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NEW IN MYTH & MAGIC: Law & Disorder

Caltrop

Iron spikes scattered on the ground to lame horses and people. There were many different designs, but the basic model consisted of four spikes which, however they landed, meant that three spikes would sit firmly on the ground while the fourth pointed directly upwards and would sink deep into a foot or hoof if trodden on. If the spikes were poisoned the injury could be fatal. But even if they were not, a caltrop that had been lying around on a dirty track or in a fo...

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