OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
- Intent: To create a set of personal weapons for Vili Ozouf due to his aversion to lightsabers
- Image Source: Image Location, Artist
- Canon Link: N/A
- Restricted Missions: N/A
- Primary Source: N/A
- Manufacturer: Vili Ozouf
- Model: N/A
- Affiliation: Vili Ozouf
- Modularity: No
- Material: Osmium, Wroshyr wood
- Classification: Alchemized Handaxe
- Size: Large
- Weight: Heavy
- Lightsaber Resistant
- Sharpened Edge
- Grounds Lightning
Size: Sol and Mani are both larger than regular handaxes allowing each one to be used in a two-handed grip if necessary or used one-handed depending on Vili’s mood.
Forceful Impact: With the great weight of the ax and the center of gravity each strike of the axes delivers massive amounts of force allowing them to tear into armor and if not deliver a decent amount of kinetic damage.
Weight: Weighing far more than the average handaxe these things get quite tiring to use for extended periods of time.
Blaster Bolts: While the heads of each ax are larger than most axes’ they still are not meant for deflecting blaster bolts due to their size and shape making it an incredibly grueling trial to even attempt such a maneuver.
Force Nullification: In areas that are void of the force the weapon is nothing more than an average ax.
Presence: Each hand ax radiates with the energy of the dark side making it near impossible for Vili to sneak around Jedi as they’ll simply sense the weapons.
Range: Due to the size of the ax’s even being larger than average Vili would have to be extremely close to a foe to utilize them placing him in danger and at a disadvantage when facing those wielding lightsabers.
After joining the Sith, Vili came to realize just how much he had handicapped himself in combat. While the Sith used sabers that could shred through most weapons and armor all Vili wielded was a basic hand ax as that was what he’d grown accustomed to using. Not only that but he saw the lightsabers the Sith used as inefficient so he requested a set of axes be crafted for him to his exacting specifications. The hilts of the axes are crafted from a refined and treated Wroshyr wood that was then alchemized to allow it to withstand the blows of lightsabers though this also caused the weapon to weigh more. The hilts were far longer than a basic hand ax’s that usually caps out at around 33-38 centimeters, instead, the hilts of Sol and Mani are 63.5 centimeters allowing for them to be wielded in a two-handed grip if necessary or still serve as one-handed weapons.
The head of the ax is crafted from one of the densest materials Vili could get his hands on being Osmium that was then alchemized increasing the weight further than it already was. The edge of the blade was brought to a fine sharp and with the added mass to the weapon, it would serve Vili well in attempting to penetrate armor and even if not, the kinetic force dealt would still be a threat. One of the downsides that Vili knew he’d face using such weapons would be the range in which he’d have to be within to effectively use the axes which is too close for comfort for most people when facing a sword of plasma that could easily slice you in half. Not only that he can’t display the same feats of other Force users by deflecting blaster bolts, it would be a trial to deflect a single bolt much less multiple.
For appearance sakes and to show his pride in his culture Vili had the ax embedded with symbols and runes of his people, he wanted them to be the final thing his foes saw when he struck them down. The runes glow with a faint blue aura whenever the axes' are drawn. The wood is crafted with a slight curve at the very base which could add variations to the way the ax is wielded mid-duel.