Guillaume Sans, lord of Pommiers, is executed in Bordeaux on the orders
of Thomas Felton, the city’s English seneschal. (BNF, FR 2644) Jean Froissart,
Chronicles, fol. 1. Flandres, Bruges 15th Century. (185 x 200 mm)
of Vile Darkness 3.5
When specially sharpened
and held with the proper technique, a greataxe (or a greatsword) can serve the executioner
as the instrument of execution. The condemned is restrained, with the neck vulnerable
to the strike readied by the executioner. On a successful Profession (executioner) check, the condemned dies instantly. If the executioner fails
the attempt, the headsmans axe delivers a coup de grace against the condemned
(automatic critical hit, and the condemned must succeed on a Fortitude save
or die). The coup de grace simply completes the executioners task more
|18||**||Coup de grace||20
|**The Use Rope check of the executioner
sets the Difficulty Class.
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