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« Reply #30 on: 30 December 2002, 18:22:00 »

The English version is ironically, "splitting hairs".

How about "splitting slits"
"splitting wickets"
"splitting cracks"
"cracking splits"
"cleaving cracks"
"cleaving words"
"leaving open holes"
or simply "leaving holes"

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« Reply #31 on: 30 December 2002, 23:00:00 »

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner on this!


Dwarven bows are indeed mostly crossbows - short, sturdy, heavy pull, short quarrels.  Useful in tunnels, low-light, stalking or ambush rather than quick-reaction situations.

Compound bows?  Hmmmmm.... right now I'm not sure I have any Dwarven clans who do woodworking.  (correct me if I'm wrong, though....)  They primarily do smithing work - so would be interested in the fine machining necessary for crossbows, and forging/smelting the arrowheads, but I don't know how much time they would spend with wood other than in basic carpentry for household use....

What about making compounds an elven invention?  Ask Wren for a woodworking tribe and have fun with it!

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« Reply #32 on: 30 December 2002, 23:26:00 »

Oh no! I have resurrected a monster!


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« Reply #33 on: 31 December 2002, 05:22:00 »

The compound should be only mentioned as exotic exception. He's impracticable for most people because you generally must be able to repair your stuff yourself.

Maybe only an idea by some inventor but not a practical one...

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« Reply #34 on: 31 December 2002, 06:36:00 »

Maybe a gnome as the inventor? They have a tendency to create weird and exotic things.... ;)



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« Reply #35 on: 31 December 2002, 09:52:00 »

Vale Brownies (LLaoihrr) might invent something like the compound bow, but it would never catch on among Brownies.


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« Reply #36 on: 31 December 2002, 16:21:00 »

I wrote a story a long time ago, about two elves that wanted to get married. The king at the time was against it, so the elf requested an enchanted bow and armor from another tribe. He then challenged the king to a duel (no one died), but the elf won because of this enchanted bow. Does it have to be invented? This is keeping with the tradition of Tolkien.


Maybe a gnome as the inventor? They have a tendency to create weird and exotic things....  

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« Reply #37 on: 02 February 2003, 22:08:00 »

ok, see if I can't shed some light on this.

Not sure if I really want to ask this question, but, here goes....


interesting thought... I don't think you would get much range out of it, but mabey a good 10 peds, or so...but if you made t out of a real high tensile material, with lots of spring, it would probably be a good weapon to put a fast acting poison into someone if you had a light arrow.  probably favored by assasins, because it would also be quiet and easy to conceal.

What is the advantage of such a bow or what kind of bow is it? It is only a sports bow, isn't it so no soldier ever saw any sense in making a 3-stringed bow or am I wrong?


modern day compounds are used for hunting what we call 3d shoots (targets shaped like animals) and target.  and I think a compound is only 1 string through a pulley system, so it looks like 3 strings.

Would it not be theorecitaly possable to have a compound bow with the same draw weight as a equivilant standard bow and have it shoot farther?


Legolas did a good job of explaining this, but I'll try to shed some light to.

a compound, you're not holding the full weight.  (has to do with that pulley system...) but there are a few things that a compound can use that a recurve, or a longbow cant... well, not so much can't but aren't allowed to in modern archery that will allow it to shoot faster (more distance)  also the compound has the ability to adjust the draw weight (with the apropriate equipment) which allows it to be change for what the individual needs. so really the draw weight on a compound is a range, mabey 50-60 lbs (depends on the bow.)

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« Reply #38 on: 02 February 2003, 22:11:00 »

oops, sorry, that first answer was in reply to "would a 7-10 inch bow be practical"

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