Blade Trees have sharp, broad-bladed leaves which grow at the ends of strong branches. The leaves themselves are as hard as rock and equivalent to a sharpened stone axe if used as a makeshift weapon. Unfortunately, Mauristatian Wraith Apes have learnt to use these leaves as such, and can add 1 to their skill score if so armed.
Blade Trees are relatively common and anyone walking through such a section of forest containing them has a 5 in 12 chance of unknowingly rubbing themselves against the leaves of the Blade Tree. Anyone cut by a Blade Tree must roll one die and consult the following table to determine the extent of damage they suffer.
|#||Blade Tree Damage Table|
|1||Minor cut: lose 1 stamina point|
|2||Gash on the arm: lose 2 stamina points|
|3||Gash on the leg: lose 2 stamina points|
|4||Serious injury: cannot use sword-arm (-2 skill and lose 2 stamina)|
|5||Blinded: cannot fight (-3 skill and lose 4 stamina)|
|6||Neck slashed: death|