The Path of Kane
Arms and Equipment
|Chahar-aina||+1||10||£3||covers torso, arms; can be worn over quilted coat or chain mail|
|Dhenuka||+1||20||£0.75||covers torso, arms, and legs|
|Quilted Coat||+1||20||£0.75||covers torso, arms, legs|
|Reinforced Quilted Coat||+2||30||£2||covers torso, arms, legs|
|Turban||+1||1||£0.10||50% chance of protecting vs head shot|
Chahar-aina: Also called “four mirror” body armor, it consists of four metal plates strapped around the wearer’s body: one on the back, one on the chest, and one on each side under the arms. It is usuallly of high quality and embellished and highly polished. Chahar-aina is worn to augment additional armor, and can be worn over a quilted coat or a suit of chain mail.
Dhenuka: This full suit of hide armor is most often made from the hide, hooves, and horn of the rhinoceros, though that of an elephant, water buffalo, or crocodile are also common. It is popular in regions where other armor components are scarce.
Quilted Coat: Armor made from quilted linen is particularly common in the Mughal Empire and Northern Hindoostan. This sort of armor is sometimes reinforced with chain mail and/or metal plates, fastened within the coat with metal studs and nails. Chahar-aina may be worn over a quilted coat but not one that has been reinforced.
*Turban: *Various sorts of turbans are worn throughout Hindoostan, many for religious regions. The thick padding of a turban provides some protection for the wearer’s head.
|Kukri||Str+d6||2||£0.25||d6||-2 to Throwing rolls|
|Lance||Str+d8||25||£3||d6||Pole-arm: AP 2 when charging, Reach 2, only usable in mounted combat|
|Peshkahz||Str+d4||1||£0.50||–||AP 1 vs chain armor|
|Whip||Str+d4||2||£0.10||–||Reach 1; May be used to grapple|
A weapon with a type listed in parenthesis afterwards (ie. Gada (maul)) is equivalent to that weapon found in the main Savage World of Solomon Kane rulebook.
Bagh Nakh: Also called “tiger’s claws,” this weapon consists of five metal claws fitted to a metal bar with a ring in each end. The first and fourth fingers slide through these rings and the middle two between the claws. An upward slash is the typical employment of this weapon. Bagh nakhs are not typically weapons of war, but rather for assassination and murder. The wounds they inflict are meant to simulate those caused by an animal.
Gada (maul): A large war club with a large round head mounted on a haft. It is a two handed weapon and equivalent to a maul.
Hora: This horn knuckle-duster has five spikes along its front edge and one on each side. The hora is used in the brutal Hindu martial art, vajra-musti. Due to its size and shape, the hora can be easily concealed. A character wearing a Hora is considered to be an Unarmed Attacker when facing a foe with a melee weapon (including another Hora).
Katar (dagger): A “punch dagger”; rather than having a streaight hily, the katar has two parallel metal bars holding a crossbar grip at a 90º angle to the blade. Equivalent to a standard dagger, many varieties of katar existed and their use is ubiquitous throughout Hindoostan.
Scissor Katar (Maine Gauche): This katar variant has more blades to potentially stab an opponent. It’s “split blades” grant the user a bonus to his parry score. It is the equivalent of the Maine Gauche.
Khandar (long sword): a sword with a straight, reinforced blade intended for hacking.
Kora (short sword): a heavy short sword with a wide, forward-curving blade, used in Northern Hindoostan and Limbuwan. It is a hacking weapon, sharp only on its inner edge and has no thrusting point. It is often decorated with etchings in the steel of the blade.
Kukri: A heavy, single-edged, forward curving blade for slashing that is traditionally from Limbuwan but is used throughout northern Hindoostan. Its weight distribution makes it a poor throwing weapon. The kukri is a versatile weapon and tool with the heft and weight of a hand axe. It also functions as a religious tool.
Pata (long sword): Called a gauntlet sword, this long sword has a steel guard to protect the hand and wrist of the weilder, and a punch grip like a katar.
Peshkahz (dagger): A small, straight bladed weapon with a reinforcing rib along its back edge. It is the equivalent of a dagger. It is designed for puncturing chain mail.
Talwar (long sword): This heavy, broad-bladed curved sword is sometimes used as a sacrificial weapon. It is the regional equivalent of a scimitar and statistically identical to a long sword.
Hindoostani Flavored Weapons
Included here are Hindu names for many common weapons. They can be used in a Hindoostani campaign to give local flavor.
Chakrams: A flat, steel ring, with a razor-sharp rim, the chakram is used in northwestern Hindoostan by Sikhs. Each one was spun around the index finger, then released. Warriors might carry a half—dozen chakrams, either around their arms or around a conical turban.
Net: A rope mesh with a line for control, lead sinkers to provide weight, and barbed fishhooks to prevent easy escape. On a successful hit with a net, the target is entangled and must make a successful Agility or Strength roll at –2 to slip out or tear free. Success frees the target but uses the action—a raise frees it immediately, and the target can act as usual.
*Reward or gift from noble patron only.
Vehicles and Transport
|Cart (1-horse or bull)||£2|
|Chariot (1-horse or bull)||£2.5|