Vine Rifles are specially bred plants that are capable of firing several objects such as darts, acid or sometimes even explosive seeds. They are a surprisingly effective form of weaponry as their organic nature will bypass some if not all force shielding as that has been designed to defend against energy weapons.
Luckily pure bred Vine Rifles are rare outside of official military hands, although there is a lucrative black market for the imperfect breeds that enterprising folks have cobbled together from miss fired seeds over the years.
Vine Rifles have an awareness of their surroundings and are widely excepted to be about as intelligent as a dog. However their personalities differ from one breed to the next and every now and again an undesirable trait may find it’s way to the forefront and make the rifle difficult to work with.