The Thousand Kingdoms
Tools and Weapons
|Face Painter’s Kit||5gp||2lb|
|Tattooing and Piercing Kit||10gp||3lb|
Face Painter’s Kit: This kit is used by the Hobbits of the Dazri Reaches to paint their life events on their faces. Proficiency includes the ability to read the symbolism in the paintings and discern their meaning.
Tailor’s Tools: These are the tools for working with cloth, yarn, etc. and includes sewing needles, knitting hooks, patterns, etc.
Tattooing and Piercing Kit This kit is used to create permanent tattoos, pierce various body parts, and perform other body modifications.
Dazri Combination Items
Battak: The battak is a walking stick with a variety of items fastened along its length. It is the favorite tool of young Dazri Hobbits. Shaped like a studded club, this tool sports a small metal wedge at its tapered end and studs around the wide end. A wooden plug that fits into the broad tip unscrews and inverts to bear a short knife blade. The nether chamber that holds this club also stores sling bullets, which may be batted at one’s target with great force.
Bells, chimes, and whistles fasten along the club, producing music and making a fearsome jangle in battle. Uses for this tool include:
• Swinging as a club
• Stabbing as a javelin, cannot be thrown.
• Batting Sling stones or bullets as a sling (Range 20/60)
• Climbing by wedging it in the ground
• Creating percussive music
Bollik: The bollik is a webbed rope belt worn about the waist on a leather sash and buckle. The bollik hangs from a series of quick release loops. On one end of the bollik, three weighted balls of leather hang on short strands of rope, forming a bola, but typically used as a flail. When the bollik is worn, these bola balls are tied to the large metal buckle. The bollik can be tugged free with a simple snapping motion and can be relaced in two rounds. Uses for this tool include:
• Playing as a wind thrummer
• Swinging as a flail (Treat as Light Hammer)
• Throwing as a light hammer
• Throwing as a bola (Treat as a net that only affects Medium or smaller creatures)
• Climbing by hooking onto roofs/walls and pulling oneself up.
• Threshing grain
Chapak: The chapak is a combination hand axe and slingshot. Its single-bladed axe head rests on a hollow haft of ironwood. The back of the axe blade forms two prongs that support a cat-gut slingshot. The hollow haft has finger holes drilled along its length and can be played as a flute if the end plugs are removed. Uses of this tool include:
• Swinging/throwing as a hand ax
• Splitting wood
• Prying with the butt-end
• Snorkeling (with holes corked),
• Shooting as a blowgun (with holes corked)
• Grappling (with a silk rope)
• Playing as a flute
Hachak: The hachak is heaviest of the Dazri tools and is used by woodcutters. On one end of its 5 ft. segmented pole rests a hammer, spike, and piercing beak. The other end of the pole holds a broad axe backed by a hammer head and a saw blade. Metal rings circle the shaft at 1 foot intervals along its length. The shaft itself may be separated into three sections if necessary. Just below the axe blade, a sheepskin wrap can store 6 throwing darts. The hammer and beak can be used as weapons. Other uses include hammering nails, pruning trees, planing wood, and playing as a chime by hammering on the blades.
• Swinging as a Battle Ax
• Swinging as a War Hammer
• Swinging as a War Pick
• Swinging as a Hand Ax (When removed from shaft; not balanced for throwing)
• Swinging as a Light Hammer (When removed from shaft; not balanced for throwing)
• Swinging as a Staff (When using just the shaft)
• Storing 6 Darts
• Planing/Chopping wood
• Playing as a chime instrument by hammering on the blades
• Climbing using the rings on the shaft
Hoopak: The Hoopak is a 5’ ironwood staff has a short spike attached to its tip, which doubles as a spear. The staff’s other end is forked and laced with gut. A stone may be flung by either planting the blade end of the hoopak in the earth and bending the staff back to sling the stone, or whirling the hoopak overhead as a traditional sling-staff. This tool acts like a bullroar when whirled in the air, creating a low thrumming sound. Its uses include:
• Throwing/thrusting as a spear
• Striking as a staff
• Shooting or slinging stones as a sling
• Prying with the blade
• Picking apples with the gut
• Whirling as a bullroar (The bullroar can be plugged to prevent unwanted noise.)
Polpak: The polpak is a 5 ft. staff that sports a short-sword blade. Triggering a catch and giving the blade a half-turn releases it so that it can function as a sword. The blade has one serrated edge and doubles as a saw or pruner. The crosspiece for the sword is a double recurved crescent. Iron rings appear around the shaft at 1 foot increments to aid in gripping and climbing. A dozen caltrops are laced on a rod in the crosspiece. Typical uses include spearfishing with the blade, and playing as a musical saw.
• Thrusting as a Spear (Not suitable for throwing)
• Thrusting as a Short Sword (when removed from shaft)
• Swinging as a staff (with the short sword removed)
• Playing as a musical saw
Sashik: The sashik is a beaded, weighted sash-of laced rope. Worn across one shoulder, the sashik bears weighted pouches on one end, making an excellent flail. Twenty caltrops that line one edge of the sashik can be quickly released and then scattered with a flick of the wrist. The mesh of the sash is coarse and netlike. Uses include:
• Swinging as a flail (Treat as Light Hammer not suitable for throwing)
• Fishing as with a net
• Playing as a xylophone
• Scattering caltrops
Sithak: The sithak (swordbow) was originally a yoke used for carrying water in buckets. Now, its ends bear two blades, allowing it to serve as a double scythe. A recurving hook rests beneath each blade. A bowstring laced across the yoke allows short field-arrows to fire through a hole in the haft. Uses include:
• Slashing as a Scimitar (treat second blade as an off hand weapon)
• Firing as a Short Bow
• Harvesting crops
• Furrowing ground
• Strumming as a stringed instrument
Whippik: The whippik is a thin wand of ironwood that holds a short length of looped catgut on its end. It looks much like a riding whip. Short darts may be fired from this whip bow. The whippik also performs various functions such as snaring game, fishing, and strumming as a stringed instrument. Uses Include:
• Swinging as a whip (without Reach)
• Launching Darts further than normal (Range 30/120)
• Snaring game
• Strumming as a stringed instrument
Dazri Harp Drum: An instrument favored by the Hobbits of the Dazri Reaches, the Harp Drum has a harness that suspends it in front of the body. It looks like a smaller version of the bass drum from a marching band with one of the skins removed. A is mounted where the second skin would be.
The harp can be adjusted against the body of the drum or away from it to change the sound. The harp drum can be rotated with the drum and harp facing the sides, allowing both to be played at once, or with either facing up to allow the musician to focus on playing one. A skilled player can make all of these adjustments mid-song.
Special gloves are often worn on the hand(s) playing the drum side to allow for a variety of materials to strike the drum with. The harp side is played bare handed or with a pick.