Short sword

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Name Short sword
Skill Short Blades
Damage 6
Accuracy +4
Base delay (%) 11 (110%)
Min delay 5 at skill 12
Hands 1H
Size Small
Ranged? No
A small, double-edged blade with a short grip.

"Who was the first that forged the deadly blade?
Of rugged steel his savage soul was made"

-Albius Tibullus, _Elegies_ I, xi. ca. 25 B.C.

trans. James Grainger, 1822.

This weapon falls into the 'Short Blades' category. It is a one handed weapon.

The short sword is a common weapon in the Short Blades category. Many backgrounds have a short sword as a choice of weapon, and early monsters (such as kobolds, goblins and orcs) often wield them. The short sword is more powerful but slightly less accurate than a dagger, and is surpassed by the rapier and quick blade.

Mundane Short sword1.png
Magical Short sword2.png
Artifact Short sword3.png
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Bows Shortbow (Arrow) • Longbow (Arrow)
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Polearms BardicheDemon tridentGlaiveHalberdScytheSpearTridentTrishula
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