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Dragonlordmax
November 17, 2005
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Ghorish Maw    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

The Ghorish Maw is used by the Ogre Tribes which live in the Ghor Mountains, named after a legendary Ogre Chieftain who once resided there. Known for his love of eating, these are the weapons he armed his warriors with.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.375000
Woodsman's Blade    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

A Woodsman Blade is a useful tool for those who ply the woods. It is often the primary weapon for a variety of Woodsman Organization.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.000000
Wei-Jai Broadsword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

The Wei-Jai were carried by Chinese soldiers during the anti-piracy campaign in the mid sixteenth century. Chinese sword blades were inferior to the Japanese blades, so there was a period when the Chinese government purchased Japanese made blades fashioned in the Chinese design.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Monk's Spade    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

In the north west provinces, the locals used an odd design for their shovels. The blade part is a flat 12” (30 cm) cast iron half circle with a small extension in the back to facilitate mounting on the handles. Like many farming items, they were adapted to be used as weapons by those who had them and had no others.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.714286
Pear Wood 100 Longevity Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

To wield such a weapon is to ensure long life and enough luck to have it.

Cheka Man
November 17, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 2.250000
Spikespear    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

An aquatic spear made of shaped coral.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.083333
100 Luck Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

One Hundred tiny prayers for luck.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.625000
Ryder Spear    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

A Ryder Spear is the quintessinal Kerrenese weapon. It is used by Ryders in combat and in tournament, the two most important parts of a Ryder’s life.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.583333
Spring and Autumn Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

It is called the Spring and Autumn sword because it brings new beginings and new endings.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
Family Art Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

“When I strike at you, I am not alone. I have the courage and skill of my entire family. You do not have a chance!”

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.333333
Wind and Fire Wheels    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

In most places, weapons are designed for ease of creation and practicality of use. In others, various weapon designs are developed to meet certain philosophical criteria. Wind and Fire Wheels are of the later type. However, they augment many unarmed combat styles, so in the end, they are an effective weapon.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Heaven and Earth Blade    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

In most places, weapons are designed for ease of creation and practicality of use. In others, various weapon designs are developed to meet certain philosophical criteria. This staff was initially designed for philosophical reasons, but has become a very effective weapon in which several martial techniques have been built around.

MoonHunter
November 17, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.583333
Bat Blades    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

In the North West Province, Bats are considered Evil (as they are creatures of darkness and bring disease), but are still a sign of good luck. The presence of bats around one (as many locals dig out caves or put up bat sheds) shows a Sly Dark One’s Luck. (In reality, Bats eat locusts, locust pupae, and many other disruptive pests, so farmers with bats near by have better crops). The people of this province have a love hate relationship with these creatures.

Cheka Man
November 17, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.666667
The Retainer's Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

The Ducal Retainers of Urania who patrol the ever moving Twilight Zone, carry special swords that only they may legally carry.

CaptainPenguin
November 17, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.200000
Tree-of-Blades    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

The Tree-of-Blades (along with the infamous dragonsword, with which we are not concerned here) is the signature weapon and symbol of the Dragonfighters of Mount Taris. It is also known as the Dragonfighter axe, or as the txarian (this name, pronounced “char-EE-ahn”, comes from Txarian Tapolosthes, the feared Chilliarch of the Dragonfighters, who led the his people in a series of short but vicious wars against the Mysians).

Maggot
November 17, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Shura Fist of Slaying    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Just like with the sharks they so revere,a wrong or inappropriate action can provoke a lethal reaction from a Shura. As the other mer-races are so fond of saying among themselves,the only thing more unpredictable than a shark is a Shura.  This is a prefered weapon, simple yet deadly.

CaptainPenguin
November 17, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.857143
Khawarezmian Papersword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Some call the Khawarezmians primitive. Paperswords are not made of paper or parchament. They are made of thin sheets of bone laminated together. It takes expert craftsmanship to make them. They are anything but primitive.

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 17, 2005
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Interesting Weapons- Non-Magic    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

Every item does not need to be POWERFUL… EXOTIC… MYTHIC, but it does need to be interesting or useful. After all, if the item is not useful in some way…. why did anyone take the time and materials to make it?

KendraHeart
November 8, 2005
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Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.388889
Sovereign's Sword    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Heroic)

Sovereign’s Swords are the distinctive weapons of the Sovereign’s Finest, the upper ranked members of the Kingdom’s forces. These special agents are the Sovereign’s hands, imparting justice and rulings when needed, being embassy, or doing special duties.

MoonHunter
October 31, 2005
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 3.833333
Green Dragon Crescent Moon Swords    Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Non-Magical)

This weapons has been made popular by several heroic and near mythical adventuring types that have served the Empire over the last three centuries. They are large, powerful weapons, with a distinctive look to them, suitable for Heroes and those who think they are heroes.

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Order of the Moonbeard

       By: valadaar

Among the assortment of organized criminals who live in the great city, few command greater fear the Moonbeard Order.

They of course do not call themselves that, but have earned the moniker from their fashion of dying their large beards with lye to produce a distinctive crescent shape running from earlobe to earlobe. This is meant as a taunt for their enemies, for it clearly outlines their throats.

They also wear garb similar to the northern tribesman, carefully tooled leather and showing multiple, colourful glyphs.

They are feared due to the intense discipline that their group maintains, due to their origins as a warrior-sect.

They serve as paid thugs, enforcers and assassins within the city, with the client simply ordering a service from the organization, not hiring an individual. Apart from making the request and providing payment in full in advance, the order completes the assignment themselves.

Their order has many moles through the organizations of the city, and more than a couple of nobles. As such, no organized move has been made against them since their chief activity is directed against other members of the crime world. It is said that their services have been useful for those in power as well, further protecting them from persecution.

Their religion holds that their time in this world is vanishingly brief, and largely unimportant except as training for the Great Battle.

The order is very utilitarian with weapons choice - they simply use the tool needed for the occasion, though not without having trained extensively with it beforehand. Daggers, garrottes, swords, bows, battle axes, polearms, wagons, even siege engines have been used to carry out their contracts.

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