Aactually it is easier to kill someone by choking than rendering him/her unconscious, although it depends on skill since it just depends on how and where you press.
That was my point, indeed
. It is way too easy to kill with a choke to consider it simple subdual damage.
Of course, it is also used for restraint, so I offered a solution that allows for both outcomes, if you have the skill.
Oh hey, here's a question for you. Between Initiate Witch and Witch Paths there is but one preferred Weapon skill and it's Weapon(Spear) of all things which makes NO sense because the starting equipment suggests a quarterstaff or a silver dagger. Is there a mistake there maybe?
I'd just say that you can use a quatterstaff with a Spear skill, and it might be useful as a ceremonial weapon
Indeed, they say some of the best quatterstaff schools have been adapted by the spear.
Okay, that aside, as MP said, take whichever of these skill you wish. At worst, you are going to have a small penalty for using the "wrong" weapon, and maybe not even that, depending on the construction of the specific weapon.
Personally, I'd be fine even if you wanted to take Dagger instead of Spear
Hold that thought whilst my partner and crime and I decide where we're putting this and how we want stuff built.