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photograph of karate weapon with closeup Eku kaibo kai-bo eiku oar staff eiku 21 July 2009 Own work Craig Musselman

photograph of karate weapon with closeup Eku kaibo kai-bo eiku oar staff
eiku 21 July 2009 Own work Craig Musselman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eku is a weapon of Okinawan kobudo that originated from an
oar, approximately 160 cm in length. The oar was traditionally adapted for use
as a weapon of self-defense by fishermen against foes armed with more conventional
weapons.

Eku techniques are similar
to those of the bo staff; it can also be used as a scoop to throw sand at an
opponent. The eku has a displaced center of gravity and is heavier than the
bo, and is thus considered more difficult to master. Due to the fact that it
has an edge, it can be used to induce cutting damages. Because it is heavier
than a bo, eku technique often capitalizes on the momentum of large circular
attacks.

The Eku was also used in
the Asian movie Bruka Hindiu where it was the focus of a mysterious power.

Roleplaying

Eku (DnD Equipment)

From D&D
Wiki

Created By Eroneko

Date Created: 11/21/2007

Eku
Exotic Two-Handed Critical:
x2
Range Increment:
Type: bludgeoning
Hardness: 5











Size Cost1 Damage Weight1 hp
Fine * 1 *
Diminutive * 1d2 *
Tiny * 1d3 *
Small 1d4 4lb
Medium 1d6 6lb  
Large 1d8 10lb
Huge * 2d6 *
Gargantuan * 3d6 *
Colossal * 4d6 *

1. The
SRD only gives a means to determine costs and weights of weapons for Large and
Small versions based on the Medium weapons. Any supplied values are the author’s
best determination.

A japanese improvised weapon
often used by fishermen. Due to its weight, a character proficient in Bojutsu
may use an Eku although it had proficiency with it, but takes a -2 penalty on
all attack rolls. If that character also a has a Strength Score of 5×the
number of size categories above fine or more, it takes no penalty instead.

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