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23.15 Ship Weapons

Three different weapons are currently available for placement on ships:
Onagers, Ballistas, and Arcanian Arms (also known as 'throwers'). The
prices given may change at any time without notice.

Ship weapons may be requisitioned at Tasur'ke or Thraasi harbour. See HELP SHIP
EQUIPMENT for more details.

Onagers (450,000 gold)  Keyword: "onager" 
Largest of the ship weapons. The large cup at the end of the arm of 
the onager can hold a very large load in a variety of configurations,
including chainshot, or many flares.

Ballistas (295,000 gold)  Keyword: "ballista"
Rather like a huge crossbow. A ballista can fire shafts much like
oversized arrows, or flares.

Arcanian Arms (Throwers) (180,000 gold)  Keyword: "thrower"
The only weapon that can fit on the tiniest decks, Arcanian Arms fire large,
flat objects by rotating in a manner similar to a person throwing something
side-arm. Throwers can handle hook-shot, flares, and war discs.

Weapons and                          Arcanian
Their Loads    Onager    Ballista      Arm

Flare           yes/8     yes/5       yes/3

Hookshot         no         no         yes
Chainshot       yes         no         no
Shaft            no        yes         no
Spidershot      yes         no         no
Starshot        yes         no         no
Wardisc          no         no         yes

Windcutter OK?   no         no         yes (limit: 1 total)
Seastrider OK?  yes        yes         yes (limit: 3 total)
War Galley OK?  yes        yes         yes (limit: 6 total)

Weapon Loads

Versus Ships
Flare      - Burn brightly for a time, for signals, among other things.
           - Reveals nearby cloaked ships.
           - Available in numerous colours.
Chainshot  - Sails damage, and will bind sails.
           - Sails will be unusable until they are CLEARed.
           - When dipped this will set the sails on fire.
Hookshot   - For grappling.
           - CHOP TETHER to free yourself.
           - For the grappler: SHIP DISENGAGE will sever your thrown hooks.
Darts      - Hull damage and leaking.
           - When dipped they will set fires.
           - Rowing crew will be interrupted when hit.
Spidershot - Binds a weapon on the enemy ship rendering it inoperable until it
             is CLEARed.
Starshot   - Encircles the ship's figurehead, causing any melded sailors to be
           - The figurehead will remain unusable until it is CLEARed.
           - When dipped, it will start a fire on the bow.
War disc   - Causes the crew to duck and cower.
           - This will interrupt the crew for a short duration during which
             they will halt their current task and not accept orders.

Versus Seamonsters
Flare      - Prevent a seamonster from moving for a very short time.
Chainshot  - Slow a seamonster's movement speed for a short time.
Darts      - Damage a seamonster.
Spidershot - Decrease the damage of a seamonster's next attack.
Starshot   - Slow a seamonster's attack speed for a short time.
War disc   - Damage a seamonster (short range)

Using Weapons
Try the following to use your ship's weapons:
   LOAD weapon WITH load
   UNLOAD load FROM weapon
   PROBE weapon
   FIRE weapon [UP|AT targetname|AT SEAMONSTER]

Weapon Repair
Weapons through use and time will fall into disrepair. You can extend the life
of your weapons by doing repairs to them. SHIP WEAPONREPAIR <weapon> will cost
you a few commodities per repair performed. To do the repairs you will need: 1
wood, 1 rope, and 1 iron.

Protecting a weapon for eternity can be achieved via non-decay customisation.
Non-decay will prevent the ravages of time from claiming the weapon.