Sunday, November 30, 2014

Still More Guests of the Lodging House

Detailed below is another of the many different personalities that one might encounter in Haiuk's establishment.

Lieutenant Tavis Merrot, Imperial Customs Inspector (Rival)
Brawn 2 Cunning 3 Presence 3
Agility 2 Intellect 3 Willpower 2

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

Skills: Astrogation 1, Computers 1, Deception 2, Negotiation 2, Perception 3, Ranged—Light 1, Streetwise 1, Underworld 1, Vigilance 2

Talents: Nones

Abilities: None

Equipment: Imperial uniform, blaster pistol, comlink, datapad

Tavis Merrot is the Imperial officer assigned to inspecting cargoes on Nal Hutta. While he at first loathed the job, given the locals with whom he was forced to work, he has since come to enjoy its lucrative nature. After all, he has a working agreement by which he ignores most of what the Hutts' agents bring onto the world, in exchange for a healthy stipend. He remains on the lookout for activities that might prove detrimental to the Hutts, however, and is quick to wield what power he has if there is need. Lieutenant Merrot is always accompanied by a squad of Imperial troops (use the naval trooper stats from page 403 of the core rulebook) and travels in a personnel carrier (see page 252 for stats).

Using the Inspector in an Edge of the Empire Campaign
This Imperial bureaucrat can be incorporated into an Edge of the Empire campaign in many different ways; a few of the possibilities are detailed here.
  • The inspector can be a recurring character; any time the PCs arrive on Nal Hutta, he is there to inspect their vessel and assign the appropriate taxes and fees.
  • Should the PCs deliver a particularly illicit or valuable cargo, the lieutenant could try to extort them for a great share of its value.
  • In the event that the PCs make themselves enemies of the Empire, or run up bounties that are just too lucrative, Merrot could decide to betray them in order to claim the reward for himself.

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