|Stokhli spray stick|
Stokhli spray stick
Personal range weapon
|Physical and technical specifications|
|Usage and history|
Originally created by the Stokhli nomads on the planet Manress, Stokhli spray sticks served as effective long-range stun weapons, and were first employed for big game hunting. These weapons had enough power to knock out large animals like gundarks, making them very popular among hunters.
The sticks operated by shooting a mist to an optimum range of 100 meters and a maximum range of up to 200 meters. A thumb trigger adjusted the range finder to set how quickly the net formed, a dial set the width of the net, and a control button could alter the intensity of the stun charge. As the net wrapped around its target, it delivered a stun charge. The strength of the net combined with the powerful electrical stun were generally able to completely immobilize a person or an animal.
Resembling a meter-long metal tube with a nozzle at one end, the sticks were usually fitted with stun pads to deliver additional shocks if the subject remained conscious. When fired, the weapon emitted a hissing sound, and the net sprayer caused significant recoil. The spraymist solution was resistant to most solvents, and it even exhibited considerable resistance to lightsabers since it continuously re-formed until hitting its target. Each stick weighted only four kilograms and held ten spraymist cartridges, with each cartridge producing 800 meters of netting.
Originally created by the Stokhli nomads on the planet Manress, Stokhli spray sticks served as effective long-range stun weapons, and were first employed for big game hunting against large animals like gundarks. Due to their effectiveness, they were occasionally used by recreational game hunters and some fell into the hands of criminals who smuggled rare animals.
However, despite their effectiveness, they were rarely found off Manress since the spraymist solution was manufactured only by the Stokhli people, and their cost was considerably high at 14,000 credits per weapon. Despite this, most galactic governments (including the Galactic Empire and the New Republic) were able to procure these less-than-lethal weapons.
During the Galactic Civil War, Imperial security agents occasionally used Stokhli stun sprays to capture criminals and Rebel Alliance agents. Noghri commandos under the late Grand Admiral Thrawn used many of these weapons in several kidnapping attempts against Luke Skywalker and the Solo family in 9 ABY during the Thrawn campaign.
Emperor's Hand Mara Jade once used a Stokhli spray stick as a tool, rather than a weapon, to create a bridge to reach an outside window on the twentieth floor of Moff Glovstoak's palace. The spray mist solidified enough for her to climb, and eventually evaporated to leave no trace of her private pathway.
When the New Republic became the dominant galactic government, security officers used them to guard high-security prisoners. By 26 ABY, during the Yuuzhan Vong War, a short-range version of the Stokhli spray stick was available which was almost small enough to be concealed. However, the Yuuzhan Vong were found to be immune to the stunning power of either type of Stokhli spray stick.
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