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Energy weapons are devices using energy as one of their modes of attack. They can be energy grenades, artillery firing energy encapsulated in shells, or as a ranged weapon attachment for hand-held weapons.
The two most common classes of hand-held energy weapons are Gith Lances and Night Howlers. The former are inventions of the Har'kish Empire and weapon makers of the Githlarâk. Of diametric energy to the Gith Lance, Night Howlers deliver negative energy damage. These anti-life weapons are common among the Pyrmidian Ghouls home to Bal-Kriav's Pyramids of Power.
In a typical hand-held weapon design, a narrow tube of Ceratimus runs from pommel to the weapon tip. In this shaft, a Crystal Rod is inserted. On the hilt of the weapons is a button, knob, or twisting grip. Upon activation, a shard pierces the crystal rod, releasing the energy down the barrel. For the Night Howlers, this is a bolt of inky black energy following by what sounds like a howling, wailing wind, and for the Gith Lances, a jagged bolt of oscillating blue-white energy.