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Shura Fist of Slaying

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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.

Easily the most savage mer-race to ever stalk the seas of Acqua,the Shura are known for their prospenity towards lethal violence. 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. 
 
It comes as no surprise then to one knowledgable of the ways of these folk,that the Shura have developed a varied range of weapons,all of them seemingly designed to shred the un-armored flesh of a foe as viciously as possible. Perhaps the simplest of them all to fashion,is the Shura Fist Of Slaying. 
 
It is a simple weapon, basically consisting of thick twines of kelp and sharp serrated bits of stone and coral. The twine is used to wrap the serrated bits of coral and stone around the fingers on the right hand of a Shura brave, tightly enough to prevent them from slipping off,but at the same time not so tight as to cut off blood flow. The wicked tips of the jagged coral and rock shards point forward as can be guessed. 
 
When slammed into the face of a foe,the wounds inflicted can be grievous,especially dangerous to one’s vulnerable eyes. Many a Shura brave has blinded and then dispatched a foe with this secondary weapon in close melee combat where the classic trident is too cumbersome and tedious to use effectively. In these situations,the Fists can be a frightening weapon as some People of the Coral that have done battle with the Shura, will testify.



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Voted Cheka Man
November 17, 2005, 21:24
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An underwater knuckleduster. Very useful.
Voted Zylithan
November 29, 2005, 16:15
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Good description of a people and of a variant of good old brass knuckles. Simple can be beautiful.
Barbarian Horde
August 10, 2007, 11:53
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short, but descriptive. And what Cheka said too.
Voted MoonHunter
August 10, 2007, 14:04
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Missed this the first time through. It is a very "natural" weapon, it feels real. It has a nice explanation, good description, and is a functional piece.

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       By: Strolen

In nature, for instance, a rhino has flies and ticks etc, that live on the hide and live off the blood. Rhino will visit and lie in ponds where turtles will clean the underwater portion of the ticks and a species of bird will clean the the top of ticks and other parasites. What if where the characters camp there were a species of animals that lived off wounds of the creatures. PCs camp. Anybody with wounds on there body are soon covered with small rodent - insect - shadows - whatever. Would immediately see it as a threat I would imagine. But perhaps one of the wounded didn't wake up when it happened, and when they did finally wake they were completely healed. Perhaps somebody was warned of something attacking them but they were able to notice that the wound was actually getting smaller instead of larger. Or maybe they successfully beat the creatures off them and don't notice an improvement, marking this place never to rest at ever again....later learn that villagers send their wounded there but they keep it a guarded secret because they don't want all the attention or traffic and what comes with such a special gift. Could turn into something more too if characters decide to start blabbing about it.

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