Simple Weapons Cost Dmg(S)Dmg(M) Crit Range Weight Type Special
Gun Club --- 1d4 1d6 20x2 - - B -
Sabre 20gp 1d4 1d6 18-20x2 - 2lbs S -
Bayonet 20gp 1d4 1d6 19-20x2 - 3lbs P -
Painted Sword --- 1d6 1d8 18-20x2 - 10lbs S -
Mousquet 900gp 2d8 2d10 20x4 210ft 50lbs P Firearm
Pistolet 600gp 2d6 2d8 20x3 110ft 25lbs P Firearm
Ball, Lead 1gp
Espingole 1000gp1d6 1d8 20x3 20ft* 55lbs P Firearm
Shot, Improvised 5gp 1d3 1d6 - - - - Overrides Espingole profile
Dragoon 900gp 1d4 1d6 20x2 10ft* 25lbs P Firearm, Reload on Horseback
Shot, Lead 5gp
A painted sword is an exotic weapon passed down by a family to denote the lineage of a particular clan. It is normally in the possession of the clan's Elder but is often gifted to strong warriors for a time before a war. The weapon itself is generally a single edged saber like weapon though there is no exact unified design. They have some similarities however as they are all expected to be wielded in one hand as they are used in duels and a two handed weapon is decidedly not regarded as being “fair”. They are slashing weapons- though they may additionally be piercing weapons all have the ability to slash. In any event the sword is a sight to behold no matter what it's construction is. A Painted Sword is decorated excessively with iconography depicting the clan's exploits, trophies hang around the handle by thick cords of leather and the blade itself is often etched with vivid depictions of important events in the clan's history. Only positive markers are allowed on the sword, it is believed to invite good luck and favor from the clan's ancestors who have passed on and are now joined with the Divine Father. Tragic or sad events are believed to invite doom on the user as it angers the spirits. The greatest honor for a member of a clan is to have their name inscribed on the blade. Legend has it that anyone who's name is inscribed on the clan's Painted Sword will protect them from the afterlife.
Reloading a firearm takes 2 move actions. They do not have to be consecutive. If you posses the “rapid reload” feat this is reduced to a single move action. A firearm may not be reloaded while mounted (except for the Dragoon). Firearms can not deal non-lethal damage (except with the Warning Shot feat). Rolling a critical failure (natural 1 on an attack roll) will result in the weapon backfiring, dealing 1d6 damage (1d4 for small) to the user and rendering the weapon useless. A Masterwork firearm will never backfire. A firearm can be used as a “gun club” and it takes no time to convert it. If you posses a bayonet it takes a swift action to equip it. While a bayonet is equipped one can not fire the gun or reload it, the bayonet interferes with the barrel itself. A bayonet may only be equipped to a Mousquet, or Pistolet. Characters from Hassard are automatically considered to be proficient with Firearms.
Meticulous maintenance is required to maintain a firearm. Failure to clean and prep it in the morning (an action that takes about 20 minuets) will result in it backfiring on a roll of 1+ the number of days left un-maintained. A gun cleaning kit (100gp) will reduce this time by 10 minutes.
All feats that apply to bows/crossbows/raged weapons applies to firearms with the exception of the Rapid Shot and Many Shot feats.
In Hassard the “Mousquet” (or “Musket”) is a smooth-bore firearm developed and approved by the Academic Court for military use. Rarely found outside of Hassard and primarily issued to military specially trained units- a Mousquet is an feared the world over as a deadly and effective weapon. Meticulous maintenance is required to maintain them. A Mousquet that is properly maintained with a gun cleaning kit that day has no chance to backfire.
Designed to be fired once and switched out for another (or used as a club) the Pistolet is the favored firearm of officers. While not as powerful as the Mousquet it has earned it's place in the heart of officers and pirates alike for it's “use it and loose it” role. Many combatants will enter combat strapped with several loaded Pistolets and fire them only to disregard them when they are spent. Designed as a companion to the Mousquet- the Academic Court has approved them for both military and civilian use when properly trained. A Pistolet may be wielded in one hand with a -4 penelty.
When the request came in to design a firearm with the ability to stop a charge the Academic Court's answer was to commission master gun-smiths to craft a weapon that sent a spray of small led balls at an opponent. The Espingole was the result. Rugged and deadly, there is nothing else like it on the battlefield. It is capable of spraying a 20ft cone with small balls of led called “shot”. (Keep in mind, a cone-shaped effect shoots away from you in a quartercircle in the direction you designate. It starts from any corner of your square and widens out as it goes. These type of shots don't go around corners.) Espingole is capable of firing a wide verity of ammunition- even improvised ammunition in a pinch. Silverware, gravel, stones, bones, whatever is at hand can be fired from an Espingole in a tight situation. Doing so uses the “Shot, Improvised” profile and the backfire chance is increased by 5. (If maintained it will backfire on a 6 or higher)
Designed with the cavalry officer in mind, this weapon has a wide, flared muzzle, making it a good deal easier to reload on a horseback. Normally a firearm is unable to be reloaded on a horseback but due to the design- a Dragoon is. A dragoon showers an area with a 10 foot cone of shot and can halt all but the most determined attackers. (Keep in mind, a cone-shaped effect shoots away from you in a quartercircle in the direction you designate. It starts from any corner of your square and widens out as it goes. These type of shots don't go around corners.)
Painted Sword Proficiency
Requirements: Own your family's Painted Sword
If you posses the Painted Sword of your family you are now treated as being proficient in it and treat it as a masterwork weapon. Please note that you are not treated as being proficient in ALL Painted Swords, only the one your family has produced. This is due to the exotic and varying nature of the swords. One could look much like a long sword while another could more closely resemble a hand spear or even a rapier.
Painted Sword Mastery
Requirements: Painted Sword Proficiency, +6 BAB
If you posses the Painted Sword of your family it's damage increases to 1d10 (1d8 for small) and it's critical multiplier increases to x3. This only applies to your family's specific Painted Sword.
Requirements: Weapon Focus Fireamrs, +6 BAB
You may deal non-lethal damage with firearms.
Requirements: Weapon Focus Firearms, +6 BAB
If you roll a backfire with a firearm, roll again. If the new roll would not have backfired- the gun does not backfire.
Requirements: Weapon Focus Fireamrs, +6 BAB
You may wield a Pistolet in one hand with no penalty or a Dragoon one handed with a -4 penalty.
Requirements: Weapon Focus Fireamrs, +9 BAB
You may wield a Dragoon in one hand with no penalty.
Requirements: Weapon Focus Firearms, Critical Focus
If you critically hit an opponent with a firearm you may forgo damage (declare before you roll damage) and immediately make a Diplomacy or Intimidate check at a bonus equal to the damage you would have dealt. This Diplomacy or Intimidate check may only be used to stop combat.
Requirements: Weapon Focus Firearms, Critical Focus, +9 BAB
If you critically hit an opponent with a firearm it lets out a cacophonous roar that can shake a man to his grave. The weapon deals an extra 1d8 points of sonic damage on a successful critical
hit. If the weapon’s critical multiplier is ×4, add an extra 2d8 points of sonic damage instead. Subjects dealt critical hits by a character with this feat must make a DC 14 Fortitude save or be deafened permanently.