Bear Claws Revision as of 10:53, 1 February 2018 by Rafferty
Often crafted in the form of two one-handed axes, these destructive weapons are equally effective at tearing a shield apart and smashing the haft of a pike or polearm. Kallavesi artisans devised these blades to allow warriors to mimic more closely great predatory beasts and thus more readily draw upon their power and courage. Although Bear Claws are the common styles, others are known as Wolf Claws, Eagle Claws or even Boar Tusks and are usually wielded with the appropriate mask.
These weapons are also popular in Varushka, where their power to splinter wood is appreciated in logging as well as in battle. Known as Felling Hatchets, bearing these weapons is sometimes seen as a sign that the wielder intends to battle human or at least human-like foes who carry weapons and shields, rather than wolves or animals.
They are a popular weapon with a certain foreign nation, where they are often crafted as sickles or curved swords and called Twin Moon Blades.
- Form: Weapon. A pair consisting of two one-handed weapons. You must be wielding both weapons to use the set's magical properties.
- Requirement: You must have the ambidexterity skill to bond to these items.
- Effect: You can call SHATTER against an item you hit with both weapons simultaneously by spending a hero point.
- Materials: Crafting a set of Bear Claws requires fourteen ingots of tempest jade, seven measures of Beggar's Lye, twelve measures of dragonbone and nine ingots of orichalcum. It takes one month to make a pair of these items.
Twelve trolls toiled to tear and torment,
To beat bloody that bold and brutal bear,
Their crude cleavers its crushing claws did crumble,
And with spirited swipes their skin and substance sever,
Only one ogre outlasted the onslaught to overwhelm,
And fell the fiercest foe found in frozen forests,
It stooped to skin the savage and in surprise it saw,
The hide a human hid, her heart that hairy hunter had haunted,
Its deepest daring drawn and damage dealt til death descended.
~ Excerpt from the Poems of the Scop Rakel Skein-spinner