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Aztec Tlacalhuaczuahitl

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By Crusader1307

Or simply The Blowgun. These simple but effective weapons were deployed by some Aztec Melee Units (although it has been debated that they were regulated to Hunting weapons). Normally made of a long (3 to 4 foot hollow wooden tube), small sharpened wood and steel Darts (with flattened ends), were loaded into the Blowgun. The User would release a gush of air and thus propel the Dart forward (at rather great distances and at speed). Darts were dipped (or coated) in the secretions of various Tree Frogs (which held a form of Neurotoxin). Incapacitated, a fresh Prisoner could be then offered as a sacrifice to The Gods.