Mentat Intel Report [10171.3 A.G.]
Report to CHOAM Interplanetary Commerce and Trade Regulation Board
Stated Objective: Numerous severely charred and mutilated corpses have been reported on the battlefields of the desert world of Arrakis. Their cause must be traced to its source to see if there has been any violation of the Conventions.
The first visual documentation has been made of the cause of widespread fire damage and burned bodies. The Harkonnen Inferno Trooper is a heavily armored infantry unit which carries a tank of highly volatile liquid which, when mixed with air becomes both extremely combustible and highly viscous.
This devastating combination means that this burning, sticky mixture can significantly damage units and structures over time, but its effect on infantry is even more dangerous. Any soldier splashed by this agonizing weapon has an almost 0% probability of survival since the substance can burn straight to the bone before it can be removed or cook the victim within their own armor. The trooper is protected from the extreme heat of the weapons use by protective shields of reflective material.
Mentat Analysis: While the effects of this weapon are both horrific and deadly, it contains no electronics, atomics, chemical or biological agents in its effects and thus does not contravene the Great Convention of the Landsraad on the articles of war. Therefore the appeals of the complainant Houses wishing it to be outlawed must be dismissed.
We have also obtained improved solido holograms of the Harkonnen Aggressor Tank. This formidable war machine it even more intimidating face-to-face. These scans should prove invaluable in our analysis of its offensive capabilities and weaknesses. CHOAM economists believe that this information may be sold to interested Harkonnen enemies for a substantial profit, however this should be done carefully since Harkonnen agents within the organization may tip off the Baron, who holds a powerful CHOAM directorship.
Encryption Channel 314159 ~ Authorization sent ...REPORT ENDS...
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