This form of pole arm is basically a spear--often with an ox tongue blade--to which a pair of small axe heads were added below the dagger blade. To the thrusting stab of the spear was added the defensive use of the side axe blades and their cutting/penetrating potential. Later versions of the partisan yielded a gradual change in the axe blades, so that they became almost unrecognisable as such. Typical of this is the Bohemian ear-spoon, a form of partisan where the axes have been changed to serve as piercing spikes (primarily to be used against plate armour) with a ranseur-like function.
Rancors were large carnivorous reptomammals native to the planet of Dathomir. They were usually born brown, but in special circumstances, such as the mutant rancor, jungle rancor, and the bull rancor, their color may have differed. Although found on other worlds such as Lehon—where they were brought by crashed starships—Ottethan, Carida, Corulag, and Felucia, those from Dathomir were said to be stronger and more intelligent than others. They have been used for many things, ranging from mounts for the Witches of Dathomir to pets for crime lords such as Jabba Desilijic Tiure to being a source of food, and as a means of entertainment by dropping someone into its pit.
The Partisan Rancor has insinuated itself into every level of daily life in the country and feeds on the fears of a deeply divided polity. The Partisan Rancor can trap friend and foe alike into adopting uncomfortable positions in order to survive in their home districts. It's difficult to listen to, day in and day out.
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