The Boomerang or
Rindima-bia (origin of the name unknown, probably deriving from northern
tribes, human or
elven) is a simple weapon, a piece of flat wood or metal, which is curved
in the middle. The ends taper, being thinner, and narrower than the rest. If
thrown correctly it will soar through the air, hit a taregt,
and return to the user due to it's special design.
The Morgerim Half-Moon was first created by the Morgerim dwarves, a
reclusive and reputably more sinister tribe of the
Thergerim. The most interesting aspects
about it are its creators and how little is known about them and the
unusual shape of the head. It was originally named "VokvakinnThrazOon",
which translates roughly to "circular flying axe".
Due to the difficulties for the human
tongue, the popular name for this dark dwarf throwing
weapon is, the Morgerim Half-moon, or the
Endover, in reference to its spinning flight pattern, or in the heat of
battle, “those blasted melon splitters”.
These are odd weapons. Made of ice,
they are usually the sharp broken ends of stalagtites and stalagmites,
collected by the wielder and thrown like darts at an enemy or prey. These
weapons are easily replacable, and a
Cyhallrhim travelling south can pay a smelter to make him metal
reproductions of his Spikes.
A R'unorian medium range thrown weapon.
Consists of a metal ring, approximately a
palmspan or so in diameter
where the outer edge is sharpened finer than a razor and often is given
gruesome claw-like serrations.
One or two cross
pieces, normally either wood or metal, cross the center of the ring and provide a
safe place to grip the disk when throwing or carrying it. Moondeaths are
usually crafted in such a manner as that they do not fly straight but in a
circular fasion, some - in case they
don't embed into some poor chap's skull
(or a wall)
- will return within catching distance of the thrower.
Moondeaths are common tools of elite assassins and mercenary organizations as
well as the higher tiers of
R'unorian military rank.
A small throwing
dagger, unique in that it has a groove running along the center, perfect for
applying a "sticky" poison. This groove is also used for throwing, on the side
opposite of the intoxicated side. The dagger is shaped like a pear, though
thinner than many a knife, especially at the center where the grooves are. The
weapon is balanced around the lower portion of the
grooves, just above the handle, directly center of the dagger to keep its air
capabilities at their peak. These do not have a guard, and the handle is flat
and has a series of four holes through it in a line from the blade to the end.
These daggers can be completely bisected - both sides are exactly the same in
design. This is a favoured weapon of the
(literally "Silent Pins", including the
Styrásh word "Salén" meaning
"silent"), are short to medium-range throwing weapons.
Each pin measures about 2 nailsbreadths long and half a grain wide at one end,
gradually narrowing to a sharp pointed tip at the other end. Perhaps these pins
are best described as resembling slim needles, although they are used for a far
deadlier purpose than your common sewing needle.
No Stormson would be
caught dead without at least three of these throwing stars, and they are
standard issue for nearly all the orders. Seastars can have either three, four,
or five spikes. Also, the Nightsons and Korenjah often use a type of Seastar
that is in the shape of a sharp-edged disk, known as a Moonstar. Each Seastar
besides the Moonstar has a single hole in the center, and is incredibly thin.
Like the throwing daggers, they can always be bisected, as no Seastar is
different on one side than it is on the other, to allow
air superiority when thrown. Seastar tips are
usually coated with tyrsam, the water-activated
poison harvested from the tyrscaru,
though they can be coated with other poisons as well.
R'unorian short-medium ranged thrown weapon.
Steelurchin consist of a small metal, stone, wood or ceramic ball,
normally between 3 and 5
nailsbreadths in diameter. Sporting from the ball is a set of
either 4, 5, or 6 spines, each is between 6 and 7
nailsbreadths long and
usually barbed and tipped with various venoms. The
pattern of placement of the spines is either all in line
with one another like spokes on a wheel or covering the ball evenly along all
axes (4 and 5 spined are almost always lined up in "wheel" form
while most, but not all, 6-spined Steelurchins are set in a sphere-pattern).
Steelurchins are popular among mercenaries and assassins as
well as standard equipment
for all R'unorian