The Dwarven sling is a remarkably sophisticated mechanism created and used heavily by The Dwarves. The mechanism consists of three part
- Tension Loader: The spring loader is a component used in many Dwarven mechanisms. In the case of the sling, the spring loader consists of either a spring wheel or spring rod. The wheel increases tension in the spring by rotating a wheel that locks in place when the spring is fully compressed. A sprig rod in only different in how it builds tension. A spring Rod is a lever that is pulled back, compresses the spring, and locks the spring and it's fully compressed position.
- Trigger Drum: The tension loader's locking mechanism is attached to a highly sensitive trigger device. The trigger drum is a button or a switch that can trigger a release of the built-up tension in response to the slightest amount of pressure. The release of tension sayings of the locking mechanism flying back to either its starting position or segments positions. These positions take advantage of the momentum sent back into locking device after the tension is released. This momentum can send the spring back into a compressed state which can then be locked in for an additional trigger release, though the second release will be significantly diminished compared to the first.
- Sling Device The sling device is whatever it is that plans to use the built up potential energy to achieve a desired goal. The sling device is essentially the purpose of the entire mechanical system. It comes in two distinctive forms found all over Dwarven Society. These devices are listed below.
The Satisfying SoundWhen dwarf speak of their many inventions and mechanical wonders, they never stay fixated on the mechanical properties of the device and how sophisticated they can be. Instead, they are usually obsessed with the sound the mechanisms make when at work. Dwarven sling is a special case as its sound is often an indication that triggers a response from those who hear it.
The Dwarven sling has many parts made of Iron and Steel. Many of these parts are in motion when the device is at work. This results in a very distinct grind and collision of metal on metal when the tension is released. The sound is reminiscent of a blacksmith hammering at the forge.