Let’s face it; if you haven’t wanted a stick you could use to beat people far away, you probably haven’t thought about it before. During my Friend research, the following one showed up in a collection of Franconian charms. It’s a quick translation, so I do not vouch for it – or for beating people at a distance, for that matter. It’s simply for the purpose of humor.
“When the moon is new on a Tuesday, go out before sunrise, comes to a stick that you have previously chosen, hold it with your face toward the sun and say these words: I reach up to plug in the name of God the Father +, + the Son and the Holy Spirit +. Take your knife in your hand and say again: I cut you, stick, in the name etc. + + +, that thou shalt be obedient, which wants to fight me when I take a name. After that cut a little away at 2 locations in the stick, that you can write, stab, or cut these words:
Abia, Obia, asbia.
“Put a stick on a molehill, strike this stick with the one you made, and call the people’s names, which you want to beat, and strike bravely, and you will hit a faraway man as hard as if he were under your stick. Instead of a molehill, one can also affect the threshold of the door.”