Naphta Grenade (Action)
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|Heroic Action Role-Play|
One-handed ancient ranged weapon
A ceramic jar filled with naphtha, greek fire, or other simply manufactured combustible wrapped in a rag soaked in the same. The rag must be lit before throwing, potentially a very hazardous process. Breaks on impact and ignites. These weapons are always considered improvised and blow up when ignited on a mishap or fumble. While easy to make, it requires a suitable combustible which generally cannot be synthesized until the Coal technology level. This is a secret super-weapon and would only be in the hands of trusted experts.
A variant uses a tube, like a big blowpipe, to project a cone of fire. The cone is a triangle with you at one corner. You can control the exact dimensions of the cone when you create it, with some limitations. Each side of the the triangle has the same length and can be as long as your Shoot, while the base can be as wide as your Body.