Weapon/Wealth Level/Properties/Banes Spring Bolter/2/Two-Handed, Range 35, Swift 2/Slowed Pulley Bolter/3/Two-Handed, Range 50, Swift 1, Precise/Slowed Heavy Pulley Bolter/4/Two-Handed, Heavy, Range 75, Precise/Knockdown, Slowed, Stunned Characteristics: Spring Bolters of all sorts are have an additional limit to the number of targets they can engage: magazine capacity and the number of shots left in it; they are still subject to the 5 target limit. Bolts are interchangeable between all Spring Bolter types, but they are not compatible with bows or crossbows, and arrows and quarrels are not compatible with Spring Bolters. Reloading a magazine is a full round action if the magazine is empty and being reloaded to full. If used as a club with the rifle stock, Spring Bolters have the following Properties/Banes: Spring Bolter and Pulley Bolter: Two-Handed/Stunned Heavy Pulley Bolter: Two-Handed, Heavy/Knockdown, Stunned
Mechanics & Inner Workings
A large, strong sping is compressed to provide the propelling force to the specially designed bolts. Working the pump moves the spring into tension, opens access to the magazine allowing a bolt to fall into the slot, and then the trigger releases the spring forwards, where it launches the bolt forward out of the weapon.
Prestigious weapon, owing to the effort that goes into its construction and associations with elite forces and high level adventurers.
- Item type
- Weapon, Ranged
- Related ethnicities
- Uncommon to Rare, depending on the type.
- 3.5 to 7kg (normal to multiple pulley system)
- Raw materials & Components
- Wood, steel, and bronze are the primary materials used to create this weapon.
- The capacity to create a spring with the right properties is the biggest challenge, and the greatest tooling requirement.