Etheric Cannon

About Edit

Etheric Cannon are cannon which have Weapon crystals that are activated to blast energy at other ships.

Description Edit

Each cannon had a copper-clad barrel with a framework of copper and brass. There was a row of weapon crystals centered exactly and suspended inside the barrel length on copper wires. When the weapon was activated it acted similarly to a Gauntlet but on a much larger scale emitting large blinding flashes. The energy of the cannon crystal was added to the outgoing rush of power causing pure destruction.[1]

Frame Edit

The cannons "nosed out from a rotating ball assembly" that let the gunners swing the cannon forward, back, up and down. [2]

Power and Range Edit

  • one cannon bolt could incinerate most of an unarmored ship if hit in he right spot.[1]
  • A light cannon is supposed to be able to fire a bolt to hit from two miles, but in reality, to hit more than half a mile it takes a steady ship a steady target, a skilled gunner and luck.[3]

Types Edit

  • Light cannon — found on Predator
  • Chase cannon — a medium gun - found on Predator

Blast Edit

There was the flash of the gun, the flash impression of a glowing comet and then the impact. There wa no sighting in between. A cannon blast moved too fast to be seen, there was no dodging it.

Defense Against Etheric Cannon Fire Edit

Details Edit

  • One of the functions of the Goggles, having dark lenses, is to protect from the blinding effects o the cannon fire, thought not one hundred ercent protective.[5]
  • Close range cannon fighting was better for the heavier warships that were armored to withstand multiple hits and carried big guns.

See Also Edit

Book References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Aeronaut's Windlass, ch. 2, p. 21
  2. Aeronaut's Windlass, ch. 21, p. 208
  3. 3.0 3.1 Aeronaut's Windlass, ch. 2, p. 22
  4. Aeronaut's Windlass, ch. 67
  5. Aeronaut's Windlass, ch. 2

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