In the same way that Nute Gunray received a gift of a Mecho-chair the day after his appearance it looks like Chewie is being gifted a bowcaster and tools. Strangely I am much less bitter about it. Now if I can convice Chewie to shoot the leg off the Mecho-chair the world will be a better place.
The bowcaster (sometimes called the Wookiee Crossbow) was a Wookiee projectile weapon that fired a metal quarrel enveloped in energy, however some bowcasters were modified to fire pure energy. Some variants had a capacity of twenty-four shots.
So there you go – we armed the wookie and now the party can really get started.