Weapon:Polished steel war hammer with a wire-wound oak haft

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polished steel war hammer with a wire-wound oak haft
Look: Austere and brutal in design, the weapon's very simplicity lends an aura of elegance to its deadly efficiency.

You notice it lacks fragments on the surface of the hammer.
-or-
You notice a few <ammunition> on the surface of the hammer, ready to chip away at any time.

Type: Medium Blunt
Range: melee
Puncture: poor (2/28)
Slice: dismal (1/28)
Impact: very heavy (10/28)
Force of Impact: soundly (8/17)
Balance: decently (6/17)
Suitedness: decently (6/17)
Construction: rather reinforced (11/18)
Metal: Yes
Weight: 40 stones
Appraised Cost: 6,250 Kronars
5,000 Lirums
4,510 Dokoras
6.25 LTBpoints
6.25 Tickets
6.25 Scrips
Dimensions: 7 length x 2 width x 2 height
Sources: Source is Grey Raven Commissary

Chippable weapon.

Unlike a typical chippable weapon where the chipped fragments come from breaking off of the weapon itself and cause damage to its durability, this weapon does not suffer durability damage when the chipping effect occurs. This is because what chips off is ammunition (e.g. arrows or bolts) that you glue to the hammer.

Verbs

  • STUDY - Looking at the war hammer, you believe the following are available: CLEAN, APPLY (glue, then ammunition)
The war hammer relies upon you to apply proper ammunition for lodging.
  • LOOK - to check if the weapon has ammunition applied to it for chipping
(with ammunition) You notice a few <ammunition> on the surface of the hammer, ready to chip away at any time.
(without ammunition) You notice it lacks fragments on the surface of the hammer.
  • CLEAN - (while holding cleaning cloth) You meticulously set to work, cleaning the surface of the war hammer with your cleaning cloth.
  • APPLY - (while holding flight glue) You squeeze out a generous glob of the flight glue onto the surface of a polished steel war hammer with a wire-wound oak haft, using the nozzle to spread around the sticky substance for maximum coverage.

How to Add Ammunition

Cleaning

SYNTAX: CLEAN HAMMER WITH CLOTH

Hold the hammer in one hand and either a cleaning cloth or a chamois cloth to clean with in the other hand. Repeatedly clean the hammer until you're confident that the old fragments have been removed.

Messages:

  • You meticulously set to work, cleaning the surface of the war hammer with your cleaning cloth.
  • You continue to clean the war hammer, focusing your efforts on a stubborn bit of glue still stuck fast.
  • Bits of grime dislodge, taking with it tiny fragments of past augmentations.
  • The surface of the hammer appears mostly clean.
  • You polish the hammer with your cleaning cloth, confident that the old fragments have been removed.

Apply Glue

SYNTAX: APPLY GLUE TO HAMMER

Put away your cloth and get out some flight glue. See Known Issues section about supported glues.

If the hammer has been cleaned thoroughly, and you're using a supported kind of flight glue, then you'll see this:

 You squeeze out a generous glob of the flight glue onto the surface of a polished steel war hammer with a wire-wound oak haft, using the nozzle to spread around the sticky substance for maximum coverage.
 [You have about 5 minutes to apply as much ammo as the glue will allow before needing to start the CLEANing process over.]

Otherwise, you see an unsuccessful message of you making a mess:

 You squeeze out some of the glue onto the surface of the hammer, but it just makes a mess.  Perhaps you should have cleaned it better first.

If you use wood glue from an Engineering Society then you see:

 You cannot figure out how to do that.  Perhaps finding suitable ingredients and studying some instructions would help.

If you use colored flight glue from Survivalist Supplies then you see:

 You squeeze out some of the glue onto the surface of the hammer, but it just makes a bigger mess than what was already there.

Apply Ammunition

SYNTAX: APPLY <AMMUNITION> TO HAMMER

Put away your glue and get out a single piece of ammunition, such as one arrow or one crossbow bolt.

If you have a stack of ammo, use the BREAK command to remove a single piece from the stack.

A succcessful application of ammunition looks like this:

 You carefully fit the boar-tusk arrow into a bit of the glue and press it firmly into place.

If you try to apply a stack of ammo then you see:

 You can't add more than one at a time!  That'd just be sloppy!

If you try to apply a second piece of ammo to the hammer then you see:

 That doesn't match the other ammunition you've already put on.

If no flight glue has been applied to hammer then you see:

 You could do that, but it'd be rather pointless seeing as there's no undried glue left on it.

Combat Messaging

When you attack, there is a chance for some of the ammunition applied to the hammer to chip off and lodge into the enemy.

Single piece of ammunition chipping off:

< Driving in like the overwhelming force of a hurricane, you swing a polished steel war hammer with a wire-wound oak haft at a short scavenger goblin.  A short scavenger goblin barely fails to parry with a short sword.  
The hammer lands a devastating hit (17/22) that breaks the right arm, stunning it.
[You're nimbly balanced and in dominating position.]
[Roundtime 2 sec.]
 * A barbed arrow chips away from the hammer and lodges into the scavenger goblin!

> look goblin
You see a short scavenger goblin.
There is a barbed arrow lodged firmly in its left hand.
It is wearing a medium shield, a leather coat.
It is carrying a short sword.

Multiple pieces of ammunition chipping off:

< Driving in with exacting precision, you draw a polished steel war hammer with a wire-wound oak haft at a dire bear.  A dire bear attempts to dodge, moving directly into the blow.  
The hammer lands a solid hit (4/22) that temporarily knocks away the bear's breath with a light blow to the chest.
[You're bruised, winded, adeptly balanced and overwhelming opponent.]
[Roundtime 2 sec.]
 * A blunt-tipped arrow with absinthe-green stripes chips away from the hammer and lodges into the dire bear!
 * A blunt-tipped arrow with absinthe-green stripes chips away from the hammer and lodges into the dire bear!
 * A blunt-tipped arrow with absinthe-green stripes chips away from the hammer and lodges into the dire bear!
 * A blunt-tipped arrow with absinthe-green stripes chips away from the hammer and lodges into the dire bear!
 * A blunt-tipped arrow with absinthe-green stripes chips away from the hammer and lodges into the dire bear!

> look bear
You see a dire bear.
The dire bear has a severely swollen and deeply bruised right arm compounded by deep cuts across the right arm, a severely swollen and deeply bruised right leg compounded by deep slashes across the right leg, minor swelling and bruising in the chest area compounded by cuts and bruises about the chest area.
There is a blunt-tipped arrow with absinthe-green stripes lodged firmly in its neck, a blunt-tipped arrow with absinthe-green stripes lodged firmly in its neck, a blunt-tipped arrow with absinthe-green stripes lodged firmly in its neck, a blunt-tipped arrow with absinthe-green stripes lodged firmly in its neck, a blunt-tipped arrow with absinthe-green stripes lodged shallowly in its neck.
The dire bear is bleeding slightly from the right arm, with discoloration in the right leg, from the right leg and with slight bruising in the right arm.
It is wearing nothing!
It is carrying nothing!

Notes

  • Per forums, "Tier 4 medium blunt (will teach small blunt in X3). You apply the "shards", it can hold up to 30. Effect happens randomly once every 3 minutes and will lodge 1-5 shards at a time. No weapon damage when effect triggers."

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