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Ancient Sica weapon used by Illyrians,Thracians other ancient peoples and Thraex gladiators in ancient Rome,Length varied but this specimen is 35,5 cm
Date 2 September 2009 Megistias Ancient Sica weapon used by Illyrians,Thracians other ancient peoples and Thraex gladiators in ancient Rome,Length varied but this specimen is 35,5 cm
Date 2 September 2009 Megistias

The sica was a sword in Ancient Rome. It was the weapon of choice used by a Thracian gladiator. It ranged from 16-22 inches long, but had a sharp almost 90 degree bend in it. This curve was used to get around the sides of its opponents and stab or slash them in the back. It was similar to a Scimitar

Fighting Style

The sica as mentioned before could be used to cut into the bear or lightly protected back of another gladiator. Also the sword could be used, in experienced hands, to killed in one hit. With the curve pointed down the tip would often catch on the enemy's helmet. The Thracian could then lurch the sword upward into the jaw and through the face killing them instantaneously.

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This blade is a smaller, lighter version of the shotel.

Benefit: You gain a +1 bonus on attack rolls with a sica against opponents using bucklers, light shields, or heavy shields.

Light Melee Weapons (Exotic)
Weapon Cost Dmg (S) Dmg (M) Critical Range Increment Weight Type Special
Sica 10 gp 1d4 1d6 x2 2 lbs. S performance

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