Saturday, April 20, 2013

Trallig's Outfitting/Dibs Nkik's Droid Spy Ring

One of the great things about a shared setting such as the Star Wars galaxy is the fact that many different minds can contribute to creating a world (in this case, hundreds of worlds) with all kinds of different flavors and innumerable details. Such is the case with this NPC, a Jawa who draws much inspiration from the short story anthology Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina. When it was published in 1995, it took strange-looking aliens from one scene of the movie and developed their background stories, helping to weave the comlex tapestry of the setting. One of those stories was "Swap Meet: The Jawa's Tale," which introduced the character Het Nkik. Inspired by that, I added Dibs Nkik to my SWRPG campaign in college. He proved to be more interesting to the players, and longer-lasting, than I'd intended, and now I present him here for use in an Edge of the Empire game. Moreover, I've added a map recycled from my d20 Pirates blog, along with suggestions for using both elements in an Edge of the Empire campaign.

Trallig's Outfitting
Savod Trallig runs an outfitting shop, the Rim World equivalent of a general store. He stocks all manner of goods that a being could use on a hardscrabble planet such as Tatooine. While he handles the bookkeeping, purchasing and the like, the Human employs a Jawa as his mechanic and clerk. What Trallig doesn't know is that Dibs Nkik has his own aspirations as an information broker; he reprograms the droids that his kinfolk bring to sell, giving them instructions to transmit any useful information to him. In this way he intends to learn the secrets of those who do business with him, and then to sell those tidbits to interested (and paying) parties.

The Store
The building itself is a simple pourstone structure, about a story and a half in height. It has rounded corners and windows set high in the outside walls to provide light. Inside the front door is the front room (1), which is lined with shelves holding all manner of items. There is also a small table with a workstation for the clerk. From there, one door opens into the refresher (2), and another provides access to the storage room (3). The third leads into the kitchen (4), which is equipped with an autochef. Trallig has his own quarters (5), as does Dibs (6). It is on a computer in this last location that the Jawa keeps his stolen information. Should a character wish to access it, one must succeed at an opposed Computers check to bypass the security access, and then another to break the Jawa's encryption.

Savod Trallig
Brawn 2 Cunning 3 Presence 2
Agility 2 Intellect 2 Willpower 2

Soak: 3
Wound Threshold: 12
Strain Threshold: 12
M/R Defense: 0/0

Skills: Brawl 1, Computers 1, Discipline 2, Knowledge 1, Mechanics 2, Medicine 1, Melee 1, Negotiate 3, Perception 2, Pilot 1, Ranged (Light) 1, Resilience 1, Survival 1, Vigilance 1

Talents: Gearhead

Abilities: None

Equipment: Heavy clothing (jumpsuit), light blaster pistol, comlink, datapad

Dibs Nkik
Brawn 1 Cunning 2 Presence 2
Agility 3 Intellect 3 Willpower 2

Soak: 1
Wound Threshold: 12
Strain Threshold: 13
M/R Defense: 0/0

Talents: Speaks Binary, Utinni!

Abilities: None

Equipment: Heavy clothing (Jawa robe), light blaster pistol. truncheon, tool kit, backpack, datapad

Using Trallig's Outfitting in an Edge of the Empire Campaign
Savod Trallig and his Jawa assistant can be used in a campaign in may different ways, including some of the following possibilities.
*First and foremost, the PC's might have to buy equipment from Trallig, and thus negotiate with him for the best price.
*They might purchase a droid from Dibs, only to find that it spies on them and transmits the information back to the Jawa.
*Alternately, someone who learns of Dibs' spying could hire the PC's to investigate the matter and even protect an important secret.
*While obtaining Dibs' service could cost credits, the Jawa might also strike a deal to trade information in exchange for scavenged droid parts, especially ones not commonly available for purchase.

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