Retrieval and storage of fa fallen Battle-Brother’s gene-seed is so critical that Apothecaries carry a special tool for this operation. While a reductor is not required for Progenoid removal, it significantly reduces the time. This surgical implement fastens under the wrist. It includes a monomolecular saw for penetrating power armour and Ossmodula-enhanced rib cages, and diamantine-tipped extractor drill.
A reductor reduces the time to remove the Progenoid glands to 1 Round per gland (2 for a full recovery). Although generally regarded as disrespectful to machine’s sombre purpose, it can also be used as a melee weapon that does 1d10+2 R with a penetration of 10. if used as a weapon, a reductor does not add the Battle-Brother’s SB to Damage; its design emphasizes control and precision, but does not provide adequate leverage to take advantage of the wielder’s strength.