Lance

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A lance is a pole weapon or spear designed to be used by a mounted warrior. The lance is longer, stout and heavier than an infantry spear, and unsuited for throwing, or for rapid thrusting. Lances did not have tips designed to intentionally break off or bend, unlike many throwing weapons of the spear/javelin family. They were often equipped with a vamplate, a small circular plate to prevent the hand sliding up the shaft upon impact. As a secondary weapon, lancers of the period also bore swords, maces or something else suited to close quarter battle, since the lance was often a one-use-per-engagement weapon; after the initial charge, the weapon was far too long, heavy and slow to be effectively used against opponents in a melee.[1]

Variations

ItemSource isRare itemIs incomplete
Blunted lanceBaronial Tournament ArenaRatha Stablestrue
Blunted lance festooned with royal blue and gold satin ribbonsODS HouseBaronial Tournament Arenatruetrue
Blunted lance wrapped in white and crimson silkLance rack (Shard)false
Brass-capped lance equipped with a gleaming red-gold vamplateLance rack (Shard)false
Brass-capped tournament lance painted with royal blue and gold stripingODS HouseBaronial Tournament Arenatruetrue
Colossal silversteel lance with an elaborate stormfire topaz inlayHollow Eve Festival 432 Auctiontrue
Gleaming steel jousting lance engraved with the word "Justice"Inner Illuminations (1)true
Gloomwood skirmisher's lance with a leaf-shaped tyrium tipHollow Eve Festival 403 Auctiontruetrue
Gold-tipped lanceStruan's Weapons and Armortrue
Jousting lanceBaronial Tournament ArenaRatha Stablestrue
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References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance

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