Thursday, February 25, 2010

[Thundarr Thursday] Ancient Armory: Sarott's Gauntlet

Weapon: Sarott's Gauntlet
Damage: Electrical-4d6; Laser-4d6; Crushing-STR x 2; Stun
Attacks: 1
Range: N/A
Weight: 2 lbs.
Battery: Beltpack or Backpack
Charges: 25/50

The wizard Sarott stole an Ancient Gauntlet of Power from a village at the beginning of the episode "City of Evil." Thundarr and his companions were able to retrieve it before Sarott could do any real damage with it. However, while he wore it, he managed to trigger several interesting effects. This entry encompasses everything this gauntlet was shown to do.

Sarott's Gauntlet is capable of four different kinds of attacks. The wielder is able to trigger any one of the four attacks per round. (The user chooses which attack method will be used each round.) The four abilities of the Gauntlet are:
  • Electrical Shock - The Gauntlet can fire out a bolt of electrical power that will do 4d6 hit points of damage unless a save vs. energy attacks is made. This attack will fry electronics and possibly short out a robotic/android PC.
  • Laser Beam - The Gauntlet can discharge a series of four laser beams, one from each fingertip. This beam will also do 4d6 hit points of damage unless a save vs. energy attacks is made. However, the lasers will also set flammable materials on fire as well as burning a hole through softer materials.
  • Crushing Grasp - The Gauntlet effectively doubles the strength of the wielder, bestowing all STR benefits associated with it. (If a PC has STR of 15, they have a STR of 30 when using the Gauntlet as an attack weapon.) Also, if the Gauntlet's wearer chooses to do so, they will do their STR times 2 hit points of damage just by holding and crushing the item. (A PC with STR of 15 will do 30 HP damage with the Crushing Grasp.)
  • Stun - Upon contact, the Gauntlet can emit a Stun attack. If a save vs. stun attacks is failed, the victim will be stunned for 2d4 turns.
Due to the variety of attacks available, the Gauntlet should be viewed as a very powerful weapon. However, the Gauntlet also has a huge power drain on it, using two charges per attack rather than the usual one charge. Owners of the Gauntlet have come to find that their power usage is more trouble than the variety of attacks is worth.

NOTE: This weapon is inspired by the episode “City of Evil” from the classic Ruby Spears post-apocalyptic cartoon “Thundarr the Barbarian". Stay tuned each week for “Thundarr Thursday”!


  1. you forgot it also has righteous unshrinking ability!


  2. My favorite weapon besides the SunSword!