Monday, April 29, 2013

Further Awards for Heroism and Valor, Part 2

The Chronal Medal of Valor. Awarded to chrononauts for going above and beyond the call of duty, an act of bravery or heroism, at risk of their own personal safety or in the face of great danger. It's a very prestigious award, only bestowed to time travelers who return safely to their own timeline.

The Alchemical Nova. Awarded to an alchemist who distinguishes himself or herself in action by extraordinary heroism in combat against the Legions of the Automaton Empire.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Further Awards for Heroism and Valor, Part 1

It seems we sell out of these rare pieces faster than we can detail them. The Spring River Road Expo saw 4 new medals, fresh from our expeditions through the Aether Storms. Despite their status as -SOLD- we would still like to detail them, as a matter of public record.

The Wings of Saint Louis. This is apparently an alternate realty's version of the Saint Louis Ironclad Star. This particular medal was awarded to civilian airship captains who brought their own ships to the defense of the arsenal, when it fell under attack from an invading force of automatons during the Mecha-American Wars.

Another alternate reality commendation we discovered was The Flower of Zosimos.
The medal is very similar to The Alchemist's Flower, but with a different metallic composition. (And a very unique Chrono-Spatial resonance.) However the award is still given for the heroic use of Alchemy in times of struggle.

The other two medals will be detailed in short order, as well as a thank you to our patrons. We will return!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Our Thanks!

We at the Armory would like to thank everyone who journeyed to see us the the Spring River Road Expo! There were a few of you who purchased a set of goggles from us, and many of you picked up a custom order form, we hope to be hearing from you soon!

Four savvy consumers were fortunate enough to walk away with our recently recovered medals; and to them I say "Well done, and good eye."

Additionally we saw a number of great cosplayers. Though there were a pair that stood out. 
All in all, we had a fantastic time at the event and hope to have many more!

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Last Badges from Series One.

On every battlefield across the world, you can find a healer. The noble medical profession doesn't just touch the lives of soldiers, it can change the tides of history. For all those honorable individuals who have sworn to first do no harm, we present The Life Cross Shield of the Field Medic.

Do you spend your life in the stacks? Do you sift through ancient books and forgotten manuscripts looking for some nuggets of arcane lore? If you do, and if you haven't awakened some ancient elder evil from beyond the veil of reality, we present to you: The Tome and Scrolls of the Researcher.

Well Ladies and Gentlemen, that round out the series 1 designs. All of these wonderful badges retail for $1.00, and can be purchased at the upcoming River Road Expo this Sunday, April 21st.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thursday's Badges

For those among you who have dedicated you lives to searching for the Philosopher's Stone, or seeking the elusive formula to turn lead into gold, we have the utmost respect. In fact, many of the items crafted at the Armory use alchemically modified components. So, for everyone out there pouring over formulas and combining material components, we present The Life Blood Formula of the Alchemist

Nothing can quite match the grandeur and majesty of air travel. Whether it's a glider, dirigible, or Cavorite airship, the freedom of sailing the skies is a feeling that stands unmatched. For those among you who have slipped the surly bonds of Earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings we present The Soaring Heart of the Aeronaut.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday's Badges

Whether for personal gain, employment, or simply for the love of blowing things up, there have always been specialists in the field of explosives. Be it Black Powder, Dynamite, Fulminate of Mercury, Nitroglycerine, or Guncotton; all of these within the purview of such an individual. And for that person we offer The Exploding Star of the Demolitionist.

The desire to explore, to see the world exists with all of us. The instinct to fill in the blanks on the map, to see things that no one else has seen drives us forward and pushes us toward discovery. Embrace your desire to journey to new horizons. Mark your wanderlust with The Geared Compass of the Explorer.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tuesday's Badges!

If you've ever been called a gearhead, a tinkerer, or an artificer; If you have ever taken something apart just to see how it works; If you would happily spend your day elbow-deep in grease and machine parts; then this badge is the one for you.  Armburster Armories proudly presents The Crossed Wrenches of the Mechanic.

Are you an actor or actress? A comedian, a tragedian, or any manner of thespian? Regardless of the part you play we at the Armory offer this badge, The Dramatis Personæ of the Entertainer.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday's Badges!

Occasionally one is motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that promised or paid to combatants of similar ranks and functions in the armed forces of that Party. If that happens to be the case for you, that's makes you a Merc. And in order to make yourself look like a more fearsome and employable prospect to those wealthy military-types, we present The Black Shield of the Mercenary.

Discovery is the observation of new phenomena, new actions, or new events and providing new reasoning to explain the knowledge gathered through such observations with previously acquired knowledge from abstract thought and everyday experiences. New discoveries are acquired through various senses and are usually assimilated, merging with pre-existing knowledge and actions. Discovery and inspiration are often heralded by one word in particular: Euereka! In celebration of the word, and of those who use it we have the crossed bolts of Inspiration, The Eureka of the Scientist.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Today's Favorite Badges

Have you ever found yourself tracking Allosaurus in the jungles of the Jurassic,  running across a moonlit wasteland from savage Morlocks, or battling thinking machines across the far reaches of the galaxy? Whether you come from a divergent timeline or have traveled back from the future to set things right, The Lost Watch of the Time Traveler is the badge for you.

Do you believe in protecting the innocent, upholding the law, and serving the will of the people? Are you a member of the Texas Rangers? A Sheriff or Deputy? A Marshal, Constable, or member of the United States Secret Service? Then wear this badge with pride, as it is The Shield Star of the Lawman! Regardless of the territory you find yourself in, this universal symbol or law & order will let those criminal scum know who they're dealing with.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

For the love of Science!

Today's featured badges represent a love of two scientific disciplines.

For those of you for whom the composition, properties and behavior of matter holds a unique fascination, we present The Chemical Heart of the Chemist.

And for those of you who seek to study and application of electricity and electromagnetism, we present The Charged Heart of the Electrical Engineer.

Friday, April 12, 2013

For those of you in High Society.

Today's featured badges are for those of you who prefer the finer things in life.

First, we feature The Silver Butterfly of the Socialite. Are you most comfortable crowd? Do you enjoy rubbing elbows with the rich and famous? Well then let your friends know by pinning this stylish badge to your lapel.

Next we offer a badge for all of the nobility among you. Be you a Lord, Duchess, Earl, Viscount, Marquis, or Chevalier, you should adorn yourself in only the finest. That is what we provide with The Gentleman's Regalia of the Aristocrat.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Two Badges Today!

Starting today the Armory will be posting two of our badges per day until River Road Expo. So, without further ado may we present:

The All-Seeing Eye of the Egyptologist. From Alexandria to Aswan, nothing exemplifies your devotion to the study of the ancient kingdoms like this iconic badge. It pairs nicely with our Saharan Goggles.

And for those of you whose taste for mystery and the secrets of reality drive them into the uncharted reaches of the world, it is our pleasure to present The Aberrant Artifact of the Occultist.

These two badges represent the boundless curiosity and devotion to exploration and understanding that lead ordinary scholars and mystics down the path of legend!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

For the con artist who has everything.

"Whether you're running a game of Three-Card Monte, Salting a mine, or running a classic Spanish Prisoner, nothing (and I mean nothing) makes you appear to be an honest and trustworthy sort more than this fine badge right here.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this rare gem set before you is nothing other than The Double-Crossed Heart of the Confidence Man! This particular lot is incredibly rare and costly to reproduce. Own it today!"
- Sales pitch of a young William Thompson. (Before he was sacked for stealing my watch.)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Friend of the Armory

In my endeavor to provide a new post per day until our next big event, River Road Expo - Sunday April 21st from noon to 5pm at Tioga Downs in lovely Nichols, NY - I've decided to detail one or two badges a day. Today's Badge is one that many who have seen us before are familiar with;
The Friend of the Armory Badge. Commemorating our founding in Elmira, NY. (The same year that city hall was erected, by the way.) The Badge was created for me as a gift by Dame Charlotte, the most wonderful woman in the world. Show your support for our work by proudly displaying this handsome badge and proclaiming yourself a friend to Armburster Armories!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Steampunk Job Classes!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dames and Sirs, we at the armory would like to share one of our best-selling products...the job class badges! No longer leave you friends and family wondering where your true passions lay.

First, I'd like to present The Dead Man's Hand of the Gambler. Have a passion for poker? A love of the Lucky Sevens? A Devotion to the Dice? Then this is the badge for you!

And Second, I present The Hammer and Tongs of the Blacksmith. If you have a a love of metalwork, and the flames of the forge burning in your heart then this your badge!