Flaktura Workshop Skewer
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The Skewer is an anti-tank weapon employed by Banished Jiralhanae, with such operators known as "Skewer-bearers". The launcher fires a "rocket-sized" spike capable of piercing through the armor of a main battle tank, or punch through the energy shields and titanium shell of GEN3 MJOLNIR armor, even from range. The launcher has an emitter of some kind, likely of gravitic operation similar to other Jiralhanae spike weaponry, which is used to launch the spike round and can be intensified - presumably to adjust the muzzle velocity of the fired projectile. The Skewer was manufactured by the Forge of Teash and developed by the Flaktura workshop.
When ready to fire, the Skewer's spike projectile in the barrel can be seen sticking out of the weapon; underneath the barrel is a sword-length bayonet. When used against infantry, the force of the projectile impact is enough to send the target flying back, or knock them off elevated surfaces. They can also be used as anti-air weapons, with the spikes capable of penetrating the armored cockpit of a Phantom dropship.
Skewers are operated by Banished Skewer-bearers. Ostensibly intended for an anti-tank role, Jiralhanae troops frequently take glee in using them as mortars' to devastating effect against enemy infantry.
The Jiralhanae Choros wielded a Skewer during the raid on the keyship Anodyne Spirit during the Second Ark Conflict. Later, several Skewers were employed by Banished forces on Reach during Operation: WOLFE. Skewers were also present during the conflict on Zeta Halo.
The Skewer is a powerful anti-materiel rifle that fires 1 round, similar to the Halo 4 iteration of the Incineration Cannon minus the splash damage. It is cabable of destroying light and air vehicles in 1 or 2 shots and pushing back heavy vehicles. In campaign, the Skewer is wielded exclusively by Jiralhanae Snipers. In multiplayer, it is capable of killing a Spartan in 1 hit regardless of the location of its body.
During the level The Command Spire, a Skewer is present on a weapon's rack and is extremely useful against the three Banished Phantoms that will attack, particularly as there is an ammo supply next to it that can be used to reload the weapon multiple times.
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