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Shinjo Slings

Shinjo Slings

A Sling was a length of cord or sash with a pouch in the center for holding a stone. The wielder held both ends in one hand and whirled the sling to build momentum, finally releasing one end and flicking his wrist to unleash the stone. [1]

Users Edit

Unicorn Clan Edit

This gaijin projectile weapon was brought by the Unicorn, who used it in army units. [2] [3] They hid this secret weapon wrappping their sling around their wrist or neck, wore it as a fake eyepatch, or otherwise used it to adorn their outfit. It was said that Dairya eyepatch was a sling. [4]

Sparrow Clan Edit

The Sparrow were trained snipers, armed with the Sparrow's trademark weapon, the sling, that the Suzume first adopted from a passing Unicorn trader. [5]

Goblins Edit

Goblin Slingers

Goblin Slingers

Goblins also had slingers. [6]

External Links Edit


  1. Secrets of the Empire, p. 239
  2. Shinjo Slings (Heaven and Earth Flavor)
  3. Treachery's Coin, Part I, by Shawn Carman
  4. Way of the Unicorn, p. 102
  5. Way of the Minor Clans, p. 55
  6. Kappuksu's Story, by Ree Soesbee

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