Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Hero Worshipper

There's an old saying: “Those who can, do; those who can't, teach.” That's not at all accurate. In this case, one of the PCs makes a strong impression on a young Human from Xyquine II names Soren Tavik. This sub-adult has left his homeworld looking for adventure, as is frequently the case among his people, and finds it when he happens to be present during a display of prowess by one of the PCs. He is awe-stricken by that character, and begins following him/her/it around in the hope of learning all that he can.

Soren Tavik (Rival—sort of)
Brawn 2 Cunning 2 Presence 2
Agility 2 Intellect 2 Willpower 2

Soak: 2
Wound Threshold: 12
Strain Threshold: 12
M/R Defense: 0 / 0

Skills: Astrogation 1, Computers 1, Cool 1, Core Worlds 1, Gunnery 1, Lore 1, Mechanics 1, Outer Rim 1, Perception 1, Piloting—Planetary 1, Piloting—Space 2, Ranged—Light 1, Vigilance 1

Talents: Let's Ride, Skilled Jockey

Abilities: One free rank in each of two skills

Equipment: Jumpsuit, blaster pistol, comlink, 500 credits

Soren Tavik is a dissatisfied youth searching to find an outlet for his frustrations. He finds life on his homeworld, Xyquine II, to be prosaic, and knows that the Empire is taking advantage of its power. Even so, he lacks a sense of direction in life. That is why he has taken to traveling around the Corellian Sector, seeking inspiration. He is an impressionable young fellow, and one ready to throw himself into a course of life if only he can find it.

Using the Hero Worshipper in an Edge of the Empire Campaign
This impressionable sub-adult can become involved in a campaign in many different ways; a few of the possibilities are detailed here.
  • Once Soren becomes awe-stricken by one of the PCs, he tries to follow that character around to all places and gain from his/her wisdom. This kind of fawning could be a chance to tell stories of exciting achievements, or it might become tedious; the latter is especially the case if the PCs run into trouble and the character in question has to watch out for Soren.
  • If the PCs are agents of the Rebel Alliance, they could recruit Soren as an operative.
  • There's always the chance that the PC in question tries to let down Soren, and thus perhaps to send him back to an ordinary life on his home planet.

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