Hand of Gith

LocationEye of Gith
OwnerHar'kish Empire
BuiltDawn Era

In 911, after piercing many defenses, the Har'kish found a weapon of great power. Hidden deep in the bowels of the Eye of Gith, this god-forged artillery piece was built to kill the unimaginably enormous primordials of the Creation War (1486 DE - 8777 DE). The weapon's new owners again honored the githyanki's great hero, naming it the Hand of Gith.

The Hand of Gith fires a crystal projectile encasing positive energy. This round, a 25' long crystal weave with iron framing, is fired from a 110' long tube. Most of the time, the cannon drops the round, rather than fires it. This is done by positioning the Eye of Gith over the intended target, the barrel pointing straight down at a castle or city. If needed, the projectile, a Voice of Gith, can be shot with a cluster of Obelisk Charges.

The weapon is called the Hand of Gith in honor of the githyanki hero Gith. When the weapon was found, the githyanki moved it to the surface of the Eye, building a protective housing, then turning it into a weapon of terror and destruction. The Hand of Gith is built inside the Ithar Plateau, a rocky mount turned into a fortress.

In the Black Tide War (1465 - 1504), the use of the Hand of Gith was hired by the Black Tide of Thasmudyan. In 1483, the Hand of Gith fired upon the cities Voruner and Vraga Moltus. Late in the same year, the Sanguine Whispers were hired by the Farinteen Alliance to destroy the Hand of Gith. An elite team of commandos, Squad X7E, carried out Operation Precision Strike with partial success. The saboteurs, intent on blowing it up, had cracked the barrel, putting it out of action for six months.

Near the end of 1483, the weapon was operational. It was soon put into action against the Sanguine Whispers's headquarters, Outpost Prime.

Constructionblutium barrel
Diameter10.5' at tip and widening to 15' diameter at base
Rate of Fire1/12 hours [1]
Range5 miles [gravity bomb]
To Hitinaccurate, 100'-600' off-target
Damagesee Voice of Gith
GP Value1,000,000

1. Due to the tremendous heat generated, the Hand of Gith can only be used once every 12 hours.

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