Description[edit | edit source]
The Tematlatl sling was made with fibers from the maguey plant (Agave americana). The stones were prepared ahead of time, and were about the size of chicken eggs.
Stats[edit | edit source]
- Range: 660 feet
- 5 foot loop
- Agave fiber, shaped stones
Use[edit | edit source]
The Tematlatl was one of the most effective weapons used against the Spanish conquistadors, with accounts of the weapon killing horses and injuring armored Spaniards. It is believed that the stones could be thrown further than an arrow could be shot. The Tematlatl was also used in construction, the stone could be tied to the rope and used as a wrecking ball.
The Huaraca was the Incan variant. Incans also used hot stones to ignite wood or hay to burn down cities; similar to the Fire Arrows (which Incans also used).