A sniper rifle made in Rahmos for special military applications, it's incredibly powerful yet fast-firing due to its semi-automatic long-recoil action. The box magazines carry seven rounds apiece. Designed to pierce the heaviest body armor, the 60-caliber tungsten-cored rounds will pass through several targets without losing killing power. Rahmos provided several hundred to each of the factions in the Alliance of Atelian States for use against Confederate officers shortly before the full-scale invasion began. After the collapse of the AAS, many of the rifles came into Warlord Sahrab's possession, either when captured in weapon caches or brought by their owners as they flocked to Sahrab's banner. In the current war, the Falcon is one of the few weapons truly feared by Confederate leadership, and anybody captured possessing one is immediately executed.
It’s a trick almost as old as fire itself, but one that will never go out of style. Small glass and ceramic bottles with a flammable wick and loaded with a flammable liquid make excellent makeshift bombs, and the Atelians are eager users of them. Generally, these firebombs are made with glass bottles and filled with the same fuel used in the flamethrower – a liquid that burns hotter and longer than alcohol.
The 40RTE is a redesigned version of the 40RGE" recoilless rifle used by the Kathos Resistance. While the 40RGE was a good concept from a scientific standpoint, its slow method of loading and unloading was far from ideal in a combat environment. The 40RTE is a new take on the same idea. Using a newly designed cartridge, the 40RTE is now much quicker to load, ejects its spent ammunition canister, can be safely fired from enclosed areas, and maintains most of its armor-piercing capability.
Flamethrowers have always been among the most terrifying weapons to face in war. The warlords of Atelia are no strangers to this fact, and they tend to employ them wherever they can. The one used by the Atelians is a liquid-fueled weapon that uses pressure to mist the fuel through a screen, producing a short ranged but intensely hot blast of flame that reaches about twenty or so feet ahead of the firer. Alternately, the wielder can dispense liquid fuel through a separate nozzle that sprays onto the ground and leaves a sticky puddle that can be ignited any time within a few minutes. This alternate method of use is particularly handy for setting traps.
Landmines are an old favorite for defenders. The AAS amassed large stockpiles of pressure-activated mines from Rahmos in preparation for the inevitable Fahrongi attack, and Warlord Sahrab has requisitioned a great number of them. Most Atelian soldiers carry a few around; you never know when they’ll come in handy against tanks or infantry.
The idea of a grenade launcher is not a new one, but the idea of integrating one into a gun is. This model is one of the first examples of an integrated gun/grenade launcher, and it’s certainly not elegant. The weapon is large, heavy and clunky, but does well enough that Warlord Sahrab has acquired a number of them to help arm his coalition. The gun part is rather average – a moderate rate of fire and equally moderate accuracy make it an acceptable firearm for urban warfare, but the grenade launcher is what really makes it useful. The specially-designed spherical grenades are self-propelled off a spigot under the barrel and are quite deadly to grouped enemies.
Heavy Machine Gun
Using a Rahmos design, the HMG used by the Atelians is a mobile defensive weapon. Many were given to the AAS by their Rahmos sponsors, and have since fallen into Warlord Sahrab’s possession. It is both powerful and heavy, and as such cannot be fired by a standing shooter. It is deployed by placing the bipod on the ground while the user crouches, or on a barrier that the user stands behind. When deployed, it becomes a deadly long-ranged high-firepower weapon capable of wiping out entire squads of infantry and rendering long corridors uninhabitable. The large box magazines hold 250 rounds each, letting the gun fire continuously for long periods of time, though reloading is a comparatively slow process due to the loose belt-feed system.
A uniquely Atelian combat weapon, this shotgun is one of the most powerful weapons made by natives. Warlord Sahrab himself commissioned this weapon during tribal wars. It uses two types of ammunition - the standard scattershot and an incendiary pellet round for the second barrel. The incendiary shot uses pellets of phosphorous, delivering a blinding gout of chemical fire. The blast is utterly devastating at close range. These guns are also individual crafted works of art, each gun engraved with Sahrab's crest and historical scenes in their castings and woodwork.
The single-shot light rifle has been a staple of the Atelian nomads for almost two hundred years. While the original weapon used loose gunpowder the modern ones have one-piece catridges and use percussion caps for ignition. This particular model is manufactured in a small artisan factory and can be found by nearly everyone in the area.
This is a revolutionary submachine gun manufactured in large quantities by the Confederation for use by their conscript armies. It is one of the first weapons designed explicitly for mass production, using generic parts of lower quality. Many Atelian rebels have picked them up from their fallen Confederate enemies and used them in war.
Atelian Hunting Knife
This is a typical Atelian knife. Though generally used for hunting, they make excellent close combat weapons as well. That said, opportunities for indulging in such close combat are rare in the modern age, and even in the relatively confined cities of Atelia firearms will usually prove a better choice than a knife.
Dynamite. A classic weapon and this version which scatters four smaller explosives around when it goes off is particularly good at clearing out groups of enemies. It makes a passable anti-tank weapon as well.
An old design, this pistol was a weapon of elite status when it was first put on sale. Originally built to specified orders, the guns were highly ornate and very complex. Within a decade, they had become popular among the masses. But the guns were unreliable due to their structure and fell out of favor, soon becoming regarded as a poor man's showpiece; gaudy and of limited value.