Wildfall: Source book
·Concepts and images for a fantasy adventure novel for teenagers
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A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia
The Kazakhs of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia are the only people that hunt with golden eagles, and today there are around 400 practising falconers. Ashol-Pan, the daughter of a particularly celebrated hunter, may well be the country's only apprentice huntress.
Prussian 6lbr - Prussian Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars 1805 - 1815 "Against that fellow [Napoleon] you need cannons and lots of them." - Prussian General Blücher. The Prussian 6pdr cannon was served by 1 sergeant and 8 gunners. The 12pdr cannon was served by 1 sergeant and 12 gunners. "The 6pdr cannon was made of bronze; the 12pdrs had either bronze or iron barrels. Most of the equipment and designs dated from the end of the 18th Century."
Lock, Stock, and History
The Hand Mortar Made from the 17th to early 19th century hand mortars were essentially black powder muzzle loading grenade lauchers. They were originally produced with wheel lock mechanisms and many were produced or converted into flintlock firearms. No matchlock versions are known to exist.
"A bird of enormous size, bulky body and wide wings, flying in the air; and it was this that concealed the body of the sun and veiled it from the sun." In the account of Marko Polo the wingspan of the roc was 16 yards, its feathers were as big as palm leaves. The wind was the rush of its wings and its flight was lightning. The bird is usually described as being white. "According to Arabic tradition, the Roc never lands on earth, only on the mountain Qaf, the center of the world.