The Black Kumade was a magical javelin wielded by Lin Goh, clanmaster of the Panthers of Xi. It became a symbol of that ninja clan.[note 1][note 2]

It was an obsidian +2 javelin that would return to its wielder when hurled. It could also be spun like a baton to deflect attacks; while spinning, it served as a +3 shield.[1]



  1. Although named as a kumade, a kind of weaponized rake, the Black Kumade is only statted and described as a javelin. It is unclear if or how this weapon functions as a kumade. It may be that it has a barbed head.
  2. It is unknown what relation this weapon has to the black kumade appearing in the Neverwinter Nights games.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), p. 125. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.

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