a six year sentence, for example, is like a six week one in human terms.Humans in Elven countries are well advised to behave themselves