Blowgun

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Name Blowgun
Skill Throwing
Damage 0
Accuracy +2
Base delay (%) 10 (100%)
Min delay 7 (varies)
Hands 1H
Size Little
Ranged? [[Is ranged::Needles required]]


A long, light tube, open at both ends, through which various types of needles are propelled by puffs of breath at enemies. It makes very little noise.

"Along the Upper Caiary-Uaupes blow-guns are made from the stems of a variety of palm (Iriartea setigea Martius)... The Indian selects two stems of such sizes that the smaller will exactly fit within the larger. After these stems have been carefully dried and the pith cleared out with a long rod, the bore is made smooth by drawing back and forth through it a little bunch of tree-fern roots. The smaller stem is then inserted in the larger, so that one will serve to correct any crookedness that may exist in the other. The wooden mouth-piece is then fitted to one end, and about three and one half feet from it, a boar's tooth is fastened on the gun by some gummy substance, for a sight. Over the outside the maker winds spirally a strip of the dark shiny bark of a creeper which gives it an ornamental finish, and his blow-gun is complete."
"The arrows are from ten to fourteen inches long, and of the thickness of an ordinary lucifer match. Those of the Indians of the Caiary-Uaupes are made from the midrib of a palm leaf or of the spinous processes of the Patawa (Enocarpus Batawa) sharpened to a point at one end and wound near the other with a delicate sort of wild cotton which grows in a pod on a large tree (Bombax ceiba). This mass of cotton is just big enough to fill the tube when the arrow is gently pressed into it. The point is dipped into poison, allowed to dry, and redipped until well coated. The exact composition of this poison is unknown, but probably varies in different localities; but it would seem that the chief ingredient is always the juice of a Strychnos plant. It is known among different tribes by many names; such as Curari, Ourari, Urari, Woolari."
-C.W. Mead, _The American Museum Journal_, vol. VIII. 1908.

This weapon falls into the 'Throwing' category. It uses needles as ammunition.

A blowgun is a simple ranged weapon whose use is governed by the Throwing skill. It is a long, light tube, open at both ends. It is not intended to cause much damage; its main use is to fire branded needles from afar, inflicting a wide variety of status effects. It makes very little noise, making it an excellent stealth weapon, and with curare-tipped needles, it can take down even strong monsters. The only brand blowguns can have is speed.

It is the only ranged weapon capable of being fired while trapped in a throwing net.

Image
Mundane Blowgun 1.png
Magical/Artifact Blowgun 2.png
Unrandarts
Blowgun of
the Assassin
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