Riste

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The riste is a type of sword/club hybrid made semi-famous by Mer'Kresh Barbarian Guildleader Tusfaov. It is a direct copy of a real world weapon, the Aztec macuahuitl.

Tusfaov draws a heavy sword from its harness and shows it to you. The grip is wrapped in leather with a serpentine basket guard. Its blade is made of a squarish club with lengths of razor-sharp metal embedded in the edge.

"A riste is a peculiarly Rissan blade," Tusfaov explains. He indicates the flattened top and bottom of the sword, "This may look awkward, but it's very versatile. You can use it to crush, like a blunt or to slash like a traditional edged." Smiling wryly, he concedes, "but it isn't much use if you want to jab or poke at something."

Touching one of the metal blades, he continues, "The first ristes used obsidian blades. Those were amazingly sharp, even sharper than metal, but impractical because they break so easily in combat. Now, ristes are made with metal."

Versions

ItemSource isRare itemIs incomplete
Bogbirch half-handled riste embedded with shards of diamondiqueHouse of the Revenant Fang 429/Incidental loottrue
Cocobolo riste embedded with shark's teethThorkim Family Farm 429/Pig MazeGlass egg framed with delicate strands of gold/prizestrue
Deadly ka'hurst riste bezel-set with a twisted spiral of shadow emeraldsSu Helmas: Seeds of Entropy/Incidental loottrue
Elegant bogbirch riste embedded with shards of diamondiqueHouse of the Revenant Fang 429/Incidental loottrue
Half-handed riste with jagged steel bladesOrder of the White Rose gifts and prizestrue
Half-handled riste (crafted)falsetrue
Half-handled riste with circular glaes bladesSleeping Dragon Corn Maze 428/End lootSleeping Dragon Corn Maze 432/End loottrue
Metal half-handled risteRistmuir's Armorytrue
Riste (crafted)false
Savage flamewood riste embedded with jagged blades of agoniteDrathrok's Duskruin 435/Incidental loottrue
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