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Do their energy fields have some kind of frequency or resonance? like physics wise
Yes i know its fake but i'm writting fluff of my own and i gotta have some kind of jargon to put in there!
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The sum total of power weapon description in 40k is basically limited to "weapon sheaved in a disruptive energy field".
That's it. Anything else is pure speculation. We know that it's powered. Ie, not a natural function of the metals used, there's an external stimulus needed. And that it's lightsaber like in that it cuts through things very easily.
Anything that you say is good enough. Given that there's usually some sort of power box and wires and things, a more technical explanation is likely. And given that so many races have very similar effects in their "power weapons", there's probably more than one way of getting the same effect.
So if you end up being contradicted, just say that these power weapons are made that way.
Just make it believable. Remember that we've never seen any sort of Power Weapon field extending beyond the weapon itself. So no "power weapon field" lasers, etc.
I wonder if its like a high resistance thing that creates such a high release of energy
If they have power weapons that can cut through armour.....shouldn't they have power TOOLS?
That'll speed up baneblade production.......
Last edited by ninga_express; June 14th, 2009 at 12:11.
They probably do have power tools in the way you describe, its just that the fluff and game don't focus on the details of manufacturing a lot. I know that ork burna boyz, for example, use welding torches that double as power weapons, but that's about it.
I'm guessing that power weapons generate some kind of field that wraps around the weapon with some kind of magnetic field like force.... question is....how did they keep the field off the handle? Insulation?
According to Dan Abnett in "Straight Silver" there are "power tools". An insertion team uses it to cut thier way into Circenholm on Phantine. And from the way I interpt the power weapons described in the Gaunts ghost series, power weapons are a normal weapon rigged with high current power cells. When activated the blade of the weapon becomes "charged," allowing it to easily cut through things by the heat and energy that the charge inputs into the weapon. The grip would act as an insulator to protect the wielder against said charge.
Just my personal interpratation
I would say as far as explaining power weapons foes there are lots of things that you can say. There are other weapons that get a similar effect but are very different. Daemons weapons being one type. They cut through armout with their evil power, as in Nurgle ones would rot it away etc. Tyranids also use mono-molecular claws to cut people up and acidic secretions. Lots including Chaos and the bugs will also use psychic power to shear through armour.
The weapon is sheathed in an energy field that violently disrupts the atomic structure of anything it comes into contact with, disintegrating it. There is a power cell required and presumably these power cells can run out. The field isn't related to las technology. It c an presumably cut through all physical substances. Energy fields and other power swords cancel the field out, like two lightsabres clashing.
Most displayed power swords are actual physical swords that serve as a frame for the energy field, but Abnett's fiction includes bladeless power swords that are essentially lightsabres, so it seems possible. The standard construct is formed around a weapon, though, which presumably generates and shapes the disruptive field.
The glowy, crackly aura that power weapons have when activated is caused by the molecules in the atmosphere impacting with the blade's field and being disintegrated.
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Lets talk about the energy field in more detail..... Yes we know what it does but do we understand how? ok maybe we do but how on a physics level with physics jargan!
Yes its a small detail but it would be so apreciated!