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    1.63 MB Another Weapon thread Future King Rinnosuke !W8jetODcbQ 12/30/10(Thu)06:22 No.13336580  
    So, I and few of my friends have been wondering for a while: Do we have any actual legendary weapons? In games there are legendary weapons of kicking ass and stuffs, but what about in our world. Are there weapons that would have gained a "legendary" status through some atual historical wielder or are there any weapons that would have been legendary at some point of history.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)06:25 No.13336607
    What are you talking about? there are hundreds of legendary weapons.

    They just don't give you +5 to melee skill or anything.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)06:25 No.13336610
    Excalibur, Durandal, Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, Lance of Longinus, Genghis Khan's Sword off the top of my head. There are a shit-ton.
    >> Airos !!SOdRHygsY0V 12/30/10(Thu)06:31 No.13336644
    Longinus, a.k.a. The Spear of Destiny, for starters, the spear/lance that pierced the side side of Christ during his crucifixion. It usually follows some plot that whoever wields it/their army will be unstoppable in battle. There's also myth, (fact?), that the Nazi party was searching for many Biblical artifacts, including Longinus, for this reason.

    Masamune and Muramasa katanas.

    That's what I got off the top of my head.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)06:37 No.13336685
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    there was a small thread forever ago where the second world war was fought with artifact superweapons. nazis had the spear of destiny, commies had the sword of stalingrad, and so on.

    real world has tonnes of legendary weapons. durandal, grass cutter, gae bolga. whatever, list goes on.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)06:38 No.13336696
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    posting more sword of stalingrad, because damn was it ever a fine sword.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)06:39 No.13336702
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    until they left it in a basement and the building was bombed to hell, that is.
    >> Airos !!SOdRHygsY0V 12/30/10(Thu)06:41 No.13336710
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    that chinese sword that supposedly destroyed an army alone
    MANY vking weapons
    wiki it

    hey, can this be a legendary-looking weapons thread now?
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)06:49 No.13336763
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    "Understand O' Judge", otherwise known as the Discerner.

    a Scottish family sword from ~1074, nifty history to it.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)06:54 No.13336795
    Tizona, used by El Cid Campeador to expel the muslims from Spain in s.XI
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)06:54 No.13336799
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    Sorry, here is Tizona
    >> Airos !!SOdRHygsY0V 12/30/10(Thu)06:56 No.13336812
    Okay, I'm a complete moron. How does one archive a thread on sup/tg/? I don't seem to be able to find an option anywhere, and google wasn't any help either.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)06:56 No.13336813
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    You mean Ame no Murakumo, God of Swords, The Sword Of The Gathering Clouds Of Heaven?

    Just sayin.
    >> Ekoi !PpcsYfrVrw 12/30/10(Thu)06:57 No.13336815
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    The Golden Helmet of Mambrino.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)06:59 No.13336828
    What's that sword that the Japanese royal family has?
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)07:00 No.13336837
    Caladbolg is another, as are Fragarach and Gae Bulg.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)07:00 No.13336838
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    And La Colada, the other sword of El Cid...

    Dual wielding?
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)07:00 No.13336839
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    Joyeuse, Charlemagne's personal sword.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)07:03 No.13336862
    See >>13336813

    The first emperor (I think) broke it or something and Orochi shat out a new one.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)07:04 No.13336868
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    Sword of Goujian, found spotless in a tomb that was flooded for two thousand years.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)07:04 No.13336876
    Kusanagi-no-tsurugi seems to be the current name. Just sayin'
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)07:06 No.13336896
    Yes, that was what the shard was called when they pulled it out of Orochi's corpse.

    They couldn't exactly keep calling it a god any more, could they now? It's hard to be a god when you're dead.
    >> Airos !!SOdRHygsY0V 12/30/10(Thu)07:08 No.13336908
    >>13336812 Found it and archived. http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/13336580/
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)07:13 No.13336939
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    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)07:15 No.13336951

    So i could stat that as like DR 15 with a similar elemental resistance maybe?
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)10:22 No.13338105
    The story behind muramasa katana's is particularly interesting.

    Muramasa was just a swordmaker (and he lived in an entirely different time-period from masamune, so he wasn't his pupil or anything like many legends claim), but he made a lot of swords for a particular army... and it just so happens that whenever that army took to the field against another specific army, they butchered them completely.

    It was said that his swords were the bane of that house, that he was either a demon who infused his swords with bloodlust and hatred directed at that house, or he had found a demonic benefactor who did the same thing.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)10:25 No.13338128
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    Actually, they're not all katana. Many of them are the slightly longer style that was also popular around that period.

    Also, it's amusing how much the game totally glosses over Muramasa himself. Then again, it might not. The English language translation is SO FUCKING BAD it's difficult to know for sure and nobody seems to be willing to do a subtitled LP.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)10:27 No.13338145
    The Sniper Rifle used by that finnish dude.

    He was so good with his normal hunting rifle, that the Finn Government actually made hima rifle with +5 to all stats plus some special abilities.

    That was one hell of a rifle.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)10:31 No.13338173
    it is said that Muramasa "was a most skillful smith but a violent and ill-balanced mind verging on madness, that was supposed to have passed into his blades....They were popularly believed to hunger for blood and to impel their warrior to commit murder or suicide."
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)10:31 No.13338175
    there was a japanese swordsmith who had a son, the son was taken captive during the war and as ransom he made a sword and sent it to the captors. to test the blade the captors cut down a prisoner. turns out it was his son...
    he threw the sword into the sea. cant remember if he vowed never to make weapons ever again or not
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)10:31 No.13338176
    Nothung aka Gram, Hrunting, Tyrfing, Skoffnung, Nagling. Norse and other germanic folks had pretty much of them.
    Also, polish royal sword "Szczerbiec" ("The Jagged One") can also be considered as legendary weapon.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)10:32 No.13338185
    this. sharp blade, rust proof after spending thousands of years underwater. this is most certainly a legendary weapon.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)10:33 No.13338188
    I wasn't talking about any games, so I have no clue why you brought it up.
    There is "Gunilla" William Tells legendary Crossbow, that gave the english language the word "Gun".
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)10:38 No.13338216
    Durandal was the unbreakable sword of Roland, one of Charlemagne's paladins.
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    Durandal ey?
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)10:48 No.13338280
    When in doubt theres always excalibur.

    If i remember correctly, it has a sister-sword, but I can't quite recall the name.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)10:49 No.13338287
    > rust proof after spending thousands of years underwater
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)10:50 No.13338303
    Carnwennan, he also had a spear named... well fuck, lemme check google...Rhongomyniad.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)10:53 No.13338334
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    reputedly remains, in Rocamadour.

    And of course, Curtana, forged from the same source of iron as Durendal and Joyeuse.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)10:57 No.13338368
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    the sword of Goujian, king of Yue was bronze, and therefore, did not rust.

    furthermore, the scabbard for it was airtight, and the water created an anerobic without oxygen, preventing significant oxidation. net result was, when the sword was discovered, it was literally as fresh as the day it was placed in the tomb 2000 years earlier.

    and this is the Spear of Fuchai, Goujian's equally fearsome rival in war, king of Wu.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)11:05 No.13338431
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    the Spear of Destiny.

    (there's a second one in armenia which is also claimed to be longinus' spear, which is possibly older, though blatantly a fake to any historian)
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)11:10 No.13338470
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    here's the armenian one
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)11:18 No.13338516
    Looks legit to me, brah.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)11:26 No.13338576
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    >Implying a roman spear would have a fucking cross cutted into it.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)11:28 No.13338591
    so it's not rustproof, it just doesn't rust.
    it still oxidises, though
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)11:32 No.13338619
    the little detail that its not even remotely like roman pilum or similar spears, of course, might be a bigger hint that it's not the real one.

    however, it is older than the better-known one in vienna, which is an 8th-10th c frankish winged spearhead.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)11:34 No.13338631
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    This sniper rifle apparently fires magic bullets and conspiracy theories.

    Also, legendary dueling pistols and bullet?
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)11:45 No.13338708
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    speaking of sniper rifles...

    Here's one that should be legendary just because of the man who used it.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)11:48 No.13338724
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    Legendary piece of shit.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)11:52 No.13338750
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    Excalibur was shonen lazors back before shonen was even a word; in the original stories, it glowed so brightly it blinded Arthur's enemies, and in his last battle, he slew 900 knights in a single blow.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)11:55 No.13338770
    And remember folks, this wasn't the sword he fought his battle FOR kingship with, this is the one he got because that sword (the one in the stone) was sundered.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)11:59 No.13338797
    simo haya, and deagle brand deagles.

    when did /tg/ become /k/ ?
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)11:59 No.13338799
    the sword of mars

    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)12:01 No.13338812
    aah but excaliburs ... uhm... container... total brainfart...forgot the word...
    it gave you DR 15 or someshit
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)12:04 No.13338826
    I'd say it had Heal as a free action

    Also, it's scabbard
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)12:06 No.13338837
    >aah but excaliburs ... uhm... container...
    >it gave you DR 15 or someshit
    Immunity to blood loss, in some stories, prevents all bleeding entirely.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)12:09 No.13338853
    anything made of antioch steel
    basically,they were weapons made of modern-type cold steel
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)12:11 No.13338865
    Antioch or Damascus, a whole line of weapons that were fucking masterwork from the get go.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)12:11 No.13338866
    Bullshit the scabbard AKA Avalon moves the user into a dimension that protects it from everything up to and including the five magics.

    At least play through fate/stay night's fate route properly this time.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)12:15 No.13338879

    You're not serious are you, I mean I'm ok with all the JRPGs using western legendary weapons, but that... fucking hell, he's talking about the actual scabbard which depending on the source either slows, prevents, or doesn't allow bleeding.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)12:25 No.13338927
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    The Green Dragon Crescent Blade (青龍偃月刀) - Halberd (or Guan Dao) wielded by Guan Yu was fuckall heavy and had huge guts.

    Guan Yu himself was so revered he became a widespread minor deity among Chinese cultures... as well as Japanese video games D:
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)12:30 No.13338948
    He's trolling you, dude. I can't believe anyone would fall for that.

    On the subject of legendary artifacts, there were a lot of them owned by Alexander the Great that the Romans went all crazy to get. His cloak, his armor, etc.

    They were so Alexander-crazy that they ended up actually destroying most artifacts related to him. It would be hilarious if it weren't so horrifying.

    Could you imagine having the sword that cut the Gordian knot? The Romans could. No sign of that sword now...
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)12:37 No.13338999
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    I lol'd.

    Also, wasn't Terry Gilliam going to do a Don Quixote movie?
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)16:51 No.13341132
    There's a lot of nifty chinese mythological weapons too.

    Like swords forged from meteors, spears made from dragon hair/whiskers etc.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)16:54 No.13341171
    It fell apart before completion. Production failed on nearly every level, budget, actors, etc. It was so profound a failiure that a documentary was done about it.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)17:12 No.13341402
    Last I checked, the Lance of Longinus (the one with the gold sheath) actually had a piece of foreign metal embedded in the very center underneath a bronze, silver, and gold sheath. Basically the spear itself is not the spear, but the piece of metal embedded in it is MUCH older, and may have been the spearhead or one of the nails.

    There was a big x-ray study done on it a few years ago.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)17:16 No.13341454
    Wasn't Excalibur basically meant to be a symbol of his sovereignty and to prove that HE was the rightful King of Briton, and also to slay dragons and shit?

    The sword in the stone was just a regular old sword.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)17:20 No.13341495

    It's a 10th century spearhead with a nail inside, but just going by the ammount of nails going around, the Romans actually killed Jesus by turning him into a pin cushion.
    >> Anonymous 12/30/10(Thu)17:29 No.13341572
    not mentioned much, but i would love to have the sword of Goliath
    Actually that's what Alexander wanted.
    For one thing he had made a HUGE fucking armor, like for a 10 feet tall man, and left it in a conquered town, spread a rumor that he had to move on and didn't have time to get it before it was done and said "I will be back to claim it once i've claimed the rest of the world.
    Very clever PR, start myths about yourself.
    >> stran-G-EER 12/30/10(Thu)19:33 No.13342731
    Maybe it was his personal light mech.

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