A word or two about weapons in Middleways:  the short version is if it involves explosives, it doesn’t work there.  Oxygen doesn’t combine readily with other elements in Middleways, making things like bullets, explosives and pretty much anything else that relies on fast oxidation useless.

This is okay, because the smart people are pretty sure the reason Amrit exists at all in Middleways is because things don’t ‘burn.’  Not being able to shoot something that annoys you is sort of a small price to pay for near immortality.