|From:||David Buehrer <dbuehrer@****.ORG>|
|Subject:||Re: Underwater Weapons (was Re: That sea-colon)|
|Date:||Mon, 21 Oct 1996 09:18:52 -0600|
|> There was an adventure in a magazine (Challange I think) that had
|> awakened whales. They were said to be sentient and magically active,
|> but having no way of physically ccomunicating with (meta)humanity.
|> Being magical creatures they could astrally project and comunicated
|> with their friends that way.
|They are the Leviathans.... They communicate by empathy and limited
|Hey guys, considering that all of the big sea monster legends have come
|back to life in the SR universe, any underwater complex would have to be
|able to defend itself against one. Anyone got any ideas how?
Do the electric eel thing and rig sensors to electrify the hull if anything
over a certain size gets within so close.
Also, there's an old anti-aircraft weapon that could have
real applications for defending an underwater lab/base from
sea monsters. It was a cannon that looked kind of like a
cement mixer. An explosive charge fired within the cannon
would send out a donut shaped vortex (like blowing a smoke
ring). The vortex was strong enough to bring down an
aircraft, but traveled to slow to actually hit anything,
and had a pretty short range. Using one underwater might
have a much better effect. If I was a sea monster and
something sent me tumbling out of control, I'd think
twice. BTW, they used the technology developed from the
cannon to make a toy gun that did shoot smoke rings. I
think they sold them in the 40s or 50s. I'll look into it
and work something up if it sounds good. If anyone knows
what the name of the cannon (or toy) was I'd appreciate
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