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Gutbroiler

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A rare, and often cantankerous weapon, the Gutbroiler is capable of cooking a man’s insides while they’re still inside them.

Full Item Description
The gutbroiler is an exceptionally thick hafted and heavy bladed pike, the head peculiarly mounted to the haft in an ornate, cast iron setting. Quilted insulation is typically wrapped around the haft of the spear as well, thickening it even further.

History

Inspired by a soldier the warnings attached to the Steam Injector, the gutbroiler is a relatively simple mechanical device, powered primarily by the Steam Injector. Largely designed by trial and error within the man’s unit, which included a blacksmith’s son, it was quickly adopted by many of the few remaining dragoon cavalry units as a close combat weapon, primarily for the terror value. 

Usage

Loaded by screwing a steam injector into the end of the haft, and closing the butt-cap of the spear over it, the pike acts as a direct conduit for the steam injector. When the pike is thrust into a body or solid object, the ornate fitting rocks backwards, pressing the button of the injector, and releasing the steam into the shaft, where it is promptly channeled outwards through small holes bored into the partially hollowed blade. This steam will continue to pour out until the haft is pulled back on, releasing the steam injector. Typically, only a few steam-enhanced attacks can be made from a single injector, however, the horrific broiling/exploding deaths of those attacked often inflict great fear on those who face it.



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Comments ( 8 )
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Voted Cheka Man
November 9, 2008, 13:24
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Owch. Not nice to be on the wrong end of.
Voted Pieh
November 9, 2008, 16:32
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A nice, and natural, evolution of my Steam Injector with some good flavor. I'm glad you found it inspirational. It could also work with the Boiler Wand, which I think would be scarier and possibly hurt more. But, good job and thanks.
Voted Scrasamax
November 9, 2008, 16:40
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I like to use a dash of olive oil or butter on the end of my pike, makes for a cleaner cut.

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Voted Chaosmark
November 9, 2008, 17:46
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Wow. Simple and brutal. I'm not sure how effective a partially hollowed blade would be though. Seems to me it would lose a bit of structural integrity after a number of hits, but meh. Easily solved with some strengthening glyphs or something similar.
Voted Kassil
November 9, 2008, 18:04
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Depends on how it was hollowed out, I'd say. Given the design of your average pike, it could just be a hole drilled to one side of the piercing point, or a fitted tip that has vents around said point.
Voted valadaar
November 12, 2008, 9:11
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Very nasty item - even nastier if used as a ballista projectile :). It would be a terror against thin-skinned vehicals and calvary as well.
Murometz
January 24, 2009, 13:11
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Sweet. Great name. Will be used.
Voted Murometz
March 20, 2013, 13:16
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What Muro said! And also, love these non-magical bizarre weapons!

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