HISTORYAfter two centuries of existence, while not being under immediate treath, The Kingdom of Myr decided that it was time to outfit parts of its troop with the technology that was present since fifty years in the hand of some of the more questionables plarts of the worlds. So was lunched in the bowel of the alchimical district of Bel-O-Kube , several researchs programs with the goal to come up with a weapon that could provide, if not more, the advantages of firepower and range that muskets gave to their weilder. Ideas on how to deal with the problem where touched upon, and before the end of the first month, from them emerge the base of what would provide the power to the firepower. Myr is a region that is able to produce anything in the most excellent state, but the reason come from the fact that it is not a big one, so every source of material must be accounted and cared for, and those sources couldn't be spent in an non-extensible manner, powder and reactive mineral could no be just spent for a singular use. So with that in mind, checking those boxes, the strangest source for an explosion was found. Browsing alchimcal record, conpounds that could provide an explosion were noted and researched, and the one called swamp gas (methane). A gas found in quantity around swamp due to the decomposition of organic material, said to be the same as the one encountered in mines well knowed for its high chance of explosion when a torch is used. It was also found that all creature produced the element in a lesser quantity, and in the case of some from the bovine family could be produced to a point with unexpected and ... well ... gory consequences. The idea to harness the power of the explosion, that renders foggy swamps, deeps mines with pockets of the gas and bloated ruminants dangerous was decided to be the chosen solution, the scale of the energy promising goods results. Some officer from The Formic Section that already had, or could develop, the capacity for the organic alchemy were choosen and proposed to partake in the research program of the methanier firearm in order for the people working on the project to have a better feedback from people used to other range weapon and with ballistical knowledge, and who will most likely end up using the result of the research. And so the months following where spent on trying to create with the Organic Alchemy a somewhat proto-intestine that when fed would produce the desired compound in a repeatable manner. Thanks to mixture of organic vegetal material, prepared back at Bel-O-Kube to ensure the best concentration possible of produced swamp gas in the destonation chamber. Other gases being also present but in smaller quantities. While smalls detonations, voluntarily and involuntarily, were felt and the necessary amount of the gas needed to provide to a projectile enought force was being estimated, the first prototype for the riffle was made (visible on the top of the 360° view). While being of a crude conception, with its dangelings parts and exhaustions panels, it showed that the path was the right one. Ballisticals results showing for an equal amount of matter a greater potential for this source of energy, in range and firepower (for those wondering, the amount needed to fire a musket is 12g, you only need 0,6g of methane to provide the same force). But this also meant that the barrel would need to be thicker in order to not explode under the pressure if it was desired to fill it with more gas. From this was then created two weapons, the rifle and the cannon, with which The Formic Section was outfited, but not to the point of replacing the old bows or the more recent variant of crossbow. The reasons being that those items need that their operator has enought experience for them to be able to build something quite complexe from the Organic Alchemy and for it to be verified. Over time this problem might diminishs thanks to previous operators that could choose to gave the last strengh of their life essence to power the part to which they were connected as is done with the The Obsidiant , by completing the fragmented rituals used to developp the Organic Alchemy as it became somewhat of a tradition with the death of Arthur. Changes were later made to the model. As with the barrel of the weapons that started being riffled to improved their accuracy, the technique while knowed was not used by other as the powder used tends to accumulate in the engraving, making the loading more complicated to the point where the bore had to be fully cleaned. But the use of a gas in the case of the methanier firearms resolve on its own this issue as there was no element left.
Cannon (note: not complete and details may change)
Rifles and artillery pieces