Help: Weapon pick.txt
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The medieval military pick was a specialized weapon.
It probably originated from the common mining tool. As armor
grew heavier, the pick's form and function were soon adapted
to a specialized role. This role was to penetrate the heavier
armor types, from chain mail up through full plate armor. The
military pick was a modification of a weapon called the
martel-de-fer, a type of war hammer that had a hammerhead
balanced by a thick, curved piercing fluke or "crow's beak."
The military pick generally consists of a heavy piercing
fluke mounted on a haft. The weapon might have either one or
two flukes, and the haft might be spiked.
The weapon is popular with knights and the heavy foot
soldiers of certain mercenary companies. Dwarves and gnomes are
also fond of the weapon, and deep gnomes (svirfneblin) in
particular use great numbers of them.
This version of this weapon compared to the ice pick,
has a longer haft (up to 5'), enabling it to be wielded with
two hands. The weapon weighs about six pounds and can be swung
with great penetrating force.
Some skill(s) usable with the weapon:
Battlecry, bludgeons, lure, pound and pulverize.
Blackjack, staff, jo, ice pick, whip, club, hammer, cudgel,
warhammer, morningstar, mace, war mattock, battle mace,
flail and maul.
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