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What is the meaning of this?!





Could it be? A new sword? No way!

Here's what I was able to tell about it from the 3 matches I played:

1. Bottom row is ABBCCA

2. Pattern seems dominated by 3 colors, roughly equal amounts, 4th color either rare or not present (or really high up in the pattern).

3. Decent success playing it like a cleaver (frequent small strikes and horizontals). Sprinkles seem better than a cleaver (seemed to be returned less), but my sample set size is pretty small. Some crewmates thought it may be a cleaver in disguise, I think it's a little better, but I might be wrong -- it could've just been luck with the sprinkles.

Unfortunately nobody dropped any large enough strikes on me for me to get a good idea of the pattern.

This makes me happy. The tournament was a lot of fun (and only had a single narrow/legendary in the final rounds, which is unusual).
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Awesome. What ocean was this on?
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What ocean was this on?


Midnight. The tourney was around 9PM PST I believe. I think Oceanus started it.

P.S. More people seem to think it was a cleaver, after looking at some videos from the fights. I'm not quite convinced yet, though.
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From my videos you are right, it's just the cleaver pattern.
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That looks pretty cool anyway.
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Its seems someone has been stealing from Skullsplitter's secret stash. /e sighs.
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Another m_glove/Atlantis incident?
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Wow, a new sword.

/e goes to check if its available to buy...
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Well... I just checked the wiki... Ether it hasent been updated yet or there isant a new sorad... I'm geussing number 1
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I was in this tourny as well. I thought it attacked quite well and in my oppinion was not a cleaver....but I guess we will wait and see!
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Well... I just checked the wiki... Ether it hasent been updated yet or there isant a new sorad... I'm geussing number 1

Hmm?
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A while back, some people won battle axes in Atlantis, I think. Right after that, they created tournies with them, but I haven't seen that in a while. I think it was a bug that the swords were awarded, and they fixed that, which is why I haven't seen tournies like that since.

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What was the name of the tournament?
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What was the name of the tournament?


Sardines
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A while back, some people won battle axes in Atlantis, I think.

Now, where's the Trident?


EDIT: Oh, and for technical reason, I don't think swordfighting includes axes? (revamp definition?)
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It looked to me as thought Oceanus just pasted a cleaver pattern onto another image. It was a poor pattern (or my opponent was playing poorly with it). If it is released, its only use will be the novelty effect and portraits.
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The battle axe has been seen before. I remember a SF fray several months ago that one of the OMs (Oceanus again, I think) set up and he used a battle axe in it. Also, since Brynhild uses a battle axe, couldn't the debate about whether or not it's a cleaver be solved with a couple screenies from battles with her?
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EDIT: Oh, and for technical reason, I don't think swordfighting includes axes? (revamp definition?)

Edged-weapon-fighting is somewhat of a mouthful, and doesn't include sticks either. Just stick to brawling.
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I do think the battle axe is the same as the cleaver, apart from the second rows is more rare in the mixed colours. I say it is just a fun thing an OM has done to excite people
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What was the name of the tournament?


Sardines


FYI I believe the name was a related to a strange message Oceanus sent out inviting everybody to a shack for some kind of party. There was also a rumble, and a drinking tournament (maybe others, no unusual bludgeons or mugs though) with similar names (I don't recall exactly, but things like "we're packed in pretty tight" and "it's getting hot in here", e.g.).
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Someone made a fancy OCEANUS picture in the house news and he set up a party and the impromptu tourney. Frankly, I don't see much to be excited about. If it was just a cleaver pattern pasted on the axe, then it was just to excite people and will not be released in that state. If it was a unique pattern, it was crappy and will remain crappy if released.
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The battle axe and the war hammer (I think that's what it's called, search is still booched) are Brynhild Skullsplitter's weapons out at sea. They're meant to add some atmosphere to the brigand king experience. Any time we see them in a tournament, it's just for fun.
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Joy!
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