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Interesting Weapons- Non-Magic

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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?

Every item does not need to be "magic" or "powerful". Many perfectly mundane (in the non magical sense) weapons have:
*) Interesting back stories. Perfectly non magical weapons can be noted weapons with a place in history, part of legends, or associated with great heroes.

*) Important places in their cultures. Katanas for an example. Heraldic shields for another. These weapons are often symbols of some group, social class, or culture. These are normally a type of weapon post.

*) Just a detailed weapon. These weapons are not your everyday weapons list kind of things. They have more to them than some simple specifications. These are not common weapons you have seen on a half dozen weapons lists. They will have elements of shape or descriptions that makes it special and different. These are normally a type of weapon post.

That is what these threads are for. Perfectly normal, non magical weapons have a place here too. 

One Caveat. If the weapon you are thinking of is "funky", having some odd combination of blades or chains or pointy things, the question we have to ask… is this weapon feasable and practical? If it is not, then do not add it, it will be deleted.

Almost every possible combination of weapons have been tried in a variety of cultures. Useful weapons were kept and more of them made, while those that were not really useful were ignored. So you might have a "cool idea" for a weapon, but you need to think hard about if it is really useful (doing a little historical weapon research might be useful too.)



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100 Luck Sword By: MoonHunter ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

One Hundred tiny prayers for luck.

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30 Uncoventional Weapons By: Moonlake ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat

A collection of unconventional weapons

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Antiago spear By: Michael Jotne Slayer ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat

A spear that reflects the life of it’s owner trough small Haiku like poems. As the soldier lives his life the spear casts a shadow of his great exploits. Small runes are carefully etched in the ash shaft after a great battle or another important event in the warriors life.

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Bat Blades By: MoonHunter ( 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.

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Cruaunte Sword By: Scrasamax ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

This sword is unique, made only for the Merchant Prince of [insert city] and his loyal band of mercenaries. The Cruaunte is a hand and a half sword, capable of being used with one or two hands, and from horseback or on foot. Thus, the merchant can save both time and money equipping his men with a universally usefull weapon.

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Danamax Rapier By: Ted ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat

The weapon of choice of the royal guards, the Danamax rapier is a symbol of an enduring dynasty.

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Derivish Blade By: Agar ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat

Normal small knives modified to give fast attacks. Enchanted versions are even more deadly.

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Dogpick By: CaptainPenguin ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

This heavy iron war-pick is was common in the the Pretender Wars

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Dragon Crossbow By: Scrasamax ( Items ) Ranged Weapons - Combat

Not a bad weapon, but don’t miss. It takes about six minutes to reload…

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Family Art Sword By: MoonHunter ( 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!”

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Firebow By: CaptainPenguin ( Items ) Ranged Weapons - Combat

A firebow, though no longer the staple weapon that it was during the era of it’s modernity, is still a powerful and versatile missile weapon in it’s own right.

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Ghollish Wide-axe By: CaptainPenguin ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

The Ghollish Wide-axe was a design of axe popular a few decades ago in the southern provinces of (insert kingdom), especially among peasants involved in the Sickle of Justice rebellion (though these favored sickles to axes).

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Ghorish Maw By: Dragonlordmax ( 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.

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Green Dragon Crescent Moon Swords By: MoonHunter ( 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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Haio-Mano (Shark tooth weapons) By: Michael Jotne Slayer ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

Haio-Mano means “A shark’s lei”. These Ankorillian weapons are particularly effective and devastating.

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Heaven and Earth Blade By: MoonHunter ( 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.

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Khartand By: Michael Jotne Slayer ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

Khartand is the oldest and most characteristic of the Taklamar knife weapons.

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Khawarezmian Papersword By: CaptainPenguin ( 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.

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Maul Shank By: Ouroboros ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat

The traditional weapon worn by members of the Maul Rats Regiment.

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Middle Swords By: MoonHunter ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

"So it is old," I said.

"Older than you know," The White Beard murmered.

"I have never seen a blade of this type," I said swinging it experimentally.

"It is a Middle Blade. They are made not in these times, but in Albinion Era after the fall of the Empire, made, they were," The Wise One said.

"It is truly old then, almost as old as you…"

The White Beard just sighed.

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Monk's Spade By: MoonHunter ( 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.

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Ozian Weaponry By: Scrasamax ( Items ) Equipment Listing - Non-Magical

The Axe has long been the symbol of Ozea, and the weapon of choice from the common footsoldier to the one time King.

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Pear Wood 100 Longevity Sword By: MoonHunter ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

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

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Pictish Axe By: CaptainPenguin ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat

A sturdy, primitive Pictish axe

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Powi fighting net By: Maggot ( Items ) Other - Non-Magical

A simple net made of strong jute,this otherwise innocous looking object when combined with the amazing Ahal paste used by the tribsemen of the Powi,can be a serious threat to any warrior who finds himself menaced with this traditional Powi wepaon.

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Ryder Spear By: MoonHunter ( 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.

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Scissor Swords By: Grey ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat

"How did you lose your arm?"
"Well you see, I fought this one bloke with a bizarre sword…"

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Scorpion Daggers By: Siren no Orakio ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat

A simple knife, designed to hold its poison far longer than a blade with poison simply smeared over it.

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Shura Fist of Slaying By: Maggot ( 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.

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Siri Dai By: Ria Hawk ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

A siri dai is an exotic weapon used by the Medec warriors, as an integral part of their cultural martial art, dai thila ohm.

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Smatchett By: Ouroboros ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat

A close-quarter combat weapon common in the Locastrian armed forces.

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Sovereign's Sword By: KendraHeart ( 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.

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Spikespear By: Cheka Man ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

An aquatic spear made of shaped coral.

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Spring and Autumn Sword By: MoonHunter ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

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

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Surujin By: Pariah ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

Translated roughly as “Rope weight,” this weapon has evolved from a tool used by fisherman for anchoring to trees or hauling their boat through the shallows.

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The Anklar Blades By: Michael Jotne Slayer ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

Cursed swords that bring bad fortune to whoever wields them. Or are they?

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The Deathbringer By: Drackler ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

A mythic sword thats only power is legend.

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The Indian Madu By: macaroni ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

a very useful exotic weapon

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The Retainer's Sword By: Cheka Man ( 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.

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Torch Axe By: CaptainPenguin ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat

This is it. The one that started them all. The very first flaming weapon.

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Tree-of-Blades By: CaptainPenguin ( 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).

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Tyrnithi Arrows By: CaptainPenguin ( Items ) Ranged Weapons - Non-Magical

A bundle of Tyrnithi arrows. Rare and highly prized by Archers in this Lands.

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War Cleaver By: Agar ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Combat

A cleaver the size of a large shield.

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War Forbici By: Dozus ( Items ) Melee Weapons - Non-Magical

The sight of a war forbici on the battle field makes some laugh, others fearful, and some simply confused.  In well-trained hands, however, it can be a lethal weapon.

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Weapons and Realism By: Incarnadine ( Articles ) Resource - Gaming - In General

This is an article about designing and creating new weapons and armaments that are nonetheless realistic. If you’ve ever wanted to make your own unique medieval weapon for a campaign, this will hopefully come in handy.

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Wei-Jai Broadsword By: MoonHunter ( 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.

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Wind and Fire Wheels By: MoonHunter ( 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.

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Woodsman's Blade By: MoonHunter ( 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.

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MoonHunter
November 26, 2005, 16:26
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If you want to add things to this codex, might I suggest reading Incarnadine's Weapons and Realism first? This way you will get a feel for weapons that could really exist. We like historical variations of weapons as well. Firearms also work, but we stick towards melee and missle weapons here.

If you don't want to follow the link, simply put 1802 in the search box and it should come up.
Voted Cheka Man
December 29, 2005, 19:30
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5/5 for this brilliant weapon and it's backstory.
Voted manfred
January 17, 2007, 7:59
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Weapons are mostly a yawn factor to me, but this Codex offers a great collection of them, no magic also a plus.
Barbarian Horde
May 1, 2007, 23:50
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My name is Nien, i dont know who i am and what i am. but i can tell u this i am not human. i have eletrical spirite energy from my hand, but when i pick up any weapon, it triples its ability, its like an extention of my sole. but on one hamd is dark energy, wile my left hand has light energy, and i can fuse these energys, or spirital energys as one. but my powers is manly form the mind. its not like in a mutant or somthing like that its gust is. my mind keeps me of what i looked like, but not what i did. i can tell u what i looked like 5,000 yers ago. With haire, red eyes- but my eyes differ of what and how i feel, i have enormus amount of spirt power not know but none magics eye, or if not by other none humans, but i get to choose what i ware. my powers are limitless, i can either destroy or not. and i choose not to destroy. if any of you are magic, please i need only 2 requests.... in only need 2 more crytles one-red of heat, and 1-yellow of life, thats all i have left. that way i can have the ability again, cuz in then when they become fused they become my sword, they only i can come to pass of it. and ill say this again my name is Nien and my sword's name is Clowd. by 2018 i must have the crystles, of i will be forced to live this life over, and oever, anagin, this will be my 785th life time, and its starting to get boreing. i my loose knowlegde ofe what i was, but what ever i did, ill make up for it... by stoping all war. and ill say it again my name is NIEN and my sword CLOWD. and if any of u do this for me i will bring u anywhere u like to go. even not on this planet if u like. i used to be a Glicher but now im a Shifter. and able to change my form, but a Shift gets to choose any power, and it come true. but the way of the Shifter i am now, i get to choose what i can do and where. at lest i not mean. i cocl have destroy the maga clouster of galaxys but i didnt and i wont. im too nice to destroy. and there are planets that are sown on tv fiction or non-ficton, just name it and ill take u there. and u can choose what pwer u want and ill give it to u. but i will still have mine,but i wont tell anyone thill im at my form. and meet me in tokio at the monk shrine and bring everone. bould monk that knows any combat, cant miss him hes whaering white, red, black, green, blue, and yellow beeds. and he always tranes and meditates. done for get the date, ill informe this with my brother Vodox and his revers balde Zorean. dont for get the date............
Wulfhere
May 2, 2007, 1:45
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... Thus showing that even immortal beings of nearly godlike power should use their spelling and grammar checker...

All joking aside... Nien, if you join the site and sign in, you can edit comments you make.

I apologise if I'm being too critical, but your comment was kind of out of place. The site has better places for writing like that: It would fit in well on some of the forums, but the comments here are meant to add to the submission. Your comment isn't really about interesting non-magical weapons, is it?

Also, you had a lot of grammar and spelling mistakes. If you use a spellchecker, you can get rid of most of those. I usually write my longer comments and subs in Microsoft Word, then cut and paste them onto the site's workspace. This reduces the number of mistakes I make.
valadaar
May 2, 2007, 11:53
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Hmm. Thanks for sharing that with us.
MoonHunter
September 13, 2008, 22:28
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So now I ask you to come back to our regularly scheduled thread. Take a look at how special, regular weapons can be. I think you will find it fascinating.
Voted Kuseru Satsujin
September 14, 2008, 12:49
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A scroll with very useful potential. (Now if I could just get my hands on some more research material to finish my weapons projects...)


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