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The iron hand of Götz von Berlichingen (1480-1562), a knight and mercenary who lost his right arm in a siege [640×360]

points about this

-it was shot off by a cannon

-he continued being a knight for over 40 years after getting the iron hand

-it was delicate enough he could still write with a quill using it, which is important as he was described as a ‘warrior poet’

-after a merchant-punching life suitable for an elder scrolls protagonist he was outlawed by the holy roman empire, friends of his used a high diplomacy roll and a bribe to get him out, and he then almost immediately kidnapped a bishop

-after outlaw of the holy roman empire 2 electric boogaloo was placed under house arrest in a castle he had purchased with all his quest rewards to spend the next 20 years drunk off his ass

I can’t believe you’d make this post and not mention that his poetry contains the first known usage of the phrase “lick my ass”

thats an egregious error on my part

when confronted by an enemy officer requesting his surrender- “
Me, surrender! At mercy! Whom do you speak with? Am I a robber! Tell
your captain that for His Imperial Majesty, I have, as always, due
respect. But he, tell him that, he can lick me in the arse!