Morning star

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) Morning star.png
Name morning star
Appearance morning star
Damage vs. small 2d4
Damage vs. large 1d6+1
To-hit bonus +0
Weapon skill morning star
Size one-handed
Base price 10 zm
Weight 120
Material iron

A morning star is a type of blunt weapon.

Morning star skill

Morning star
Max Role

The morning star is the only weapon to use the morning star skill. The only artifact morning star is Trollsbane.


Morning stars make up about 1.2% of randomly generated weapons (on the floor, as death drops, or in shops).


A morning star has a wooden handle with a spiked iron mass at the end.


The morning star was a medieval weapon resembling a mace, but
with a large spike on the end and smaller spikes around the
circumference. It was also known as the goedendag (from the
Dutch word for "good day") and the holy water sprinkler (from
its resemblance to the aspergillum sometimes used in the
Catholic Mass). It was used by both cavalry and infantry;
the horseman's weapon typically had a shorter haft than the
footman's, which might be up to six feet long. It came into
use in the beginning of the 14th century.
The name "morning star" is often erroneously applied to the
military flail (also known as the therscol), a similar weapon,
but with the head attached by a short chain.

[ Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood and Chivalry,
 by Bradford Broughton ]

See also

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