Feng Shui: The Lost Island
This large rifle emits a beam of arcanowave energy that tears apart living victims on the cellular level. Its Damage rating is 15, and its Concealment rating is 7. Hits from a Helix Ripper take out unnamed characters on an Outcome of 3 or more. Medicine task checks do not reduce Wound Points caused by Helix Rippers. It cannot be used to destroy inanimate objects. The Helix Ripper’s beams are dissipated when they hit more than 12 cm of solid matter; they pass lesser thicknesses without effect on the beam or the matter. The beams thus ignore non-living armor.
A Helix Ripper weighs close to 20 kg when unplugged from your AI/O port, but, due to the bizarre nature of arcanotech, is a more manageable 6 kg when plugged in. It is not capable of autofire.