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So here is what I painted for Siri for the fall exchange. I was asked to try something new, non-standard weapons such as polearms. After some looking around I found that the Japanese Edo Era used a few different types of non-lethal polearms for catching criminals. So this is where the different polearms came to be.

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Had some difficulty with the battleguard golem as his polearm kept trying to break on me, but i think it turned out okay-ish.

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The easiest one was the rioter's polearm.

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Any upstanding group of monster catchers has to have a designated "mule" to carry their supplies right?

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I love me some sodegarami! "sleeve tanglers," rakes and the like were all designed to capture or subdue in non-lethal (but hardly gentle) fashion. Lots of polearms fit the category, but also some smaller hand weapons, such as the sai (Raphael's weapon, if you're a TMNT fan) and the jitte (which looks a lot like a sai with only one "ear"). The art of taiho-jutsu is the practice of this sort of nonlethal subdual, often used by local law enforcement.

(this is where I'd say "/nerd" but I can't actually turn that off)

 

You've done some very cool conversions; I really like how the peasant came out, but the golem really takes the cake! Nicely done.

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