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Nov 10, 2017, 5:07pm Top

Any thoughts what the light gun used in the battle in the Prologue was?

Nov 10, 2017, 5:20pm Top

I was originally thinking that they were going to use it to set something (ie gunpowder?) on fire by concentrating the light (kind of like using a magnifying glass to fry ants). I didn't think they'd use it to blind the sentries.

Nov 10, 2017, 5:50pm Top

Being silver inside and, therefore, reflective, I thought they were probably going to be used in some way to direct sunlight at the sentries and blind them while the army sneaked up unobserved. I had no idea, however, that the machines would be so sophisticated - almost like lasers... Wow!

Nov 10, 2017, 5:54pm Top

I thought it was some sort of glass directing sunlight as a weapon.

Nov 11, 2017, 8:29am Top

A prehistoric laser???

Nov 11, 2017, 3:04pm Top

Didn't really have a clue what this could be, it felt out of time. This was even more the case when we were told it was some laser type weapon.

Nov 11, 2017, 6:31pm Top

I thought it was used as a way to blind the enemy.


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