Volonx

Feral World. Large population of nomadic tribes prevent any stable settlements growing and therefore stunting any serious societal development.

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CLASS: Feral World.

SUBSECTOR: Adrantis

NATIVE FLORA AND FAUNA: The Volonx Sand Shark – a reptile-like predator that hunts in the desert areas of the planet. The skem plant - a virulently poisonous plant, causes anaphylactic shock unless an antidote is administered.

PRINCIPLE EXPORTS: Volonx Skem Net - Made from strips of plant stem from the poisonous skem plant. A typical net is usually about six metres square. The stem of the skem plant is notoriously hardy and so the net can actually be packed up to about the size of a man’s balled fist. On Volonx hunters launch the net with the aid of an arrow. The net is coated in skem poison which causes anaphylactic shock.

Volonx Bone Bolas - Usually consists of two or three stone or metal weights joined together by cords. When thrown they entangle the prey preventing it from escaping. The Volonx version of this weapon works on a similar principal, however the weights are made from bone and are embedded with Sand Shark teeth that make them far more deadly than a traditional bolas. Some nomad tribes have also be known to coat the cords in a poison made from virulent skem plant stem.

Volonx Bang-a-rangs - A thrown weapon with a surprisingly long range. It is made from a light piece of wood with a 45 degree bend in about a third along its length, at each end a fearsome piece of sharpened bone just out. When thrown the weapon flies in a wide circular arc and will return to the owner if it does has not strike a target. Recent innovations have seen the addition of plastic explosive packets. It is unknown where the tribes are getting such advanced munitions but it is believed to be an off world source. When armed with the explosive the band-a-rangs can either drop off their ‘payload’ before returning to their owner or hit the target before exploding.

Volonx Sabre Dagger - These are made by lining up the teeth of the Volonx Sand Shark. Sabre Daggers are all individually made so it’s hard to give definitive measurements although general characteristics are that they are very long, almost like a short sword in length. The teeth are bound to a spine of thick hollow wood. The daggers are exceptionally sharp, the serrated edge means that can also grip into the flesh making them a particularly nasty weapon.

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