> lock

lock [target]
Skill used: tractor beams: locking
Usable by: Pilot (level 19)
Stat: mechanical
Skill Delay: 4 rounds (8 seconds)

Learning to operate a tractor beam is one of those moments that marks the graduation from 'apprentice' to 'journeybeing' in a young pilot's life.

Using this skill, the pilot can hold a target in place, preventing it from moving. Of course, most targets are none too happy about such a loss of mobility and will object strenuously, usually in the form of a weapons barrage.

With further training, pilots can also drag or even capture their locked target.