Armor: Ryders will be wearing suits of full leathers for protection from the elements and from dangers.
Soft Leather armor: We have some pretty thick hides on this planet, as well as some very nice ones. This is the most common form of armor, as soft leather suits are worn by Ryders when ryding.
Waxed leather: Curboli This is a cross between soft and hard leather. Cheaper, but vastly less strong than Hard Leather.
Hard Leather armor: Add a little resin from a tree and some heat and pressure, and soft leather and you get hard leather. The suit would be soft leather with section of hard leather. It would look a great deal like a leather motorcycle suit.
Buckler: Pretty pointless, but some people like them.
Blouse: A pull over shirt
Tunic: Basic shirt
Over Jacket Mens
Dress Very Nice
Jacket Soft Leather
Ryder Cap: (Aviators Cap)
Soft Leather Pants
Soft Leather Over Jacket
Soft Leather Duster
Food Kit: Personal utensils, cup/mug, and emergency plate/ pan.
Glider: (Hang Glider)
Kit: Box of personal effects
Lure: A wind up ball that generates an electrical call and a small noise for a time to draw megafauna to it.
Rut bag: A duffle bag
Bit: Used by non bonded ryder, to give them a good way to communicate with their dragons via a system of tugs.
Caddy: Use to store spears and pole weapons on a Dragon's harness.
Harness: The basic straps that allow for a saddle
Gamers seem to love weapons, so here they are
The weapons need to be primarily one handed and designed for use against monsters rather than humans. (though we will be using them against humans from time to time... Warfare is not practiced on Kerren, but duels and assasinations are)
Also remember that most items that we would think of as metal are hard leather, treated Gip hide that is nearly as tough as steel.
*Combat Knife: A multipurpose tool really. Weapons a Ryder might use need to have really good grips, lest they drop them and they fall to the ground.
* Crescent Knife: A knife made from a dragon's claw.
*Circle knife: A round bladed circlular blade. Used in China. Can be thrown. And is also a tool for skinning animals. Good ones are metal, but hard leather ones are quite common.
* Spear with a cross bar on the head- a boar spear: Normally only used when hunting Zhan
* Halberd: All around great weapon. A weapon that actually had a western martial art attached to it, in the 1400-1500s.
* Spear with sleeve catchers: Ryder vs criminal weapon.
*Javalin: Used in several of the mock combat dragon tournament events. Add an Atlatl, or spear thrower, and it can be a formitable weapons.
*Crossbow 1 handed: They need one hand for holding on to the Dragon.
*Crossbow 2 handed: For killing Zhan dead. Requires a steady ride or being tied in to use.
*Bola: A great thrown weapon good for capturing or slowling down the critter in question. Great for catching humans as well.
*Whip: A hard weapon to master, but very versitle if you do.
*Firebombs: also known as Motloff cocktails
*Boomerangs: While they make the toy ones, that return automatically, they will make the heavier war boomerangs. These thrown items have ranges equivalent to a bow and are large and heavy, suitable for taking down game/ smaller saurians and annoying bigger megafauna.
*Triffle: This is a three tined throwing toy. Not normally used as a weapon (it has the throwing characteristics of an airfoil), but used as a throwing toy. Therefore it is used by children to hunt insects (while the insects hunt them... so it is only fair) It is also used in an ariel football like game (frisbee football/ rugby rules). Since it is something that people might have on hand that can be used as a weapon if thrown just so , it should be listed as one.
*Hatchet: Another tool turned to weapon status.
*Multipick: A tool used by the American Pioneers, the head includes a hammer and a wide bladed pick, the other end a shovel. This is a useful tool for a variety of purposes... including the splitting of skulls in anger.
Note: Swords are great, but mostly as an anti-personel/human weapon. Not as efficient vs animals. Maces are great weapons, but require you to get closer to the megafauna than you would normally want, plus cutting is better against thick hide creatures. That is why I choose spears as their primary weapons against animals/monsters. Given the lack of metal, martial arts/ unarmed combat will be a very common form of combat.