"Take care of this . . . quietly."
-ONI superior officer to a field agent.
?? As many secrets as the Office of Naval Intelligence keeps, some of them involve the use of unconventional weapons for operations requiring finesse, and plausible deniability. ?The Hard-Sound Rifle is one such item perfectly suited for such tasks. ?When assassinating targets at range with this weapon, their is nothing for forensics to find that could be traced back to ONI.
Model: ONI Hard-Sound Rifle (HSR)
Type: Sniper rifle
Skill: Energy Weapons: HSR
Rate of Fire: 1
Ammo: 25 (100 battery units, 4 per shot)
Cost: 13,238 cR
Availability: 4, R or X
Range: 5-50/100/305 (3x zoom, see below)
Range Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult/Very Difficult
-SONIC EFFECTS: This weapon uses sonics to deal damage. ?Armor and energy shields are not added when rolling to resist damage from this weapon. ?Damage is LETHAL!
-OPTICS SCOPE (3X): The scope of this weapon allows 3x magnification. When aiming with this weapon, the given range can be multiplied times three, so long as the operator is viewing through the scope. Also, the scope uses advanced ranged ultrasound viewing sensory equipment to aid in acquiring the target, as well as selecting portions of the body to focus on. This gives the operator +2D to use the weapon (while aiming and viewing through the scope), as well as another +2D for a called shot if aiming for another round (2 rounds).
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???The hard sound rifle is a human-made sonic weapon originally intended for use in assassination missions against political leaders. As it utilizes concentrated sound waves instead of a solid projectile, such as a bullet, a hard sound rifle kills the target instantly and leaves no residue or powder burns and causes little noticeable external damage to the intended target, making the weapon virtually untraceable in forensic investigations.
?? This weapon usually causes damage by obliterating internal organs. It is a preferred weapon by assassins of the Office of Naval Intelligence, though they are occasionally illegally acquired by civilians, oftentimes for less malevolent means.
?? When an ONI assassin, disguised as a homeless man, was sent to kill Rani Sobeck for her investigation into a covert evacuation of the human colony of Troy, a protective detail dispatched by Colonel Herzog eliminated the operative through use of a hard-sound rifle. Having fallen off the roof to the street below, local authorities dismissed the death as an accident resulting from use of alcohol or drugs.
-Type: Sniper rifle
-Damage Per Hit: Instant Death (due to cerebral hemorrhage)
-Magazine Size: 100 battery units
-Ammunition Type: Sonic discharge
-Affiliation: Office of Naval Intelligence