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Inside Armies of Yuell, there are limitless objects for you to utilise and interact with. Below is a list of some of the more obvious items, along with some slightly more obscure items you may not have thought of. If you think anything is missing don't hesitate to comment and add it in.


Weapons

~Swords~

Short-Sword - Often called a one-handed sword, short swords are blades small and light enough to be used in one hand, often in conjunction with a shield or another weapon. The blades can come in many shapes and forms, and the fighting styles used can be just as varied, but most center around cutting and slashing.

Long-Sword - A type of sword characterised by its long blade and 2-handed hilt. The blade of a longsword is heavy and somewhat dull, making it best suited against armoured foes as it can easily crumple plate armour and break bones.

Rapier - A long and slender blade made for speed, other with an ornate basket hilt. A rapiers best qualities are it's light-weight build and the deadly needle point, perfect for poking holes in enemies. However, due to its low weight, it blocks heavier weapons poorly.

Bastard Sword - A sword that is neither one or two-handed. The size of a bastard sword is usually somewhere in-between one and two-handed swords, with a hilt slightly longer than a one-handed swords (often called "Hand-and-a-half"). The versatility of these swords as both one and two-handed weapons makes them popular among the military.

Great-Sword - The term "Great-sword" encompasses many varieties of swords, from the stout claymore, to the long and elegant Zweihänder. These swords are overly large and heavy, usually over 1.3 meters in length and weighing over 3 kilograms. Due to their excessive weight, they are slow, but awfully powerful weapons, capable of crushing armour and shattering shields.

Katana - Swords brought to Yuell from the far east. Their distinctive curved, single edged blade sets them apart from most other blades around. It is traditionally designed to be used with both hands, but with some practice, it can be used in conjunction with another weapon or even a shield.

Saber - A slender sword with a curved blade and single cutting edge. Unlike the Katana, a sabre has a knuckle bow or a quillon to protect the hands from damage. Often ornately decorated, sabre's tend to be used more as a ceremonial sword, rather than a weapon.


~Knives and Daggers~

Hunting Knife - A single edged knife with a serated section on the back of the blade. Due to its design and sturdy construction, this is often the knife of choice for most hunters.

Dagger - a standard, double edged blade.

~Blunt Weapons~

Mace - A mace is a club with a weighted end, designed to be a concussive weapon (damage using force, not cutting). Maces can be Flanged and Unflanged (meaning whether it has a blade or spike, or is smooth), and come in a variety of designs, sizes, and shapes. T typical example of a mace is the Morning Star.

War-hammer - A large hammer with a broad, heavy head. War-hammers come in both one and two-handed varieties, with the latter being referred to as a 'maul'.

Flail - A flail is a variation of the mace, where the head is separated from the handle and reattached with a long piece of chain. This weapon is sometimes favoured over the mace due to the increased power a flail can produce, and the fact that the cain makes it able to curve around shields, and entangle weapons or enemies limbs. One drawback however, is that the weapon is slow, inaccurate, and hard to handle.

Blackjack - A small club made of solid wood or metal that is wrapped in cloth or rubber, and is traditionally used as a non-lethal method of incapacitation. The solid center provides enough force to render a person unconscious with a blow to the back of the head, and the soft wrapping ensures the blow won't be lethal.

Dire Mace - The dire mace is a versatile weapon that combines a quarter staff with the striking power of a mace. Due to the length and weight of the weapon, it is traditionally wielded with two hands.


~Axes~

War Axe - A small axe designed to be used in conjunction with a shield or secondary weapon. War axes can be either single or double sided, with a variety of blade shapes. The war axe is a good weapon against both heavily and lightly armoured foes. It's sharp blades mean it can slice leather armour easily, while the substantial weight makes it heavy enough to cause concussive damage to heavily armoured foes.

Great Axe - A large, two-handed axe weapon, typically with a blade on either side of the head. The weapon is heavy, and such is great for crushing heavily armoured enemies. This however makes the weapon hard to handle and quite slow.

Hatchet - A small, single bladed axe with a blunt edge on the back end of the head. Traditionally smaller than a war axe, the hatchet is more often used as a tool then a weapon.

Pickaxe - A tool with a long point protruding from one end of the head, and a wide blade on the reverse. Typically used as a tool for farming and mining, and therefore not usually seen as a weapon.


~Polearms~

Short Staff - the most common type of staff used at present. It's oak or yew haft makes it durable yet strong, and it in not uncommon for the ends to be capped with iron or steel to increase the striking power and durability.

Spear - A long wooden pole tipped with a single or double edged blade. A versatile weapon that has the slicing and stabbing capabilities of a sword or dagger, and the extended range of a staff.

Halberd - A halberd is an axe blade topped with an iron spike, mounted on a staff. The weapon is flavoured for its ability to cleave, pierce, and slash, ann with the same weapon. The added reach of the staff makes it a deadly weapon.

Glaive - The Glaive is a single edged blade mounted on a 2 meter staff. The blade often has a small hook affixed to the back, a handy tool used to catch riders and pull them off horseback. This added feature makes the Glaive a great weapon against cavalry.

Lance - A long, conical shaped weapon, with a flared hand guard designed to protect the wielder. Often used from horseback, but can also be used on foot. The weapon is typically made from wood, but can also have a steel tip to better pierce armour and easily impale enemies.

~Bows and Crossbows~ (Edited by Blacknife)

Composite Bow - A bow made of more than one material

Longbow - A bow that is usually quite long, often over 5 feet (1.5 metres) long. Long Range but hard to pull and take a large amount of room.

Recurve Bow - A bow with the tips curving away from the archer. The curves straighten out as the bow is drawn and the return of the tip to its curved state after release of the arrow adds extra velocity to the arrow. Powerful but usually a shorter range and requires much strength on the part of the user.

Reflex bow - A bow that curves completely away from the archer when unstrung. The curves are opposite to the direction in which the bow flexes while drawn.

Crossbow - A handheld contraption that fires projectiles but is considerably smaller than a traditional bow, making it easy to use and conceal. Often able to fire bolts at double or even triple the power of a standard bow, the crossbow is a great ranged weapon. Some drawbacks however are the fact that it is heavy, and slow to reload, making a follow up shot considerably harder. The prods can be made of any type of flexible material, from steel and iron, to yew or hardwood. The metal variations typically provide higher poundage per shot, but are incredibly hard to draw, whereas a wooden construction is easier and considerably quiter, at the sacrifice of range and power.


~Projectiles~

Throwing Knives - A small knife with a double edged blade designed to be thrown. Due to the difficulty of this weapon, it is only recommended for skilled rangers and marksman

Throwing Needles - a weighted iron or steel needle with a small flight on the end. Because of the design, they are easy to use but are reasonably ineffective against armoured enemies.

Arrow - A wooden shaft with a metal tip on one end, and a feathered flight (called a fletch) at the other. Arrowheads come in many shapes and sizes, from the razor sharp broadhead arrow tips, to the more tactical blunt arrow tips made for hunting small animals. A standard arrow ranges from 22 inches in length, up to 31 inches.


~Exotic Weapons~

Whip - A long piece of braided leather or rope, designed to be swung at high speeds to inflict pain. Hard to master, and hard to use effectively, the whip is a little used weapon. One positive of the whip however, is that it has a long reach, typically longer than a staff or spear.

Katar - A weapon that is characterised by its H-shaped horizontal hand grip, which results in the blade sitting above the user's knuckles. Primarily a stabbing weapon, but can be quite effective when slashing of cutting.

Shuang Gou - Often called a hook sword, shuang gou is a type of sword with a hook at the tip of the blade and a crescent blade covering the hand to form a hand-guard, with a small blade on the pommel. Designed to be used in each hand, the blades can be linked together at the hooks and swung to provide the user with over double the reach of a single sword. The hooks also function as a way to lock an opponents weapon, or to climb things that may usually be out of reach. Incredibly hard to use and master, the blades are almost never seen in battle.

Scythe - A large weapon with a long, two handed haft and a curved blade at the head. The design of a scythe is strange, with the blade extending perpendicular to the haft and curving down, with the cutting edge on the inside. This makes the weapon only effective when used in a slashing arc, or by getting the blade behind the enemy and pulling it towards the user, cutting the enemy from the back.

Sectioned Sword - a sword that has a blade divided into sections and strung together with a high-tensile wire. The main feature of this weapon is the ability to extend and retract the blade, effectively doubling as a whip and a sword.

Steel Fan - An oriental fan with steel bones and a sharpened edge. The weapon can be used as a club when it is folded, and a blade when it is open. While fighting with a steel fan looks graceful, it is incredibly deadly.

Monks Spade - A staff with a large spade shaped blade on one end, and a crescent blade on the other. A versatile weapon, but the weight and double blade make it hard to use for beginners.
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