These are the weapons of the Warrior caste in the Ankorillian society. Each warrior would know how to use all of these weapons. Though mostly he would have several Paha-daggers and a Ihedea-spear. For insight into this strange society of warriors take a look at the Ankorill Natives.
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Ioki (Tripping Weapons):
The warrior, adept at the use of the Ioki, uses it to pursue and trip or bind an opposing warrior and then use his dagger, or other weapon, to finish the job. They are made out of wood or stone in various shapes, attached to long cords and fashioned with or without handles. A well-trained and skillful practitioneer uses this weapon weapon to tie up various parts of an opponent's body at-will.
The Ma-am is woven out of materials such as Hau (a lowland hibiscus tree), Anha (coconut husk sennit), Aja-hala (aerial roots of the pandanus), Olanda (a Ankorillian shrub whose bark produces, what is said to be, one of the strongest fiber in the world) or human hair. The sling is used very effectively and accurately. Ankorillian warriors, adept at the use of this weapon, uses slingstones which are sharpened to a point at both ends, resembling a football. The average stone is about 2.2 inches long with a middle diameter of 1.6 inches. Warriors, skilled in its use, can sling these pointed stones at very high speeds and low trajectories for very long distances.
Ka-An (Strangling Cords):
The ka-an is another weapon in Ankorill that is used in fighting. It is also used as an instrument of the public executioner. The Ka-An is used primarily to strangle, but was also used to tie-up an opponent. It normally has a wooden or ivory handle, to which square, eight-ply cordage is attached. The handle, alone, can also be used to cause damage. This is a very effective weapon in the hands of one skilled in its use.
Ankorillian's use many types of spears used for throwing or thrusting. They are made from native hardwoods. Ankorillian Ihedea are either unbarbed or barbed. They are of varying lengths, from approximately six to nine feet long. Ankorillian warriors are trained to catch and/or deflect spears thrown at them, even in great numbers. They would also be able to return the spears, once caught. There are many eyewitness accounts of the great skill employed by warriors who would remain untouched even though great numbers of spears would be thrown at them and would "fall like rain."
Po-Ko-Po (Long Pikes):
The Po-Ko usually ranges from twelve to eighteen feet in length with smoothe blade-like points. They are fashioned with an enlarged butt end, with variously designed knobs or grips, which differentiated them from the Uhedea. They are very heavy, with shafts of 1.5" to 2" thick. These long pikes are used to break up enemy formations. They are also used to vault over streams and lava crevices. In addition, Ankorrillian warriors can use them as pole vaults in pursuit of or to escape from an enemy.
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The Ankorillian weaponry is now done, in chat I spoke with someone who mentioned the idea of coral shards being attached to clubs. I think it was Cheka_Man, you better post that weapon before I do it
By covering the weaponry of this island kingdom I am beginning to get an pretty good idea of their society as well. Maybe I should flesh out some ideas for these islands. What do you guys think? Are the Ankorillian islands worthy?
Individually I wasn't very interested in these items but put together like this I really like them and would love to hear more about anything Ankorrillian. Bravo.
I can only second Pieh's note - the weapons are very interesting as a complete set for the low-technology culture. Incidentally, I am working on something similar, too, and your ideas are very inspiring.
Good job. I like it, it adds flavor to the world.
Yet another piece of chrome: the Ankorillian children and their games. Don't tell me it is just a bit training that makes their warriors able to catch spears and fling back easily. But with years of practice in the Stick Game (or whatever), I could see that.
A flavourful array of weapons.
Is first weapon a tribute to the Tripster God loki? :P