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Solar Guns

The power of the sun might be seen as clean energy, but if the energy had been used on weapons, it is considered a danger to humanity.

Mechanism

The liquid sun will be pumped up from the chamber. When pulling the trigger it releases a beam or ejects the substance into the environment. One shot can heat up to an estimated 4,000 C with the pressure of several atm. It can penetrate through tungsten like butter. If the shot is strong enough it might release the energy equivalent to a ton of TNT upon touching.

For practical use, a typical solar gun with maximum power can evaporate the living creature into nothingness, with only a burnt footprint left on spot. The solar pistol, the lowest damage dealt, used only a 1/1000 of liquid sun used in the typical gun to be an equivalent of typical bullets.

The biggest gun ever created is called the ejector, the giant tower built on Gunda Island. It took the amount of solar energy from the entire city to shot a single one. It's been used to attack several cities, flattening the whole area in an instant. It's too powerful that the battle to take down this structure was considered the mark of the end of the global war.

Prohibition

Luckily, those guns have become a thing of the past. The military stopped making these a long time ago. Those who used to hold it mostly have their own grandchildren.

But maybe, Some of those might be stolen and sold in the black market. However, they needed to be charged with the liquid sun which can be found only on the solar power plant in which the city of Sungear, there is only one station - and it is heavily guarded.

Item type
Weapon, Ranged
Related Technologies
Owning Organization
Working in progress. Subject to change

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Comments

Author's Notes

21/7/2022 - 16th prompt to write, the 23rd prompt to publish


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1 Aug, 2022 13:01

Wonderful article. The ejector gives me nuclear war vibes. I also like the beginning quote as it helps set the tone for the solar guns.

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3 Aug, 2022 16:24

Thank you for the feedback! Yes, I've been thinking the same. I may not expand it further for now and if so, there's gonna be a new world for it. :)

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5 Aug, 2022 00:17

Sounds like the perfect setup for a great story, the heist to steal liquid sun. Love to explore the idea of a world that actually put its weapons down, at least those of this level of mass destruction.

7 Aug, 2022 07:02

I would love it too! Thank you so much :D

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18 Aug, 2022 16:27

The opening quote really hooked me and made me super excited to read the rest. Great article!

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18 Aug, 2022 16:49

I'm glad you like it. Thank you so much! :D

Come visits Terraloga, and story of the fictional Romans on how they are going to rule the world.

You can also check out Krin, the article I did for the community challenge :D