So, I am designing a story that is set in the ~15th century with creatures that can create fire at will (Role of anthropomorphic foxes in a medieval army). Now one of these creatures is having a problem with the local authorities and it basically escalades into a food fight, where it’s possible to use magic to set the food on fire, but not to use the magic directly against the enemies. „Why?“ you ask? Anti-magic-armour!
What would be the most effective „weapon“ against medieval guards, if „weapon“ is defined as „food available at a ~15th century banquet in the castle of a rich king“, when considering the ability to set the food on fire at will?
Here are the rules:
- The character can set any food on fire whenever he wants to
- The magic-fueled fire burns with ~1.500°C (can be adjusted if needed; basically it's like holding a big bunsen burner under the food whose flame covers the whole food)
- Up to three magic-fueled flames at a time
- There is no time-limit on how long a single magic-fueled flame can exist, meaning that the character will not run out of energy
- The character is in a big castle with plenty of space but the only exit is blocked by a total of 3 guards
- The owner of the castle is rich and wanted to impress a lot of women with the banquet, which means any „weapon“ you need is available
- The character is (similar to) an athletic human with heightened senses (hearing, seeing, …)
- The goal is to cripple or kill the 3 guards as fast as possible, so that the character can run away
I was thinking about something along the lines of throwing big chunks of meat around and melting them mid-air to let hot fat rain down on the soldiers and into their eyes, but I have no idea if this is feasible, how much damage this could do and what other "weapons" I could use.
And remember kids: Don’t try this at home!