Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Itinerant Gungan

There's an old saying in the galaxy: “It's a dirty job, but some being's got to do it.” This summarizes well the career of Lulu Ogrin, a Gungan who lives on Nal Hutta and works for Slarr the Hutt. Piloting his skiff, Lulu performs two main tasks. One is that he explores the swamps of that planet, harvesting pockets of swamp gas for use as fuel. The other is that he disposes of refuse for his boss, no questions asked. Sometimes that latter part requires him to find places where recently deceased organic remains need to be buried so deeply that no one will ever see them again.

Lulu Ogrin, Gungan Refuse Hauler/Swamp Gas Harvester (Rival)
Brawn 2 Cunning 2 Presence 1
Agility 3 Intellect 2 Willpower 2

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

Skills: Athletics 1, Brawl 1, Cool 1, Coordination 1, Mechanics 1, Melee 1, Negotiation 2, Outer Rim 1, Perception 2, Piloting—Planetary 2, Ranged—Light 2, Streetwise 1, Survival 3, Underworld 1, Vigilance 2

Talents: Forager, Heightened Awareness, Natural Hunter, Quick Strike, Rapid Recovery

Abilities: One free rank in Coordination; Hold Breath: Gungans can hold their breath for a number of rounds equal to 10 times their Brawn rating before they risk suffocating; Natural Swimmers: Gungans never suffer penal- ties to movement while traveling through water.

Equipment: Heavy clothing, blaster pistol, force pike, comlink

Lulu performs his assigned tasks with a typical Gungan outlook—he is friendly and cheerful, even to the point of seeming obnoxious. That mask conceals a calculating individual, however, one who is always on the lookout for opportunities to better his position in the galaxy. Should he be given a chance to betray his Hutt master and escape his life of drudgery, he might just take it.

Using Lulu in an Edge of the Empire Campaign
This itinerant Gungan 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 trying to gain employment from Slarr the Hutt might first be assigned to help Lulu with an unappealing task.
  • Alternately, those who are trying to infiltrate Slarr's court might seek out the Gungan and persuade him to help them do so.
  • When an important being turns up missing, and the PCs need to find out what happened to him/her/it, they might seek out Lulu in order to find the body.
  • Should Lulu discover an opportunity to turn the table on his Hutt employer, he could recruit the PCs to help him do so.

Lulu's Skiff
The pride and joy of this itinerant Gungan is his Ubrikkian Bantha II cargo skiff. It is presented below in a format that the GM can print to scale and use for running scenes involving it or similar vehicles.

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