Weapons

Pneumatic Air Weapons

Used on Zeppelins by Prussia and England due to the risks of any flame near the hydrogen cells.  The weapons fire either solid iron bolts or steel flechettes.  The flechettes have a greater range, but do less damage to the target.  The weapons must have a pressurized air source and are normally attached to the dirigible's pneumatic system using hosing.  This means that the weapon cannot be used more than a short distance from the pneumatic outlet.  Normal distance for a hose is 12 feet, however some soldiers on stationary defense will use a shorter hose to avoid being tripped or tangled in it.  The main weapon of an English dirigible or Prussian Zeppelin is often a 2 inch pneumatic air cannon loaded with shot or solid rounds.  These can shred other lighter-than-air craft as well as take out groups of soldiers on decks or the ground.  The Prussians have perfected a pressurized air canister that will allow the weapons to be fired without being attached to a pneumatic air system.  However, the cylinders are prone to bursting when stuck too hard and can only be used 4 times before having to be replaced.  At this time most Prussian soldiers are wary of using the detachable cylinders.
The French model is a lighter caliber, but far more advanced.  They sought the lightest model possible with an improvement in range.  Jules Verne worked on the initial phases of the design and developed a mechanical feed where a gunner will pull a lever to load a new round and ensure that the steam pressure is adequate.  A second gunner is in change of loading a new top-fed magazine, with a third gunner in charge of aiming and firing.

Name Caliber Capacity Feed Type Year Base Damage Effective Range Max Range Cost ROF Conceal
 Pneumatic Pistol 0.35 1 Single Pistol 1872 3 (2)
20 (25)
50 (60)
40 1 L
 Pneumatic Rifle 0.35 1 Single Rifle 1872 6 (5)
100 (200)
200 (400)
65 1 N
 Pneumatic Cannon 2 inch 1 Sleeve Cannon 1871 10 400 4000 25,000 1/2 N
 French Pneumatic Cannon40mm 5MagazineCannon18739
500
5000
30,000
1
N


Romanian Vampire Hunter Kit

With the increased number of Fay vampires plaguing Europa and England over the past 6 years, the Woodward & Mansfield's Adventure Export Company, Ltd has imported the tools of Romanian vampire slayers for our customers.  No vampire hunter will want to be without this kit of finely crafted items that are the bane of vampires.  The kit comes in a rugged and dashing steel reinforced leather case with a silver cross inlaid on both sides.  The case can easily be strapped to a horse as a saddle bag or used as a courier case with our reinforced leather carry straps.  The locking mechanism has scripture engraved on it to keep those pesky vampires from picking the locks.   The locking mechanism is designed by Bavarian engineers to best any of the vampire's lackeys. 
  • Four silver or wooden crucifixes*.
  • A 8 inch silver-plated Bowie knife with the following features: a small container of holy water than can be sprayed out the pommel using a push button on the ricasso, extended guard to be used as a cross when rotated, and scripture engraved on the blade when words have failed you.
  • Four hardwood stakes and a mallet for the final kill on the vampire.
  • Modified priest's collar with silver-lined steel plating to keep out vampire fangs.  Can easily be secreted under a cravat.
  • A silver-plated flask of holy water and four breakable glass vessels.
  • One container of powdered garlic and 3 fresh** garlic bulbs.
  • One pocket bible and one Pocket Guide to Vampire Facts.
Optional Equipment:
.38 caliber pepperbox pistol with the following ammunition:
12 ironwood bullets
6 silver-plated*** bullets
24 lead bullets with iron cross inscribed on the head of the bullet
All of these rounds can be blessed by a priest of your faith for a low additional cost.

*Silver crucifixes can be obtained at an additional charge.
**Freshness of garlic may vary depending on shipping location and duration.
*** Sliver content of bullets varies with market price.

Osteotome Sword
This very large and somewhat unweildy sword has a steam or clockwork powered Osteotome (chainsaw) built into the blade section.  The weapon must be powered to use the blade or else it is a simple club with the same minuses to use.  This makes all forms of stealth almost impossible with a penalty applied to the target number or roll (+10 for CF, +21 for d6, -15 to roll in d20).  The clockwork Osteotome only suffers these penalties while the sword is enganed to attack.  In addition the weapon is somewhat difficult to use if the wielder is not very skilled or very strong.  In the CF rules two additional rests are required each round if the wielder's physique is less than Exceptional.  Exceptional requires one additional rest, and Extraordinary does not require any additional rests.  With d6 rules the wielders is at -2 dice if the wielder's physique is less than Exceptional.  Exceptional is at -1 die, and Extraordinary does not suffer any penalties.  For d20 the feat Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Osteotome Weapon) is required, and the wielder suffers an additional -2 to hit with the weapon.

Two types of power can be used, steam or clock work.  It requires a single action for Both can be used actively for 2 minutes and inactively for 15 minutes, but their are differences in refueling.  The clockwork Osteotome is able to be recharged after 5 minutes of winding using a special key.  Without the key this takes 15 minutes.  The steam powered one can be recharged in only 1 round (15 seconds) by some one with a Tinkering skill of Good (6) or better (Core rules and d6) or a Craft (steam technology) 5 ranks.  Those without these skills require a short training session by one who is skilled and take 5 times as long.  The weapon will of course be able to cut through items much as a normal chainsaw is.

SystemDamagePowerThreat Range
Weight
Core Rules
5/7/102 Minutes

15 lbs
d6 Rules
68 Rounds

15 lbs
d20 Rules
3d68 Rounds18-20x315 lbs




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