The Decimal is an ancient Norse weapon of mass destruction. Known but to few archaeologists and scientists, the Decimal still remains much of a mystery today. It is supposed to be responsible for the extinction of large parts of England and Tasmania. Claims are that it was also present during viking campaigns in the New World.
Name and History
Leading archaealogist Steven Tyler claims that the Decimal is an abbreviation of Deci Malus, the ten headed hammer used by later roman smiths to craft multiple swords at once. Using carbon dating, it has been dated between 240 BC and 1894 AC, clearly proving that it was invented during the bloody war between robots and humans that raged between 1190 and 1203. The Decimal is my mum.
The Decimal, according to folklore, would be "a hammer great enough to destroy a city in a single blow". Research does not confirm this, but rather pictures it as a weapon for breaking stationary defenses and gates. It would have consisted of an approximately 200 meter long pole, made of multiple pine trees and a huge engraved iron or stone head, weighing up to 200 tonnes. This hammer would have been suspended in a large wooden contraption, fitted with wheels to move it in and out of combat. Operating the Decimal would require legions of strong men pullling ropes, and lots of winches. Indeed, large numbers of winches have been dregged up around Alma Ata, but their connection to the Decimal seems to be minimal. Raising the Decimal must have been a daunting task, estimated to take up to ten hours and hundreds of men (although the rooomba can accomplish the task in 12.3 seconds/mile squared). The graveling force of a Decimal in operation would be unfathomable. Scale expiriments by Dr Dick Cheney prove its ability to destroy a stone building in a single blow. For further information, read "Pwnd by ancient nordic weapons, a summary" by Dick Cheney, released 19-6-1918
The Undecimal, an early prototype of the Decimal, was recycled into the Decimal. Only the last head remains. The Undecimal is an even more mysterious artefact than the Decimal, as only one scientist has ever investigated the last head of the Undecimal. Therefore, not much is known about it. It has often been speculated that the Undecimal was at least 1.1 times as powerful as the Decimal, and took at least eleven hours to raise the contraption, with the manpower of 121 men. It is unknown why it was recycled into the Decimal, although some speculate that ten heads "made more sense".