Hey guys! I am running a Katapesh-based campaign next week with a heavy focus on slavery themes (one PC is an Eagle Knight in training, etc).
I planned on making an arena fight viewable to the PCs early on to make the place seem exotic and exciting and want to make a Mwangi Daring Champion the star of the arena.
Anyways, looking through the weapons for a more interesting exotic weapon, I thought the concept of the Shotel was very fun, reaching around shields with a curved blade, but the weapon seems a little lackluster. I was possibly thinking of homebrewing a double-state style where it can deal slashing damage or piercing, but only piercing against shielded opponents. Or perhaps the ability to ignore shield AC altogether...or a trip feature.
Should I? Would it be better to just leave it? I really think it would be fun.