The goad is an instrument of torture and death, and yet it is also a thing of beauty. Its long, sharp blade is set in a intricate hilt, and its handle is carved with the faces of demons. It is said that to look upon the goad is to see the face of death itself.
The goad is used by the priests of the Temple of Death, to torture and kill those who have been sentenced to death. The victim is tied to a post, and the goad is thrust into their flesh, over and over again, until they die.
The goad is a thing of terror and pain, and yet it is also a thing of great power. It is said that the goad can open the door to the afterlife, and that those who die by its blade will be reborn in the next life.