Aaaand the winner is: "The Drop" by Jeremy7! This was a tough decision, because all of the designs fit the criteria of an over-the-top gladiatorial weapon.So, here's a quick sketch of Khthonis wielding it in the arena:In the end, I felt that Khthonis usually like to dual-wield short weapons, so "The Drop" fit the bill the best. Thanks so much for all the creative solutions!
I like it, but be aware that reading too much Poharex might make you look like this
Take THIS PAGE as an example taken completely at random. Poharex is in a feathered suit, taken aboard a space ship and launched into space by a guy he calls "general" who is clearly a stitched together zombie bear.
Ok, I present you with a full suit of defensive plate armor
The suit is completely made from adamantine steel and protects from aerial attacks with sharp spines on the back armor.
Blades are positioned on the arms and tail for additional damage.
The teeth on the jaw armor retract automatically when not in use. However, the teeth will forcefully shoot out whenever you bite something with a speed of around 1000 mph, thus ensuring that whatever your attacking won’t make much use of its defenses.
The last thing is a small enchantment of my own. If you ever happen to be injured, the armor will begin to emit an anti-inflammatory and anti-infective mist to help prevent long term disease and injury.