Dragons and Silk

High fantasy with some naked folk.
Welcome, Go Away
Welcome, Go Away
13th May 2020, 12:49 AM in Hungry Wolves
Average Rating: 5 (7 votes)
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... Not feeling this page at allllllll
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Damnatio
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Damnatio
These guys have superhuman strength. Compound bows greatly increase effective draw strength.

She could fire bolts through mountains. (If it was built for her)
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:D
Mister Flames
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And if the bolts were built for her, too. #Splinters
Sheela
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Sheela
And the bowlimbs would have to be made superstrongly, or it would only fire with the normal strength .. but yes, there's potential there, if you can make it strong enough.

Frankly, making weapons suited for persons with super strength, is pretty difficult, as most try to use some sort of mechanical advantage, such as a pointy points, or an edgy edge - And the amount of material at the tippy tip is simply not strong enough to handle the super strength, and so they would fold.

Thus, curiously, the best weapons would be blunt weapons, because they would be able to stand up to the abuse. Something like, say, a thick steel staff or a huge club.

Unless you can get some sort of super metal / mana infused material. But then you would loose the advantage of high weight, if you made a slim weapon - But that may still be worth it, if you re-gain the advantage of speed!

Making weapons is all about balancing the offensive abilities, with sturdiness and speed.
sigpig
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sigpig
Swordy-sword didn't have pointy points or edgy edges...
All you have said makes it blindingly obvious that an axe is the best weapon for super-strong people. It has the reach, weight, blunt-end, and strong edge needed. I can't believe that a Dane wouldn't think of an axe as an offensive weapon... ;)
OTOH, It would seem that a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorpio_(weapon) would be an appropriate ranged weapon for Tia...
King Random (Guest)
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If you simply made a metal bow, you'd likely get on just fine with such a strength advantage. The bolts should hold together just fine until they hit the target so long as they're hardwood. There's little to no resistance to the arrow when you launch it; that would make the bow inefficient. And Roman Scorpions (ballistae) and any historical crossbow could launch bolts with far greater draw strength than a human could pull without mechanical advantage; both of these weapons were made mostly of wood. So they could shoot crossbow-strength bolts with a much higher rate of fire, which is honestly terrifying. Also, if you make a metal war pick or war hammer, that would (imo) be the ultimate close-quarters superstrength weapon as there are no edges to chip off, but plenty of force focused into a point.
Sheela
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Sheela
Yeah, good steel bow limbs can have a nice strong pull.
Though you would need some strong arrows too, or they would just crack on launch.
So they would likely have to be steel too.
And the bowstring would probably have to be a steel wire too.

Also, axes have two weak points .. the cutting edge, and the shaft.
(-)_(.) kadaka!
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(-)_(.) kadaka!
That's relatively modern tech here, limbs are fiberglass laminates and cables were originally steel. Arrow shafts are thin-walled aluminum tube or now also carbon fiber.

If their version is spring-tempered steel limbs using solid steel arrows, it's very heavy, very hard to pull back, and would absolutely puncture any normal armor.
Sheela
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Sheela
They could have some sort of mana-infused material, or some excotic hardwood.
Voxman314 (Guest)
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Updated my page, you are still the headliner, love your stuff. Beating a dead horse, whispers "Patreon..." I know I'd throw a dollar or two your way.
I wish there were more adult-themed long story web comics to follow, but that page is still pretty light.
You have story, relationships, and a pretty regular occurrence of breathtaking art, you're doin' ok, man. We dig yer doodles.
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I'm fine, don't need Patreon right now. But thanks!
Sheela
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Sheela
I'm feeling the hair on this page though, good hair all around .. except for that one bald guy. 😁
Cuddle Lion
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Cuddle Lion
BUT if he HAD hair it would be AMAZING.
As for the rest of you caravaners, please take your things and get out and come again!
pie
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pie
At last a ranger in the crew! I can't wait to see some bow action from her.
Andrew_C
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Andrew_C
I like her she seems like the sort that gets hair done. A quality you want in a ruler.
(-)_(.) kadaka!
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(-)_(.) kadaka!
Wait, she's standing on the edge of a raised platform (loading dock) wearing just a poncho and matching shoes? O-kay. Any kids playing below?
Lee M
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Lee M
All together now: "Under the boardwalk..."
ShoShone
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ShoShone
So, Guin is gone.
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Sheesh, where would she go? Does she stop existing because she's fifty meters away?
Sheela
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Sheela
Maybe she saw some nice boobs in another comic, and jumped ship ! 🤣

Until she gets rejected, then she'll slink back to this comic .. in other words : Soon! 😂