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|Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:20 pm Post subject: Kalevalan Star Yacht
|Kalevalan Star Yacht
Officially designated the Nau'ur-class, "illumination" in Mando'a, these yachts are commonly referred to simply as Kalevalans as the custom-order nature of their production precludes the commonalities of a typical ship class. The standard Nau·ur-class hull utilizes Kalevala Spaceworks' trademark vertical design. Perhaps best illustrated by the late Duchess Satine Kryze's Coronet spaceliner, this design ethos concentrates utility and service functions on the lower decks while preserving the upper sections for luxury accommodations. In the case of the Nau·ur-class yacht, the upper decks enjoy natural lighting from massive transparisteel windows. The topmost deck, which boasts wraparound windows, is intended for use as an observation lounge or lavish office.
While each Nau·ur-class star yacht shares the same basic space frame, Kalevala Spaceworks completes each bespoke order according to the buyer's unique preferences. This allows the owner to display their own sense of style while retaining the prestige of owning a Kalevalan. Lifestyle coverage by the galaxy's paparazzi commonly highlights these yachts and their differing finishes, from the night-black plating of Dryden Vos's imposing First Light to the chromium highlights on Aurelia Tagge's Scarlet Dominion. The continuing popularity of these programs serve as testimony to the class's enduring appeal and mystique.
Although Kalevala Spaceworks focuses on civilian and diplomatic craft, the design engineers are still proudly Mandalorian. Considering a ship without defenses to be the same as a Mandalorian without armor, the engineers gave it sturdy hull plating, strong shields, and a pair of anti-starfighter turrets. The turrets retract when not in use, maintaining the sharp outline distinctive to the Nau'ur class.
USING THIS VEHICLE
Offering extreme visual impact with its trademark vertical design ethos. Kalevala Spaceworks differentiates itself as a unique choice distinct from ordinary luxury manufacturers in the Core Worlds. Combining the allure of stark Mandalorian design and the mystery of the Outer Rim, Nau'ur-class yachts have become a recent fad among the galaxy's super-rich. GMs looking to demonstrate an NPC's refined tastes can turn to a Kalevalan star yacht as a highly visible symbol of those cultured preferences.
The size and opulence of these ships makes the Nau'ur-class an excellent choice for a wealthy NPC's base of operations. Should the NPC serve as an antagonist, this allows the GM to bring that antagonist's home turf to the PCs. The sudden appearance of their nemesis's star yacht, towering oppressively in the sky and disgorging armed enforcers, can serve as a rapid transit ion to the climax of an adventure.
ADVENTURE AND ENCOUNTER SEEDS
1. Crimson Dawn agents contact the PCs, demanding their presence aboard the luxury yacht First Light. Their leader explains how the PCs have run afoul of their operations and offers them the chance to make amends. and extra profit, by eliminating Zann Consortium rivals on Cardooine.
2. The surviving elements of the Alderaanian crown jewels stay inaccessibly locked on the luxury yacht Memory. However, the yacht is set to moor on Pantora for one night only, hosting an exclusive charity ball for the Alderaanian diaspora. This presents a chance for the heist of lifetime.
Kalevala Star Yacht
Craft: Kalevala Spaceworks Nau'ur-class Star Yacht
Type: Star yacht
Length: 125 meters
Skill: Space transports: star yacht
Crew: 3 (pilot, co-pilot, engineer); gunners: 2, skeleton: 2/+10
Crew Skill: Varies greatly
Cargo Capacity: 350 metric tons
Consumables: 6 months
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Hyperdrive Backup: x15
Nav Computer: Yes
Atmosphere: 280; 800 kmh
Customization Points: 4
-- Passive: 30/0D
-- Scan: 50/1D
-- Search: 70/2D
-- Focus: 3/3D
2 Quad Laser Cannons (retractable)
-- Fire Arc: Front
-- Skill: starship gunnery
-- Fire Control: 2D
-- Space Range: 1-3/12/25
-- atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 Km
-- Damage: 4D
Source: Starships and Speeders (p.88), D6 mechanics by +Oliver Queen
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