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Mercury Wells
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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2021, 10:53:38 pm »

Hmmmm, that's a tricky one.  Pernese for the intelligence, adaptability and beauty,  Mordorian for the terror-inducing ruthlessness.
Perhaps some sort of hybrid?
(Definitely with no oriental traits or they would just want to drink tea and discuss the finer points of kraken symbology in ancient art).

So it's either a Mornese or a Perdorian then?
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« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2021, 06:38:53 am »

Not to mention that Mandarin dragons will only attack from one direction. You know? Feng Shui, and all that jazz?
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« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2021, 05:28:53 pm »

Hmmmm, that's a tricky one.  Pernese for the intelligence, adaptability and beauty,  Mordorian for the terror-inducing ruthlessness.
Perhaps some sort of hybrid?
(Definitely with no oriental traits or they would just want to drink tea and discuss the finer points of kraken symbology in ancient art).

You might be able to restrain the hybrid dragon's propensity to drink tea if you offered it only milk, not a choice of milk or lemon.
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« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2021, 11:20:17 pm »

As German 88mm  Flak Cannon didn't exist until about  1930-ish, it's not Steampunk. So rules out heavy flak as a defense, too.  Perhaps a tank or crawling mech with twin 37mm P0m-Poms? 
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« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2021, 02:58:59 am »

As German 88mm  Flak Cannon didn't exist until about  1930-ish, it's not Steampunk. So rules out heavy flak as a defense, too.  Perhaps a tank or crawling mech with twin 37mm P0m-Poms? 
The Congreve rocket and the Shrapnel shell both date to around 1804 (adoption), and both were used by Sir Arthur Wellesley in the very first World War. Add in a small steam-powered mechanical brain and I'm sure we could come up with something.
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« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2021, 09:23:02 pm »

As German 88mm  Flak Cannon didn't exist until about  1930-ish, it's not Steampunk. So rules out heavy flak as a defense, too.  Perhaps a tank or crawling mech with twin 37mm P0m-Poms? 
The Congreve rocket and the Shrapnel shell both date to around 1804 (adoption), and both were used by Sir Arthur Wellesley in the very first World War. Add in a small steam-powered mechanical brain and I'm sure we could come up with something.


Shrapnel shells fired from howitzers or mortars should prove quite effective, especially if they were fused to explode at maximum altitude
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