Dune Blademaster

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Dunefolk swordsmen are known for playing a game called the ‘Laeqad Challenge’, in which Laeqads—thick, sturdy reeds that are several sword-lengths in height—are hurled at them like javelins and they attempt to split the reed length-wise in midair. The trick to the game is that the reed is not circularly symmetric: most of the stalk is quite hard, but there is a thin line across the cross section that is softer and easier to cut. For even an experienced swordsman, splitting an entire Laeqad down its length would be an extraordinary achievement; most would be hard-pressed to cut even a single sword length, given the precise aim required to line up the blade with the reed’s soft spot. For a Blademaster, however, splitting several Laeqads in quick succession is quite ordinary, and some are even able to cut through two or three reeds simultaneously with a single sword swish.

This game has more practical implications in real battles. No matter how elusive or well-armored the fighter, against a Blademaster, it often seems like the defense does not even exist. These warriors are undoubtedly the masters of offensive swordsmanship and are capable of subverting even the strongest fortifications.

 

Information

Advances from: Dune Swordsman
Advances to:
Cost: 52
HP: 69
Moves: 5
XP: 150
Mæþ: 3
Alignment: lawful
Id: Dune Blademaster
Abilities:

Attacks (damage × count)

(image)scimitar(blade attack) ecg15 × 3(melee attack) neahfeoht
(image)scimitar(blade attack) ecg18 × 2(melee attack) neahfeoht(marksman)

Resistances

(icon) ecg20% (icon) stice20%
(icon) dynt-10% (icon) fyr0%
(icon) ceald0% (icon) runlic20%

Terrain

TerrainMovement CostDefense
(icon) Beorgas350%
(icon) Burg160%
(icon) Coastal Reef230%
(icon) Deop Ƿæter0%
(icon) Fake Shroud0%
(icon) Fild140%
(icon) Fungus240%
(icon) Gefroren320%
(icon) Hyllas250%
(icon) Sand140%
(icon) Sceald Ƿæter320%
(icon) Scræf240%
(icon) Swamp330%
(icon) Unwalkable0%
(icon) Þorp150%
(icon) Ƿeald240%
Last updated on Fri Dec 27 23:42:01 2019.