Silver short sword

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Name silver short sword
Appearance silver short sword
Damage vs. small 1d6
Damage vs. large 1d8
To-hit bonus +0
Weapon skill short sword
Size one-handed
Base price 50 zm
Weight 30
Material silver

A silver short sword is a weapon in SLASH'EM and SporkHack. It has roughly the same properties as an ordinary short sword, but it is made of silver and thus erodeproof, in addition to doing more damage against silver-hating monsters.

The Sword of Balance is the only artifact silver short sword.[1] It is neutral and has a +2 to-hit and +5 damage against cross-aligend monsters in addition to the silver damage.


In SporkHack, it's a useful primary weapon for Tourists, and a solid offhand weapon for Valkyries, Knights and other roles limited to Skilled in two-weapon fighting.