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Ngombe Ngulu

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The ngombe ngulu (N-gom-bay N-goo-Loo) is a weapon that originated with the Ngombe tribe of the Telasian Congo. Ghost met the Cannibal Tribe in his youth. Ngulu translates as Executioner's Sword, and was commonly used to decapitate prisoners and slaves of the tribe before they were consumed. The victim was sat upon the ground, tied and immobilized, with his head in a rope bag, tied to a bent sapling. When the head was removed, the sapling flung it high into the air for the amusement of the assembled warriors. This amused the goblin assassin immensely, and he adapted the weapon for his warriors.

Brothers of the Brotherhood of Shadow, commonly use the weapon to behead sleeping or immobilized targets as a coup de gras or assassination attack.

Ngombe Ngulu

Damage (S) Damage (M) Type Critical Range
1d8 1d10 Slashing 18-20/x3 melee

Special: The Ngombe Ngulu is very heavy, if short. A wielder suffers a -2 attack penalty to wield the weapon one handed, even if he is proficient. A Ngombe Ngulu can be brandished one-handed, though it is unwieldy like that.
Cost: 25 gp
Weight: 6 lb/2.7 kg

 

Mechanics & Inner Workings

The weapon makes use of high quality carbon steel (often Damascus) and heavy hard woods for the handle and distinctive pommel.

Significance

Depending on who you ask, the ngulu is a very significant weapon. It is most commonly used by The Shadow Brothers to behead sleeping victims.
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Item type
Weapon, Melee
Manufacturer
Owning Organization
Related Condition
Rarity
The ngulu is almost unknown outside of the Ngombe tribe and the Brotherhood of Shadow.
Weight
6 lbs/2.7 kg
Dimensions
24 in x10 in/60 cm x 25 cm
Base Price
25 gp
Raw materials & Components
5 lb carbon steel, 1 lb dense hardwood, glue and steel pins
Tools
Forging a Ngombe Ngulu takes a full smithy with forge, anvil and hammer, as well as woodworking tools for the hilt and pommel.


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