Deadliest Warrior Season 3 Idea-Carib Warrior vs. Inuit

August 3, 2010

This match pits the Caribs, the exceptional bowmen from the Carribean, against the Inuit, a Native American tribe who sought to defend their land from invaders. When Colombus first saw the Caribs, he told that they carried large sticks which were capable of decapitating a human. This was their war club.

The top was higly sharpened. The following paragraphs on their skill with the bow and arrow is from http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~sd65/carib_history/caribs.htm            

"They were taught how to use the bow and how to apply poison to the arrowhead. The poison was deadly and the victim died in great pain. To improve their marksmanship, the young warriors in training had to shoot their meals down from the tops of trees and learn to shoot accurately while swimming.

Before a Carib boy could become a warrior, he had to undergo a severe initiation ceremony. The Caribs considered courage the greatest virtue and the boys were taught to bear pain without flinching. When the day came, he was seated on a stool before all the warriors of the village, while his father explained to him what his duties and responsibilities would be in the future. Then a bird was beaten to death against his body, scratching and pecking at his skin as it struggled. After this, he was deeply scratched with agouti teeth, and his body rubbed with the dead bird, which, in the meantime had been dipped in pepper. During all this, the boy was expected to show no signs of pain or discomfort. When the beating was over, he was given the bird's heart to eat, and then was sent to his hammock and made to fast. Another test was to shoot a bird off the top of tree with a bow and arrow. Only when he successfully passed through this initiation was he given the warrior's name, taught the warrior's language and allowed to go on raids. The Carib warriors were also excellent swimmers and Columbus mentioned seeing a warrior firing his bow while swimming in the sea."

 
 
 
In addition to using poison arrows, they also had fire arrows to devestate their opponents. When they got in close, they would also use axes, in addition to their war club. For their special weapon, they would use a noxious gas made of chili peppers to stop a foe.

Then, there are the Inuit. Inuit weapons make the Zande look like nothing. I thought the Inuit were a peaceful tribe, but when they're attacked, they have some scary means of defence. For long range, they had a cable backed bow; an exceptionally strong bow because it was reinforced by fibers.

This increases their tightness and power. Next, the Inuit have the toggling harpoon.

What's special about this weapon is that it has a two part point. Aloow Wikipedia's article on the toggling harpoon tell you how that works.

 "When the harpoon is thrust into an animal, the top half of the point detaches and twists horizontally into the animal under the skin, making it virtually impossible to pull the rest of the attached harpoon out of the animal while pulling it back to ship or shore. This harpoon technology lodges the toggling head of the harpoon underneath both the animal's skin and blubber, and instead lodges the point in the muscle, which also prevents the harpoon slipping out."

Looks like a devestating weapon. Next, they have a spear used in hunting and warfare called the kakivak.

Man, that thing is frightening. Next the Inuit had special bolas as their mid range weapon. What made these particulary scary, and made them stand out from the other bolas, was that the Ka-Lum-Ik-Toun had four or more weights attatched to it.

The Inuits had armour as well; walrus ivory plates that could protect them from an attack. All in all, my edge goes to the Inuit. They have armor as opposed to the Carib Indians, and they have some very frightening weapons indeed.

 

 

 This battle begins in a raining, muddy forest with thick trees. The sky is covered with clouds so the place looks gloomy, and the downpour brought on with thunder make conditions all the worse.

 In a flash of lightning, the Carib warrior is shown with his war club casually resting at his side. When the lightning strikes again, the Carib is gone, and a figure that is him is shown running in the forest. The Carib then catches sight of the Inuit, trying to catch fish in a stream with his kakivak. The Carib, hiding behind a thick tree, tries to ignite an arrow until it burns, but to no avail. He tries again, this time successfully igniting the arrow. However, the arrow falls a metre or two before the Inuit, nose diving into the mud, doused. The Carib then goes for a poison arrow, and applies the venom to the arrowhead, careful not to get it dripping all over him. It’s a perfect shot, and the arrow glides gracefully toward the Native American’s head, but unfortunately, the Alaskan decided to duck at that exact moment.

 Fortunately for the Carib, he is used to being wet, and the continous rain didn't slow him down. He loads up another arrow in the string and lets it fly. It beautifully hits the Inuit’s back dead center. However, the Inuit has ivory plate armour, so he removes the small obstruction and draws an arrow. It shoots off quickly and forcefully at the Carib, but instead it penetrates deeply into the tree. Another cable backed arrow nests itself in the same home that the first one gave itself. The Carib throws his axe at the Eskimo, but missing by a couple of centimetres. The Inuit runs up to the Carib fearlessly spinning his bolas around, which hit several times. However, the Carib, being used to pain, takes no notice of it. The Carib warrior takes a swing with his highly sharpened war club, but the Inuit sidesteps it and the club is lodged in the tree wood. When the Carib takes it out, he delivers a powerful blow to the Inuit which quite vividly pierces the ivory. The Inuit then goes for a swing at the Carib with his kakivak, but at that moment, the Carib warrior sprays some noxious pepper powder into the Inuit’s face. The Inuit misses the swing and runs away towards the stream.

 Instead of chasing him, the Carib loads up an arrow aimed for the Inuit’s throat. When he lets go, unfortunately, the Inuit is in his canoe, using the water in the stream to wash out his eyes. He hears the Carib approach, so in defence wildly swings the kakivak around, managing to lightly scratch the Carib. Then, watery eyed, he picks up the toggling harpoon and tries to steady his aim on the Carib, who is ashore. The Carib then draws back his war club like a baseball bat and grand slams it straight into the Inuit. Or, at least, he would’ve if he didn’t have the harpoon through his body.

 

Analysis: Though Carib were exceptional bowmen, they were unarmoured, and as well as ivory plates, the Inuit brought the more fearsome weapons to the game.

 

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