Areal is a newly announced video game being developed by the people behind the S.T.A.L.K.E.R and Metro series. It is being touted as a spiritual successor to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R-series and even more so as a shooter with a nonlinear story - set in a “massive and intricately detailed open world environment that is extremely varied and colourful, even though it’s set in a post-apocalyptic setting.”
UPDATE: …that may or may not be utter and absolute malarkey.
Quick researches about a comic book I’m working on.
It’s about dance, martial arts, trials and women who struggle for freedom.
I’ll post more in notes to come.
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Indian (Kutch) Gold-Plated Katar
- Dated: 19th century
- Measurements: height with scabbard 52cm / 20.5 in Height with mount 55 cm / 21.7 in
With slender tapering double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section changing to stiff diamond section at the tip, the dagger has the forte etched and silver-gilt on each face with a panel of flowering foliage, and characteristic heavy fire-gilt copper-alloy hilt decorated throughout with panels of flowering foliage against a punched ground. It is presented in its original velvet-covered scabbard with gilt-brass mounts decorated en suite.
Source: Copyright © 2014 Peter Finer
- Dated: late 15th century
- Culture: French
- Medium: steel, bronze, bone
- Measurements: H. 13 9/16 in. (34.5 cm); W. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm); D. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
- Dated: 18th century
- Place of Origin: South India
- Measurements: overall length: 55.5in (1410mm). Blade length: 39.5in (1000mm)
Apparently there are only a handful of this type of Patta swords known to exist, this one being an early 18th century from Tamil Nadu. The wooden gauntlet is carved in the form of a crouching tiger.
The tiger face has a sharp human-like nose, with a long curled moustache and sweeping eyebrows. The mane is well defined and the legs tucked up into the body. The curled tail reaches up the back towards neck.
The underside has a large cut-out, very much in the shape of a Mughal archway, reveals the hand grip. Another thinner slot reveals the fore-arm when the sword is held.
There are also two twisted iron rods which have several iron rings freely attached to them, acting as a jingle when the sword is manoeuvred. There are two deeply carved flowers radiating in full bloom either end of the bars, and in many ways mimic the flowers found in silver on the blade.
The blade is very long at 1m. There;s a panel of very fine silver Koftgari on either side. A large blooming flower with drooping leaves, and a large flower-head can be seen at the base of a floral border joining the two.
Source: Copyright © 2014 Akaal Arms