Intent: A personal weapon for Taeli Rae
Development Thread: Spinning Blades of Death, thread: http://starwarsrp.ne...blades-of-death
Manufacturer: Taeli Rae
Model: Double-bladed Spinning Lightsaber
Affiliation: Taeli Rae
Modularity: Limited to focus and color crystals (to make the blade different colors), power cells (different batteries)
Material: Durasteel, lightsaber internal workings, common red saber crystals
Size: Single-handed, but the hilt is long enough inside the ring to allow for two-handed grip
Length: 2 meters (with both blades ignited)
Weight: 3 kilograms
Special Features: Ringed emitter allows blades to spin around the hilt
Description: Based on the weapon the Pau'un Inquisitor that served Darth Vader used, Taeli has developed a similar weapon. The hilt contains the inner workings of the lightsaber, with a half circle of metal acting as a hand guard in the style of a rapier. Two blade emitters reside on either end of the hilt and are connect to the hand guard by locks. The hand guard itself contains asecond half that can slide out and form a full circle around the hilt, allowing the blade emitters to unlock and spin around the ring on a gyroscopic track that can channel the energy produced by the power matrix of the lightsaber.
The design is to both be an elegant rapier style lightsaber, while also being a horrifying and devastating surprise when the second blade and the ring activate. The three phase design allows usage in many different fighting styles, allowing the user to switch between modes and use either fast swipes or elegant parries and thrusts. The spinning mdoe also acts as a superb defense against blasters and other lightsabers.
The lightsaber has the standard weaknesses of double-bladed lightsabers when in that mode, as knowing where one blade immediately tells an opponent when the other is, even when spinning. The spinning mode also can drain a lightsaber's battery faster due to the gyroscopic ring requiring power to rotate the emitters, meaning that mode cannot be active for longer or risk losing power to your lightsaber in the middle of a fight.
Edited by Taeli Rae, 21 December 2014 - 09:45 PM.