I've already introduced you to the Witch Wringers, but there are more horrors than just those infernal devices (no relation, all though this one is) on Smallhopes Hill in Overstrand. May I present: the Witch Piercer.
This ghastly torture instrument is basically a compression coil spring that was released into the accused witch upon judgement during the witch trial.
The Witch Piercer originated from the witchfinder's traditional pin, but after a couple of centuries of just annoying suspected witches by poking them with a small dressmaking pin, it evolved into the despicable gut-twisting mechanism you see before you. Only a lot less rusty.
|Boiiing! "Ooh, you could have someone's eye out with that!"|
|A little WD-40 will bring this up a treat!|
Needless to say, she was a bit cross, especially as she hadn't been allowed to change out of her good frock first which was torn and bloodied when the coil plunged into her. Not letting a little thing like sudden and somewhat explosive evisceration hamper her, Beebee struck down the witchfinder, the judge, and the mayor, before returning to her cottage. Onlookers report hearing Beebee muttering to herself as she hobbled home about having to boilwash her frock and the difficulties of threading a needle to repair it due to her failing eyesight.
|Completely unrelated to the Witch Piercer except for the fact that this hypersonic wing-inspired sigil is located nearby on Smallhopes Hill|