|Zabrak Tystel Mark III|
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|Usage and history|
The Zabrak Tystel Mark III was a powerful heavy blaster pistol model in use during the Jedi Civil War, a conflict between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic. Around the time of the war, the Zabrak Tystel Mark III was sold on the black market by members of the Zabrak species, who killed a large number of pirates who were attempting to steal Mark III shipments.
The Zabrak Tystel Mark III was a type of heavy blaster pistol that was much more powerful and accurate than many of the more common heavy blaster pistol designs of its time. It fired red energy bolts, which caused brute-force damage to the blaster's target. The barrel of the weapon was gold in color, while the parts of the gun around the handle and trigger were metallic green. Human-sized species could wield the pistol with one hand.
Around the time of the Jedi Civil War, a conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, the Zabrak Tystel Mark III was used in various areas across in the galaxy. The weapon was sold by members of the Zabrak species, who killed a number of pirates who attempted to steal shipments of the pistols. Not caring who bought the weapons as long as the sellers got paid, the Zabrak offered the Mark III on the black market. In 3,956 BBY, Mark IIIs sold for around 1,500 credits each. One of the pistols found its way to the Upper Shadowlands of the planet Kashyyyk, where an individual who possessed the weapon had died, leaving it on the corpse. During the same year, another of the pistols was located in a settlement headed by a Rakatan known as the One on the planet Lehon.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Zabrak Tystel Mark III first appeared in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, a 2003 video game produced by BioWare. In the game, it was only found on a corpse in the Upper Shadowlands of the planet Kashyyyk and in a footlocker located in the One's Rakatan settlement on the Unknown World. Compared to the generic heavy blaster pistol from the game, the weapon had an increased attack bonus and had a small increase to its energy damage value, as well as a physical-damage bonus. Due to the close range combat system that was used in the game, the pistol had a range of twenty-three meters, which was the same as the game's other heavy blaster pistols. The game does not specify whether or not the Zabrak designed the Mark III; it only states that they were selling it. The Zabrak Tystel Mark III also received an entry in the 2003 Knights of the Old Republic: Prima's Official Strategy Guide by Prima Games.
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (First appearance)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic simply calls the planet the "Unknown World," but it was later given the name Lehon in Darth Bane: Path of Destruction.
- ↑ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic—The Knights of the Old Republic instruction manual gives the range of a heavy blaster pistol as twenty-three meters.
- ↑ Knights of the Old Republic: Prima's Official Strategy Guide