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Astakha is a martial art employed by the Monks of Manith of Taladas. The fighting style has practitioners use their hands and feet to disable their opponents, and one particular move is known as the Clutching Griffin.

The monks perfect Astakha and can become deadly masters of unarmed combat. The style is taught on a basic level to soldiers of the Imperial League.


  • Trail of the Black Wyrm, p.238