Hello Empire forums, Furiora here, average newcomer with a bunch of ideas flying around through their head and just as many rule questions.
Where to start? Well, I guess I start with weapons. I’ve got a few ideas of what I want to do, I just wonder how much foam is a good baseline. For the record, I don’t wish to build my own weapons because I think it’ll be cheaper then buying them, I just enjoy crafting and going into battle with things I’ve made myself, you know? Gives you OOC personal attachment to the weapon that can make IC attachment even more real.
I don’t plan for my first weapon to be a curved one, although, while I know PVC and similar stuff is banned for weapon cores, does anyone know if a carbon fiber core has to be a tube or a rod? It is possible to buy flat panels of carbon fiber that could then be cut and sanded into a curved core. Has anyone seen swords made like this on the field or for sale?
On to character stuff, I’m thinking of a WM Kallavesi (how is that pronounced, by the way?) Naga who is not currently, but aspires to be a Stormcrow (So I can get a feel for the RP, setting, ect. before taking on the full role of a Stormcrow. Wanting to include a feathered mane as one of my trappings, is there a way I can avoid making it too Stormcrow-ey while still using black feathers?
Sliding back slightly to talk about weapons again, I plan to be a battlemage in combat with either a staff or a rod+shield (wisdom of war dictates shields help you not die). Now, I’ve seen other posts about making a rod look distinct from other kinds of weapon so the opponent knows to expect magic calls over weapon calls; I had the though of a large crystal that has a hilt like a sword for holding it. Like one of those rectangular crystal pendents you see on etsy with a guard and handle slapped on the none tapered end, or two of that idea slapped pommel to pommel if I decided to go with a staff (yes, I happen to own a double-bladed lightsaber, why do you ask?) My other thought was an obvious rod/staff handle section with a blade that looks like pure magical energy, if that’s a thing in this setting.
I’m assuming the Scales can run anywhere between minimum and full body. Like say I want my forelimbs and a “hood” of scales around my head, neck and upper chest (not like a cobra’s hood, hood as in wear a fabric hood would cover)
Wow that was a wall of text I wasn’t planning on assaulting people with off the bat, but there you go. Looking forward to joining an event when this pandemic comes to a close.
Thanks for listening.