J is for Ji of Jelly Juggling.
The ji is a Chinese pole arm, a cross between a spear and a dagger-axe. For B/X purposes, the weapon is treated as a standard pole arm in all respects.
The ji of jelly juggling is a weapon designed for utility in the dungeon environment...specifically, for herding and manipulation of the various slimes, oozes, puddings, and jellies that tend to infest the subterranean underworld. The enchantment on the weapon renders it impervious to the corrosive properties of such creatures, and can be used to push them aside and manipulate them with the scraping blades at the end of the pole.
With time and patience, a practiced wielder can use the ji of jelly juggling as a goad and engage in simple training techniques with the creatures. The monsters exhibit a reluctance to attack the wielder of such a weapon, though whether out of fear or respect is a matter of debate.
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