Name: Red Saber
Type: Melee Weapon
Skill: Lightsaber; RedSaber
Cost: Unavailable for sale (Coolant 500 Credits per cannister)
Availability: 4, X
Difficulty: Heroic (When used with Invisible blade) Difficult (Filtered)
Damage: 8D (Invisible Blade) 5D (Filtered) *
* - As well as having greater damage and being harder to use with the Invisible blade, the Red Saber also is harder to parry when used in this way. 1 point is subtracted from all of the opponents dice when they attempt to parry a blow from this blade, making it an extremely dangerous weapon.
Description: This looks like an ordinary Lightsaber but is in fact very different. The actual cutting blade itself is a charged field of focused I.R. waves, making the blade invisible in all but the most extreme conditions (in an oxygen-rich atmosphere, the blade will slightly warp the air around it). Although this gives the user a distinct advantage, it is also incredibly difficult to use. Another setback is the heat the blade puts off. Unlike a normal saber, in which the blade emits no heat, a redsaber is capable of burning as well as cutting (the air near the blade reaches 2,500+ degrees). As a result, the saber is built with an internal coolant system. Unfortunately, the coolant mixture itself is very expensive, and must be replaced after every hour of continuous activation. However, the redsaber is also capable of a visible beam. A small filter inside the hilt, when activated, raises the frequency of the beam particles by 1 part per 1000. This causes a partially transparent, bright red beam in place of the invisible blade. Although the beam still emits heat, it s not nearly as hot as the un-filtered blade (reaching a peak of about 500 degrees). The saber itself was invented when a new type of crystal similar to Adegan Crystals was discovered deep in the mines of Dantooine, these crystals called Scarlean Crystals were adapted by the Jedi to use in Lightsabers, leading to the eventual and unintentional invention of the Red Saber. Many Jedi considered the highly random and destructive effects of the Red Saber to be extremely negative, but most of those who adopted the weapon simply saw it as a tool like any other. And although the Red Saber is a rarer Jedi weapon with a recorded history of use, it has no particularly Light or Dark side ramifications. It is unknown if any of these sabers were in use during the Jedi purges, or if Emperor Palpatine ended up with any examples of this technology in any of his numerous technology storehouses across the galaxy.
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