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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: SUSAUT VOLUPICITE Reply with quote

Thanks for doing him, Telsij. He's a cool looking species, even if we don't know their name.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: SUSAUT VOLUPICITE Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
Thanks for doing him, Telsij. He's a cool looking species, even if we don't know their name.

Thank you, Whill! And definitely agreed.

(I'll update Volupicite's entry if ever they confirm a name for his species, and will incorporate any new backstory elements into his write-up as well.)
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One of my favorite characters from the Star Wars: Resistance animated series, SYNARA SAN, Mirialan Pirate/Scavenger!

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SYNARA SAN
Type: Scrappy Scavenger / Young Pirate

A Quote: "Seems we both want the same thing. More than what life has offered us." — Synara San to Tam Ryvora



DEXTERITY 3D+2
Blaster 6D+1, brawling parry 5D+2, dodge 5D+2, melee combat 4D+2, vehicle blasters 4D
KNOWLEDGE 2D+2
Alien species 3D+2, cultures 3D+2, languages 3D+2, planetary systems 4D, streetwise 5D,
streetwise: Warbirds 6D+1, survival 4D+2, value 4D, value: salvage 4D+2, willpower 4D+1
MECHANICAL 2D+1
Astrogation 4D+2, communications 4D, machinery operation 4D, repulsorlift operation 4D+1,
sensors 4D+1, space transports 4D+2, space transports: uglies 5D+1,
starfighter piloting 3D+1, starship gunnery 5D+1, starship shields 4D
PERCEPTION 3D+2
Bargain 5D, command 5D, con 5D+2, hide 4D+2, persuasion 5D, search 4D+2, sneak 4D+1
STRENGTH 3D
Brawling: martial arts 6D, climbing/jumping 4D+1, lifting 4D, stamina 4D+2
TECHNICAL 2D+2
Computer programming/repair 4D, computer programming/repair: flight data encryption 5D,
equipment repair 5D+1, repulsorlift repair 4D, security 4D+1, space transports repair 4D+2,
starfighter repair 3D+2

Species: Mirialan
Gender: Female
Force Points: 1
Character Points: 11
Move: 10



Martial Arts Techniques Known:
  • Disarm: Synara San has learned how to force an opponent to drop a weapon or object. Difficulty: Moderate. Effect: If her attack is successful (and is not parried or dodged), and if her skill roll meets the required difficulty number, the target character is disarmed.

  • Elbow Smash: Synara can deliver a powerful blow with her elbow. Difficulty: Very Easy. Effect: If the skill roll is successful, she may add +1D to her damage roll.

  • Instant Knockdown: Synara knows how to maximize impact, and is capable of immediately knocking her target to the floor — at times even knocking her targets unconscious with a single punch. Difficulty: Moderate. Effect: If her attack is successful (and is not parried or dodged), and if her skill roll meets the required difficulty number, her target is knocked to the ground. The fallen character must either wait one round to stand or suffer multiple action penalties.

Special Abilities and Story Factors:
  • Skeleton in the Closet (Season One only): Throughout her time working as a scavenger aboard the Colossus refueling station, Synara San is also secretly acting as a spy for Kragan Gorr's pirate gang, the Warbirds. And there has no shortage of close calls wherein her secret was nearly revealed. Fellow pirates who were unaware of her new (albeit accidental and unwelcome) assignment have nearly blown Synara's cover, while the excellent marksmanship she displays with Torra Doza's Drone-blaster hologame prompted questions about the origin of her skills — to which Synara hastily remarked that she learned to shoot while with her father on Vanqor. However, because of the friendships she develops on the Colossus, Synara begins to question her loyalties, as well as the Warbirds' methods.

    - "This kid mistook me for the crew and got me registered."
    - "Maybe this will turn out better than stealing cargo. Our little mishap might just work to our advantage. Stay put and blend in. I'll have an assignment for you soon."


    ― Synara San and Kragan Gorr

    - "You risked your life to save me?"
    - "Of course I did. That's what friends are for."


    — Synara San and Tam Ryvora

Description: A female Mirialan with lavender skin, green eyes, and a lithe, lean frame, Synara San wore her long black hair in a tight ponytail, and bore the traditional tattoos of her people upon her face. Synara's tattoo pattern consisted of eight blue diamonds upon her forehead and the bridge of her nose. Unlike your average scavenger or typical pirate of the Warbird gang, Synara was eloquent, level-headed, and strategic in her approach. She appeared more well suited to be a military leader or head of security. There was little doubt that Synara felt the same way — that she was destined for something more. But life had been unkind to her. Although she became conflicted about her duties as a spy for Kragan Gorr's pirate gang, Synara remained a fierce fighter, and would wind up heeding the call of her conscience when it mattered most.

Capsule: Thought to be the lone survivor of a deadly pirate raid, the scrappy scavenger Synara San ended up leading a double life on the Colossus refueling station. After a raid on a freighter carrying Kowakian creatures went awry, Synara was found aboard the vessel, unconscious. Rescued by Kazuda Xiona and Poe Dameron, the two pilots mistook her for a crew member of the attacked ship, and she was brought to the Colossus for medical treatment. Upon waking, the mysterious Mirialan became defensive toward Kaz. Ironic perhaps, because she harbored a secret identity of her own: Synara San was a member of the very same Pirate gang that had nearly laid waste to the Colossus during an earlier, quite severe "Triple Dark" storm.

Finding herself stranded on the Colossus, Synara is forced by Kragan to stay and gather intel for the Warbird pirate gang. As cover, Synara begins working on the salvage docks, putting her technical skills to good use. Synara's time aboard the Colossus proved to be an eye-opening experience for the young pirate. Over time, she began to form genuine friendships with Kaz and Tam Ryvora, a mechanic and aspiring pilot, among others. And their acceptance of Synara in turn led the pirate to question her allegiance to the Warbird gang, as well as Kragan Gorr's methods.

When Synara helped orchestrate a pirate attack on the Colossus while the station was defenseless, she was surprised to see Tam return to aid her, risking her own life in the process. Synara had ensured that fellow Warbird pirates Valik and Drell were able to sneak into Doza Tower on a secret assignment, with the promise that completing the mission would mean Synara could come home. But when she learned that they planned to kidnap Torra Doza and hold her for ransom, Synara and Kaz moved swiftly to try to rescue their friend.

After the kidnapping, the First Order betrayed the pirates in order to tighten its grasp on the refueling platform. Portraying themselves as protectors against the pirate threat, the First Order then launched an investigation into Torra's abduction in the hopes of capturing the "pirate spy." Ultimately, Kaz helped Synara escape from the Colossus, so she could be reunited with her pirate comrades instead of arrested by the First Order. After a failed attempt at hitching a ride aboard a shuttle, the duo enlisted Neeku's help and vast knowledge of the Colossus to find an alternate route, ultimately securing Synara's freedom in an underwater escape pod.

Synara would later repay the kindness of her newfound friends, by leading Kragan Gorr's pirate gang back to the Colossus, to help defend the ship from a First Order attack.



Equipment: Blaster pistol (4D damage, 3-10/30/120, ammo: 100), hip holster, holo-comlink with encrypted frequency, knee guards (+1D vs. physical and energy; protects knees only), macrobinoculars (skill: sensors, range: 100-250/500/1km; Game Notes: All search and Perception-oriented skills are increased by 3D when using the macrobinoculars to view areas more than 100 meters away), necklace with single bead, spacer's jacket (+1 vs. edged physical damage; covers torso only), Stormtrooper boots and utility belt, work gloves, Warbird pirate helmet (+1D vs. physical and energy; covers head only).

Sources: Star Wars: Resistance animated series, https://www.starwars.com/databank/synara-san , and Wookieepedia. Capsule text adapted from https://www.starwars.com/databank/synara-san and interview with voice actress Nazneen Contractor: http://www.theforce.net/story/front/Synara_San_Made_Her_Rousing_Debut_On_Star_Wars_Resistance_182480.asp . Description includes text from https://culturess.com/2018/11/19/star-wars-resistance-review-tam-synaras-newfound-friendship/ .
Character images: https://www.starwars.com/star-wars-resistance/bibo-episode-gallery , Synara San Hasbro toy packaging, and https://www.starwars.com/news/buckets-list-extra-signal-from-sector-six-star-wars-resistance . Stats and text by Telsij.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a 2-for-1 this Sunday, as I'd originally planned on adding this character's entire pirate gang for National Talk Like a Pirate Date. Alas, Real Life time commitments intervened.

However and in any case: Here is the Quarren pirate captain from Star Wars: Resistance, KRAGAN GORR, leader of the WARBIRDS.

Better late than never — and the rest of the Warbirds, along with their snazzy pirate-ship, the shark-like Galleon, are up next.

This write-up also incorporates the new special ability Quarren gained in new canon, spitting squid ink as a defensive measure / escape tactic.


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KRAGAN GORR
Type: Ruthless Cyborged Pirate

Quote: "We lackeys only take orders from one tyrant, Captain Kragan!"
— Drell, Weequay member of the Warbird pirate gang, regarding Gorr




DEXTERITY 3D+2
Blaster 5D+2, brawling parry 5D, dodge 5D, grenade 4D, melee combat 5D, vehicle blasters 4D+2
KNOWLEDGE 2D
Alien species 3D, intimidation 5D+2, languages 3D, planetary systems 6D, streetwise 6D+2,
streetwise: Warbirds 9D, survival 4D, survival: aquatic 6D, tactics 4D, tactics: pirate raid 5D,
value 4D, value: salvage 5D, willpower 3D+1
MECHANICAL 2D+2
Astrogation 5D, communications 5D, repulsorlift operation 4D+2, space transports 5D+2,
space transports: uglies 6D+2, starfighter piloting 4D, starship gunnery 5D+2,
starship shields 4D+2, swoop operation 4D+2, undersea vehicle operation 4D
PERCEPTION 3D
Bargain 4D+2, command 5D, command: Warbirds 7D+1, con 4D, hide 4D+2, search 4D+2
STRENGTH 4D
Brawling 6D+2, climbing/jumping 5D, lifting 5D+2, stamina 5D, swimming 6D
TECHNICAL 2D+2
Armor repair 3D+2, blaster repair 4D, computer programming/repair 4D, equipment repair 5D+2,
repulsorlift repair 4D+2, security 4D, space transport repair 5D, space transport repair: uglies 6D,
starfighter repair 4D, starfighter repair: uglies 5D, starship weapon repair 4D+2, walker repair 4D

Species: Quarren
Gender: Male
Force Points: 1
Dark Side Points: 3
Character Points: 9
Move: 9

Special Abilities and Story Factors:
  • Aquatic: Quarren can breathe both air and water, and can withstand the extreme pressures found in ocean depths.

  • Cloud of Ink: The Quarren are capable of spitting out clouds of ink as a defensive measure and escape mechanism. In game terms, a Quarren may spit a blinding cloud of ink at targets within three meters distance, on a successful Dexterity or brawling parry roll, followed by an opposed Strength roll. If the Quarren's brawling parry roll is successful, his target is temporarily blinded and disoriented by the ink, suffering an immediate -4D penalty to all vision-based actions.

    At minimum, this effect lasts for the remainder of the round. At maximum, this effect lasts for a number of rounds equal to the margin by which the Quarren's Strength beats his opponent's Strength roll. If this defensive measure is used underwater, the ink has an effective "blast radius" of 1 meter, and an effective duration equal to the Quarren's Strength roll — regardless of the latter roll's success. This defense mechanism may be used as a reaction skill.

    Due to the limited (but varied) capacity for ink generation that each Quarren has, this defensive measure may only be used a certain number of times per day, before the character's internal ink supply is exhausted and the Quarren must regenerate his ink. This number is equal to the number of the Quarren's Stamina die code. It takes one full day for a Quarren to completely regenerate his internal supply of defensive ink, with one "day" equal to 21 standard hours, the length of a single day on the Quarren homeworld of Dac / Mon Cala. Quarren characters may choose to improve this capacity for ink generation separately from improving their stamina skill, and may do so as a specialization of stamina, stamina: ink generation.

  • Cybernetic Arm: At some point during/after the Galactic Civil War, Kragan Gorr lost his left forearm. He has since acquired a cybernetic replacement. In game terms, his cybernetic limb grants him +1D bonus to resist physical and energy damage to his left arm, and a +1D bonus to Strength checks that involve grip — including grappling, climbing/jumping, or lifting — when using his left hand.



Description: With the tips of two of his face-tentacles severed, a cybernetic left arm, a body covered in scars and tattoos, and a mad gleam in his blue eyes, the Quarren known as Kragan Gorr cut an imposing figure. Clad in customized Imperial Army Trooper armor, and armed with an array of weapons, vehicles and ships acquired from various sources, the fearsome Gorr was the leader of the pirate gang known as the Warbirds.

Capsule: The ruthless pirate Kragan Gorr was notorious for leading attacks under cover of environmental threats, such as raging storms and other atmospheric phenomena. And unlike more brazen (perhaps foolhardy) pirate groups, Kragan often employed subterfuge in other ways as well. And having lived a life of piracy for decades — Kragan had served under the Lasat Grax during the Galactic Civil War — Gorr was quite good at his chosen profession.

Pirates were not known for their allegiance, but Kragan Gorr saw the mutual benefit of working with the First Order. The Quarren agreed to continue attacking the Colossus refueling station, so that the station's captain, Imanuel Doza, would be forced to seek protection from the First Order, thereby allowing the military collective exclusive access to such a vital resource. And when a chance encounter between pirate Synara San and new station resident Kazuda Xiono, led San to be mistakenly "rescued" after a pirate attack on a freighter, Kragan gained yet another advantage — a spy aboard the Colossus. With Synara's intel, Kragan was able to lead more organized attacks on the platform, and gain entry into the secure Doza Tower for his ultimate scheme. Unbeknownst to Kragan however, San would come to view the station residents as friends.

In addition his pirate gang and associates feeding him important tactical intelligence, Kragan was also secretly in league with the First Order. But the First Order betrayed Kragan, during their cooperative, covert operation to kidnap Torra Doza. The First Order used the incident to turn against Kragan. With Synara returning to the gang, Gorr had to weigh the value of new alliances.

And when the Colossus came under attack by the First Order, at Synara San's urging, Kragan and his Warbirds were among the reinforcements to arrive, an unlikely alliance born of an unlikely friendship.



Equipment: Customized Imperial Army Trooper armor (+1D vs. physical and energy; spokes on shoulder pauldrons and helmet inflict STR+1D damage if used when brawling; covers head, torso and arms only; goggles prevent flashblinding), holo-comlink with encrypted frequency, modified double-barreled Imperial Munitions heavy blaster pistol (5D+2 damage, range: 3-7/25/50, ammo: 25), pirate "fleet" (composed of various starfighter uglies, speeder-bikes, swoops, and airspeeder/waveskimmer-like skiff uglies), pirate flagship/warship (Galleon), pirate shuttle (modified Lambda-class ugly), shin guards (+1D vs. physical and energy, covers lower legs only), utility belt and holster, wrist comlink.

Sources: Star Wars: Resistance animated series, https://www.starwars.com/databank/kragan-gorr , and Wookieepedia. Capsule text adapted from https://www.starwars.com/databank/kragan-gorr . Images: Character images: https://www.starwars.com/news/buckets-list-extra-8-fun-facts-from-synaras-score-star-wars-resistance and screen capture from Star Wars: Resistance S1E7: "Synara's Score"; image of Kragan's blaster by Colas Gauthier. Feedback and suggestions on Quarren "Cloud of Ink" species ability from Whill, CRMcNeill and Bren. Stats, text, and image retouching by Telsij.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny. I decided to give Quarren an ink ability many years ago, and now I see that canon gave it to them a couple years ago. Might I suggest an edit to your special ability to include a frequency? Otherwise it would seem like Quarren ink production could go on continuously round after round. Might I suggest once per day?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alternately, make it a dice pool, like the Death Star's Superlaser, so that the Quarren has x amount of dice worth of ink he can expel, which then regenerates at a set rate (or perhaps a rate tied to the Quarren's Str dice). Maybe even allow a Quarren to devote CP into increasing their available ink generation, like a skill...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whill wrote:
Funny. I decided to give Quarren an ink ability many years ago, and now I see that canon gave it to them a couple years ago. Might I suggest an edit to your special ability to include a frequency? Otherwise it would seem like Quarren ink production could go on continuously round after round. Might I suggest once per day?
Or more generously, Once per day per D of stamina.

Or more randomly, require increasingly difficult stamina rolls to release another cloud of ink.
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Telsij wrote:
One of my favorite characters from the Star Wars: Resistance animated series, SYNARA SAN, Mirialan Pirate/Scavenger!


She's my favorite character. Thanks for the stats. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Re: the Quarren's "Cloud of Ink" special ability:

Thank you for the feedback, Whill, CRMcNeill, and Bren!

I have amended Gorr's Quarren special ability to include the following, and have added your names to the Sources list, to give credit for the suggestions, as this version incorporates a mixture of all your feedback that I think strikes the right balance:

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Due to the limited (but varied) capacity for ink generation that each Quarren has, this defensive measure may only be used a certain number of times per day, before the character's internal ink supply is exhausted and the Quarren must regenerate his ink. This number is equal to the number of the Quarren's Stamina die code. It takes one full day for a Quarren to completely regenerate his internal supply of defensive ink, with one "day" equal to 21 standard hours, the length of a single day on the Quarren homeworld of Dac / Mon Cala. Quarren characters may choose to improve this capacity for ink generation separately from improving their stamina skill, and may do so as a specialization of stamina, stamina: ink generation.

(On a related note: With various aliens/creatures have an acid or venom "spitting" ability, one of the "funnier" ones I came across while doing research was the RotJ's SE Shawda Ubb having their acid-spray as a melee combat specialization. I get the logic -- likely looking at melee combat's RAW text citing use for any "improvised / non-standard" weapon, but for me, keeping the Quarren's ink to a more "biologically-tied" function of brawling parry felt more appropriate and defense-focused, without having to create a new skill.)

Really liked CRM's idea of the dice pool, and am going to use that suggestion as inspiration for the Ugor rewrite (for the Solo sourcebook) instead, so as to keep the in-game use of the Quarren ability more streamlined. Similar to Bren's suggestion, I already had it in mind to make the ability's limit tied to STR/stamina die code. And I hear you, Whill re: having added such an ability years ago -- to be honest, I am surprised that WEG never gave the Quarren such an ability to begin with, as they'd already given other species abilities that mirrored their various real world inspirations -- many of which were already *much* more of a stretch than the squid ink.

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Re: the Z-6 rotary:

Went back a little further too, and added this note to the Z-6 in Korso's equipment stat block. With excellent iterations of house rules for auto-fire already here on the Pit, I wanted to add the minor change I'd made to the weapon's existing write-up with the character using it. Also added CRMcNeill to the entry's sources, for his mention of the move-and-fire penalty in his version of the weapon.

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Game Notes: Characters with a Lifting skill lower than 3D who attempt to use the Z-6, risk operating the weapon at -1D multi-action penalty, as a non-roll lifting action is required for as long as they wield the weapon. And if any character wishes to move and fire in the same round, he must make an Moderate Lifting skill check, though the latter check is a free action.

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Re: List of Obscure Character Entries on page one:

And going further back still, added page numbers to the running list of Obscure Character entries that I update on page one of this thread, after seeing Whill suggest something similar for MamaTried's "Non Star Wars Heroes, Star Wars Style!"... so as to make it easier for those that really want stats for "Fake Wedge" Col Takbright, Gormaanda, Therm Scissorpunch, Proach, Bolza Grool, et cetera.... Razz

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RyanDarkstar wrote:
She's my favorite character. Thanks for the stats. Very Happy


Thank you, Ryan! And no problem — you know, I don't know why I was hedging my bets, she's probably my favorite character from the series too.

I find the episodes that focus on the Colossus' characters far more interesting than the purely "plot-focused" ones that guest-star Poe Dameron.

Give me an episode about the Pirates, mechanics, Aces or various merchants/vendors on the station any day, as I do like the overall ensemble cast a lot.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alternately, you could do what I did with my Stat Archive, and what Naaman did with his All About Lightsabers topic; make this the Feedback page and post all the completed stats in a separate Archive, along with a specific request that any replies or suggestions be made on the Feedback page.
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CRMcNeill wrote:
Alternately, you could do what I did with my Stat Archive, and what Naaman did with his All About Lightsabers topic; make this the Feedback page and post all the completed stats in a separate Archive, along with a specific request that any replies or suggestions be made on the Feedback page.

Telsij, that would be fine if you wanted to to separate character posts from discussion. If not, then please consider creating an index edited into the OP with direct links to all the character posts.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And slowly but surely, Kragan Gorr's pirate band the Warbirds are statted out. Here is VALIK from Star Wars: Resistance, Palliduvan Pirate and primary pilot of the Warbird flagship, along with stats for the near-human Palliduvans, a species (finally officially named) whose other notable figures in the galaxy include bounty hunter, Aurra Sing.

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VALIK
Type: Pirate



DEXTERITY 3D+2
Blaster 5D, brawling parry 5D, dodge 5D+2, vehicle blasters 4D+2
KNOWLEDGE 2D
Intimidation 5D, planetary systems 4D, streetwise 4D+2,
streetwise: Warbirds 5D+2, survival 4D, willpower 3D+1
MECHANICAL 3D+2
Astrogation 5D, communications 5D+2, repulsorlift operation 5D,
repulsorlift operation: speeder bike 5D+2, space transports 5D+2,
space transports: uglies 6D+2, starship gunnery 5D+2,
swoop operation 4D+2
PERCEPTION 3D
Command 4D, con 4D+1, persuasion 4D, search 4D, sneak 4D+1
STRENGTH 2D+2
Brawling 4D+2, climbing/jumping 4D, lifting 3D+2, stamina 4D+2
TECHNICAL 3D
Computer programming/repair 5D, demolition 4D, security 4D+2

Species: Palliduvan
Gender: Female
Force Points: 1
Character Points: 4
Move: 10

Species Special Abilities and Story Factors:
  • Bony Fingers with Claw-like Nails: The durable claw-like nails at the ends of the Palliduvans' bony-fingers, are known to be used for drawing blood. In game terms, the Palliduvan's claw-like nails inflict STR+1D damage when used in combat, and grant a +1D bonus to any rolls required for the specific purpose of drawing blood (such as First Aid skill checks), via rupturing a being’s hide or skin.

  • Skull Spikes: Like their claw-like nails, only more substantial and more prominent, the bony protrusions atop some Palliduvans' heads could likewise prove dangerous when used in combat. In game terms, the spikes atop a Palliduvan's head inflict STR+1D damage if used when brawling.

  • Stereotype / Reputation: Due to the notoriety of certain members of the species, Aurra Sing being among the more galactically-known examples, a common stereotype of Palliduvans paints them as cunning and/or ruthless.

Quotes:
  • "Doza has something that we want. It's gonna bring us more credits than we can count."

  • "Break out the droid popper."

    — Valik commands fellow pirate Drell, to use an ion grenade against Doza Tower's security droids.

  • - "What is it like being a pirate?"
    - "We pillage and plunder mostly, that sort of thing."


    — Neeku and Valik, as the Warbirds and the Colossus crew search the wreckage of the First Order dreadnought above D'Qar.

  • - "Take her in gently, Valik."
    - (Grunting) "I'm trying!"


    — Kragan Gorr and Valik, on docking the Galleon in the Colossus' hangar, while under heavy fire.

Capsule: With a mohawk-like line of black spikes protruding from her chalky skin, piercing red eyes, and long, bony fingers capped by claw-like nails, the pirate Valik strikes fear into the hearts of those who make her acquaintance.

Although Synara San would later come to act as an informal "second-in-command" for the Warbird pirate gang, Valik was often entrusted with vital missions as well — such as the kidnapping of Torra Doza, daughter of Imanuel Doza, captain of the Colossus refueling station. And it was telling of Valik's skill that, of the pirate group sent to the prisoner exchange, the Palliduvan was the only one who emerged unscathed from the First Order's betrayal of their deal with the Warbirds.

Valik was also one of the more mechanically-adept and technologically-inclined amongst the pirates. She not only intercepted and decoded a scrambled message sent by the Colossus, she also served as primary pilot of the Warbird flagship, the Galleon. The pirates were fortunate for the latter fact too. For in a later, deadly melee amid wreckage from the siege of D'Qar, Valik scored the Warbirds' sole TIE fighter kill of the skirmish, and she managed to land the careening Galleon safely in the Colossus, while under heavy fire.

Equipment: Binder cuffs (5D Strength to hold individuals), blaster pistol (4D damage, range: 3-10/30/120, ammo: 100), comlink, datapad (capable of being used to descramble communications), elbow-length fingerless gloves, nose-piercing and multiple ear-piercings, sleeveless jumpsuit, speeder bike, synthrope (when used for climbing, rope is strong enough to support the weight of at least 3 humanoid climbers), stormtrooper forearm bracers (+1D vs. physical and energy; covers arms only), utility belt and thigh pouch.

Sources: Star Wars: Resistance animated series, https://www.starwars.com/databank/valik , https://www.starwars.com/series/star-wars-resistance/the-doza-dilemma-episode-guide , https://www.starwars.com/databank/palliduvan , Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia (p.17), and Wookieepedia. First paragraph of capsule text adapted from https://www.starwars.com/databank/valik . Images: Character illustration by JP Balmet, and https://www.starwars.com/databank/valik . Stats and text by Telsij.



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PALLIDUVAN
Homeworld: Unknown

Attribute Dice: 12D
DEXTERITY: 1D+1/4D+1
KNOWLEDGE: 2D/4D
MECHANICAL: 1D/4D
PERCEPTION: 2D/4D+1
STRENGTH: 1D/3D+2
TECHNICAL: 1D/4D

Move: 10/12

Species Special Abilities and Story Factors:
  • Bony Fingers with Claw-like Nails: The durable claw-like nails at the ends of the Palliduvans' bony-fingers, are known to be used for drawing blood. In game terms, the Palliduvan's claw-like nails inflict STR+1D damage when used in combat, and grant a +1D bonus to any rolls required for the specific purpose of drawing blood (such as First Aid skill checks), via rupturing a being’s hide or skin.

  • Skull Spikes: Like their claw-like nails, only more substantial and more prominent, the bony protrusions atop some Palliduvans' heads could likewise prove dangerous when used in combat. In game terms, the spikes atop a Palliduvan's head inflict STR+1D damage if used when brawling.

  • Stereotype / Reputation: Due to the notoriety of certain members of the species, Aurra Sing being among the more galactically-known examples, a common stereotype of Palliduvans paints them as cunning and/or ruthless.

Capsule: Although little is known about this pale alien race, recognizable by their chalky skin and long, bony fingers protruding from (typically) lanky frames, members including bounty hunter Aurra Sing and the pirate Valik are notorious throughout the galaxy for being ruthless and cunning.

Sources: Star Wars: Resistance animated series, https://www.starwars.com/databank/valik , https://www.starwars.com/series/star-wars-resistance/the-doza-dilemma-episode-guide , https://www.starwars.com/databank/palliduvan , Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia (p.17), and Wookieepedia. Capsule text adapted from https://www.starwars.com/databank/palliduvan . Stats by Telsij.


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CRMcNeill wrote:
Alternately, you could do what I did with my Stat Archive, and what Naaman did with his All About Lightsabers topic; make this the Feedback page and post all the completed stats in a separate Archive, along with a specific request that any replies or suggestions be made on the Feedback page.

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Telsij, that would be fine if you wanted to to separate character posts from discussion. If not, then please consider creating an index edited into the OP with direct links to all the character posts.


Thank you for the suggestions, CRM and Whill! Took inspiration from both suggested formats. As CRMcNeill has done with his various house rules, stats and write-ups, I've added an archive link to my signature. But because I wanted to keep the stats and write-ups together with the discussion, as Whill suggested, I've now created an index out of the running list I'd been keeping on page one of the thread — now with direct links to all the character posts.
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As CRMcNeill has done with his various house rules, stats and write-ups, I've added an archive link to my signature. But because I wanted to keep the stats and write-ups together with the discussion, as Whill suggested, I've now created an index out of the running list I'd been keeping on page one of the thread — now with direct links to all the character posts.
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I think this may be a record for most edits to a single post. I know that Index took a lot of work. Thank you!
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I think this may be a record for most edits to a single post. I know that Index took a lot of work. Thank you!

It's got me beat. My stat index has 153 total edits across ten different posts...
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Been a while since I made a post. Liking what you've been doing.

Suggestion for the next post - maybe you should try Snarl and Drell. But if you do, perhaps you should try and include a third bumbler like those two are. That way, you'll be doing the pirate's answer to the Three Stooges. Laughing
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