Weapons of the Ancients-
KVadrXtsaeukd ('Artifice - Specialist - High-power Particle Gun')
* Type: High-energy Fazed Particle Beam
* Effect: Lethal 3d6x15, *Fire/Heat 2d12x2 -- * or other Element/Effect
* Range: 0-100 Yards at Full Effect, 101-300 Yards at Half Effect
* Ammo.: 30 Full-power Discharges
* Weight: 2 Lbs.
* Frequency: Z on Urutsk, R aboard Ancient Spacecraft, etc.
:: By 1255 Human Space was armed with reliable high-energy personal and frontline battle weapons. Each nation or faction had its own particular version of these weapons, varying in details, mechanisms, and design aesthetics, but all roughly equivalent to that presented here.
:: The operation of this pistol produces a quantum flux of affine particles in various Elemental frequencies resulting in a semi-coherent ray fluctuating in the visible spectra and delivering its energy in rolling waves of irregular pulses. Since this is both a multi-elemental flux, as well as a pulsed effect, the ray is likely to affect most substances to some degree, and besides tuning and greater flux bandwidth, this class of weapon remained in use in increasingly slimmer forms for centuries.