Orcish morning star

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Name orcish morning star
Appearance crude 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

An orcish morning star is a type of weapon that appears in EvilHack and Hack'EM. Its base object material is iron, and it appears as a crude morning star when unidentified.


Goblin-captains have a 13 chance of being generated with an orcish morning star. Orc sergeants may also generate with orcish morning stars.

An orcish morning star can be created at a forge by combining an orcish dagger and a mace.


Unlike most orcish weapons and armor, orcish morning stars are no less effective than normal morning stars in terms of damage, and are a somewhat passable option for early characters. Even so, they are not likely to see use by most builds, much like regular morning stars in vanilla NetHack: morning stars are generally overlooked as weapons, and orcish morning stars cannot be actively forged from any material other than iron. Additionally, orcish morning stars will often appear well after a stronger weapon has been found.

Of note is that orcish Priests can easily make one by combining their starting mace with an orcish dagger, which is commonplace in the early game of EvilHack: Goblin Town always contains several orcs with orcish daggers and a guaranteed forge.