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Approved Tech Rekali Cartel Besom'bev ('Impolite Needle') Sniper Rifle

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Ember Rekali

The Warlock of the Gate
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OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

PRODUCTION INFORMATION
  • Manufacturer: Clan Rekali, Incorporated
  • Affiliation: Rekali Cartel, occasionally found in the Outer Rim Coalition, Closed Market (ask first)
  • Model: Besom'bev Sniper Rifle
  • Modularity: No
  • Production: Limited
  • Material: Durasteel, energy torpedo technology
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • Classification: Energy rifle
  • Size: Large
  • Weight: Heavy
  • Ammunition Type: Power cell
  • Ammunition Capacity: 8
  • Reload Speed: Average
  • Effective Range: Extreme
  • Rate of Fire: Very Low
  • Stopping Power: High
  • Recoil: High
SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Bipod
  • Compatible with a variety of scopes, including the Farseer.
Strengths:
  • Accurate over extreme ranges. (For reference, standard energy torpedoes have a range far greater than a long-range turbolaser, on the order of 10x the distance from a planet to its moon. This version isn't that nasty.) Blast travels at 2% of the speed of light, 1/10th the muzzle velocity of a standard energy torpedo but much, much faster than any railgun or blaster. It's not necessary to account for gravity, wind, humidity, or Coriolis forces: just point and click.
  • Low visibility compared to a blaster. A shot appears as a bright line for only a moment; blink and you'll miss it.
Weaknesses:
  • Next to useless at personal range.
  • Heavy and cumbersome.
  • Low ammunition capacity: eight shots will deplete a standard power cell.
  • Extremely low rate of fire. (For reference, standard 'light' energy torpedos can fire once every thirty seconds. This version isn't quite that bad.)
  • Shot is visible as a bright line for an instant; shooter must be able to move quickly and surreptitiously after firing, or risk bad things.
  • Blocked by standard ray or deflector shields, though it'll probably brute-force its way through your average personal shield.
DESCRIPTION
The Besom'bev is a downscaled standard energy torpedo (objectively the best of weapons) in sniper rifle form. Its muzzle velocity and accurate range simply can't be matched by blaster or projectile weaponry. However, it suffers from a low ammunition capacity and a very low rate of fire, and each shot draws a visible line right back to the shooter for a split second. This is the gun you use when you really need to hit exactly one target from very far away, and are in a position to move fast afterwards. This is not the gun you use to take down a group. The Rekali Cartel certainly doesn't recommend it for short or even medium range, or any circumstance where you're likely to get into an actual fight. It's a lot of weight and fuss in exchange for very few shots that aren't really anything special when they hit; it's just that those shots will get where they're going. Period.
 
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