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The Discontiguous Particle Acceleration System is a superweapon that fires a high-power plasma blast through a small wormhole, striking targets remotely. Because the system uses a single relatively large wormhole, rather than many tiny ones like a teraport, it is not blocked by Teraport Area Denial. The only currently known examples are the Long-Gunner of the Apocalypse and Eina-Afa's fleet of Oafan Long Gun corvettes.
The Long-Gunner, formerly Credomar Habitat and wielded by Lota, is a UNS project about two centuries old. It is roughly sixty kilometers long by six wide, and fires a linear beam of particles. Its output cannot be easily controlled, but it is a robust weapon capable of firing repeated shots without worry. After seeing Lota use the weapon in anger, the Fleetmind warned Lota that he planned to construct equal weapons for himself.
The Long Gun corvettes fire expanding cones of fusing plasma. They only have enough fuel for one shot, since the design involves accelerating a ring of annie-plants to an absurd spin rate and then decelerating them afterward. A Long Gun can fire twice in a row by using the fuel meant to decelerate the annnie-plant ring to fire the second shot, but this destroys the ship. The Long Gun system is nicknamed 'the NUSPI', for the time when Tagon's Toughs passed one off as a poorly designed phased-array gravy-gun that irradiated itself on use ("No User-Serviceable Parts Inside").