Kiku-ichimonji

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Base item katana
Damage vs. small 1d10 +12
Damage vs. large 1d12 +12
To-hit bonus +4
Bonus versus (any)
Weapon skill long sword
Size one-handed
Affiliation
When carried

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When wielded

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When invoked

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Base price zm
Weight [[weight|]]
Material iron


Kiku-ichimonji is an artifact katana from SLASHTHEM and dNetHack. It simply does +4 to hit and +12 damage. It is the first sacrifice gift for a samurai in these variants.

Origin

An artifact, that SLASHTHEM imported from dNetHack, which in turn got it from the Final Fantasy series. In the Final Fantasy series, Kiku-ichimonji is typically one of the more powerful of the Katana weapon class.

Kiku-ichimonji (菊一文字), literaly "Chrysanthemum and ichi character". It's a collective name given to the Japanese swords made by the thirteen swordsmiths who were in attendance to the emperor Go-Toba in 1208.

The swordsmiths normally inscribed the character "Ichi" (一,one) as their signature. They further received permission to append the Imperial Chrysanthemum crest (菊, kiku). Thus the weird name for their swords.

Encyclopedia

No entry.

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