Re: EWF Question

From: Richard Hayes <richard_hayes29_at_7x1e3Os6LvYHSaSp87nudUp-EGIJHFNzUK7bqXBbrq8qcl9BsVRb15k5EXgv>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:54:47 +0000 (GMT)

Interesting. Does this mean that hafted weapons (which use only a little metal) are more popular than swords?  
Do dragon/dinosaur bones look like metal, or bone, or fossilized bone?  
Whilst I can see some logic in the suggestion that only an Eurmali would use animal bones to make pseudo-dragonbone armour, the Equipment book in 1st edition MRQ did produce statistics for such armour (indeed I believe helms fashioned from skulls even gave the wearer bonuses when trying to intimidate people, though possibly penalties for more conciliatory social interaction)  
Richard Hayes

From: jorganos <> To: Sent: Monday, 16 January 2012, 18:40
Subject: Re: EWF Question

Your average grunt will be likely to use the bones of gods rather than the bones of dragons - ordinary Gloranthan bronze. There is an overwhelming majority of EWF citizens following more or less shallowly draconized traditional cults - sufficiently to contribute to the pyramid scheme, yet retaining quite a bit of the ordinary methods.

> I presume where they could they would use ordinary bone as a replacement eg scalemail hauberks, but what about bladed weopons and other tools usually made of metal that bone, leather or wood cannot replace?

Dragonbone, and by extension dinosaur bones, are a sort of metal if they are similar to the bones of the gods. The main difference is that this material is sung rather than smithied. Using ordinary bone - whose bones? Using human bones has been claimed as a Zistorite technology for their guardian servitors (according to MRQ), and bones of herd beasts are common in Praxian technology (as far as it goes, which is about as far as a typical Praxian walks).

A pseudo-draconic set of armor made of sheeps' ribs and cattle thighbones... only an Eurmali would wear something like that.

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