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Well done on the spears and the use for boar hunting. As well as the brass being a weakness against their hides.
Wait, what makes brass better than say steel?
I don’t want to make too make too many assumptions about the author’s world, but in mythology, and other magical rituals. Certain metals are banes against certain creatures. Jade is supposed to be a bane in certain Asian cultures against oni/demons. Cold Iron is against fey creatures in many folklore. Silver is a bane against Lycanthrops. Lead neutralizes magic, gold empowers, Brass can be used as substitute for gold, but is often used in many ritual items and considered to drive off or cleanse out energy. Copper is often used to direct energy in rituals as it acts as conductor or to channel. So maybe it is Brass because or some lore related fact we don’t know or it is just what the creator chose because reasons.
I like as well the use of polearms and armor in a colonial setting. A lot of modern audiences seem to assume that melee weapons and plate armor were quickly phased out following the advent of musketry, but pikes, halberds, and similar polearms in particular continued to play major roles in infantry combat for centuries afterward. Excellent world-building detail.
The French had polearms at Ticonderoga (our inspiration) and you can read more about they’re use here. They were mostly decorative at this point, but we decided to make them into elite chimera-slaying bad-asses!
Honey badger laughs at boar spears.
Knights who say Ho! (Very nearly as feared as the Knights who say Ni!)
But zen, sey ‘ave zee outRAAAGeous Franch acc-cehnt!
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