A Star Bola, or Tredail as it is known in the Aeldari Lexicon, is a close-combat weapon utilised exclusively by the mysterious Aeldari Harlequins. This is a favoured weapon of the Harlequin Players, known as Great Falcons, who are mounted precariously on the rear of the lightning-fast Jetbikes known as Skyweavers.
A Star Bola mounts three weighted plasma charges at the end of mesh-weave cords. These charges arm when the bolas are spun with sufficient vigour.
The weapon is designed to be hurled in a scything arc, tangling about its target before its plasma charges explode with the fury of a dying sun. Though Star Bolas are undeniably powerful weapons, their main disadvantage is that they can be hurled but once.
- Codex: Harlequins (7th Edition) (Digital Edition), pp. 12, 48, 60, 185, 208