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ID: 1651

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Heaven and Earth Blade

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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.

Full Item Description
This metal staff styled weapon is a total of 54” long (120cms).

This weapon consists of a metal bar (which is a flat oviod, rather than a round pole), with two nine inch curved blades jutting from either end. Two crescent-moon blade hand guards are equidistant from the center. This is the best placement for hands on a staff weapon.

The weapon is used as a two handed quarterstaff, with hands held underguards. These guards are bladed with crescents. This combination allows for swivel swings, push attacks, hooking strikes, along with a full compliment of staff related attacks, parries, and feints. 

History
Developed by a number of kung fu stylists, it has been formalized to these dimensions and shape.

Additional Info
If you want to see a picture of the weapon
http://www.martialartsmart.net/4543.html



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MoonHunter
December 4, 2005, 16:24
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This is a distinctive weapon used by a number of weapons form practioners. While doing forms, ribbons are attached to the ends.
MoonHunter
December 4, 2005, 16:25
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Updated: updated for a spelling mistake
Voted Michael Jotne Slayer
December 17, 2005, 19:57
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A nice, simple descriotion for an exotic weapon. Easy too expand upon if the GM which too insert it into his or her setting(Or any setting for that matter).
Voted valadaar
January 25, 2007, 11:36
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Another strange and wonderful martial arts weapon...
MoonHunter
January 26, 2007, 2:36
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And 100% real. I like this item because it shows off what a touch of naming can do to add to a weapon, beyond the bladed staff they are generically called in some games.
Voted Moonlake
January 7, 2015, 20:42
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Firstly, I have to report that the link is no longer working. To me, this sub does not lack for content really but neither does it have a detailed backstory to warrant it being a normal sub as opposed to scroll entry or stub. But I'm not really nitpicky on author choices that are different from mine.
Voted axlerowes
January 7, 2015, 20:56
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The citadel was a different place then
Moonlake
January 7, 2015, 21:10
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I know, occasionally when I encountered one of these old subs, I felt a little awkward about what score to give.
Murometz
January 8, 2015, 1:35
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Moonlake
January 8, 2015, 18:26
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While I don't really get the context of the latter two words in the chain as they seem to switch away from the topic of general feature change to making a sub/commenting and then to one element within a sub (or so it seems to me), this series certainly have a good rhyme.

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Hu's Iron Ball

       By: Murometz

Hu was an ambassador of the Seventh Emperor of the Reng Dynasty. Throughout his life he traveled across many miles and lands to entreaty with neighboring kingdoms and the semi-savages who dwelled amidst the Metal Mountains.

During one such diplomatic mission, Hu was gifted a small iron marble as a gesture, by a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe. Little else is known of Hu, but that marble was lost and is now somewhere out there for someone to find.

A tiny, shiny sphere, the marble has several properties. First and foremost it is a strong magnet, considerably stronger than its size and density would indicate.

Secondly, if thrown or rolled upon the ground and the command word is spoken, the iron ball will magically enlarge to either the size of an ogres's head or to that of a great globe, twelve feet in diameter. The rolling ball of either size will continue to roll or fly at the same relative speed it was when launched as a marble, and can thus cause great damage to anything in its path. The magnetic power of the ball will also magnify when enlarged.

Legends claim that the ball has been tossed from besieged castles upon attacking foes and rolled at marching armies in ages past. At the end of such rolls, the larger size globe has been known to not only crush soldiers underfoot, but to also "collect" many dozens of metallic weapons and bits of armor unto itself, appearing as an armored sphere, with swords and spears sticking out from it in all directions.

Owning this powerful marble has its drawbacks. Anyone carrying it on their person, will experience the iron ball's insidious effects after some time. The owner feels no worse for wear, but after two month's time they will suddenly awaken one morning to find that their hair has fallen out completely, their teeth loosened like baby's teeth ready to drop, and their fingernails simply shriveled and sliding off the fingers and toes. Perhaps unbeknownst to the owner at first, the iron ball also renders an owner sterile or barren by this time.

Regular clerical healing will not reverse this horrible malady. Only finding and beseeching a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe to heal the iron ball's effects with their particular brand of magic, will work.

Hu's Iron Ball should be handled carefully by players and gms.

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