The ‘fire-hammer’ uses magic to assemble and fire projectiles from a ‘clip’ which can be filled with water, dirt, or pebbles or even sand. More than a mere ‘gun,’ it is both a magical and a mechanical device, powered by a fire gem which absorbs ambient magical energy or can be ‘charged’ as occurs in this page. The gem rests in a small reservoir which is filled with water or a water-based fluid, which then becomes hot from contact with the gem’s magical energy. It is the resulting steam, coupled with an intricate recirculating hydraulic system and a catalytic alchemical reaction, which provides the energy to fire the projectiles. According to legend, with the right projectile material, even dragon hide can be pierced with this weapon.

 

-Sam