|Title: Mace Etiquette|
|Full Title: Mace Etiquette|
- A possible reward from the mission Bear Season.
- May be found in loot.
- Inside Sky Haven Temple, on the table with Dragonbane on it in the room opposite Alduin's wall. Must have completed up to Alduin's Wall in the main questline.
- Inside Uttering Hills Cave in the series of three connected rooms at the northernmost tip of the map. Located in the easternost of the three rooms, on a shelf.
- Volunruud, in the north west room that has the throne that is surrounded by traps.
- Orotheim, on top of boxes on upper part of the first area.
- In Fort Greenwall's Captain's Quarters, on the floor.
Warriors sometimes make the mistake of thinking that there are no tactics with a mace. They assume that the sword is all about skill and the mace is only about strength and stamina. As a veteran instructor of mace tactics, I can tell you they are wrong.
Wielding a mace properly is all about timing and momentum. Once the swing of the mace has begun, stopping it or slowing it down is difficult. The fighter is committed to not just the blow, but also the recoil. Begin your strike when the opponent is leaning forward, hopefully off balance. It is completely predictable that he will lean backward, so aim for a point behind his head. By the time the mace gets there, his head will be in its path.
The mace should be held at the ready, shoulder high. The windup should not extend past the shoulders by more than a hand's width. When swinging, lead with the elbow. As the elbow passes the height of your collarbone, extend the forearm like a whip. The extra momentum will drive the mace faster and harder, causing far more damage.
At the moment of impact, let the wrist loosen. The mace will bounce and hurt a stiff wrist. Allow the recoil of the blow to drive the mace back into the ready position, thereby preparing the warrior for a quicker second strike.