Merr-Sonn stun baton
|Physical and technical specifications|
| Usage and history
- "You never forget the first time you get whacked with one of those things."
- ―Han Solo
A stun baton or shock baton was a non-lethal short-range melee weapon that immobilized organic targets with a powerful electrical shock.
A stun baton had a power pack in the handle, which was used to activate the high-density cells that produced a stunning charge, making the weapon a little unwieldy. It required the user to physically touch or strike the target in order to immobilize them effectively. It is dated to be used back during the Jedi Civil War.
The stun baton was used by Sector Rangers as well as police, who used it as a crowd-control weapon. The 501-Z police droid was likewise typically equipped with a stun baton. It was also used by guards or security officers of the Core Worlds such the Espos of Corellia, as well as security forces that worked for trade organizations such as the Metatheran Cartel or even criminal organizations. In contrast, slaver organizations such as the Mytaranor Slaving Council used stun batons to a more lethal effect.
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- Galaxy Guide 7: Mos Eisley
- Galladinium's Fantastic Technology
- Gundark's Fantastic Technology: Personal Gear
- The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
- Star Wars Missions (Game card)
- Bartyn's Landing"—Star Wars Gamer 7 "
- Arms & Equipment Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Quick Reference Guide
- Ultimate Adversaries
- The New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
- Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition Core Rulebook
- Threats of the Galaxy
- Galaxy at War
- Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game – The Nightsister's Revenge (Card: Stun Baton)
- Galaxy of Intrigue
- Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
- Legacy Era Campaign Guide
- Suns of Fortune
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Gundark's Fantastic Technology: Personal Gear
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition Core Rulebook
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Threats of the Galaxy
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Legacy Era Campaign Guide
- ↑ A Revelation
- ↑ Alliance Intelligence Reports