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An orcish claw bracer is the signature weapon of Luthic. She fights bare-handed with her claws because only the males of the community are allowed to wield a weapon. Female orcs choosing to pick up a weapon are severely punished, unless that weapon is a claw bracer. In passive respect to the Cave Mother, males ignore the use of a claw bracer.

Weapon DetailsEdit

You can fight with one or two, but if you do, you incur all the normal attack penalties associated with fighting with two weapons, just as if you were using a one-handed weapon and a light weapon. The claw's sharp claws are a slashing weapon that deal a moderate amount of damage. The end of the claws "nails" hook savagely inward into a piercing weapon that deals less damage. The hooked end is generally used for grappling as orc women are not trained in how to fight and typical fights among orc women involve scratching, slapping, hair-pulling, wrestling with minimal punching or weapon play. However if an orc woman is forced to fight expect it to be an "extremely feral fight." This is especially true if she is fighting in the defense of the "home" (any of Luthic’s ideals).

Special ManeuversEdit

The claw bracer may be designed to work as a locked gauntlet and have small chains and braces that allow the wearer to attach it to the arm so it cannot be dropped easily. The bracers make it more difficult for the user to be disarmed in combat. Removing it is a full-round action that provokes attacks of opportunity. A claw bracer replaces a gauntlet you already have as part of the armor. While the claw bracer is locked on the wrist, you can't use the hand wearing it for casting spells or employing skills. (You can still cast spells with somatic components, provided that your other hand is free.) You can use a claw bracer to make trip attacks. If you are tripped during your own trip attempt, you cannot drop the claw bracer to avoid being tripped.

Orc females treat claw bracer as martial weapons.

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