Meteor Hammer

Category:
weapon (melee)
Description:

Minor Item

Name Damage Abilities Disabilities Skill
Meteor Hammer 4 Concealable
Flexible
Muscle Powered
Melee Melee (Whip/Chain)
Sand/Water Meteor (Strike) 4 Concealable
Flexible
Muscle Powered
Melee
Unreliable
Melee (Whip/Chain)
Sand/Water Meteor (Spray) - Concealable
Spreading
Low Penetration
Melee
No Damage
Unreliable
Melee (Whip/Chain)
Fire Hammer (Strike) 10 Burning
Concealable
Flexible
Muscle Powered
Melee
Unreliable
Melee (Whip/Chain)
Fire Hammer (Spray) 10 Burning
Concealable
Spreading
Low Penetration
Melee
Unreliable
Melee (Whip/Chain)

This weapon requires 2 hands to wield properly and may be considered as 2 light 1 handed weapons for the purpose of two weapon fighting.

Bio:

The meteor hammer, often referred to simply as meteor, is an ancient Chinese weapon, consisting at its most basic level of two weights connected by a rope or chain. One of the flexible or ‘soft’ weapons, it is referred to by many different names worldwide, dependent upon region, construction and intended use. Other names in use include liu xing chui, dai chui, flying hammer or dragon’s fist. It belongs to the broader class of chain weapons.


The double-headed meteor hammer is typically 2–3 meters in length (traditionally 2 meters) with a spherical head on each end. Some meteor hammer versions have heads which are much lighter than most rope dart heads.

In Shaolin schools, the water meteor made a useful training aid once a student had gained a certain level of skill. These water meteors consisted of a length of chain with two inward facing bowls for heads. These bowls were then filled with water (or occasionally, sand), in order to train a smooth technique and gain control over the weapon. When the meteor was spinning fast enough, reactive centrifugal force would hold the water in the bowls, with the intention being not to spill any.

The traditional fire meteors were essentially the same as the water meteors, except that instead of containing water, the bowls were instead filled with fuel. This fuel was then lit, and the meteor spun exactly as before, looking like a pair of real harnessed meteors. It is also a dangerous weapon to behold, because one slight mistake could send flaming fuel around in a radius in excess of 20 feet.

Meteor Hammer

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