Knockout flare

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Knockout flares are a rare specialty flare which can be placed on weapons that primarily do crushing damage, such as maces, handaxes, and mauls, as well as UCS gloves and boots. The flares always targets the victim's head. If the head is sufficiently wounded the crush damage from the flare may be applied to the chest. Any part of the body may be hit for the flares to activate. Besides the crush damage applied to the targets head, the flare can also impart a status effect on the target, such as the rooted condition or the prone condition.

Knockout flares take up the script slot on a weapon, meaning an already flaring weapon can have knockout flares added.

While knockout flares can also be added to runestaves, this is not advisable as the flare will only activate on a melee hit, e.g. when the runestaff is swung.

In Action

You swing with a vultite-bound thick leather blackjack at a Vvrael destroyer!
AS: +508 vs DS: +281 with AvD: -18 + d100 roll: +80 = +289
... and hit for 17 points of damage!
Jarring blow to the Vvrael destroyer's back.
Your blackjack cracks the Vvrael destroyer on the back of the head. He gibbers mindlessly then drops to his hands and knees.
... 15 points of damage!
You broke the Vvrael destroyer's nose!

>amb orc head
You swing with a vultite-bound dark leather blackjack at a silverback orc!
AS: +226 vs DS: +123 with AvD: +25 + d100 roll: +65 = +193
 ... and hit for 18 points of damage!
 Hearty smack to the head.
 The silverback orc is stunned!

Your blackjack thumps the silverback orc in the head. He stumbles around for a moment desperate to keep his balance but in the end he fails miserably, and collapses to the ground in a heap, looking dazed.
 ... 25 points of damage!
 Eye crushed by a hard blow to the face!
 Roundtime: 4 sec.

R>amb orc head
You swing with a vultite-bound dark leather blackjack at a silverback orc!
AS: +226 vs DS: +110 with AvD: +25 + d100 roll: +79 = +220
 ... and hit for 16 points of damage!
 Blow to the head causes the silverback orc's ears to ring! 

Your blackjack cracks the silverback orc on the back of the head. She gibbers mindlessly then drops to her hands and knees.
 ... 10 points of damage!
 Blow to back cracks several vertebrae.
 Roundtime: 4 sec.

You swing with a vultite-bound thick leather blackjack at a giantman robber!
 AS: +501 vs DS: +358 with AvD: +7 + d100 roll: +45 = +195
  ... and hit for 20 points of damage!
  Hearty smack to the head.
  The giantman robber is stunned!
 
You smack the giantman robber with your thick leather blackjack on one side of his head, then reverse direction and crack him across the other!
The giantman robber wobbles a bit then dramatically falls to the ground!
  ... 25 points of damage!
  Solid strike caves the giantman robber's skull in, resulting in instant death!
The giantman robber rolls over and dies.
You swing a spiked-head vultite maul at a kiramon defender!
AS: +345 vs DS: +188 with AvD: +38 + d100 roll: +55 = +250
 ... and hit for 84 points of damage!
 Crushing blow to head closes that eye for good.
 The kiramon defender is stunned!

Your vultite maul plows right into the forehead of the kiramon defender!
The kiramon defender wobbles then falls to the floor! Knockout!
  ... 10 points of damage!
  Jarring blow to the kiramon defender's back.

You swing a spiked-head vultite maul at a forest trali!
AS: +345 vs DS: +166 with AvD: +44 + d100 roll: +13 = +236
 ... and hit for 78 points of damage!
 Crushing blow to head closes that eye for good.
 The forest trali is stunned!

You feint left, then right, then crack the forest trali across the head!
The forest trali drops to the floor!
  ... 20 points of damage!
  Grazing blow to the stomach.
You swing a high steel moon axe at an Ithzir champion!
  AS: +551 vs DS: +292 with AvD: +41 + d100 roll: +41 = +341
   ... and hit for 75 points of damage!
   Right kneecap smashed into pulp.
   The Ithzir champion is knocked to the ground!

You smack the Ithzir champion with your high steel moon axe on one side of his head, then reverse direction and crack him across the other!
 
The Ithzir champion slumps to the ground.

   ... 15 points of damage!
   Blow to the head causes the Ithzir champion's ears to ring!
The Ithzir champion vainly struggles to rise, then goes still.

Verbs

>>tap my black
You tap your vultite-filled blackjack against your thigh in a steady, staccato beat.

>flip my black (will put it in the first container in your inventory--must be a non-scripted container)
You flip the blackjack from side to side, then whirl it overhead, then deftly stuff it into the half-cape.

You point your blackjack into the sky and open your mouth in a soundless scream.