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Generic Pike
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Generic Pike
Group: Melee Weapon
Tech Level TL–1
Size 4,000.0 mm length
Weight 3,000.0 grams
Cost Cr40
Ammo None
Manufacturer Various
Generic Pike

A Pike (3,000 grams; Cr40; TL-1) is a long (3,000 to 4,000mm) polearm with some form of flat blade tip. [1]

  • This melee weapon most typically inflicts cutting and stabbing traumas.
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Description (Specifications)[edit]

Pikes are often considered a blend of a blade, ax, and spear.

Weapon Characteristics[edit]

Length: 4,000.0 mm length. Weight: 3,000.0 grams. Base Price: Cr40.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Polearms are among the earliest found weapons, often sticks longer than the typical club, but still effective at dealing blunt traumas. While TL-0 polarms are found objects, by TL-1 most sophonts have learned how to attach various stabbing, cutting, or pummeling heads to the weapon enhancing its usefulness. There is a great variety of types of heads attached to polearms, often each with a different kind of name. Many polearms are simply repurposed farming implements. [2]

Selected Pike Types[edit]

  1. TL-1 Pike

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.
  1. Marc Miller. Characters and Combat (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 38.
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak