Dark Heresy - AscensionEdit
This combi-pistol is rarely seen in Imperial space, despite (or perhaps because of ) the fact that it is used by one of the Imperium’s most dangerous killers. The Eversor Assassins, skull-faced slaughterers of the Officio Assasinorum, carry these weapons in addition to their lethal array of close-combat gear. The Executor is an unusual example of a combi-weapon. Instead of being one weapon grafted crudely onto another, it is a seamless joining of two individual firearms. The Executor is a bolt pistol with an under-slung needle pistol beneath the barrel, allowing the wielder to choose between the destructive power of the bolt weapon, or the quiet lethality of the needle weapon. It is this versatility, combined with the exquisite craftsmanship of every Executor pistol, that makes them such a popular choice for one of the Imperium’s sanctioned assassins. The weapon incorporates the heights of arcane tech-lore in its construction. It incorporates a bi-stabilised targeting sight, and its polymorphic grip is genetically coded to the individual Assassin. Even if an opponent was able to somehow gain control of an Executor, he would be unable to fire it. In addition, the needle pistol uses a synthesised neuro-toxin to incapacitate its target. An Executor Pistol can always be fired as either a bolt pistol or needle pistol, although the bearer may only fire it in one mode per turn. The entire weapon counts as Best craftsmanship. An Executor Pistol is programmed to be used by a single individual when it is crafted. Changing the weapon’s programming requires either access to secret Officio facilities (something that is almost impossible even for members of the Holy Ordos), or success on a Hellish (–60) Tech-Use Test. In addition, the needle pistol’s toxins are so potent that whenever a target is hit by a shot, he must succeed on a Challenging (+0) Toughness Test or take 1d10 wounds ignoring armour or toughness; the shot does not need to wound the target.
|Executor Pistol (Bolt)||Pistol||30m||S/2/–||2d10+4 X||5||16||Full||5.5 kg||Tearing||Near Unique|
|Executor Pistol (Needle)||Pistol||30m||S/2/–||1d10+5 R||3||16||Full||—|
† The Executor Pistol combines both the bolt and needle weapons into one, therefore the weight listed in the bolt category is for the entire weapon.