OverviewEurope in the 20th century is a dangerous place and anyone would be wise to carry a weapon whenever possible.
Weapons from an alternate past
Fuel weapons sport a reinforced design to withstand the increased pressure created by modern gunpowder replacements.
A blunderbuss like design used to fire large stakes to pin dangerous creatures in place. Favoured by hunters in the German Schwartzwald region.
This design was originally introduced to the british army to quickly gain access to enemy tanks and disable the crew, but was discontinued when safer ranged options became available. It is little more than a large iron block, the propellent surrounded by a spring and a glove connected to an arm brace. Unsurprisingly works equally well on wooden doors and rude bouncers.
- Line Gun
A makeshift design meant to deal with the immense pressure of a Sangre charge. Instead of propelling a single projectile with increased force, the explosive pressure is instead funneled along a pipe, firing multiple lead balls that are arranged in barrels right next to each other. While this creates a shower of deadly projectiles, the accuracy is abysmal. For this reason the gun is often used as a room-clearer or to provide covering fire.
More recent versions arrange the barrels in a circle, increasing overall accuracy in exchange for a much narrower shot pattern.
It is also recommended to invest in a so-called pipe cleaner, a device with the same arrangements of the guns barrels which can be used to reload more than one shot at a time. Otherwise it can take several minutes to reload the weapon completely.
- Flare Gun
Regular flare guns can be used to fire small containers of fuel, creating a searing hot blast of fire and turning a signal tool into a useful weapon of last resort.
- Fiedler Infanterieflämmer 03/20
A compact version of a german flammenwerfer, little more than a small pressurized tank and a lighter strapped together. Limited to three shots before the tank needs to be refilled. The "Flämmer" is capable of effectively setting buildings and fortifications on fire by shooting a 10m line of burning fuel per press of its trigger. This model includes a drip shield to prevent users from setting themselves on fire and a sturdier seal at the spray nozzle to increase safety while handling the weapon. Developed by Richard Fiedler for the German Empire's armed forces after his earlier models were rejected for being too large and cumbersome to be of actual use.
Weapons based on, or made of, parts from mutated creatures.
These bone knifes are made from the incisors of a Shutter wolf. When the blade is exposed to haze an optical illusion occurs, making it seem like the blade repeatedly dis- and reappears. This creates a dizzying effect which makes it hard to predict the movements of the blade, giving its wielder an advantage in combat.
A simple weapon, consisting of the fused spine of a Red boar that has been extensively filed to shape. This weapon comes in different forms, depending on the animal it was harvested from, the most common form has an axe-like blade but rarer versions have different numbers of spikes, turning the boarspine into a pick-like weapon. An extremely rare version exists which resembles a spear, but buyers beware, due to its rarety some bone workers carve regular spines to shape.
Weapons of the real world
The german version of an italian rapier design. The Haudegen is single edged and features a double bladed tip. Originally it was intended as a cavalry weapon designed for effective hacking and stabbing, instead of artistic swordplay. Due to its original intent, this weapon often features an oversized blade.