Friday, May 24, 2024

Gaffi Stick (Gaderffii)

Type: Hand carved melee weapon
Scale: Character
Skill: Melee combat: gaderffii stick
Availability: 2, F
Difficulty: Easy
Damage: STR+1D

Background: A gaderffii stick, also known simply as a gaderffii or gaffi stick, was a bladed club used by the Tusken Raiders. They were used to jab and pummel their victims. The bent end of a gaderffii, called the traang in Tusken, could be doused with sandbat venom, which had paralyzing properties. Though a primitive weapon, it was nevertheless extremely deadly in the right hands.

While he was searching for the wandering astromech droid R2-D2 in the Jundland Wastes, Luke Skywalker got an uncomfortably close look at the gaderffii of a bellicose Tusken named A’Koba.

Around 5 ABY, while on Tatooine, Boba Fett trained in the use of one while held captive by a Tusken tribe, eventually earning the right to wield one, which he crafted himself. He carried this stick on his back in 9 ABY as Din Djarin left Mos Pelgo following his exploits in aiding the townspeople. Fett would later wield the weapon on Tython against stormtroopers with brutal efficiency, easily piercing through and even outright shattering their armour with it.

The weapon also served as a tool for more mundane tasks, such as cleaning the teeth of a bantha.

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