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Lit Weapons in SW: Question and discussion

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Gamiel, Aug 11, 2013.

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  1. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Not at all. They tried it in Balance Point against a Vong who wasn't even wearing armor. It didn't even slow her.
     
  2. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Gracias
    Do we know why?
     
  3. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Properly used to the pain, though could just be that their neurology is different enough, as there are several creatures that are also basically immune to stun bolt, or highly resistant.
     
  4. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Stun bolts are based on pain?
     
  5. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    The way I understood it is a kind of neurological shock that will knock the target out.
     
  6. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Do we have a name for the type of blades used by Urai Fen?
    [​IMG]
     
  7. The Compeer

    The Compeer Jedi Knight star 2

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    Massively impractical blades? :p
     
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  8. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Nep though they might be similar to these

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Vibroshield
     
  9. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    [​IMG]
    Is he holding two giant helmets?
     
  10. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    No, those are the vibroshields. :p
     
  11. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    I was thinking "unwieldy ridiculous."

    So what's the point of adding vibro to a shield?
     
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  12. The Compeer

    The Compeer Jedi Knight star 2

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    That's easy, when you bash someone with said vibrating shield, then they'll stumble backward vibrating like crazy. You know, like something out of a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Major tactical advantage there.
     
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  13. jSarek

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    I imagine it's a bit like adding sonic to a screwdriver.
     
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  14. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    They're also blades. The pointy ends. They're sort of all-purpose.
     
  15. Ordo N-11

    Ordo N-11 Jedi Knight star 3

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    Let's see...(Runs and digs out his well-worn New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology)
    "Many Manufacturers produce weapons with different settings, including a "stun" setting that reduces the volatility and so can render targets unconscious for up to ten minutes without causing any lasting physical damage. The Naboo's CR-2, manufactured by Corellian Arms, includes a secondary firing mode that uses bolts of concentrated electricity to stun targets. Conversely, the Relby-K23, used by Cloud City's Wing Guard and many Imperial agents is designed to inflict excruciating pain..."

    So, I suppose it could be either way, depending on the setting and model of blaster.
     
  16. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    How much sense does it make for SW blasters to have a stun setting on them anyway? I mean, from how it's explained it seems the principle for a regular blaster bolt is much different than that for a stun bolt...heck they don't even look anything alike when they're fired. It's not like in Star Trek where you can just dial down the power of a phaser and use that to stun someone...the equivalent of what they have in SW would be like if we had a real-life handgun with a taser attached to it.
     
  17. THE EVIL CLIFFIE

    THE EVIL CLIFFIE Jedi Master star 2

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    For something intended to be used by security forces (as all blasters post-Ruusan, pre-Clone Wars would be), it's eminently practical: a nonlethal solution tha allows normal subduing of a suspect while allowing an officer to respond with lethal force if necessary. After that became standard, the practice was so common that no-one bothered to stop.
     
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  18. THE EVIL CLIFFIE

    THE EVIL CLIFFIE Jedi Master star 2

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    New question: what exactly does the synthetic crystal in a Sith blade do? (I used to know the answer, but I forgot and I don't have my guides handy)
     
  19. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Beyond making the blade red I am not sure.
     
  20. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    They are slightly more stable and energy effective, some could apparently also cause Jedi lightsabers to short out during clashes.
     
  21. Ordo N-11

    Ordo N-11 Jedi Knight star 3

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    The Synthetic Crystals enhance the strength and power of the Lightsaber's blade, however the increased power makes the blade unstable, requiring the Sith wielding the saber to use the dark side to prevent it from shorting out. The energy fluctuations produced can occasionally disrupt the Jedi's natural crystal blades. The synthetic crystal's attributes also serve to reinforce Sith Doctrine. The need to use the Dark Side to prevent shorts keeps the Sith from using the Light Side, and exposes another facet of Sith Philosophy; if the apprentice fails and his saber breaks in combat, then, well, he didn't deserve to survive, anyway. The hours-long forging required to manufacture the crystals serves to emphasize the Sith focus on strength and dominance, compared to the Jedi's more natural and "harmony with the Living Force" process of finding and bonding with crystals.
     
  22. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    This is the first time I have heard about sith using Synthetic Crystals with extra powers. Were do they come up?
     
  23. THE EVIL CLIFFIE

    THE EVIL CLIFFIE Jedi Master star 2

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    Surely all Synthetic Crystals aren't like that, though? Luke's second lightsaber worked fine, as did Jaina's.
     
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  24. Ordo N-11

    Ordo N-11 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I believe that only refers to Sith-made, Dark Side imbued Synthetic Crystals; Crystals made by Jedi or a non-Force sensitive would work the same as a natural Crystal.
     
  25. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Do anybody know if the kind of sword (?) Orielle Kitai is holding in this image has any specific name?
    [​IMG]
     
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