Although Thaddeus Kaine
was not born until 899 GUE, historians refer to the
period between 883 and 949 as the Age of Kaine. While Kaine was
never a particularly humble man, his pride extended to weapons design.
The weapons in this age were all designed by Kaine and each was more
brutal than the last. Particularly notable were two of his most
dangerous discoveries, Thaddium
. He also manufactured many
mobile war machines, including a battle tank
which was powered by
Thaddium. All of these vehicles, with an exception of the tank, were destroyed by the
armies of Ellron
between 945 and 949.
completion of Kaine's implements of pain and torture were only halted
by his death in 945. Had this not been the case, the world would
certainly have seen the birth of his most brutal devices: turning skin
inside out, turning blood to ice, driving the enemy mad, boiling the
enemy from the inside out.
Although the ages of warfare have not
been delineated in the centuries beyond the Age of Kaine, it seems that
this period was the summit of weapons development. In the years to
follow, warfare has developed no further than the most primitive of
Kaine's designs, although semi-automatic guns have since arisen and those with refined precision.
|SOURCE(S): Zork Nemesis (Game, Design Documents, Nino Ruffini's notes on the Design Documents)|