Dekmekom Weapons & Equipment

Dekmekom warriors wear studded leather armour and spiked gauntlets (Romkrôkar). Blades and shadows also employ spiked bucklers (Bakriszar), while Shields use a larger bladed shields (Dremsakrerd).

Male Blades wield a sickle sword (Kekrarkvars) and a smaller sickle knife (Drāmakvars), while female Blades wield a parrying spear (Kvarkrerd) and a short stabbing spear (Draemkvāk). All blades are also equipped with a powerful longbow known as the great bow (Srukbusam).

Male Shields wield a sickle sword and females wield the short spear.

Shadows and bolts fight primarily with missile weapons, shadows use powerful longbows and bolts use light crossbows. Both uses the sickle knife (Drāmakvars) in melee

Blade and Shield triads fight as a unit, with the Shields tasked with protecting the Blade who is considered the main offensive component. Shadow and bolt triads fight seperatly, the bolts operate together, and the shadows operate separately, as scouts/skirmishers. Shadows also function as signallers, using special arrows to give visual or auditory signals to the troops.

 

Weapons

Bladed Shield (Dremsakrerd [DREHM-sahk-rerd] “sword shield”): The Dremsakrerd is a medium shield with a long sword-like blade extending out in line with the forearm. Proficient users can use the weapon to attack and defend at the same time (non-proficient users cannot). It confers a +1 AC bonus against up to 3 opponents and gives a +2 to block or parry attempts.

Greatbow (Srukbusam [sruk-BUH-sahm]): The Srukbusam is a powerful compound recurve longbow measuring 6'-7' in length with a pull of 130 lbs or more. It fires large arrows over 4 feet long, which come in a number of specialized varieties.

Parrying Spear (Kvarkrerd [KVAHRK-rerd] “spear shield”): This weapon is designed for parrying, it consists of a small spiked shield attached to a short spear with a blade on either end. This is functionally a double weapon, allowing the wielder to fight with it as if fighting with two weapons. This weapon gives a +2 bonus to any attempts to block or parry, and in the hands of a proficient user it confers a +1 AC bonus against 2 opponents.

Short Spear (Draemkvāk [drah-ehm-KVAYK] “small spear”): The kvāk is a short-hafted spear with a two-foot shaft with a large, broad blade one foot long. It is used as a stabbing weapon during melee attacks.

Sickle Knife (Drāmakvars [DRAY-mah-kvars] “small sword”): This is a smaller version of the Grukkvars, with a blade 25-30 cm long.

Sickle Sword (Grukkvars [GRUHK-kvahrs] “large sword”: The Grukkvars has 50–60 cm (20–24 inches) blade that curves midway along its length to form a sickle-like curve. The blade is only sharpened on the outside portion of the curved end. This weapon provides a +1 inherent bonus to trip attacks.

Spiked Buckler (Bakriszar [BAHK-ris-zahr] “protector”): The bakriszar is a small shield worn on the forearm. It is equipped with a spike which can be used as a weapon. Being small, it only confers a +1 AC bonus against a single opponent.

Spiked Gauntlet (Romkrôkar [rom-KROY-kahr] “hand blade”): A romkrôkar is a thick leather glove with small spikes or blades along the knuckles. Wearing a romkrôkar converts an unarmed attack into an armed attack. Monks may not use their unarmed attack bonus with these weapons. When using a romkrôkar you cannot be disarmed.

TABLE 1: Dekmekom weapon stats

Name

Type

Cost

Damage

Weight

Properties

Bladed Shield (Dremsakrerd)

Martial Melee

15

1d6 piercing

10

Heavy

Special: Proficient users can attack and get the AC benefit (others do one or the other); +1 to Knockdown in a Shield-Rush; +2 to Block; AC Benefit is +1 (+3 if proficient) vs. any 3 frontal or flank Opponents

Great Bow (Srukbusam) Martial Missile 75 1d10 piercing 3 Ammunition, (Range: 150/600), heavy, two-handed

Parrying Spear (Kvarkrerd)

Martial Melee

15

1d6 Piercing

10

Finesse

Special: +2 to block; acts as a small shield (+1 AC vs. 2 opponents/Rnd) for Proficient user

Short Spear (Draemkvāk)

Simple Melee

4

1d8 piercing

2

Light, Thrown (range: 20/60)

Sickle Knife (Drāmakvars)

Simple Melee

10

1d6 slashing

4

Light, finesse

Sickle Sword (Grukvars)

Martial Melee

15

1d8 slashing

7

-

Spiked Buckler (Bakriszar)

Martial Melee

3

1d3 piercing

3

Light, Finesse

Special: +1 AC vs 1 opponent

Spiked gauntlet (Romkrôkar)

Simple Melee

2

1d4 piercing, bludgeoning

1

-

 

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Bladed Shield (Dremsakrerd)

Great Bow (Srukbusam)

Parrying Spear (Kvarkrerd)

Short Spear (Draemkvāk)

Sickle Knife (Drāmakvars)

Sickle Sword (Grukvars)

Spiked Buckler (Bakriszar)

Spiked Gauntlet (Romkrôkar)