Hardlight Weapons (Colloquially called ‘Hissers’ by Huskfront and independent groups) are a UAN staple. They’re small, easy to conceal and carry, and can be quickly pulled out in times of crisis. They create a small shield of energy, the same kind of technique used to create atmospheric shields, but then add an extreme amount of vibration to the hardlight projection. Vibration turns to friction, friction turns to heat.

And with that heat, your average person can’t even hold a hisser without suffering severe burns. It requires either a pilot’s hardsuit or a UAN soldier’s bulletproof armor to wield, otherwise the heat radiating from the sword will just cook the would-be user’s flesh.

Hence the name “Hisser”.