Saturday, June 1, 2013

A Prentice's Gear: The Jezail

Well, with Oklahoma being slammed by storms, I've been without power and thus unable to post. So to make up for it, here's an item from an old D20 campaign that I ran and am currently in the process of converting to Blueholme Prentice Rules.


The most curious sight I ever did see in the sands were the Jezail. All iron and wood and tall as I, the Sher'tar warwenches sling'em over their shoulder proud as any footman with his pike. Wish I knew what black magic drove the blasted things, for they'll speed a slingstone farther than any bow, and just as deadly as a proper arrow. Marine report, dated  the Year of the Winter Empress 1203 AA

Long, rifle-like weapons, the Jezail is the creation of the Nomadic elves of the Endless Sands. ten strings (50 inches) or longer, the Jezail is as much as work of art as it is a weapon. Decorated by their respective owners, a Jezail is as distinctive as a fingerprint. Using the volatile fruit of the slinger cactus, the Jezail harnesses the potent gasses contained within the fruit to propel their ammunition great distances.Wielded only by the warrior maidens of the Sheratar tribes, the Jezail's impressive range makes it ideal for ambushing unwelcome parties, and more than one of the Empress' marine caravans has been laid waste with nary a sign of their attackers.

Jezail  150G 
Short: 1-90
Med   91-180
Long  181-270

Due to its size, the Jezail cannot be used in cramped quarters. On an attack roll of 1, the Jezail misfires, requiring the ruined mess of the Cactus fruit to be removed and the barrel cleaned before further use.The Jezzail takes two combat rounds to reload.

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