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Alternative - have the receiving chamber partially filled with water. You said its raining on the other side, perhaps a gradient is funneling stormwater through the portal where it pools. Or the staff at the far end have done this on purpose, to slow down fast-moving things while minimising the damages. Of course driving into a wall of water at 40 mph (60 ...


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Others have perfect answers. I give you some additional reasons why shields are just useful tools in combat. Shields are used to prepare your next strike behind them. If your enemy can't see your arms, he doesn't know where to defend next. Shields were weapons, too. The had spikes and edges for a reason. Talhoffers fencing book, which is the 14th century ...


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Let me shortly repeat and interpret how you described the 'shield effect' of your cloak: (…) if a thin one-inch sheet of light covering the entire cloak was about the strength of scale armor that the romans used? So as I get your thought there is a thin cover of magic upon the outmost layer of your cloak which follows every movement of the cloak but (as ...


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Cloaks make lousy armor One reason the traditional armors work as armor is because they're basic characteristic makes them either difficult to penetrate or capable of diffusing the force before it connects with the body. But the important reason is that armor is, to one degree or another, stiff. Imagine a piece of cloth that moved like cotton and could be ...


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