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Mêlée weapons are weapons used for short range combat. In Nausicaä's world, people often use ceramic and Ohmu-shell weapons, such as swords, knives, battleaxes and sabres. Various armed groups typically use different types of mêlée weapons.

Weapons by Group[]


Yupa uses a Ohmu Shell longsword and dagger in Florentine style in combat [1]. Asbel used a longsword with a sabre grip [2]. Nausicaä uses an Ohmu Shell sword and a ceramic short sword/knife [3].


Kushana and the Imperial Guard use Torumekian Cavalry Sabres. The Torumekian Duelist used a large, battleaxe with a spike on the reverse of the head [4].


Doroks warriors use swords and daggers. Oftentimes blades are built into pistols and rifles.

Worm Handlers[]

Worm Handlers use longswords similar to the Periphery [5]. They also use some form of Guisarm or Fauchard polearm [6]. Bolas are also used [7]. Spiked clubs [8] are used by Worm Handler women in the Worm Handler Enclave.

Forest People[]

Forest People use blowguns for short-range combat [9].


Heedra are usually armed with large, cleaver-like swords or clubs [10].


  1. DE1 pg 242
  2. DE1 pg 124
  3. DE1a cover, pg 559
  4. DE1 pg 47
  5. DE1 pg 52 (first full appearance)
  6. DE1 pg 243
  7. DE1 pg 243
  8. DE 1 pg 247
  9. DE1 pg xx
  10. DE1 pg xx

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