Twigs are very common. Twigs for heroes are quite rare. Heroes will not accept just any old piece of wood off the ground, not even for kindling. There are many things a hero looks for in a twig. A good twig needs to have the right balance: the weight must have the same distribution throughout the entire length. The length must be no longer than the that of three hero's pinkies. The diameter must not exceed that of a hero's thumb. The nimbleness a hero has while yielding one is it's key attractive factor as often heroes acquire them early on in their adventuring lives and are wearing armor for the first time. The twig is used as an extension of the body to ensure balance in very unfamiliar garbs much like a tail.