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It's also worth noting that the "belly-bow" (crossbow that you knock by leaning into it with your whole weight, with a belly-oriented stock instead of shoulder-oriented as per medieval styles) was a thing in ancient Greece for at least 3-4 centuries BCE...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastraphetes#/media/File:Gastraphetes_-_catapult_ancestor_-_antica_catapulta.jpg

So we have some level of ancient-world authenticity!

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9 hours ago, Qizilbashwoman said:

Who in Glorantha has crossbows other than dwarves?

For some reason, ducks!

Most ducks, (have not got stats, I will state up from, this is purely subjective) in RQ seem to have crossbows... Go figure.

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44 minutes ago, Lloyd Dupont said:

Makes sense!
Ducks might not be strong enough for pulling a 200 pounds longbow! :P

Also they don't have the size to span the full pull of a longbow... unless they sit down, brace the bow with their feet, and draw with both hands.

But that would be silly.

And we know Durulz are NEVER silly.

Don't we, Bill?

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2 hours ago, g33k said:

Also they don't have the size to span the full pull of a longbow... unless they sit down, brace the bow with their feet, and draw with both hands.

are you dissing these feet

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4 hours ago, Qizilbashwoman said:

are you dissing these feet

Never!

4 hours ago, Qizilbashwoman said:

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Arachne Solara's web binds all.

Durulz feet are webbed.

Not sayin' She is actually a Durulz.

 

Not sayin' She ain't.

 

Just sayin'

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14 minutes ago, g33k said:

Arachne Solara's web binds all.

Durulz feet are webbed.

Not sayin' She is actually a Durulz.

 

Not sayin' She ain't.

 

Just sayin'

bless this square and all that binds it

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The transcendent goddess with the webbed feet is Imarja.

Arachne Solara with eight webbed duck feet is a somehow disturbing image.

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On 12/24/2019 at 3:15 PM, Qizilbashwoman said:

Who in Glorantha has crossbows other than dwarves?

Old Pavisites (See Pavis GtA for more details)

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Pavisite crossbows were copied from those of the dwarfs, although the original design has changed over the centuries; now, they are large wooden belly-bows that use an elaborate slider-mechanism.

 

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