Lancrastian Army Knife

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Lancrastian Army Knife
Weapon information
Precise dimensions No information
Material steel
Weight 4/9 lb
Thaums/sec  ? stable / ? talisman / ? max
Hands 1
Commands No information
Melee type Misc weapon
Judge data
Speed 10 Extremely fast 10
Maximum damage 1 Extremely low 1
Average damage 1 Extremely low 1
Str Overall Attack ease Parry ease
12 8 Quite good
8
12 Very easy
12
13 Extremely easy
13

Long Description

The Lancrastian Army Knife is a compact assortment of tools sandwiched between two wooden sleeves. The tools can be extracted individually for use or closed away for compactness. The sleeves themselves have been painted in a cheerful red colour except for a small white cross at one end. This tool has been packed full of some things that a soldier would need in the field and many things they would not. It would seem that some of King Verence's suggestions managed to survive the design process despite Shawn's best efforts.

Appraises As

The Lancrastian Army Knife is about four inches long and about an inch wide. It is made of steel and could be used as a weapon of type misc.

Using

You can "extract" a tool from the knife, and "close" the knife to put the tool away afterwards. You can also "look" at a specific tool currently open on the knife for more details.

> look tool on army knife
A small glass disc, thicker in the middle than at the edges, is enclosed in a band of metal on the end of the slender rod that attaches it to the knife.  Anything viewed through the disc is distorted slightly.

> extract Tool for Extracting the Essential Truth from a Given Statement from army knife
You extract the Tool for Extracting the Essential Truth from a Given Statement from the Lancrastian Army Knife.

> look army knife
...
The Tool for Extracting the Essential Truth from a Given Statement is currently deployed.
...

> close army knife
You close the Lancrastian Army Knife, putting away the Tool for Extracting the Essential Truth from a Given Statement on it.

Functions

The actual functions of each tool are;

  • Appliance to Facilitate Getting to the Cut and Thrust of an Argument

Can be used to "get" bits from corpses like a knife would allow.

  • Instrument to Enable People to get to the Point

Can be used to "polish" your nails, if you have nothing covering your hands, granting a description line.

  • Tool for Grasping Difficult Concepts

Allows you to "pluck" your nosehairs, eyebrows, and facial hair, granting a description line.

  • Utensil for Cutting Through All The Dross

Works as a "saw". Can be used for instance to "saw" lengths from wooden rivings.

  • Adjustable Device for Winning Ontological Arguments

Allows you to "adjust" levers, dials, knobs, and hinges, by pulling, turning, sliding and swivelling, generating Ontological points each time.

  • Tool for Extracting the Essential Truth from a Given Statement

Counts and works as a "screwdriver".

  • Device for Dissecting Paradoxes

Works as "scissors", and can be used for example to "cut" shapes out of blank stencils.

  • Appliance for Detecting Small Grains of Hope

Allows you to "view" objects through the glasses (unknown if this can reveal anything special)

  • Spiral Thing for Ascertaining the Reality of Being

Counts as a "corkscrew" (no known use for a corkscrew currently)

  • Instrument for Ending Arguments Really Quickly

Counts as a "garotte" (assumedly assassins can inhume with this)

  • Thing for Reflecting on One's True Spirit

Works as a "mirror" - can be used as a mirrored component for scrying with FFM spell, and then gazed into to see the target.

  • Utensil to Assist in Organising One's Thoughts

Works as a "quill" - allowing you to write, scribble and scribe things as normal.

Notes

The Lancrastian Army Knife comes in a presentation case complete with an instructional pamphlet detailing it's many tools;

You read the instruction pamphlet:
Written in printed text:
                 Thee Lancrastian Armee Knife Mark I                   
                                                                       
This tool has been desined by order of King Verence I of Lancre.       
                                                                       
It is hopped that yoo will find all of thee tools esenshul to a        
soljer in thee feeld with in this knife.                               
                                                                       
Thee tools inklood:                                                    
  Appliance to Facilitate Getting to the Cut and Thrust of an Argument 
  Instrument to Enable People to get to the Point                      
  Tool for Grasping Difficult Concepts                                 
  Utensil for Cutting Through All The Dross                            
  Adjustable Device for Winning Ontological Arguments                  
  Tool for Extracting the Essential Truth from a Given Statement       
  Device for Dissecting Paradoxes                                      
  Appliance for Detecting Small Grains of Hope                         
  Spiral Thing for Ascertaining the Reality of Being                   
  Instrument for Ending Arguments Really Quickly                       
  Thing for Reflecting on One's True Spirit                            
  Utensil to Assist in Organising One's Thoughts                        
                                                                       
We beleev that In-no-time-at-all yoo will wunder how you manajed with  
out this tool be four yoo got it.                                      
                                                                       
Sined: Shawn Ogg - Commander in Chief, Lancrastian Standing Army.    

Acquisition