Rocks are an annoying, hilariously fun, evil little weapon, That must make contact with the Head to count as a hit.
Rocks have been around as long as anyone can remember. They are slightly different than stones in that stones are too big for some to pick up. Pebbles are too small hurt. And boulders are still not allowed (though there have been reports of red weapon-styled rocks in certain realms).
They are made entirely of foam with a cover. Most call them a ball in a sock. Little to no tape involved.
How To:Check for safety.
Rocks in Belegarth
It is stated that they require no skill and are entirely ineffective, though some hardcore folk have experienced otherwise. They are known to bruise only egos and make the "Hardcore" people upset. It is rumored that there are a few fighters that dare to be different and fight with just these. But they are highly skilled, and a few and far between.
Rocks can be a great surprise weapon, especially held in the cover of a shield where your opponent doesn't even know you have it. Mostly they are used as a taunt-kill though. A common phrase heard after a rock-kill is "REALLY? REALLY?? a ROCK???"