One Handed Crushing


The Iridine short mace is a single piece of bronze, or rarely iron, about sixteen inches long. The last four inches are a roughly spherical piece of metal. The sphere often has studs or spikes to make it more dangerous to human flesh. This metal cudgel is favored for its concealability, being as easy to stash under a loose tunic as a long knife and much better for a non-lethal assault. A few years ago gladiators began using these maces as backup weapons, too, because it's easy to carry one in case you lose your main weapon, and because the crowd likes to see such "interesting" variety. Small maces and clubs have also been popular among street thugs and the like, relying less upon skill and more upon brute strength and surprise.

Other cultures, primarily primitive ones, have been known to use clubs extensively. Simple to use and easy to craft, the war club is an effective weapon from a nation lacking in technical expertise. The Blackroot have been known to use this weapon most extensively, though their large two-handed clubs are often used in a different manner than their smaller Iridine cousins. The spiked club is known to deal punctures rather than bruises.

Skill Info Ranks Taught by Trainer
Skills/Actions Difficulty Hands Range Wound Cottus Rontubius Cassius Cralus
One-Handed Crushing Easy - - - 115 120 75 130
Club Crush Average Either Short Bruising 100 110 75 120
Club Strike Easy Either Short Bruising 100 110 75 120
Club Side Strike Average Either Short Bruising 100 110 75 120
Club Swat Easy Either Short Bruising 100 110 75 120
Club Smash Average Either Short Bruising 100 110 75 120
Club Feint Average Either Short - 100 110 75 120
Club Sap Difficult Either Short Bruising 100 110 75 120
Club Simple Block Easy - - - 100 110 75 120
Club Round Strike Difficult Either Short Bruising 100 110 75 120
Club Leg Strike Difficult Either Short Bruising 100 110 75 120
Club Knock Aside Difficult Either Short Bruising 100 110 75 120
Club Cross Block Average - - - 100 110 75 120
Club Simple Bash Easy Either Short Bruising 100 110 50 120
Club Hop Bash Difficult Either Short Bruising 100 110 50 120
Club Upswing Average Either Short Bruising 100 110 50 120
Club Shield-Breaker Average Either Short Bruising 100 110 50 120
Club Iunius' Stance Easy - - - 100 - 75 120
Club Stepping Crush Easy Either Short Bruising 100 110 75 120
Club Accuracy Difficult - - - - 110 75 -
Club Grip Impossible - - - - 110 75 -
Skill Prerequisites
Club Hop Bash 20 Ranks in Club Simple Bash
Club Stepping Crush ???

Directions to Cassius (Iridine): Walk to Toga, W, SW, S, E
Directions to Cottus (Town of Rock Valley): Walk to Hospice, wait for drover to appear, follow drover, Ex12, Nx2, Ex20, Nx2, Ex2, Nx2, W
Directions to Rontubius (Monlon): Walk to Vetallun Road, Walk to Vetallun Crossroads, Ex2, NE, Ex2, SE, S, E, buy ticket, W, S, wait for and take ferry to Monlon, Nx3, W, N, NW, W, Nx3, NEx2, S
Directions to Cralus (Blackvine): Walk to Vetallun Road, walk to Vetallun Crossroads, walk to Blackvine, Ex4, Sx5, Wx2, S


Club Crush crush

One of the more barbaric maneuvers, crush is a technique of bringing a club over one's head and then bringing it down in a powerful swatting action. If blocked, there is a chance of disarming your opponent.

When you see this in use you see:
Grasping a club in both hands, a man in a hooded cloak twists into a crushing overhead blow, aimed at a thug, but misses.


Club Strike strike

A common, simple technique of bringing a club down in a striking motion.

When you see this in use you see:
A man in a hooded cloak brings his club down in an overhead motion, striking at a thug, but misses.


Club Side Strike side

A powerful technique of swinging a club horizontally with one hand.

When you see this in use you see:
A man in a hooded cloak holds out a club with one extended arm and swings it horizontally at a thug, but misses.


Club Swat swat

A simple technique of using a club to strike an opponent with a quick back-handed movement.

When you see this in use you see:
With a quick back-handed movement, a man in a hooded cloak swats at a thug with his club, but misses.


Club Smash smash

A powerful technique of pivoting into a powerful, one-handed sidestrike with a club. If blocked, there is a chance of disarming your opponent.

When you see this in use you see:
Stepping forward with his club outstretched, a man in a hooded cloak pivots into a crushing sideways blow, aimed at a thug, but misses.


Club Feint feint

A quick, false strike aimed to lower an opponent's guard.

When you see this in use you see:
A man in a hooded cloak leans forward, feigning a strike at a thug with his club.


Club Sap sap

A vicious maneuver utilizing the handle of a club to strike an opponent's head, often disorienting the target.

When you see this in use you see:
A man in a hooded cloak raises the handle of his club, aiming it at a thugs head! He suffers a small bruise to his head. The solid blow stuns him!


Club Simple Block

A basic blocking maneuver in which the wielder interposes the club in front of a simple or direct attack.

When you see this in use you see:
A man in a hooded cloak blocks a thug's tin dagger with his club!


Club Round Strike round

The wielder swings, shifting his grip and making the strike end of the weapon circle a bit. If it succeeds, it is a normal attack- save that it's much easier to block. If it is blocked, then a second attack is made instantly, the weapon revolving around the blocking weapon. This "second chance" attack has half normal effectiveness, but against someone who'se good at blocking can be much better than nothing. This can be aimed as well, which is a good thing, since the attack is pretty weak.

When you see this in use you see:
A man in a hooded cloak swings at a thug, shifting his grip and making the striking end of his club circle a bit, but misses.
A man in a hooded cloak swings at a thug, shifting his grip and making the striking end of his club circle a bit. A thug blocks a man in a hooded cloak's club with his tin dagger! A man in a hooded cloak's club quickly revolves around his defenses to strike a second time! He suffers a small bruise to his waist.


Club Leg Strike legstrike

The wielder aims a vicious lateral blow at the opponent's lower legs. If the maneuver succeeds, little damage is inflicted but there is a chance of tripping the opponent (defender's agility may counter this, the opponent is knocked down only if the roll is 30 over the success). The higher the strength of the character, the greater the effectiveness). This attack is much like Staves or Spears Sweep, except that it can cause quite a bit of damage (despite the official description), and doesn't always knock the person down. I like this one quite a bit.

When you see this in use you see:
In a vicious lateral blow, a man in a hooded cloak aims his club towards a thug in a powerful low strike but fails to hit.
In a vicious lateral blow, a man in a hooded cloak aims his club towards a thug in a powerful low strike! A thug suffers a bruise to his left foot. A man in a hooded cloak knocks a thug sprawling with a powerful strike to the ankle!


Club Knock Aside knockaside

The wielder strikes at the opponent's weapon hand. If the maneuver succeeds, the struck weapon may be knocked aside, leaving the opponent off-guard for the next attack

When you see this in use you see:
Aiming for his weapon hand, a man in a hooded cloak directs his club towards a thug and hits! It suffers a bruise to its right hand. A man in a hooded cloak knocks a thug's weapon to the side and upsets its stance!


Club Cross Block

Essentially the same as crossblocks with various other weapons, the wielder moves the club across the field where the weapons clash, knocking a strike aside. More effective than a simple block with this weapon. Defends against slashing attacks to the midsection.

When you see this in use you see:
Swinging his club towards a thug's tin dagger, a man in a hooded cloak knocks the attack harmlessly aside!


Club Upswing upswing

A slightly more difficult bashing maneuver, but reversed. Swinging the club down and bashing upwards.

When you see this in use you see:
A man in a hooded cloak lowers his iron mace and twists, smashing upwards at a thug! A thug suffers a minor hit to his waist.


Club Simple Bash bash

Simple technique of bashing downward at an opponent with one's club.

When you see this in use you see:
A man in a hooded cloak raises his iron mace and bashes downwards at a thug! A thug suffers a minor hit to his right hand.


Club Hop Bash hbash

Powerful maneuver in which the user jumps up and bring his club down on the opponent as he descends. If blocked, there is a chance of disarming your opponent.

When you see this in use you see:
A man in a hooded cloak raises his iron mace and jumps up, bashing at a thug on his way down! A thug suffers a minor hit to his hand


Club Shield-Breaker break

The wielder aims a heavy arc with his club at an opponent's shield, with the sole intent of damaging it, possibly even destroying it.

When you see this in use you see:
A man in a hooded cloak swings his iron mace in a wide arc, aiming for a thug's shield arm! The attack strikes a thug's long shield!
A man in a hooded cloak swings his iron mace in a wide arc at a thug but misses.


Club Stepping Crush scrush


Iolinus' Stance

When you see this in use you see:
A man in a hooded is standing in a relaxed posture, one foot forward, with his club resting on his back shoulder.


Club Accuracy

With enough training in Accuracy, you are able to raise your perception in combat situations. A grandmaster in this skill will be equivalent to low-end great perception.

When you see this in use you see:
(This is a passive skill that improves your perception, making it easier to hit targets.)


Club Grip

With enough training in Grip, you are able to raise your dexterity in combat situations. A grandmaster in this skill will be equivalent to low-end great dexterity.

When you see this in use you see:
(This is a passive skill that improves your dexterity, making it significantly easier to hit targets.)

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