The Thyrsus has been the standard weapon of the Satyrs since ancient times.
Overview[edit | edit source]
This ivy-twined staff is tipped with a pinecone harvested from the forests at the foot of Mount Olympus. Dionysus and his satyr army were the first to carry thyrsi into battle, defeating their enemies with them in hand. They resemble a shepherd's staff but with a hook at the end. The goats sometimes customize their thyrsi with steel blades sunk into the hook to make the weapon more lethal. The giant pinecone at the tip swings on a short cord to distract the enemy. It also packs quite a wallop when slammed against an opponent's head. When in battle stance, a satyr holds their thyrsus with both hands and uses it to block and attack.
Tradition says that a satyr makes their own thyrsus from British oak and then make a pilgrimage to Greece for the pinecone. A goat often makes this trip with their mentor. Throughout their life, they will use the same thyrsus, though if they break or lose it, they make another. At the end of their life, the satyr buries it at their tragoidia. This symbolizes their own break with life.
Stats[edit | edit source]
- Difficulty: 7
- Damage: 1 (?) (This makes no sense... perhaps the book means Strength + 1?)
- Concealability: none