Melee [11] Ranged [3] Special [5]

Chain weapons

Based on: Strength

German: Kettenwaffen

Russian: Цепное оружие

Advancement: C

Based on: Strength

These weapons incorporate one or more weights attached to a handle by a chain of varying length. Chain weapons are popular because of their high damage and feared because they are unpredictable. Their use is forbidden at many knights’ tournaments. This technique primarily applies to the morningstar and the infamous ox-herd, a morningstar with three weights.

Special feature: It’s harder to defend against chain weapons. Parries against them suffer a penalty of 2. Shields use only their normal bonus against chain weapons (their PA is not doubled). Attacks with chain weapons botch on a 19 or 20. You cannot parry with chain weapons.