The Malarian laser pistol was a type of handheld laser weapon used in the galaxy during the last years of the Galactic Republic. During the year 22 BBY, on the planet Ansion, two of the pistols were carried by Borokii warriors who were in the group of sentinels that welcomed a Jedi delegation coming to negotiate a treaty between the Borokii, the ruling clan of Ansionian nomads, the Alwari, and the more technologically-advanced city-dwelling Ansionians represented by the Unity Council.
Behind the scenes
The Malarian laser pistol first appeared in The Approaching Storm, a 2002 novel written by Alan Dean Foster. The book does not specify whether the weapon was created by the Malarian species or by one of the members of the Malarian Alliance, a treaty that involved both the Ansionians and the Malarians.