Northern India. It has been the battlegrounds upon which countless invasions of foreign powers would come, and which nearly all would find themselves contributing to the richness of the land and its people. The blood of Persian, Saka, Kushan, Hun, and Arab would spill with that of those indigenous to Sindh and give rise to new peoples of the sub-continent, be they the original Indo-Aryan inhabitants of old, or the more recent Jat and Rajputs. How ironic fate can be, that those that once swept down from the Hindu-Kush with rape and plunder on their minds now serve as chivalrous defenders against the very same as their ancestors were. As numerous were the Iranian Hordes to sweep down upon the hills of Northern India, so too do their children remain numerous and divided into various Rajput Clans, the most notable being the Samma and the Sumra. It is the latter of which currently rules supreme in Sindh, calling upon the many other Rajput Tribes of Sindh known collectively as the Sammat. Though it is the longbow and Sword which may receive the greatest attention in the lore of India, the mace among others have remained a faithful tool in the hands of the Kshatriya. However, when the bulk of an Indian fighting man’s foes are lightly armored need falls little to a weapon capable of cracking armor, and so has the weapon seen its greatest use in the face of India’s greatest enemies from beyond the Indus. Armored in leather and quilted cloth, with small parrying buckler, these macemen of Sindh serve as swift, light armored soldiers strong at taking the fight to their better-armored enemies from the east. Thus, if not taking to the offensive their role is best placed behind more capably defensive soldiers or in support of them. Yet when all that mail, all that lamellar is done away with by the crack of vicious iron-head, then shall the fight truly become a contest of warrior spirit to warrior spirit.