The dragon riders, named after the dragon banners they carry on their backs, are a shock cavalry comprised of Korvantine elite soldiers. They are master archers and experts in using polearms. When sent into battle, it is their job to tear into enemy lines from unexpected angles, confusing and demoralizing the enemy soldiers and using this to strike down as many as possible. Their weapon of choice is the Elanca, a long polearm with a curved blade at its tip. It can be used to cut and to stab. The pommel can also be used as a club.
Heh. Thinking about it, polearms usually don't have pommels or counterweight. But I figured since it is used from horseback, maybe it would stabilize it. Also increases versatility. Instead of bringing the pole around, you could instead stab one enemy and hit the other.
nice, going to replicate it for a LARP i fight in. safety guidelines will not let it be as pretty sadly but it looks like it would be a blast to fight with. I will probably have to make it a couple of times to get it right but ill be happy to share pictures when it is done.
awesome thanks! is the mace like pommel end to be used for strikes or just counter balance? to keep the looks id have to make it stab only for our game, otherwise id have to make it 8" long to strike with it.
Good to know. The Elanca is supposed to be used from horseback primarily, but I suppose it would work as well. If someone attacks from the other side, you could use the mace to repell them at least long enough to bring the weapon around and the have at them with the blade.