The Brass Balls Off a Vrusk

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jedion357
September 26, 2019 - 9:50am
The vrusk who go in for physical confrontation like using the vrusk version of what humans use to use for weighting a hand for throughing a punch. Historical records refer to a mysterious object called a roll of nickles but may also be related to brass knuckle, saps and black jacks.

The Zzk'rr (pronounced zicker in Pan Gal) was originally a shaped stone or wood ball and Terledrom Ancient History Museum has both wood and stone examples believed to be thoughsands of years old. They usually have grooves to fit a vursk's finger digits. The weight added to the vrusk's fist equates to the butt stroke of a rifle stock. Modern examples are made of metal and colloquially refered to as "brass balls" and the idiom of speach, "that vrusk has brass balls", generally means he's aggressive or spoiling for a fight whether he actually posesses a pair of zicker or not.

Cost 10 Cr  Wt. N/A


I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!
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jedion357
September 26, 2019 - 9:56am
finger locked zicker are a pair that comes with a belt attachement and lock onto the belt attachement only releasing with the biometric scan of the vrusk's finger prints on each hand. This is basically a security and quick draw version reducing Initiative penalties for not having a weapon drawn when combat errupts. the balls remain firmly attached to the belt attachement until the prime index finger of each hand touches the print sensor embedded in the ball.

Cost 75 Cr    Wt. 1 kg


I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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jedion357
September 26, 2019 - 10:01am
Cursed/ defective version:

breaks doing damage to the vrusk weilder on a critical failure roll- all action with that hand is at the standard pain penalty whether the vrusk is below half stamina or not.

Crused/ Trapped version on any strike doing maximum damage the zicker cracks open and lets out tangler thread/foam trapped inside sticking the users hand to the victim's person (roll d10- odds its the head and evens its the body) it will last the same as a tangler grenade thread or until solvaway is applied.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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jedion357
September 26, 2019 - 10:01am
Comment/ Feedback/ special rules?
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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jedion357
September 26, 2019 - 10:06am
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I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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JCab747
September 26, 2019 - 10:48am
Good addition!
Joe Cabadas