Leslie_R (trojan@atoka.net)
Mon, 28 Aug 2000 10:14:59 -0500

one problem.. the i-fields of beam saber blades are designed to catch
and hold plasma, not solid matter I.E. an axe-blade, there is no reason
for the blade to enter the saber and then get stuck trying to get out
based on the below hypothisis


Tabby wrote:
> > I don't see a problem with beam sabers blocking each other. They're
> >basically hollow I-field shells filled with superheated plasma; if the
> >enclosing I-field shell can hold in its own contents, it can just as
> >easily hold out the contents of another beam saber. The same logic
> >applies to beam shields blocking beam sabers. Note also the bit in 0083
> >where Gato pumps up the power of his beam saber until it finally smashes
> >through Kou's...
> There's actually no problem with beam sabres locking, or being held off by
> axeblades. The field that shapes the plasma would have to designed to only
> keep things in, not out(otherwise, the internal plasma would never come
> into contact with anything). If another beam sabre or a heat resistant
> blade entered the field of a beam sabre, it could very well get trapped,
> since the field would be designed to keep anyting inside inside. In other
> words, if you intersect a beam sabre blade with something that won't melt,
> it might take effort to pull that something back out, since the field would
> try to contain that someting along with it's own plasma.
> pleasant dreams,
> tby
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