|Appearance||long samurai sword|
|Damage vs. small||1d16|
|Damage vs. large||1d8+2d6 (3-20)|
|Weapon skill||two-handed sword|
|Base price||500 zm|
Tsurugi are not normally generated, and serve as the base item for the Tsurugi of Muramasa (which its encyclopedia entry alludes to). A player that already has the Tsurugi, or else chose the Samurai role, can find a plain tsurugi in bones files if the dead character(s) would have had the artifact themselves - it is also possible to wish for an ordinary one.
Though tsurugi do even more damage than ordinary two-handed swords, they are subject to the same disadvantages. Any role that is unrestricted in two-handed swords can also twoweapon, and there are weapon combinations that can do more damage than an ordinary tsurugi.
A tsurugi is a Japanese straight-bladed, double-edged sword, making it easy to distinguish from the curved katana.
Kusanagi, one of the three Imperial Regalia of Japan, is said to be a tsurugi.
The tsurugi, also known as the long samurai sword, is an
extremely sharp, two-handed blade favored by the samurai.
It is made of hardened steel, and is manufactured using a
special process, causing it to never rust. The tsurugi is
rumored to be so sharp that it can occasionally cut
opponents in half!