Kukri Kothimora Dagger
- Dated :19th century
- Culture: Nepalese
- Medium: steel, black buffalo horn, wood, velvet, silver, gems.
- Measurements: overall length: 45 cm. Blade length: 35 cm
The weapon features a recurved blade with the edge on the concave side and indentation in the shape of a half-moon in the base, near the hilt. The hilt is made of black buffalo horn.
The wooden scabbard is covered in velvet with mounts in pierced and repoussé silver with a central decoration showing the goddess Durga riding a lion. In the upper area it hides two small daggers. The whole ensemble is enriched with cut gems in cabochon cut.
It has a hanging ring and a strap in silver mail.
Handmade Swords - Viikinkimiekka X
- Maker: jarkko1
- Measurements: overall length: 93cm, blade length: 77, weight: 1215g
The sword, close to the R–S-types, features a blade with pattern welded with solid carbon steel edges. It has a hollow cross, and the upperguard and pommel are made from iron and they are filled with walnut wood.
Between the pommel lobes you can find twisted silver wire. The grip is made of walnut wood and moose antlers; the scabbard is made from pinewood, with leather covering and linen/wool inside while the strap slide is also made from moose antler.
Source: Copyright © 2014 Jarkko Niskanen
I’ve been working on a big Fantasy Dieselpunk Mecha setting for a long-ass time, and one of the Big Things I’ve been planning for it is to have a country (Coravia) whose aesthetic is basically Epic Fantasy Villains. You…
First of all, holding onto the various modern Social Justice guilts during the creative process phase isn’t something that I recommend. It will cripple creativity and paralyze the process. Save looking for Unfortunate Implications for editing. That is the time for the objective eye and you’ll be able to address the issues better in that phase, since you’ll also know what sort of world/story/characters you need vs. those that you want.
That being said, if you’re too scared to let your Epic Fantasy Villains be black, make them whatever color you want. Roll dice or flip a coin if you need to randomly generate. Colonialism and conquest are classic shakeups to the skin tone maps and they can go in any direction. You can even indulge in some race-blending, since this sounds like a non-Earth fantasy world.
To have Epic Fantasy Dieselpunk Mecha Villains, they need to be powerful, intelligent, cunning, resourceful, badass, possibly ruthless, but not inhuman. I don’t personally see why a black ethnic group can’t have those traits. The key is to write them well. This goes for any adversarial group of any color. As the saying goes, the devil is always in the details. If you have constructed the group before assigning a skin type, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem. They should be a complete society before they are a color.
I hope this helps. I’ve tried to be as brief and concise as possible on an issue that could take an article or few to fully address.
Black Mark Book Four: Treasure and Tribulation
The newest release for the Black Mark series is live!
Who said work as a translator was safe? This is war!
In the fourth installment of the thrilling Black Mark series, the sly Azarola joins the aviatrix Audra’s multinational team in a race against time to decipher a cryptic message and recover an extraordinary relic before Elspia falls. Despite his crippling wounds, his valuable knowledge marks him as an asset for Inexa and a target for the Directorate. As the team hunts, Azarola learns a condemning secret about himself and his cursed fate. With his life and the outcome of the war at stake, he leverages his subterfuge skills deep within enemy territory, flirting with disastrous exposure with every step. He must find a way to close the witchgates and break the Directorate’s war machine at any cost!
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Mod The Sims - Origin making "The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection" available for free to owners of The Sims 2
So, disappointed in the news about Sims 4? Have a legal copy of Sims 2? Still have a hankering to play digital dollhouse? EA - through their Origin service - has you covered. Sims 2 Ultimate Collection is the base game, plus all expansions and stuff packs, in a single install. Which means that if you missed the chance to own all the things, you can now. No store stuff or new material, though. WARNING: This may put the SecuROM DRM on your computer. I’m still looking into verification on that.
I’m trying to figure out why EA is doing this. Is it to just get more people on Origin so they can push Sims 4 at them? It can’t be out of the goodness of their hearts. In any case, the positive response avalanche from the fans should get their attention.
If you get the Sims 2 UC and can’t get it to run properly or have other problems, the amazing community at Mod the Sims have a thread on that.