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One-Handed Edged Weapons

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One-Handed Edged Weapons are, for the most part, more commonly known as "swords," though there are a few exceptions.  Basic sword construction is simple: a long blade with a grip.  However, there are many varieties of swords, offering a great diversity of options and versatility in use.  For these reasons, among others, One-Handed Edged weapons are the most popular weapons in Elanthia.

There are 15 standard categories of One-Handed Edged Weapons:

Backsword Katar
Bastard Sword Longsword
Broadsword Main Gauche
Dagger Rapier
Estoc Scimitar
Falchion Short Sword
Handaxe Whip-blade
Katana  

 

Backsword
 
Other names: none
Damage type: slash, crush, puncture
Description: The backsword is a somewhat of a cross between a broadsword and a scimitar. Its single-edge blade is wide and heavy, doing great crushing damage. Near the tip, it is most often curved to provide a decent amount of damage from slashing or puncture.
Base DU/ST: 160/75
Base Speed: +5
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale Chain Plate
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Bastard Sword
 
Other names: espadon
Damage type: slash, crush
Description: Bastard swords are a hybrid between two-handed and one-handed weapons.  Larger than a standard sword, but not as long as the claidhmore, the bastard sword has a grip long enough to be held with both hands on occasion.
Base DU/ST: 200/75
Base Speed: +6
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale Chain Plate
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Broadsword
 
Other names: carp's tongue, flyssa, goliah, katzbalger, machera, palache, schiavona, seax, spadroon, spatha, talon sword, xiphos
Damage type: slash, puncture, crush
Description: A broadsword composed of a straight, broad blade attached to a hilt and pommel. 
Base DU/ST: 160/75
Base Speed: +5
  
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale Chain Plate
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Dagger
 
Other names: bodkin, butcher knife, cinquedea, dirk, misericord, parazonium, pavade, poignard, pugio, scramasax, sgian achlais, sgian dubh, stiletto, bracelet dagger, crescent dagger, fantail dagger, forked dagger, kidney dagger, tanto, kozuka
Damage type: slash, puncture
Description: The dagger is the simplest stabbing weapon.  It is composed of a small blade, usually around 6", and is lightweight.  The abilities of a dagger may vary depending on its blade size.
Base DU/ST: 195/18
Base Speed: +1
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale Chain Plate
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Estoc
 
Other names: none
Damage type: puncture, slash
Description: The estoc is a fairly unique sword in that it's blade is a diamond section with no cutting edge, rather than the normal flat blade.  Estocs are used primarily as a thrusting weapon.
Base DU/ST: 160/65
Base Speed: +4
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale Chain Plate
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Falchion
 
Other names: badelaire, craquemarte, khopesh, machete, takouba
Damage type: slash, crush
Description: Falchions are short and heavy swords, with a single curved, cutting edge.  The blunt edge of the blade may be straight or curved.
Base DU/ST: 160/75
Base Speed: +5
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale Chain Plate
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21


Handaxe
 
Other names: balta, broad axe, crescent axe, francisca, hatchet, meat cleaver, miner's axe, moon axe, sparte, taper, toporok
Damage type: slash, crush
Description: Axes come in many varieties, but their basic construction is simple:  A large flat blade, sometimes with one edge, sometimes with two, attached at the end of a haft which may be made from a wide variety of materials.  A handaxe is smaller than its cousin, the waraxe, and can be wielded in a single hand. 
Base DU/ST: 160/70
Base Speed: +5
   
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale Chain Plate
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Katana
 
Other names: none
Damage type: slash
Description:

The katana is a medium-length sword with a deadly sharp edge and finely-hone balance. Traditionally, it is carried in the belt or sheath with the cutting edge upwards. This way it is possible to draw the sword and cut in single motion.

Katanas are a hybrid between two-handed and one-handed weapons.  When used in one hand, the katana will require both one handed edged and two-handed skill.

Base DU/ST: 225/75
Base Speed: +5
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale Chain Plate
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Katar
 
Other names: manople, gauntlet-sword
Damage type: puncture, slash
Description: Unique in their construction, in that the handle of the weapon was built at right angles to the blade, the katar was a thrusting blade with a blade designed to penetrate armor, specifically chain mail. The handle was made up of two parallel bars connected by two or more crosspieces, one of which is at the end of the side bars and is fastened to the blade. The blades are always double-edged and generally straight.

The katar will require both brawling and one-handed edged skill.

Base DU/ST: 175/70
Base Speed: +3
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale Chain Plate
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Longsword
 
Other names: kaskara
Damage type: slash, crush, puncture
Description: A longsword has no particularly defining features, other than an elongated double-edged flat blade.
Base DU/ST: 160/65
Base Speed: +4
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale Chain Plate
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Main Gauche
 
Other names: none
Damage type: slash, puncture
Description: The main gauche is an off-hand weapon used to parry an opponent's blade. It provides defensive bonus to the user, but it is advised that the user be trained in wielding two weapons at once.
Base DU/ST: 190/18
Base Speed: +2
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale Chain Plate
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Rapier
 
Other names: bilbo, colichemarde, epee, fleuret, foil, schlager, tuck (tock, tocke), verdun
Damage type: slash, puncture
Description: A rapier is a long-bladed weapon with a thin blade used primarily for thrusting.
Base DU/ST: 100/30
Base Speed: +2
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale Chain Plate
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Scimitar
 
Other names: cutlass, kilij, palache, sabre, sapara, yataghan, kama
Damage type: slash, crush, puncture
Description: The scimitar bears a curved blade meant for cutting or slashing opponents.
Base DU/ST: 150/60
Base Speed: +4
   
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale Chain Plate
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Short Sword
 
Other names: antler sword, braquemar, baselard, chereb, gladius, kris, sica. wakizashi
Damage type: slash, crush, puncture
Description: A shortsword has no particularly defining features, other than a short double-edged flat blade.
Base DU/ST: 185/70
Base Speed: +3
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale Chain Plate
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Whip-blade
 
 
Other names: none
Damage type: slash
Description:

The whip-blade is an unusual slashing sword that is similar to a scimitar, though the blade has slits to remove some of the weight. The "whip" in the whip-blade name is not from flexibility of the blade, rather it is due to the whipping action of the wielder's arms. As light and very sharp blades, whip-blades can be quite lethal against unarmored or lightly armored foes, but they lack effectiveness against heavier armors.

A skilled whip-blade wielder can be quite impressive to observe, but whip-blades are seldom used outside of the Dhe'nar culture that developed the style, due to the awkwardness and fatiguing nature of the fighting style. The whip-blade is a favored choice among Dhe'nar duelists. Noi'sho'rah, the legendary Dhe'nar master, is the only fighter known to use two whip-blades at once.

Base DU/ST: 100/30
Base Speed: +2
 
Attack vs. Defense:
None Leather Scale Chain Plate
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