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A trident was a three-pronged martial piercing weapon.[5]

Description

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.[6]

Usage

Tridents were typically used for fishing, though occasionally people used them for hunting or in place of a pitchfork.[6] A trident could be thrown, but it was not as well-balanced as a spear. It also was effective in defending against charges.[5]

Reputation

The trident was often associated with the ocean. It was commonly used by undersea races such as sahuagin[7] It was the favored weapon of the ocean deities Umberlee,[8] Deep Sashelas,[9] Persana,[10] and Sekolah.[11]

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References

  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.). ISBN 1-56076-109-1.
  4. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 116. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 121. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Grant Boucher, Troy Christensen, Jon Pickens, John Terra and Scott Davis (1991). Arms and Equipment Guide. (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 1-56076-109-1.
  7. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 217. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  8. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 82. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  9. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 126. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  10. Steven E. Schend (1999). Sea of Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), p. 59. ISBN 0-7869-1393-2.
  11. Rich Redman, James Wyatt (May 2001). Defenders of the Faith. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 95. ISBN 0-7869-1840-3.
  12. Richard Lee Byers (March 2008). Undead. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 306. ISBN 978-0-7869-4783-6.
  13. 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.
  14. Wolfgang Baur, Steve Kurtz (1992). Monstrous Compendium Al-Qadim Appendix. (TSR, Inc), p. 36. ISBN l-56076-370-1.
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