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Using stealth and the garrote skill, a thief can sneak up behind an opponent
and strangle them with a specially-made instrument, also called a garrote.
The garrote is typically a length of wire, rope, or cord with handles on each
end. Generally, a thief can use the hilt of his main weapon as one of the
handles of the garrote, so the garrote is carried in the off-hand.

The thief's victim will take some damage from a successful garroting, but more
importantly will be choking and gasping for air, and unable to take other
actions. Speaking or casting spells will be very difficult. Thieves who are
larger and stronger than their victims find more success with this skill.

A thief is unable to strike with other weapons while garroting.