The HLW04 started as a copy of the Kittani Spider Gun, but the Darkwaters saw fit to modify it to taste, using different technologies. First, they eliminated the separate lower-powered laser and inside used a variable-mode, variable-frequency main laser barrel to combine the functions of both the light and heavy barrels. The Darkwater Tinkers then used some of the savings in weight to add a superior beam focusing system and smart-sight. Finally, the three-shot smoke grenade launcher was replaced with a six-shot Naruni-style micro-missile launcher. The HLW04 retains the spider-legs and automated robotic AI of the original design and thus can be set as a watchdog, rearguard, or hull defender.
|Damage||Laser - Varies|
|Damage2||Micro-Missiles - Varies|
|Rate of Fire||Varies|
The HLW04Dw has the same stats as the Kittani spider gun except with the following changes.
|Range2||12000 ft space|
|Rate of Fire||ECHH|
|Payload||100 light/40 heavy|
The primary weapon of the HLW04Dw is variable frequency laser.
The laser recharges in 30 minutes from the powerplant installed in the HLW04Dw
|Rate of Fire||Volley 1-3|
Replacing the smoke grenades are 6 micro-missiles.
Damage varies by missile type loaded
- Standard Micro-missiles 6d6
MD to a 5 ft blast radius
- Fragmentation 2d6 MDC out to a 18 ft blast radius
- Incendiary 2d4 MD to 5 ft blast radius, does an additional 1d4 burn damage for 2d4 melees
(Micromissiles) Single shot or rapid-fire burst of 2-3
Laser +3 to strike
Smart micro-missiles get a +4 to strike.
The HLW04DwC is a modification of the HLW04, only with a small contra-gravity generator replacing the spider-legs. The weapon can now float/fly alongside its operator, being fired remotely, or respond as a separate flying gun platform. Up to six HLW04DwCs can be remotely operated/attached to a warrior in combat, often assuming positions at the cardinal points when in zero gee.
Weight: 100 lbs
Speed: 80 MPH in atmosphere, maximum altitude of 100 ft., 300 MPH in space.