A trident was a three-pronged martial piercing weapon.[6]

Description[edit | edit source]

Tridents were long poles, generally measuring 4​ to ​8 feet (1.2​ to ​2.4 meters) in length, with a three-pronged fork on the end.[7]

Weaponology[edit | edit source]

Tridents were typically used for fishing, though occasionally people used them for hunting or in place of a pitchfork.[7] A trident could be thrown, but it was not as well-balanced as a spear. It also was effective in defending against charges.[6]

Varieties[edit | edit source]

  • Luqu: a type of trident that was used by the Iulutiuns primarily for spearing fish. They were made of lashed segments of bone or wood, with each prong covered in hooked barbs. They typically measured 7 feet (2.1 meters) or longer and 1 in (0.025 m) in diameter.[8]

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Regions & Settlements[edit | edit source]

  • Tridents were a commonly wielded weapon among the inhabitants of Serôs. With unique merfolk, sahuagin, and shalarin each having their own unique variations on it.[11]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 149. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  2. Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 35, 37. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.
  3. Grant Boucher, Troy Christensen, Jon Pickens, John Terra and Scott Davis (1991). Arms and Equipment Guide. (TSR, Inc.), p. 109. ISBN 1-56076-109-1.
  4. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 116. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  5. Logan Bonner, Eytan Bernstein, & Chris Sims (September 2008). Adventurer's Vault: Arms and Equipment for All Character Classes. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 9. ISBN 978-07869-4978-6.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 121. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Grant Boucher, Troy Christensen, Jon Pickens, John Terra and Scott Davis (1991). Arms and Equipment Guide. (TSR, Inc.), p. 105. ISBN 1-56076-109-1.
  8. Rick Swan (1992). The Great Glacier. (TSR, Inc), p. 36. ISBN 1-56076-324-8.
  9. Richard Lee Byers (March 2008). Undead. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 306. ISBN 978-0-7869-4783-6.
  10. R.A. Salvatore, Michael Leger, Douglas Niles (1992). Menzoberranzan (The Houses). Edited by Karen S. Boomgarden. (TSR, Inc), p. 24. ISBN 1-5607-6460-0.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Steven E. Schend (1999). Sea of Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), p. 35. ISBN 0-7869-1393-2.
  12. Wolfgang Baur, Steve Kurtz (1992). Monstrous Compendium Al-Qadim Appendix. (TSR, Inc), p. 36. ISBN l-56076-370-1.
  13. Rick Swan (July 1990). Monstrous Compendium Kara-Tur Appendix. (TSR, Inc.), p. 23. ISBN 0-88038-851-X.
  14. Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds, Darrin Drader, Wil Upchurch (June 2006). Mysteries of the Moonsea. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 77. ISBN 0-7869-3915-X.
  15. Rick Swan (July 1990). Monstrous Compendium Kara-Tur Appendix. (TSR, Inc.), p. 56. ISBN 0-88038-851-X.
  16. Rick Swan (July 1990). Monstrous Compendium Kara-Tur Appendix. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 46–47. ISBN 0-88038-851-X.
  17. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins (2014-09-30). Monster Manual 5th edition. Edited by Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 312–313. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  18. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 82. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  19. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 126. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  20. Steven E. Schend (1999). Sea of Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), p. 59. ISBN 0-7869-1393-2.
  21. Rich Redman, James Wyatt (May 2001). Defenders of the Faith. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 95. ISBN 0-7869-1840-3.
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