Turns out a mattock is a kind of pick-axe.
(The shopkeeper asked me to leave it outside!)
I had thought it was just a weapon.
It doubles as a weapon, of course,
though not a particularly good one. I found
this out the hard way, after picking up
a cursed one. Grr. Also cursed armor.
Where are all the damned nymphs when I need 'em?