Fire Siphons are close ranged weapons that can beget fire in even disciplined soldiers. Fire Siphons are basically plunger based pumps attached by Canvas hoses to a reservoir (such as the barrel shown here) filled with a mixture of chemicals including plant oils and petroleum. Liquids are drawn into the pump by pulling the plunger back and expelled by pushing it forward into the flame of a lit length of slow match. The result is a cone of burning liquid which not only sets things on fire, but continues to burn on the target. A soldier with a fire siphon can kill numerous armored warriors in one blast and spread terror among his comrades, breaking formations. Despite that fire siphons are not the most practical weapons. They are heavy, cumbersome and often require several men to deploy (one to aim and fire the weapon, the other to carry the fuel supply), they have limited range and they have been known to fail disastrously if damaged.