Chirrut Îmwe carries a flame-hardened staff of uneti-wood while afoot in Jedha’s Holy City. The staff appears to be nothing more than a blind man’s walking stick, but it is a deadly weapon in Chirrut’s hands. One end is capped with an enclosure for a kyber crystal, offering a symbolic source of inner illumination.
A rugged planet in the Outer Rim’s Bheriz sector, Eadu is known – to the extent it’s known at all – for its rain and native nerf herders. Few suspect the planet is home to a top-secret laboratory where Imperial scientists working for the Tarkin Initiative seek to unlock the secrets of kyber crystals and perfect a terrifying weapon.
A traditional Wookiee weapon, bowcasters are hand-crafted on Kashyyyk according to ancient methods. Bowcasters are more powerful and accurate than blasters, firing a metal quarrel encased in plasma energy. Like many Wookiee creations, the bowcaster combines traditional craftsmanship with galactic technology. Noted bowcaster wielders include Chewbacca and the bounty hunter Embo.