I'm not sure what to make of D'Argo's Qualta Blade.
I don't have a lot of experience with swords. Or people who carry
swords. My glow-in-the-dark lightsaber was about as swashbuckling as I
But my buddy Big D carries his Luxan broadsword around everywhere.
He doesn't talk about it too much, though. I joked with him once that
the Qualta Blade is more of a cut-up than he is. I don't think I'll
make that joke again.
The Qualta Blade is about three-and-a-half feet long and, from the way
the Grandmaster D swings it around, I'd say it's made of a metal even
lighter than titanium.
But wait, there's more: It also converts seamlessly into an energy rifle on par with Aeryn's PK Pulse Rifle.
You've got to admire the Luxans. It takes a certain amount of care and
finesse to develop a two-in-one weapon, good over short distances and
killer in close range. It slices, it dices — and I wouldn't be
surprised if it makes julienne fries, to boot.
What? You still want more? Get this: Big D used his Qualta Blade to unlock the controls of his ancient Luxan Ship,
which considers the blade to be proof of D'Argo's right to pilot one
his species' most-deadly attack craft. Between you and me, I think the
licensing process could've been a bit more rigorous.
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