Created by a now defunct proxy of Va'sha Battlefleece, the Sog'ma-K'ton is a vicious weapon that has been outlawed in most bariaur societies. Considered a perversion of the holy G'wrn-k'ton, the Sog'ma-K'ton is a brutal weapon with razor sharp axe blades on both ends.
The Annals of Va'sha tell of the creation of this abominable weapon:
"Then she (Sheula Ralom'pa) did the unspeakable. Sheula insulted the holy G'wrn-k'ton, the symbol of Va'sha, by commenting on how blunt and unbalanced it was, "like the brainbox of a buck" she said. Sheula created a new weapon, the Sog'ma-k'ton, a brutal weapon based on the G'wrn-k'ton, yet it had axe blades upon both ends."
The Sog'ma-K'ton, besides being a sacrilege, was found to be an equally deadly weapon to the wielder. Numerous accidents occured when it was introduced to BattleGrim after it's wielders lost control of the weapon's intense, unbalanced twirling motion. Fearing for their lives, the wielder's often attempted to throw the weapon aside, resulting in serious injury to bystanders and often the K'ton wielder herself. When the Sog'ma was first created, one buck countered Sheula's insult to the G'wrn-k'ton by saying that the Sog'ma was like Sheula's talk: vile, unbalanced, yet brutally sharp.
The does had a difficult time wielding the heavy weapon, while among the bucks the weapon was spurned for its feminine name. Ma means mother or the feminine in Bariaur. Tsoga is the root for the word society, or group. The Sog'ma-k'ton is literally 'the women's weapon', which fit well with anti-male bent of the small female V'asha sect that later took up the weapon. Only this small group is permitted to use the Sog'ma-k'ton, and never upon the battlefield with other bariaur who fear it's reputation. The K'pak sect, as they're known, subscribe to the heretical beliefs that does should have every right afforded to buck's, including leadership of the flock.
Does of the K'pak sect of V'asha Battlefleece wield this weapon differently than the G'wrn-k'ton. Often they will wade into battle with the Sog'ma twirling, daring their oppenents to risk the whirling blades of death. Other times, in larger battles, Sog'ma wielders will rush into battle in a blind rage known as "The Blessed Fury." The Blessed Fury is another name for Va'sha, but also represents a berserker-type insanity that takes over the priests and warriors of this obscure sect.
Most bariaur shun this weapon and those who use it. (Members of the K'pak sect who wield this weapon receive a -4 reaction adjustment when encountering other groups of bariaur. Those who attempt to pick up the Sog'ma without training automatically roll an attack with the weapon against themselves. A failed attack results in the weapon spinning away in a random direction, possibly injuring a bystander.)
Unlike some versions of the K'ton, the Sog'ma is not capable of detaching into two weapons. (The Sog'ma-k'ton does 1d12 to 2d10 points of damage, depending on the target and the weapon speed is 2. Those attempting to attack a wielder of a spinning Sog'ma must make a save vs. paralyzation or automatically take a hit from the weapon on the first round of combat. Wielders may force this attack on opponnents by wading into combat at their normal move rate.)