Melee Weapons
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Paladrim Glavus


“Masterful Ares, god of war you place me in this dread place far from my home, no friends or family, and only you to talk to. Still even you seem never to answer. I have served you many a century and still you wont answer my prayer, well this last prayer I will send with all the blood of the men of this world if you will send me home.” Paladrim, his final prayer to Ares

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The guard slips over and covers the hand completely, inside the guard is the handle which goes straight across guard and allows the hand a firm grip. Fastening just above the wrist, it removes the weakness of wrist often suffered by novices or after long battles.

The style of blade ranges from dagger or dirk to broadsword, maybe long depending on the strength of the user. Usually custom made for the user, this sword hinders mobility while adding a small amount of range, and a more stable grip.

Often just called a glavus, this weapon has often found its way into many armies, and some warriors even use it on their shield arm preferring to have extra range without losing the mobility in their sword arm.

“Masterful Ares, god of war you place me in this dread place far from my home, no friends or family, and only you to talk to. Still even you seem never to answer. I have served you many a century and still you wont answer my prayer, well this last prayer I will send with all the blood of the men of this world if you will send me home.” Paladrim, his final prayer to Ares

Paladrim was a renowned swordsman. The head of many armies in his time, choosing never to serve a king, saying no king shall ever be greater that his master. Often simply wandering into the middle of a battle field just to fell anyone that struck at him, he was soon called a mad man, but no one ever knew it was his lust to return home that made him fight. Soon all across the land the name of Paladrim was known, and was whispered like that of a myth.

The myth as some called him was often simply looking for an equal or better, ever searching for that someone. The day he lost his right hand was indeed a sad day for him, for it was the hand on his sword arm the arm that would find him home. That fateful day, was the day that he found his equal, the day he should have died. But his life was spared by this equal, but seemed as if it had ended his hand was gone his sword arm useless, and never would he get home for enough blood had not been shed.

He had wandered, and wandered seeming as if nothing would ever bring him out of his slump. He never again turned to Ares for if enough blood had not been shed then his prayer would not be heard. One day he found a black smith working on a new sword or so he thought, but what would soon became the glavus, for you see the black smith was no good with a sword and every time his sword was struck he dropped it, so by developing the glavus (as it is now known) he found a was to reduce his weakness.

Being in the right place at the right time never seemed more real to Paladrim, for he was now able to fight again and maybe return home, and he had some one to train with to get used to this new weapon. Back to being the fear of armies again he wielded the glavus until his dying days when he could barely lift his own arm. He never returned home, Ares never answered his prayer.

The king that had given lodge to Paldrim housed him in the finest of mausoleums, built to look like the pantheon house of the greek gods, that he often talked of. On the front of the house the message “Thus I served and thus I died, but ever I will remain the servent of war.”

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Barbarian Horde
March 27, 2006, 10:52
I got an idea and am going to add more of a history later but right now that is the basic must know information.
March 28, 2006, 10:17
I believe it is finished, thanks be to Strolen or it would have remained the same with nothing I could do about it. Just in case many of you have seen the movie Willow I did get this idea from the movie but expanded on it somewhat.
Voted Cheka Man
March 28, 2006, 15:47
A litraly solid idea that I like. 3/5
Voted Scrasamax
March 28, 2006, 16:03
an interesting prosthetic, perhaps it could be used as a training weapon or in the militias for less skilled users, not dropping weapons in battle, plus cant easily throw down arms and surrender. Could be some stigme to using one as an adventurer unless you are missing said limb.
Voted manfred
March 29, 2006, 4:47
I am not much for weapon accessory, but this one has it - usefulness and history.

(Aside: there is a minor typo 'sued' instead of used, it makes the text look a little funny. ;) )
Voted MoonHunter
March 29, 2006, 18:01
Not the best execution, but a solid idea. Paw up.
Voted Pariah
March 29, 2006, 20:55
or often simply wandering into the middle of a battle field just to fell anyone that struck at him
So, does that mean he's a psychotic madman?
Voted Nobody
March 30, 2006, 16:56
Items such as this already exist. They are called Locking Gauntlets. They are nearly identical to what you have discribed. Still, it deserves a three.

Or it would if not for many of the problems with this item, mostly spelling. Run it through a spell checker if you aren't very good at spelling.

History could use a lot of polish. So far you have said "guy has lots of battles, becomes a legend, loses hand, wanders around, gets a gauntlet. These are the most generic of actions.

Still, if you fixed the spelling, you might get a 3.0 out of me without touching up the history, but I suggest touching that up anyway.

2.0 (Idea's there, Needs Some Work
Voted Michael Jotne Slayer
March 31, 2006, 8:26
I love the willow movie, have since I was a kid. Actually I have used the character Mad-Martigan as a character in a couple of games. Always greeting the npc's from a cage at some crossroads.
It's a good idea but has a few drawbacks as a post, most of them are mentioned above. History getting the shortest straw.
March 31, 2006, 8:36
Redid some of the history, got a new idea on it so. And as far as the spelling ran it through several times and all it came up with was the names Paladrim and glavus, so I don't know what to tell you there.
Voted valadaar
June 7, 2016, 15:37
It seems unclear to me - the item is clearly meant to be used by someone with an actual hand, though the history indicates the 'hero' lost his hand and was still able to make use of it.

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