Mein Kampf …, My Struggle – Chapter 02
Zweiter Band: Die Nationalsozialistische Bewegung …,
Volume Two: The National Socialist Movement
The older you are, the more powerful supernaturally you are. Therefore, liaisons with elders is much sought after by the young.
A vujcic is a Golem version of the hand-forged Japanese style Samurai sword known as the katana. When it is folded back into its long slender hilt, a vujcic is an instrument of blunt trauma. And. When it is unfolded into a traditional sword, it’s a suitable instrument for torture, maiming, and, of course, death.
The vujcic’s gleaming multi-segmented blade spews forth from the “business” end of its hilt, extends to its full length, and locks into place, all in less than the blink of an eye. Listen carefully, and you’d swear that you can almost hear the hypnotic that’s graphically depicted in the lurid engraving of its mirror finish and the lewd detailing of its ornate hilt.
The edge of its tempered steel blade is so sharp that a surgeon’s scalpel is blunt in comparison.
Historically, katana (刀) were one of the traditionally-made Japanese swords (日本刀 nihontō) that were used by the samurai of ancient and feudal Japan. The katana is characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands. In contrast, a vujcic has no guard.
In emulation of their samurai counterparts. Traditionally, Golem warriors carried their vujcic in a lacquered wood scabbard/sheath. These days, they use something a quite bit more modern and discreet.
Klaus’ personal bladed weapon, the sword he carries on his person every day, is a vujcic, of course. But. He also owns a katana. His katana is signed by Masamune with an inscription (城和泉守所持) in gold inlay, Kamakura period, 14th century, blade length: 70.6 cm.
His other authentic Japanese sword is plain, and it was produced during the Muromachi period.
The katana was designed by humans to slaughter other human beings. Based upon the katana, but not a slavish imitation, the Golem designed their vujcic to butcher Goons [i.e., Ogres and Trolls, their breeds and their blends] wholesale with surgical precision. A specialized sword used in conjunction with CQB techniques specific for use against Goons.
Golem are to wielding a sword, or wielding any blade for that matter, what Goons are to hand-to-hand combat. Their respective warrior castes have a healthy rivalry dating back to the dawn of time. A rivalry that from time to time turns deadly—i.e., duels, never wars.
In the modern world, where dueling is a sport recognized by the Olympics, and it is no longer used to settle disputes of honor. Dueling is practiced at both the amateur and the professional levels. Although a niche sport, and insanely expensive. There’s a large enough of a fanbase to support amateur and professional dueling leagues. Participants of dueling events in the amateurs are usually either Golem or obscenely wealthy human beings. Needless to say, the sport’s fanbase is rabid and monied.
When Shield technology made guns take a backseat for dueling purposes, swords experienced a resurgence in popularity in that arena. With the vujcic taking center stage. It is a popularity that has never waned.
The first practical forcefield was developed by The Church in the Nineteenth Century during the waning years of The First World War as a protection against the last German Kaiser, Wilhelm II, and his genocidal ambitions.
In the present day. Between the inner and outer stone walls surrounding Vatican City, the center of the Roman Catholic Church. There is a House Shield, powered by a redundant arrangement of Holtzmann generators, which encompasses the entire city. It filters all ground, air, and subterranean access.
This defensive shield, commonly referred to as simply a shield and sometimes as a Holtzmann shield, is a protective energy field that can surround a person wearing it, or a large building, or as in the case of the Vatican, a small city state.
Personal shield generators are known commonly as Pentashields.
The shield produced by a Holtzmann generator is a Class-A forcefield deriving from Phase One of the suspensor-nullification effect. Shields can be calibrated to permit the passage of matter below given speeds. This is vital in personal defense shields, because the operator would suffocate within a shield that did not admit atmospheric gasses, unless the operator was wearing a breathing apparatus.
Depending on the shield’s setting, the object’s speed while passing through the shield would range from six to nine centimeters per second. A shield could also be set to cover either the left or right side of a person if the specific need for it arose.
Shields used to protect installations can and usually do have far lower penetration velocities, as life support technologies can be used to recycle atmosphere while the shield is active.