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Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-04-19 UTC
1	You rightly point out that it takes 4 of your Elephants (called Unicorns
in e.g. Raumschach) to cover the board, yet you have only 2 aside, and
they cannot capture each other. Is this an oversight or a deliberate
attempt to emulate the original Chaturanga Elephants which cannot capture
each other?
2	Camel usually means a 3:1:0 leaper, although that piece might also be
useful. I have seen the 2:1:1 called the Sexton (a pun on the leap length
of root 6, although the word actually derives from sacristan).
3	Finally, combinations of 2 as well as 3 elemental pieces are valid in 3d
Chess. Indeed you could even have a hybrid of long-range radial and
short-range oblique. I could list some stanadrd and suggested names if you
are interested.

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