House Gilliam: to Carve an Empire from Ashes
Ryza Plasma Pistol
Lord Captain Cargan Brazil Gilliam almost never uses this weapon aboard one of his ships, or an enemy ship he wishes to capture fairly intact. It’s history with him spans his tenure as a captain of the Gormenghast, though the gun’s accomplishments as an instrument of the Imperium’s might far predate the bellicose Rogue Trader.
It was melted and its circuits compromised after Cargan engaged one of the fiends in the warp in close combat, its warp-spawned flame incongruously cutting through the potent heat dampeners of the weapon in an effort to murder the plasma pistol’s spirit. Now held together by a husk of ugly slag, the weapon is dangerously unreliable, but Cargan continues to carry the venerable machine into battle.