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Encyclopedia > Garrotte

A garrote (alternative spellings include garotte and garrotte) is a handheld weapon, most often referring to a ligature of chain, rope, or wire used to strangle someone to death. This was the tactic commonly employed by the Thugs and is sometimes used in assassination.


Some incidents of garroting have involved a stick used to tighten the garrote. One of the reasons possession of a nunchaku is illegal in many jurisdictions is that it can easily be employed as a garrote in some configurations.


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The garotte (1269 words)
It was reported that the spike of the garrotte pierced her neck and protruded through her mouth.
Afterwards, as customary, her body was taken away, stripped naked (the clothes went to charity), wrapped in a bedsheet, and placed in a cheap pine coffin for burial.
The garrotte was used in Spanish colonies, e.g.
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The character rolls Dexterity + Garrotte (difficulty of 6) to loop the garrotte around a surprised or restrained victim's neck; otherwise, the victim may roll Dexterity + Dodge (difficulty of the attacker's Dexterity + Garrotte) to avoid the attack.
Because they do not need to breathe, Kindred do not suffer choking damage from a garrotte, though a successful attack means that the victim has been grappled and must either wound the attacker or roll Dexterity + Melee against the attacker's Dexterity + Oarrotte to break free.
It is posible to decapitate a victim with a wire garrotte: This requires a roll of Strength + Garrotte against a difficulty of 8+ the victims's Fortitude, and may be attempted during any round where the garotte is still in place.
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