PEACEKEEPER PULSE RIFLE
just walked by, carrying her precious pulse rifle. She takes it with
her everywhere, strutting around like little Miss Rambo. She loves that
gun — it seems to be the Peacekeeper equivalent of a security blanket.
At this point, I haven't been able to learn much about the rifle itself. It's fueled by something called chakan oil. This oil is an explosive liquid that's synthesized from the Tannot roots found on the planet Sykar, and maybe other places. Leave it to the Peacekeepers to devise a way of turning tubers into TNT.
When I first saw Pulse Rifles in action, I figured they were firing raw
energy, but now I know they convert chakan oil into charged plasma.
On a low-power setting, a hit from a Pulse Rifle can short out your
nervous system for a while and give you a headache that lasts for three
days. A medium-strength pulse can turn things extra-crispy,
extra-quick. A full-power blast can put a hole in damn near anything.
PK Pulse Rifles are even dangerous to the people holding them. I almost
lost my right arm when one of these gizmos exploded before I could fire
it. Seems that the rifle's chamber can overload and explode in a matter
of seconds if it's not fired correctly (and promptly) after it's armed.
That's just too perfect. The Peacekeepers designed a gun that explodes if you don't fire it. The NRA would love these guys.
JOURNEY LOG REFERENCES
The Hidden Memory
Dog With Two Bones
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