A handheld tractor Unit was a piece of Terran Federation technology that was able to move objects and people from a distance. A small item that could easily be packed away upon a person, it operated through the use of invisible tractor beams, and in the hands of a skilled expert could be used to great effect.
In September of the Year of God 890, Merlin Athrawes used one on Archbishop Erayk Dynnys when the latter left Madame Ahnzhelyk's, from the distance of a rooftop across the street. He was able to make it appear as if the Archbishop had simply slipped and fallen, when in actuality he was dragged by his feet towards the ground. The Archbishop suffered a broken leg from the incident, which kept him from travelling to the Kingdom of Charis, as Merlin had planned. (OAR)