Ashwood staff

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Name ashwood staff
Appearance ashwood staff
Damage vs. small 1d8
Damage vs. large 1d10
To-hit bonus +0
Weapon skill quarterstaff
Size two-handed
Base price 600 zm
Weight 40
Material wood

An ashwood staff is a type of weapon that appears in EvilHack. It is a two-handed melee weapon that uses the quarterstaff skill, and has a base object material is wood.

The ashwood staff is the base item for the artifact weapon The Staff of the Archmagi.


Ashwood staffs are not randomly generated, though they can be wished for. The Staff of the Archmagi will revert to an ashwood staff if left in a bones file.

Encyclopedia entry

So they stood, each in his place, neither moving a finger's
breadth back, for one good hour, and many blows were given
and received by each in that time, till here and there were
sore bones and bumps, yet neither thought of crying "Enough,"
or seemed likely to fall from off the bridge. Now and then
they stopped to rest, and each thought that he never had seen
in all his life before such a hand at quarterstaff. At last
Robin gave the stranger a blow upon the ribs that made his
jacket smoke like a damp straw thatch in the sun. So shrewd
was the stroke that the stranger came within a hair's breadth
of falling off the bridge; but he regained himself right
quickly, and, by a dexterous blow, gave Robin a crack on the
crown that caused the blood to flow. Then Robin grew mad
with anger, and smote with all his might at the other; but
the stranger warded the blow, and once again thwacked Robin,
and this time so fairly that he fell heels over head into the
water, as the queen pin falls in a game of bowls.

[ The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, by Howard Pyle ]
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