Where is a scabbard placed while riding? (still haven’t confirmed entirely… any experts out there?)
Can you rise up while riding bareback? (yes you can but use your thighs only. Using your calves gives the horse the wrong signals – including hurry up.)
Flail’s – I know them for their agricultural uses (used for threshing, to separate grains from their husks) so I was researching them as a weapon. Apparently it was originally used in Germany as a weapon and was a spiked metal bar hinged to a long (two handled weapon) wooden shaft. And this (as quoted from Wiki) is why you would/wouldn’t use a flail.
‘The chief tactical virtue of the flail was its capacity to get around a defender’s shield, by striking against the shield’s edge with the tip of the main handle. The chain, cord or hinge would then let the striking end whip around behind the shield and strike the defender a forceful blow. Contrariwise, its chief liabilities were a lack of precision and the difficulty of using it in close combat, or closely-ranked formations’
Which then led onto morning stars
And maces. The difference between these rather similar weapons is that Morning stars have spikes… Maces can have flanges or knobs but not spikes. The mace also has the dubious honor of being the first weapon specifically designed to kill humans. Ewww.
And maces led onto the very cool (yes in a sick ‘Ooo pretty weapon’ way) Chinese weapon, the Meteor hammer.
And important question… does this make sense? After a reviewer criticized my over use of pronouns (do I? Quite possibly…) I’m trying to desist over using them. If you have good suggestions as to how to avoid over use I’d love to hear them. I’m all for learning and improving *grin* And what’s too many? Anyone know? I did some extensive googling but couldn’t find any particular information which was rather frustrating. Here’s the quote, another sneak peak into my current draft of Awakening.
‘The sensation of the spiked metal head biting into Sian’s flesh made my stomach lurch and I sucked in a sharp breath. Then with the others hurried to where she lay, sprawled on her back with blood pooling about’
And before you point out that the character shouldn’t be able to feel the other characters pain, trust me, it makes sense when in context. And where would you stick the commas in this? Any comma freaks out there? I mean that in a good way, I seem to fail miserably at it ;p
That’s all for today, back to writing!! Must get this draft done.
Take care all!