A Solar Lance is the name given to the organic photon beam defense of the Hyperioid. These placid aliens are inoffensive whenever possible, but those who attack them discover just how powerful a Solar Lance can be. In effect, a Solar Lance is a Thunderhead Lance with twice the range. This phenomenon is immortalized in the old tavern joke:
Q: What are an Auroran warrior's last words?
A: "Hey, what do you think would happen if I shot one of them glowing things?"