Earblades were a rogue's last chance to beat the noose.[1]


By far, hanging was the most popular method for the execution of criminals. With an earblade attached, a guilty thief had a small chance to cut or weaken the rope tied around his neck, allowing for a slim chance of escape. One earblade was typically worn on each ear since the rope would be placed on either side of the thieves' neck.[1]

Aurora's Emporium offered a money-back guarantee to any thief not completely satisfied with the performance of this product.[1]


A single earblade cost 1 silver piece, but most smart thieves purchased one for each ear.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 18. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.