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  1. HARRISON AND ROEBUCK PATENT DIRECTORY SAMPLER
  2. ==========================================
  3. Sxxx: Security, Doors (`LOOKUP S`)
  4. Axxx: Architectural Design (`LOOKUP A`)
  5. Wxxx: Weapons, Armour (`LOOKUP W`)
  6. Mxxx: Chemicals and Materials (`LOOKUP M`)
  7.  
  8. (LOOKUP S)
  9. HARRISON AND ROEBUCK PATENT DIRECTORY SAMPLER
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  11. S1xx: Locks
  12. S100: MECHANISM FOR LOCKING DOORS, GATES UNTIL KEY IS PRESENT
  13. "This is, more or less, your standard tumbler lock. Actually, no, this IS your standard tumbler lock. Patent laws in the fledgling nationstate of Whocares are kinda weird. As you might expect, it only opens when a key is inserted into the lock. Any key, actually. This isn't even a tumber lock. It's just a shaft with a rotatey bit."
  14. S112: CHROMASENSITIVE LOCKING MECHANISM
  15. "For the layman, `Chromasensitive` means `it only unlocks when a key of a certain color is present`. The patent claims it works by chemically reading the wavelength of the key and generating heat so that the lock melts and can be turned. Fascinating stuff, the kind of stuff that should be patented."
  16. S134: MECHANISM FOR LOCKING VIA HORIZONTAL BARRICADE
  17. "It's a piece of wood or metal or whatever that blocks a door by covering a door and the wall next to it. Security enthusiasts call it the `medevial deadbolt`, because, well, it dates back to medevial times. The patent got filed probably from clerical error. At least it only expires in 5 years."
  18. S2xx: Doors (<2m width)
  19. S201: DOOR WITHOUT LOCK
  20. "Wood, or metal or whatever, with a hinge connecting it to a wall and a doorknob securing it closed. It's a door. Do I really need to describe it?"
  21. S241: DOOR WITH TUMBLER LOCK
  22. "Equivalent to S201 and S100 combined. Door with lock. Key does not matter, it just has to exist and be in the lock."
  23. S271: DOOR WITH DEADBOLT LOCK
  24. "Equivalent to S201 and S134 combined. Slam into it with enough force and it should break."
  25. S3xx: Gates (>2m width)
  26. S327: VERTICALLY SLIDING GATE
  27. "A thin, meshed metal apperataus (gate) that is raised or lowered by a pulley. Seriously, mate. Apart from some mentions about handling friction and ramming into it with a battering ram, it's medevial stuff."
  28. S335: SLIDING GATE WITH TENSION-BASED LOCK
  29. "Extends upon S327 (VERTICALLY SLIDING GATE). There's a force pulling the door up to a retracted position, like any other S327 variant, but there's a larger force pulling it down. The larger force is designed to be removed via a lock. (typically S134, MECHANISM FOR LOCKING VIA HORIZONTAL BARRICADE)."
  30. S361: GATE WITH HORIZONTAL HINGES
  31. "It's like a door (S201) but really big. Imagine what you'd find in a garden or courtyard."
  32.  
  33. (LOOKUP A)
  34. HARRISON AND ROEBUCK PATENT DIRECTORY SAMPLER
  35. ==========================================
  36. A1xx: Interior Layouts
  37. A2xx: Exterior Design
  38. A3xx: Gardens
  39. A4xx: Windows
  40. A5xx: Structural Reinforcement
  41.  
  42. (LOOKUP W)
  43. HARRISON AND ROEBUCK PATENT DIRECTORY SAMPLER
  44. ==========================================
  45. W1xx: Swords
  46. W108: RIGID METALLIC LONGSWORD
  47. W2xx: Knives
  48. W202: LIGHTWEIGHT METALLIC KNIFE (Watson)
  49. W3xx: Body Armour
  50. W331: RIGID METALLIC ARMOUR
  51. W383: LIGHTWEIGHT LEATHER ARMOUR
  52. W4xx: Shields
  53. W411: WOODEN HANDHELD PROTECTION DEVICE
  54. W420: METALLIC HANDHELD PROTECTION DEVICE
  55. [Most of this will be stuff for Sir Charles IV's sake.]
  56.  
  57. (LOOKUP M)
  58. HARRISON AND ROEBUCK PATENT DIRECTORY SAMPLER
  59. ==========================================
  60. M1xx: Metals
  61. M103: HEAT-MALLEABLE METAL
  62. "A neat metal compound that is easier to bend and tear through when it's hotter. Moreso than other metals, persumably. Defining characteristics include a gravelly surface and a cool tint."
  63. M105: PRESSURE-MALLEABLE METAL
  64. "This metal bends when you bang on it. And when you put it like that, it sounds really unimpressive and not worthy of a patent at all. Thanks word choice! Defining characteristics include a polished look and a more neutral grey tone."
  65. M3xx: Wood
  66. M302: VIBRATIVE WOOD
  67. "Wood that, instead of splintering or breaking on impact, just wobbles. Some say it's just rubber painted like wood, but that wouldn't get a patent, now would it? Of course it probably would. Whocare's patent office is a joke! This wood tends to look yellower than standard wood, and also spots few, large grains."
  68. M345: BURN RESISTANT WOOD
  69. "Wood that just doesn't burn, or even really gets hot. It just takes the heat like a champ, although it does deform a little. It's a more maroon sort of color, with an excessive amount of wood grain."
  70. M4xx: Tension Materials
  71. M414: RUBBER STUCTURAL BAND
  72. "Like what you'd find at an office supply store, but really big. Very strechy and provides lots of force. It gets stretchier at high temperatures, which is nice enough. I'm slowly becomingconvinced this is just an order catalog for a place labeled the Patent Directory."
  73. M468: METALLIC CHAIN LINK
  74. "It's chains, joined together in a long string. The patent doesn't specify the size of the chains or the link, which starts to become trouble for the guy who invents the sub-micrometer chain link. Thankfully we don't have to deal with that. Yet."
  75. M9xx: Chemical
  76. M902: PRESSURE-BASED HEAT GENERATOR
  77. "Here's some hot stuff. (See what I did there?) You apply force to an object coated in this chemical, and it becomes hot. Like, really hot. Ht enough to cut through M103 HEAT-MALLEABLE METAL like butter."
  78. M991: HEAT-SENSITIVE COLOR GENERATOR
  79. "This appears to be a liquid version of that stuff mood rings are made of. The longer I hold onto an object coated in this, the redder it gets. It was first discovered in the copper mines of... wait. They just patented stuff they found nature. Come on people. Patents don't work like that."
  80.  
  81. Valid combinations of stuff:
  82. W108 + M902 = Fire Sword (Charles only)
  83. W202 + M902 = Fire Knife (Watson only)
  84. M302 + M414 = Deflective Shield (Both)
  85. M345 + M414 = Fireproof Shield (Both)
  86. M302 + M468 = Deflective Chainlink Armour (Charles)
  87. M345 + M468 = Fireproof Chainlink Armour (Charles)
  88. M991 + (key) = Mood key (more turns held onto, warmer the color)(Watson)
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