Equipment Guide II
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A grapple pole is a 20-foot
long wooden staff with a curved metal hook and spike at one end. It is used
for a number of purposes on board ship, from helping to pull a net full of fish
aboard to serving as a lifeline to a crewman cast overboard. Its primary purpose,
however, is to grapple an enemy ship and aid in boarding. By slipping the hook
of a grapple pole over the gunwale of an enemy ship, a sailor can aid in bringing
the two vessels close enough to allow boarding attempts.
In a pinch, a grapple pole
can also serve as a makeshift pike, though it still counts as an exotic weapon.
Grapple Pole: Large
Exotic Weapon; 15 gp; Dmg (S) 1d4, Dmg (M) 1d6; Critical x2; Range ; 8
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