Xiang Mo Chu (降魔杵)

Drawing of a Xiang Mo Chu (right), from 'Jin Tang Jie Zhu Shi Er Chou (《金湯借箸十二籌》) '.
Xiang Mo Chu (降魔杵, lit. 'Demon-subduing baton', or Vajra) is a simple yet effective siege defence weapon designed to counter siege tower. It is simply a long battering ram mounted on top of fortress wall to smash apart the drawbridge/assault ramp of incoming siege tower before it can be deployed, thus preventing enemy troops inside the tower from rushing onto the wall.

Xiang Mo Chu is often deployed in conjunction with pole hooks to immobilise enemy siege tower, so that it can be easily destroyed with fire or bombardment.

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