Blackdirge Publishing takes a closer look at an often-ignored weapon in the newest installment of the Master at Arms series: the knight of staves. Despite its versatility, the quarterstaff is not often found in the hands of skilled warriors, and is usually relegated to serving mages and sorcerers as a backup weapon. The knight of staves, however, has mastered this simple and effective weapon. With his trusty staff he can dispatch foes with a fusillade of lightning-quick strikes, crush them with mighty two-handed blows, or deflect their weapons with elaborate, spinning parries.
The knight of staves is a noble wanderer, an unassuming warrior armed only with a humble staff. He travels the land with only a few meager belongings, aiding those in need, and bringing justice and retribution to the wicked.
So give your PCs and NPCs a little clandestine firepower and help rescue the quarterstaff from obscurity with Blackdirge Publishing and the knight of staves.
Master at Arms – Knight of Staves includes 6 pages of new D20 material, which includes the following:
- A historical look at the quarterstaff
- Author’s design notes
- The knight of staves prestige class
- Nerrod Garomar, a drow knight of staves
- Illustration by Jesse Mohn