Santharian Development

Santharian World Development => Miscellaneous => Topic started by: Thurwald fastsword on 12 March 2009, 04:53:19



Title: Steam Cannon
Post by: Thurwald fastsword on 12 March 2009, 04:53:19
would a steam cannon be possible


Title: Re: Steam Cannon
Post by: Decipher Ziron on 12 March 2009, 04:56:11
I wouldn't bet on it.

I feel that introducing Cannons etc. leads to guns, gunpowder etc. and this isn't really the direction that Santharia should be taken in...

Besides, aren't there other applications with technological than weapons?

Deci


Title: Re: Steam Cannon
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 12 March 2009, 06:26:28
No?

That is, if you are creative enough, everything can be a weapon :evil:


Title: Re: Steam Cannon
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on 12 March 2009, 06:35:55
I'm in agreement with Deci on the cannon issue.


But, those nasty little gnomes gotta have some ideas on how to harness the energy of steam, for other uses.


Title: Re: Steam Cannon
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 12 March 2009, 06:40:07
I proposed some steampunk elements for the Black Gnomes at one point and was denied. Bummer.  :cry:


Title: Re: Steam Cannon
Post by: Nsikigan Ho´Tonanese Yourth on 12 March 2009, 07:47:10
What about steam-powered doors? Like the romans had? Automatic doors, taller'n a giant. Maybe?


Title: Re: Steam Cannon
Post by: Mannix on 12 March 2009, 18:40:48
Well, we may not be harnessing the power of steam, but I had an idea for a gnomish invention today, in chem, that definitely harnesses the power of water. Just think much colder than steam. :evil:

Mannix


Title: Re: Steam Cannon
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 13 March 2009, 01:16:43
No steam tech allowed, alas.  Would have saved me a lot of design trouble for the Trumarim's powered elevators.


Title: Re: Steam Cannon
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 13 March 2009, 01:56:44
Mira, do you have your elevators described already? You know, Varcopas has some as well (without steam! Undescribed)


Title: Re: Steam Cannon
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 13 March 2009, 02:19:17
Not onsite i have, but they have been worked out on paper already. The Trumarim elevators use hot air balloons to rise and fall, instead of steam. With oil to, well, burn, they can afford to keep the required fires burning for all eternity.


Title: Re: Steam Cannon
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 13 March 2009, 02:30:13
I see, I have a totally different concept, using waterpower and manpower, both to compensate the friction. Otherwise, people who are going down will lift those who want to go up, so some may choose to take the stairs instead, a certain waiting time is always necessary :)


Title: Re: Steam Cannon
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 13 March 2009, 02:31:49
Well, i did already have an almost limitless source of power, i just needed to find a way to use it within a santharian context.