Seven Saints of Talis
Voice Of Reason Sniper Rifle
The weapon of choice amongst the Vindicare of Talis
Forged in secret by an ancient compact with the GunRunner Forge, the Voice of Reason is a sniper rifle of unparalleled destructive potential and techno-arcane construction. Heavy and unwieldy at close-quarters, the Voice of Reason is the embodiment of the sniper’s art, dispensing death at great range and able to deal with a variety of targets. It is carefully machined to the exacting specifications of the sniper for whom it is intended, and is both uncomfortable and nearly impossible to fire by anyone else.
The Squats have made use of all the secrets of their Forge-Fathers in the construction of these weapons. It utilizes a unique combination of standard explosive-combustion accelerants, electronic firing assemblies and mag-rail rifling to create one of the most potent sniper rifle Talis has ever seen.
Though not as versatile or custom-tailored as the Exitus Rifle of the Vindicare Temple elsewhere in the galaxy, the Voice of Reason is designed specifically for the Wastelands of Talis in mind. This weapon can operate in almost any environment, requires minimal maintenance, can chamber a wide variety of ammunition-types with minimal modification time, and features several advanced, integral systems that enhance both target-acquisition, follow-up shots and stealth operations.
Most ingeniously, in its default configuration, the weapon is designed to chamber the common Ing, propelling it downrange via railgun technology at lethal velocity and pinpoint accuracy, a silent killer suited for the harsh, rugged environs of modern-day Talis.
The scope on the rifle grants a +20 to hit and removes any and all range penalties, providing targeting solutions that account for windage, dust, cover, concealment, atmospheric interference and similar concerns. The scope also grants Dark Sight to the firer. Additionally, digital imaging enhancements in the scope allow a user with an MIU to link into the weapon, granting +20 on all Perception-based tests when using the scope. Finally, the scope can be linked to a Spoor-Targeter or a data-slate containing bio-metric data on a specific target. When doing so, the weapon will not fire unless the designated target is in the reticule, permitting the sniper to fire into a crowd without a chance of hitting anyone other than the intended target. In such scenarios, should the attack roll fail to hit, the weapon simply does not fire (another target entered the reticule or the target moved out of the reticule, etc.)
The weapon is also equipped with an integral flash suppressor and silencer. Combined, these augmentations inflict a -30 penalty to anyone attempting to locate the sniper by sight or sound of the weapon. This penalty stacks with any stealth gear worn by the sniper.
The following profile is used in its basic configuration, firing an iron Ing. With all systems operational, the weapon is nearly silent, (-30 on any observer’s attempts to locate the sniper based on the weapon firing) and entirely enclosed.
|Basic||300m||S/-/-||2d10+5||I||6||6||2 Full||11 kg||Tearing, Accurate, Reliable|
The weapon can also be chambered to fire a standard hunting rifle round. Making the necessary adjustments requires a successful Tech-Use or Trade (Armorer) Test and 3 Rounds of time. The following profile is used when chambering a hunting rifle round.
|Basic||150m||S/2/4||2d10+2||I||0||12||1 Full||11 kg||Tearing, Accurate, Reliable|
Finally, the weapon can be chambered to fire heavy stubber rounds. Making the necessary adjustments requires a successful Tech-Use or Trade (Armorer) Test and 3 Rounds of time. The following profile is used when chambering a heavy stubber round.
|Basic||150m||S/2/-||3d10+3||I||3||5||1 Full||11kg||Tearing, Accurate, Reliable|
This weapon is crafted by the GunRunner Forge only by special order for those who have the means and methods to contract them to construct a weapon for a Vindicare Assassin. The GunRunners know who these people are by face, name and reputation.
Those who have tried to order one of these weapons without proper authorization vanished without a trace and were never heard from again. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.