View Full Version : Need a life-threatening wound

07-24-2010, 02:01 PM
I need a character to be wounded in combat with an axe, a sword, knife, or some other pre-industrial weapon. The idea is that the wound is disabling and dangerous, but the victim can travel on horseback afterward (with help) to reach a safe haven. She's immune to infections and receives magical healing at the journey's end, so no need to think of long term effects. I just need her hurting and unable to fight.

Tsu Dho Nimh
07-24-2010, 04:13 PM
If she has humanoid anatomy ... a wound on the deltoid or trapezius would disable her arm. A slash across the abdomen, though the muscles but not into the guts would definitely put her out of action. A slash to the Achilles Tendon - no walk. Slash the quads (front of thigh) or gluteal (butt) muscles and she'll have trouble staying on the horse.

And if you want to inflict real misery on top of it, just bash her collarbone or break some ribs with a blunt object like a horse's hoof or the handle of a battleaxe. She'll feel every step of the horse that is carrying her to safety.

Drachen Jager
07-24-2010, 07:58 PM
Gut wound if you want her to suffer. Very painful but you can survive for days if you don't develop an infection and it doesn't hit a major blood vessel.

07-26-2010, 03:21 PM
stomach wounds are pretty serious, and if left untreated will result in death. The issue here is that ruptureing the stomach will usually kill within 10-15 minutes as the acid enters the blood stream.