a reply to: Ohanka
Imagine a dude in that helmet; 6ft tall, charging at you waving a mace, shouting to high heaven, with a weird metalic muffle to it. Not pleasant!
I’d be out of there myself.
A mace, really? Why do people on this forum worship maces so much? A SWORD is always much better, deadlier and more efficient in everything you'd ever
want to do on a battlefield. Why the heck would you be more scared of a mace than a sword?
'6 ft' wouldn't be that tall anyway, plenty of people have bodies way taller than that.
Shouting to 'high heaven'? As opposed to middle-heaven or low-heaven? Why would it matter where they're shouting, and why would it be more scary if
it's heaven of ANY kind? Isn't heaven a wonderful, comforting place?
Wouldn't it be scarier if he's shouting at YOU than at some heaven?
People should really watch Shadiversity's or Lindybeige's videos on 'maces' before deciding it's the most scary weapon.
To me, an arrow shot by one of those super strong longbowmen that don't exist anymore (they weren't merely superficially strong, but their muscles and
body structure were 'optimized' for shooting those ridiculously heavy (and I don't mean weight, but the power required to pull them properly)
longbows, because they were trained since they were kids, so their whole body structure was actually a bit 'deformed' (which is why you can't find
people like that anymore), would be WAY scarier than some small dude flailing some MACE around while shouting to 'heaven'.
Think about it; an arrow that you don't know is somewhere in the 'high heavens' that this other dude is shouting at (for some reason, instead of at
you), you have no way of seeing it or hearing it, then suddenly it impales your body and burrows itself deep into the ground - or if you are on a
horse, it can go through your armor, your leg AND the horse and still go deep inside the ground.
THAT would be scary to me, not what you're describing, no offence. AT LEAST replace the mace with something more common and effective, and make the
entity a bit bigger and if they really have to shout, have them shout at ME, then maybe we'll talk. But until then, that arrow beats your non-scary
mace-flailing mini-monster any day.