Spy Lenses

How can you see through these things anyway? All these switches look the same to me - First Time User

To See Beyond Reach

  Spy Lenses are a new tool similar to a spyglass to see from great distances. However, this improved design is much more effective than today's centuries-old design. This is because rather than being placed up to one's face without needing to hold onto it for an extended period, it can see further away while maintaining that sight without being affected by the weather. The idea behind this madness was another issue that resulted in the many problems that Royal Sky Riders faced when in flight. In this case, it was safer to conduct scouting missions without flying too close to be spotted by an enemy force. At first traditional spyglasses were used to achieve this, but they were considered useless as cold temperatures made it difficult to see through the magnifying lens and strong wind made it hard to stay in place or knock the spyglass out of their hands. It resulted in finding a way to create a more efficient way to enhance a rider's vision. The basic premise was started by High King Darius Harkon after seeing a blacksmith using forging goggles that were attached to his head using a leather strap. But the actual design creation came from one of the members, Shero Okara of the Storm Guard, who had previous knowledge of building mechanical contraptions before joining the guard with his help the first model was made and improved upon. While these devices take a long time to make, they are worth the wait as they now allow riders to see the ground below while in the sky.   Since that time, Spy lenses have been actively used by the riders and have yet to be used by any other part of the military due to the small amount that has been made due to the time and effort it takes to make the materials and to assemble them. They have become an essential piece of equipment to use in a scouting mission, and their design allows them to see from farther distances no matter the attitude that they are at. This is due to the revolutionary design of a rotary plate on the side of the metal casing that, when turned, can switch the lenses to combine them to magnify them to see images even further way. The color tint of them from cold glass and the perception skill of the rider allowed them to spot moving objects without dealing with sunlight blinding them when in use. Thanks, this device has brought vital information to the kingdom's leadership without endangering the lives of riders in the field and allowing them to plan means of attack knowing the strength and capabilities of an enemy force. Eventually, these new devices will find their way into other parts of the military due to their usefulness, with different types needed to suit the needs of their role in information gathering.  

Suffisticated Lenses

  The idea of how the spy lenses can see so far is that there are more than two lenses that are found attached to them. Rather they are several placed together on a small mechanical device with a rotary disk changing the lens's position to align them to allow the magnifying glass to expand its magnification properties to a large degree to see farther than ever before possible. As long as the rotary disk and the device controlling the lenses work, it will be able to work to the best of its abilities and to its user's connivance.
Item type
Creation Date
1527 CA
Related ethnicities
6 pounds
Base Price
2 gold pieces
Raw materials & Components
Cold Glass: A special glass that does not fog up in cold weather and can allow a person to see through it quickly.   Switch Rotator : A mechanical design that allows an object attached to it to rotate to allow another object to move it to its position.   Magnifying Glass: Glass that allows a person to enlarge a small object to become large for them to see.   Metal Casing: A metal box-like design that protects the inside object from being damaged by weather conditions or force.   Leather Straps: Straps that can keep an object in place to another object to keep it from moving wildly or loosely.
The lenses need a forge and a smelter to create the pieces with interlocking parts to keep them together.


  Low Setting: Twenty to thirty feet   Medium Setting: Forty to seventy feet   High Setting: Eighty to hundred thirty feet


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