A blue hilt increases an ebb-user’s staying power in melee situations. It looks like a sword hilt with a series of fibrous science friction connectors leading from the pommel. Once a blue hilt has been attached to a thermal gauge by these lines, it enables the wielder to suppress the shatter effect of ice blades, thus keeping these ebb armaments ready for continued use.
A blue hilt cannot be used without a thermal gauge.
A blue hilt costs 800c.
After each hit the wielder may decide whether the ice blade will shatter, in which case it causes the usual additional damage, or not, in which case the blade can be used again but no additional damage is caused.
After the initial hit an ice blade holds for a maximum of rounds equal to the wielder’s CONC.