Blood Fury Handaxe
Main ranged weapon of the Lupercalia
Proficiency Bonus: 2
Properties: Off-Hand, Heavy Thrown
Enhancement: +1 attack rolls and damage rolls
Critical: +1d8 damage per plus, or +1d12 damage while you’re bloodied
Power (Encounter): Minor. You are considered bloodied for all purposes (including beneficial effects such as the Dragonborn Fury racial trait) until the end of your next turn.
Main ranged weapon of the Lupercalia. All Lupercalia trained in the use of this weapon and for mages it was their only close range defence.
Shifters all trained in the use of throwing handaxes and in close combat defence with them. Blood Fury Handaxes were used from the start only as a means of getting in touch with one’s inner fury, then once a shifter reached a certain proficiency in both skills, practice began with both, so that shifters could discover the fine balance between fury and control. Typically shifters began throwing these magical handaxes at around age 16, although some particularly gifted cases, such as Ignis, began at age 14, mastering the skills by the time the rest began to learn.
As previously mentioned, the handaxe helps members of the tribe get into contact with their inner rage, which allows them to shift into wolfmen or wolfwomen without grievous injury. It also dealt more damage, biting deeper into an enemy when the shifter’s rage reached a certain point.
Upon the destruction of the Lupercalia’s tribal ship, a number of the hobgoblins involved in the raid kept handaxes for themselves, enjoying how they made them angrier and less fearful. Still many were thrown into the ocean for fear of the damage they caused.
They are identifiable by the clan’s ancient mark. Even the elder’s do not know the exact origins of the mark, but it is known that it has been around since the clan’s founding and has been passed down from generation to generation.
Ignis holds one of these deadly axes, having come across a small band of hobgoblins whose leader claimed to have taken part in the slaughter and boasted of his weapon. Ignis promptly retrieved the weapon and slaughtered every hobgoblin, providing their leader with a long, slow death as he hacked the still living body apart, piece by piece.