Canister Rifle (Large; Simple)
Based upon Irvine Kinneas' second weapon in Final Fantasy VIII, this 10-gauge canister rifle is more powerful than its cousin, the 12-gauge shotgun.
This single-shot rifle must be reloaded between firings. Because of its powerful kick, the Ulysses requires special training (Exotic Weapon Proficiency) and a strong arm (STR 13) to truly master the weapon. Those who do not have this mastery can only attack once each round with the Ulysses and cannot reload in the same round they fire the weapon.
The damage listed is for normal slugs (the sling bullets coated with dilluted Oil of Impact); it can be loaded with different ammunition, such as shells filled with metal flechettes or slugs enchanted with magic.
Reloading the Ulysses is a standard action that does not provoke an Attack of Opportunity.
The Ulysses can be fired with one hand, but incurs a -4 penalty to attack due to its large size. Only one canister rifle can be wielded at once.
Prerequisites: Craft (gunsmithing);
Based on d20 Modern weapon (a shotgun)