The gray elves of Eska arm their hobgoblin armies with shocklances. The hobgoblins call them ma’tok in the goblin language. Combined with their Martial Advantage ability, phalanxes of hobgoblins are a terror on the battlefield.
In one of my recent games set on Eska, the party encountered the Kagu, dwarven arms dealers. There was a fight. Most of the Kagu got away, but the party recovered 50 shocklances while looting their manufacturing complex.
What is the party going to do with this stockpile of serious weaponry? The Kagu would probably want to recover them. Who were the Kagu’s buyers?
Design Notes: A simple weapon that allows the casting of the shocking grasp cantrip.