With their advanced knowledge of combustion, the suneaters have developed what is often colloquially referred to as a ‘gun’—a ranged weapon, made of metal and diglass, which fires a small solid projectile at extraordinary speed. While a bow is deadly, a gun is far deadlier, and it is only by the confluence of the suneaters’ superior craftsmanship and societal secrecy that guns are not a more common tool of Erj’s criminal element.