Monday, November 17, 2014

Slarr's Sail Barge

When he needs to travel on Nal Hutta, Slarr the Hutt prefers to do so in style. That's why his underlings maintain an Ubrikkian Luxury-class sail barge, one outfitted to suit Slarr's personal tastes.

The Sail Barge
This vessel, like many of its type, has two decks, along with a raised platform in the rear. The upper deck is partially open to the sky above, excepting the billowing sail canopy. From it, stairs lead up to the aft platform as well as to the main deck below. There is also a cargo lift used for loading supplies and Slarr himself. Beneath the aft platform is a small space for crew members and guards, along with a refresher unit. The main deck boasts a full kitchen and pantry, along with a broad main chamber. This area features shuttered windows that can be opened for passengers to view passing scenery or any sort of spectacle arranged for the Hutt's enjoyment.

Tescali Ru, Human Pilot (Rival)
Brawn 2 Cunning 2 Presence 2
Agility 3 Intellect 2 Willpower 2

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

Skills: Computers 1, Cool 2, Coordination 1, Gunnery 2, Mechanics 2, Perception 1, Piloting—Planetary 3, Piloting—Space 2, Ranged—Light 2, Streetwise 1, Underworld 1, Vigilance 2

Talents: Dead to Rights, Full Throttle, Improved Dead to Rights, Improved Full Throttle, Let's Ride, Skilled Jockey

Abilities: One rank in each of two non-class skills

Equipment: Pilot's jumpsuit, vest, blaster pistol, comlink

Tescali Ru is a young Corellian pilot whose sense of self-assurance borders on cockiness. Even so, she is more than qualified to pilot Slarr the Hutt's sail barge. While the job doesn't exactly challenge her abilities, she sees it as a stepping stone to piloting a starship and making important runs on behalf of her Hutt boss. Until then she is content to fulfill her current assignment. Even so, she dreams of having her own ship, contending with the powers that be, and perhaps even challenging Solo's record for the Kessel Run.

Other Characters
When traveling on his sail barge, Slarr the Hutt is generally accompanied by his majordomo, Eom Nivlem; various Nikto servants; Tenrep Cray, his chief of security; and multiple Aqualish bodyguards.

Using the Sail Barge in an Edge of the Empire Campaign
This vehicle can be incorporated into an Edge of the Empire campaign in many different ways; a few of the possibilities are detailed here.
  • PCs who are working their way into Slarr's good graces might be assigned as guards for one of his expeditions, and thus could face danger when the Hutt's enemies stage an attack.
  • On the flipside of the credcoin, the same characters could be hired to stage an attack while Slarr is out for a voyage, thereby facing off against the many guards who are protecting him.
  • Should the sail barge suffer a catastrophic breakdown while floating through one of Nal Hutta's many swamps, the PCs could be called upon to stage a rescue.

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