Keolewa

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)   Keolewa   Club.png
Base item club
Damage vs. small 1d6 +1d6
Damage vs. large 1d3 +1d6
To-hit bonus +1d5
Bonus versus (any)
Weapon skill club
Size one-handed
Affiliation
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When wielded
When invoked

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Keolewa is an artifact weapon introduced in SporkHack and EvilHack. It is neutral for wishing purposes, and its base item is a club. Keolewa is the guaranteed first sacrifice gift for Cavemen.

Effects

Keolewa grants a +1d5 bonus to-hit and a +1d6 bonus to damage versus all monsters, and grants shock resistance when wielded.

Origin

Keolewa is a Hawaiian word that appears in a variety of prayers, chants and oral traditions, including once as the name of the morning star.

The artifact as it appears in SporkHack and EvilHack is most likely inspired specifically by the weapon of Paopele, a great warrior that appears in the Legend of Kapunohu. According to tradition, the club Keolewa is so great that "it extends over a whole district in length, reaches up to the clouds of heaven, and takes four thousand men to carry".[1] Keolewa could also hide the sun and hold back the east wind.

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