In the Adumari nation of Cartann, the blastsword is a weapon used by skilled warriors as a means of settling a dispute. The weapon itself resembles a typical vibroblade, like the traditional rapier weapon used by Outer Rim pirates. It has a curved metal guard above the hilt of the sword, protecting the bearer's hand from the weapon's energy. The blade becomes sharp a few centimeters above the guard, but the real deadliness of the weapon is in its tip. When powered up, the weapon, a small flared nozzle, will fire off the equivalent of a blaster bolt when it comes into contact with a solid surface. In the words of Wes Janson, "It's like a blaster you have to hit someone with." Blastswords are seen as elegant dueling weapons, used in Cartann high society. The use of the blastsword is a sport, a type of fencing with various styles of use, from "vulgar" gutterfighting involving fists and feet as well as the sword, to the high-society elegant style.
Adumari Blastsword - D6 Stats
Model: Cartann Melee Arms Blastsword
Type: Ranged/melee weapon
Skill: Melee combat: blastsword
Cost: 1,500 (power packs: 50)
Availability: 4, F, R
Damage: STR+1D (striking damage); 4D (blaster damage)
Adumari Blastsword - d20 Stats
Damage: 3d6 (blaster bolt)/2d4 (blade)
Range Increment: 2 meters
Weight: 2 kg
Stun Damage/Fort DC: -
Notes: In order to fire the blaster bolt, the weapon must strike a solid object first. If the object struck and the target of the blaster bolt are not the same, it requires multiple attacks.