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Battledore

Statistics

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BattledoreRareExclusive
(Club) All Races
DMG: 2 Delay: 264
Lv. 1 All Jobs
Damage Per Second: 0.45
TP Per Hit: 70

Can be stored in the Item Depository.

Other Uses

Resale Price: Cannot be sold to NPCs.

How to Obtain

Cannot be auctioned, traded, or bazaared, but can be delivered to a character on the same account.

Special Event

Historical Background

Battledore and Shuttlecock or Jeu de Volantis is an early game similar to that of modern Badminton.

This game is played by two persons with small rackets, called battledores, made of parchment or rows of gut stretched across wooden frames, and shuttlecocks, made of a base of some light material, like cork, with trimmed feathers fixed round the top.

The object of the players is to bat the shuttlecock from one to the other as many times as possible without allowing it to fall to the ground.

Games with a shuttlecock are believed to have originated in ancient Greece about 2000 years ago. From there they spread via the Indo-Greek kingdoms to India and then further east to China and Siam.

There are Greek drawings extant representing a game almost identical with battledore and shuttlecock, and it has been popular in India, China, Japan, and Siam for at least 2000 years. In Europe it has been played by children for centuries.

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