As many of you are probably aware, the concept of a sentient or at least semi-intelligent weapon is a common device in fiction. Whether it's fully capable of speech, speaks through visions, or even something as vague as it "choosing" who wields it.
-Harry Potter's wand
-The White Ranger's sword
-The Sword of Omens
-The nanosuit (Crysis)
And so on and so forth.
So this got me thinking. Could such a concept exist in Eclipse Phase?
The best way to facilitate this would probably be similar to that of a muse. Only instead of carrying the muse in your mesh inserts, it's run on the weapon's on board computer. Or one could go one step further and install the weapon with a ghostrider module and carry a fully sapient infomorph at their hip or on their back.
The weapon mind could offer the wielder things such as tactical advice, enemy count, another set of sensors, or maybe just companionship. Not like some people preferring their weapon to a flesh and blood person for company is a new phenomenon. XD
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