This is a list of adjectives which can be put on the name of an item to change its size, capability, etc. Adjectives in each category can only be used once per name. For example, you can't have a "Great Battle Axe." Materials are not included in these names, neither are the origins (Human, Dwarf, Orc, etc.) or quality (high quality, low quality, etc.).
This list was originally designed simply as a guide to the administrators in making shops so that there would be set definitions for certain names so that no one would get confused. However, we decided that it could also be incredibly helpful to the members because it lets you know what everything means. A "Double-sided Battleaxe" might mean different things to different people. But now, with this list, everyone will know exactly what we're talking about, and will be able to make smarter shopping decisions.
Items marked with an O are large enough so that they must be used in a secondary slot, like the claymore.
Items marked with an o must be treated as a short polearm and use the second primary slot.
Items marked with an X must be carried in hand.
The names listed in the "type" category are not adjectives and will replace the generally accepted default (the default being the name in bold, the header) which the adjectives would apply to. For example, a long polearm with a halberd head would not be called a "Long Halberd Polearm."
Remember that adjectives MODIFY a word. Just because the only size listed for Axes is "Battle," that doesn't mean you can't have a plain old "Axe." If there's an item with no modifications, like an Axe, it means it's typical in every way, with medium sizes all around. A plain old Axe would be of medium size and one-sided.
You'll also notice that some things say "Can be put in Tertiary." Because of the special Tertiary slot which can hold 3 Javelins, we've decided that that same slot can also hold 1 short polearm instead of 3 Javelins. However, only certain polearms can take advantage of this, and those polearms are identified here as being able to be "put in Tertiary."
If an item's description says "none of the listed adjectives apply," it means that, well, none of the listed adjectives apply. For example, you can't have a "Short Claymore."
• Hatchet - Smallest axe next to throwing axe. None of the listed adjectives apply.
• Axe - Standard.
O Battle - A large axe.
• Double-headed - What it says. :p
• Throwing - Very small axe, only applies to Axe type.
O Great - A large warhammer.
• Double-headed - Both sides feature blunt heads.
• Spiked - One side features a spike.
X Large - A large club.
• Sword (typical design)
• Scimitar (curved, none of the listed adjectives apply)
O Claymore (very large, none of the listed adjectives apply)
• Short - Any typical one-handed sword.
• Long - Any typical short two-handed sword.
• One-handed - Of medium length and can be used effectively with one hand.
o Long-handled - Any typical blade with a greatly elongated grip.
• Staff - No head. Can be put in tertiary.
• Spear - A pole with a spearhead. Can be put in tertiary.
• Pike - For all intents and purposes, same as a spear, at least slot-wise. Can be put in tertiary.
• Halberd - A pole with an axe head, spear tip, and hook (i.e. Halberd head).
• Glaive - A pole with a short blade at end (i.e. Glaive head). Can be put in tertiary.
• Javelin - Basically a throwing spear. Assumed to be short. Three can be put in tertiary.
X Long - Over 8 feet long.
• Short - Between 5 and 6 feet long.
• Long - A "Long Knife" might as well be called a "Dagger."
• Small - A very small knife, worthless for almost any sort of combat.
• Throwing - Designed for the purpose of throwing.
• Mace - A short bar with a round iron ball on top.
• Flail - A chain attaches the ball to the bar.
• Long - Elongated bar or chain for the mace or flail, also larger head.
• Small - Very small head and bar or chain length.
• Spikes - Adds spikes to the mace or flail.
• Buckler - A smaller circular shield, cheaper and easier to use on horseback. None of the listed design attributes can apply.
• Shield - Standard.
• Circular - A circular shield.
• Kite - Resembles the shape of a kite, with three corners at top taipering to one corner at bottom.
X Tower - A very large rectangular shield.
• Short - Small and good for use on horseback 3-4 feet
• Long - Around five to six feet, cannot be used on horseback.
• Recurve - The ends of the bow curve back and then forwards to add strength.
• Hunting - Designed for the purpose of hunting game.
If you believe that a valid variation for one of these kinds of weapons has been omitted, please contact an admin.
studded- relativly large lumps/studs are set into the macehead, and are rather good for denting armors and causing more serious bruising (and sometimes broken bones and internal injuries) to your enemy rather than shredding ribbons of flesh and armor away
composite bow- abit like the recurve bow in apperance, but often made with several treebranches (or maybe afew sapling trunks or bones from various animals, and strapped together EXTREMELY tightly) and has a significantly increased pull strength, adding power and speed to the arrows launched from said bow
(im not sure what sort of weaponry limits are establised in LOTR, but i figured that if its not gunpowder-based (I.E. ballistica weaponry) its alright to submit and use)
(you can delete this after its either been approved and added or rejected and me being told so)