Xena in art
There are several chakrams in the Known World, all unique in some way. They all share the following characteristics, though:
EXOTIC WEAPON - RANGED
A chakram can
be used as a mêlée weapon, but unless the wielder has metal
gloves, she takes 1hp of subdual damage each round she attacks.
Note on the weapon stats:
there are no non-magical chakrams in the Known
World. The stats include the various magical bonuses, but even without
these, the stats here are not appropriate for the mundane world chakrams.
There are simply too great differences between the weapon of the series
and its historical counterparts.
Dark Chakram: known simply as the Chakram throughout the Known
World. Xena, its wielder during the series,
somehow got it from the Temple of the Chakram in the Illyrian mountains.
She, and anyone else who manages to take it from the temple, or has its
ownership bestowed by a previous owner, gets the Exotic Weapon (Chakram)
feat for free. The previous owner then loses the free feat, although she
can take the feat normally.
The Dark Chakram:
Strong evocation; CL 20th; Weight: 3 lb.
Chakram: constructed for the warlord Agathon by master weaponsmiths
working with the metal of Hephaisuts under the supervision of Ares.
of Light: This Chakram is identical to the Dark Chakram in most respects.
Only a mortal absolutely devoid of evil can take it from its resting place
in the Temple of the Chakram. Anyone else is instantly ignited and dies
in one round. The fire damage is part holy and penetrates any fire resistance
and immunity. It makes no difference if the attempt is made from a distance
with telekinesis or some device.
Chakram: This is the result of the irreversible joining of the Dark
Chakram and the Chakram of Light. It has a yin-yang-shape, allowing it
to be gripped by the middle bar and eliminating any risk of damage when
wielded in close combat. It can also be separated into two halves with
a move equivalent action. If the wielder has the Quick Draw feat, separation
becomes a free action. A wielder proficient with the chakram can even throw
it in such a manner that it separates after leaving the thrower’s hand.
In that case, each half can accomplish a full round action on its own.
When used in mêlée combat, the usual rules for two-weapon