Each client will be a character from a comic fury comic. They will ask for a type of fantasy weapon and the smiths will have a week to submit their design with 3-5 sentences of blurb. At the end of the week the client will choose the weapon that they like the best and the winning smith will bask in the glory.
For the comic fury fantasy comic Double Blade I have created a set of new weapons for the main characters.
A pair of elegant fighting knives suitable for close combat, with indents for catching the blades of enemies and keeping them away from the body. In the case of the unicorn I have taken a risk making an axe instead of a mace. I feel that the motion is the same and it gives me more opportunity to add embellishments like the Celtic engraving and unicorn head icon. It's a heavy blade but the user is barbarian with the strength of a robotic horse!
If you want one of your characters to be a client for Forged In Fury then PM me. It will be a spotlight for comic fury fantasy comics.
Am I to understand this a Secret Santa kind of setup? If so, I could throw Rose from my upcoming Spider Pizza into the mix.
Rosemary Selavy Mutt is a young enchanter from modern-day Maine, having learned her trade from her father. She specializes in small improvised tools and foci, usually with big quartz crystals duct-taped to them. She's participating because she needs the money to keep making rent. Weapon-wise, she'd be interested in ritual implements like knives or sickles. Or a snow shovel.
Seriously, she's going to break someone's arm with a snow shovel at some point.
Excellent. Thanks for getting into the spirit of the game. Smiths don't really need to play a character, you could just be yourself and submit weapons you've drawn. but if you want to go the whole hog why not. So you're in the game as Rose?
It's sort of like a secret Santa in that you won't know who you're designing a weapon for until we've got at least 3 people signed up. I've already contacted somebody on the site with a fantasy character. We'll all design them a weapon and then they will pick the one they like the most, maybe drawing their character holding the winning blade if they feel like it.
He's a thief from Goshenia, Who lives in a multi tiered city, stealing from the rich who literally lord it over the working class. Since he's an inner city crook he doesn't need a big, cumbersome weapon...a short sword, dagger or rapier might be the way to go, but I'll leave it up to you. let's get cracking on our designs!
For this client I've made a single handed short sword. The client seems to be an elf or something? So I thought the leaf shaped blade might be appealing to him. I've melted in some crazy assed minerals and folded it a hundred times or so to create this green Damascus steel finish. I hope it's not too fancy for him. I think the bat wing guard is a cool feature but it might be a bit too big and ostentatious for a thief. The handle is just dyed leather and the pommel has a shiny garnet set in it to balance the colours a little.
Wow, I have my first client already! I mean, not my first ever client. I've done plenty of enchanter jobs, but smithing's still new me. Forgemaster Dulgar said I was picking it up pretty quick, but … Well, he said that shortly after I nearly dropped a red-hot ingot on his foot. At least he has boots. There must not be many animals in this world, because I cant find any that fit my feet.
Anyway, it figures our first client might have trouble footing the bill. He's a thief too, so we want a simple, practical knife design. Something good for prying and sneak attacks, that you could mistake for a hunting knife in the dark. Fighting's a last resort for this guy, but he still might want to catch a blade. A hachiwari-like design, with a straightened blade to make it better for stabbing, should do the trick.
As for the enchantment, I don't think he'd want to light it on fire or anything flashy like that. But there's already enough space in the pommel to hide a compartment for loot or lockpicks. Add a spacial compression enchantment, and you could stuff a length of rope in there, easy! That would be worth the mana signature, right?
A simple, practical knife best suited to sneak attacks and prying open windowsills. While not optimized for hand-to-hand combat, the spike on the back can catch a blade in a pinch. It has a hidden compartment in the hilt for lockpicks or small loot.
Anyway, I should go throw a blanket or something over the inter-dimensional-whatever portal in my apartment. I'm in enough trouble with my landlord from the last time Fox came over.
plasteria:You'll get a post from me later in the afternoon.
Oh look, a typo! Of course I meant two and a half days later. Hwahwa, hwablrglehehrrllgrbl. I request that you don't make roach weapons. I need to scurry on.
For the mighty Lord Of The Forge, Dulgar, I give you... a super handy dual purpose bludgeoning weapon! Handy, because you need two hands! Hwa. 'Need to lift some weights during your down time? Duo mace and war hammer have you covered - specially signed.
For the sneaky Fairy the elf, I give you a two-pronged stabby weapon! Uses include stabbing, prodding, eating and back scratching. Just so it doesn't slip from your sweaty palms when you need to pry through a child-proof lock from the inside, fuzzy roach hairs line the handle!
'And for you, fluffy little kitty cat Rose, I give you the most deadly weapon of all... A small cooler of popsicles filled with razor blades! Included with a variety of different flavors to choose from, because I'm sure you're that messed up.