This is part of a series on cultural weapons I am writing.
The Orc Carver is a sword typically used by orcs all over the Known World and especially in the Dragonspine mountain region.
Original made by the Eklish Empire, this weapon was co-opted by the orcs after they smashed that empire.
It is a curved, one-handed cleaving weapon with the blade on the inside of the curve.
It is built to deliver debilitating blows, even when the blow itself fails to kill the target.
Orcs use this as either a primary weapon or as a sidearm when wielding a spear or other polearm.
Skill: Medium martial weapon
Special: Armour Cleave, Injure
* Crits on a roll of 19 or 20 and does x3 damage. If playing in a game without critical rules, simply ignore.
If a Nat 20 is roll for the attack, any armour bonus against the target is reduced by 2 instead of the normal 1. See Issue 3 of d12 Monthly for more information on armour damage.
If an attack from the orc carver causes the recipient to make an injury roll, then the target makes that roll with a -2 penalty (making the injury worse). See Issue 2 of d12 Monthly for more information on injuries.
2 Replies to “Cultural Weapons – Orc Carver”
Seems like a complicated weapon to craft. Orcs are more sophisticated in your world. Or do they use left overs from the fallen empire? Again I would have it inflict 1d7 (2d4-1). Much more interesting than 1d6+1.
They tend to scavenge from fallen empires but they tend to copy what they know. So this weapon sees a lot of use by them.