Torsion powered device using an arm turned by a high tension twisted bundle of rope called a skein. Onager arms swing in a vertical plane like a trebuchet. Check out an excellent video of ChuckyII, the longest ranged onager on the world.


Power Source

One torsion bundle

Advantages over Ballista

  • Simpler
  • Only one bundle

Disadvantages over Ballista

  • Can not throw arrows
  • Can throw backwards


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