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Admiral Williams, here's the rundown on the newest weapons designed by our boys in R-&-D. Hope you find these appropriate enough.

Name: M-345 Grendel
Manufacturer: Kassa Fabrications/Alliance Research and Development
Type: Assault Rifle
Length: 40 inches
Ammunition Types: Razor Rounds or Sledgehammer Rounds
Magazine Capacity: 45 rounds per clip
Rate of Fire: Automatic
The Grendel is the newest in mid-to-long range weaponry. The Alliance needed something with a little more kick than their standard Avenger series, but without breaking the bank. A sub-contractor in Kassa Fabrications passed on the blueprints for this rifle to the R+D Department. With a few modifications, the Grendel fires two types of rounds, one for non-lethal, the other for putting down enemies. The Razor rounds are a variant of the Shredder variety, tearing through organics like a knife, hence the name. The Sledgehammer rounds are an old favorite in the days before the Reaper war, designed to deliver a brutal impact without actually killing the target, they make the perfect compliment to the Razor rounds.

Name: M-356 Brimstone
Manufacturer: Ariake Technology
Type: Assault Shotgun
Length: 46.7 inches
Ammunition: Inferno rounds
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Range: 145 ft.
The Brimstone fires rounds that the boys in the lab call "Dragon's Blood", a gout of white hot fire erupts from the barrel of the gun, melting clean through whatever's in front of them. A warning though, fire this thing too quickly, and the barrel will warp slightly, which could cause a serious backfire (possibly fatal).


From: Commander Armando Bailey
To: Sergeant Haron
Subject: The incident at the customs desk

Haron......What the hell are you doing down there? Why am I getting reports of illegal firearms being smuggled into the Citadel? I've got one of these...things in front of me.....and I've gotta say.....I have no clue where these things came from. I mean, it looks like some sort of SMG, but there are differences than what I've seen in Alliance weaponry. Black finish, silencer on the barrel, and one mother of a mass driver in it. Took it to the firing range to test it out its capabilities, watched it riddle a target dummy full of holes with one clip. So I heard some of the boys in Investigation calling these the Riptide. I want you to find out where these are coming from and put the smugglers away for a long time. Hopefully the Council won't get wind of this......last thing we need are a couple Spectres nosing around, stepping on our toes. 

Name: Riptide
Manufacturer: Unknown (Possibly a corporation run by Tartarus)
Type: Light Machine Gun
Length: 29.5 inches
Ammunition: Tungsten Rounds
Magazine Capacity: 175 rounds per clip
Rate of Fire: Full Auto

Name: Obsidian Assault Carbine
Manufacturer: Omega Armory and Munitions
Type: Assault Rifle/Carbine
Length: 45.4 inches
Ammunition: Chemical Rounds
Magazine Capacity: 65 rounds
Rate of Fire: Two modes: Semi-Auto and Full Auto
Description: The product of a Batarian design, upgraded to be more aesthetically pleasant to look at. The sleek curves of this carbine, belies it's Asari manufacturers. The Chemical rounds are not usually a standard ammunition for these rifles, but the Queen of Omega wished her daughter to have a proper weapon, something to make her feared, as she is. The two rates-of-fire can be toggled with a small switch on the left side of the weapon, turning it from an accurate rifle to a round-spewing machine. 

Name: M-230 Jackal Shotgun
Manufacturer: Armax Arsenal
Type: Support Shotgun
Length: 49.1 inches
Ammunition: Standard Ammunition / Non-lethal concussive rounds
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds per clip
Rate of Fire: Medium, Semi-Automatic
Description: A double-barrelled Turian shotgun, originally used in crowd control circumstances back on Palaven. It can be used in either short-range to medium range. The concussive rounds can be fired from both barrels if needed with a quick switch using one's omni-tool.

Name: Zenith
Manufacturer: Specially crafted, only two in existence. Hanar/Drell design.
Type: Heavy Pistol
Length: 12 inches
Ammunition: Variable, able to fire whatever rounds are needed.
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds.
Rate of Fire: Semi-Automatic

Note from Thane Krios: 
My son, if the day should ever come that you must take up the mantle of the hunter, I wish you to have these by your side. They have served me well, and they will do the same for you. Be well, my son. May the Goddess guide your steps.

Note from Kasumi Goto: 
K, I found these being sold on the Omega market by a pair of ex-Cerberus engineers, who claim they found these while searching the Citadel. Needless to say, I convinced hand them over. I must say....they are simply beautiful..........The Darkness and The like your father. One black and red, the other silver and red........things of beauty. Take care of yourself kid. We're all here for you whenever you need us. 

Oh, and I found this in his closet.....with a note for me. Told me to give this to you. (Note taped to black jacket).


Name: Oracle
Manufacturer: Thessia Technologies
Type: Sub-Machine Gun
Length: 18.5 inches
Ammunition: Warp-infused rounds.
Magazine Capacity: 80 rounds per clip
Rate of Fire: Fully automatic
Description: In the pattern of the Asari-manufactured weapons, the Oracle fits right in with it's biotic nature. A tiny warp field is activated in barrel, charging every single round with a biotic charge, allowing it to tear through opponents' barriers like they weren't even there.  Sleek contours give this sub-machine gun a benign look, but it's bite is truly something to fear.

Name: Sage
Manufacturer: Thessia Technologies
Type: Assault Rifle
Length: 40 inches
Ammunition: Biotic-explosive rounds
Magazine Capacity: 60 rounds per clip
Rate of Fire: Fully automatic
Description: Like the Acolyte, the Sage fires smaller biotic charges in rapid succession, each delivering a tiny biotic explosion upon a few seconds of impact. However, unlike the Acolyte, the Sage does not require constant charging. The end result is weaker than the Acolyte's bio-bombs, but the constant stream of rounds more than makes up for this. 


Name: N7 Kestrel
Manufacturer: Alliance Engineering Corp.
Type: Hand Cannon
Length: 11.5 inches
Ammunition: Proton Rounds (custom designed by Hillary and EDI)
Magazine Capacity: 25 rounds per clip
Rate of Fire: Full-Auto
Description: During Hillary's first few months since her "birth", she was tasked with designing an upgrade to the N7 Eagle, giving it more stopping power without sacrificing the full-auto setting. Working diligently with her mother (EDI), she came up with the Kestrel, combining Alliance tech with a slightly Salarian design, making it more compact than the Eagle. The custom Proton rounds are fueled by her own shield matrix, giving each round a more powerful kick, punching through all but the densest shields. 


Name: Antares
Manufacturer: Custom-built by Gabriel Vakarian, parts supplied by EDI and his father
Type: Sniper Rifle
Length: 65 inches
Ammunition Types: Strengthened-Tungsten rounds for extra armor-piercing capabilities.
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds per clip
Rate of Fire: Semi-Automatic
  • High-Velocity Barrel: Custom-built kinetic coils increases the penetration of every shot. (Taken from a Nemesis' Raptor)
  • Thermal Scope: Taken from the remnants of an Incisor Rifle. Can be switched on/off with a small button on the side of the scope.
  • Smart-targeting Module: Built from scratch by Gabriel and EDI. Gives better accuracy on vital parts of the target's body with some auto-aiming thrown in.
A true work of art, the Antares is a one-of-a-kind rifle in the fact that it was built from the ground up by young Gabriel Vakarian. Barrel compensator, sleek design for comfort, easily collapsible, easy to modify......all these things make the Antares a powerful weapon.
Something I threw together in my spare time, I'll keep on adding weapons to this as I go :D

Hope you all enjoy!!! :D

Update October 1st: Riptide LMG
Update October 7th: Obsidian Assault Carbine
Update October 8th: M-230 Jackal Support Shotgun
Update October 13th: Zenith Heavy Pistols (Darkness and Light)
Update October 14th: Oracle and Sage (Asari made weapons)
Update November 16th: The N7 Kestrel Hand Cannon
Update November 18th: Gabriel's Antares Sniper Rifle
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Ezeikel77 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great designs

I was wondering...would you allow me to use some of these in a fanfic i'm writing?
I'll credit you of course...
HiveLordLusa Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...I can't believe this wasn't already in my favourites. Oh well.

I love these weapon designs. If only you could use them in ME3 MP... Scratch that, in ANY ME game. Would be so much fun. :D
Overlord299 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
From: Žižka, Johan
To: Van Eekeren, Lukas

Hey boss, I just finished slicing into SA communications like you asked, got nothing on kill teams yet, but I did find an interesting report about weapons. I will forward it to you ASAP, there are a lot of things in here you should know about.

Johan out.
death-dealer1368 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kind of forgot to design some of my weapons... whoops. :XD: BUT playing Halo 4 and Borderlands 2 has given me great ideas on a Rifle, shotgun, and handgun! =D Promise to think of them while I'm on vacation. =)
TW6464 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
death-dealer1368 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just love those Zenith Pistols.
SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Add to the fact that they are the only two of their kind, and :squee:
death-dealer1368 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yeah that too also black and gold are awesome! And yes let me :squee: as well!
SaintWalker1806 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Just added two more weapons tonight
Both Asari made
The Oracle SMG
and the Sage Assault Rifle
death-dealer1368 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome thanks for the heads up man! =D

I love the guns that you come up with man and I hope these never end! :XD:

If you mind I could recommend a few guns that I have been thinking of, ones that Morte uses now I've just used the Plasma shotgun and the Phalanx but I've got some ideas I want to write down for newer shotgun and pistol also I have a idea on a rifle as well all Quarian built if you'd like I could send you the info on them once I get them done and I want to draw them.
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