Kason
Verpine CASTer


Background

Born in the Roche Asteroid Field, on Varíonívilíiinínio 12, one of the smaller asteroids in the system. There are about 15,000 other verpine living on the habitat with built-in Gravity Generators and Shields. The asteroid has plenty of shipyards and mining in the belt is extensive.

They set me up on a Bulk Transport as the Chief Engineer to send off droids to different systems and planets to get info for the pirate fleet.

For the last 10 years Iíve been working on this Bulk Transport with Captain Repati as Chief Engineer. I have made thousands of modifications to the transport to make it more efficient. With me are Snoopy and The Twins.

Physical Description

Looks like a walking bug (see image)

Personality

Nerd Techie

Objectives

?

Quotes

"I can fix that, just give me some time."

Template: CASTer
Character Name: Ka'soon Vil'innio
Aliases: Kason
Place of Birth: Roche Asteroid Field
Gender: Male
Species: Verpine
Age: 42
Height: 1.9 m
Weight: 100 kg
Force Sensitive: No
Force Points: 1
Dark Side Points: 0
Character Points: 10
Extra Character Points: 30
Cyber Points: 2
Move: 10

DCR (Droid Control Rating): 5/6[7/9]
Manual: 10/12[14/18]
Control: 5/6[7/9]
Telepresence: 2/3[3/4]
GM NOTE: Second #'s work as long as neural interface implant is operational. All fractions round down.

Dexterity 2D: Blaster, dodge
Perception 3D: Hide, search, sneak
Strength 2D:
Knowledge 3D: Streetwise
Mechanical 3D: Communications, repulsorlift ops, sensors
Technical 5D: CASTer ops (+1D), computer program/repair, droid programming, droid repair, (A)droid engineering 1D, first aid, repulsorlift repair, security

Equipment
  1. Concussion Rifle: Damage: 5D stun, Ammo: 100, Range: 3-12/25/50
  2. Scrambled Comlink
  3. CAST Equipment: Cybernetic Artificial Sensory Transceiver, 4 droid links, 4 scrambler modules, tactical housing
Credits: 200 (1700 IC hidden inside Snoopy)

Cybernetics:

Neural Interface Linkage for CAST: +1D to CAST Ops, +1D for skills used through telepresence, 50% increase in DCR rating.
Cyberarm: Left: Contains computer interface port through index finger. Port can attach to any standard terminal and interact with installed arm computer. Power: 2D, Memory: 12D

Story Factors:

Special Abilities:
Body Armor: The Verpine's natural chitinous plate armor gives them a +1D bonus against physical attacks.
Organic Telecommunication: Because Verpine can send and receive radio waves through their antenna, they have the ability to communicate with other members of their species and with specially-tuned comlinks. The range is very limited when they are activating individually (1 km) but greatly increases when in the hive (covers the entire Roche asteroid field)
Technical Bonus: All Verpine receive a +2D bonus when using their Technical skills.

CASTer Information:

CASTers are Droid-control specialists. They are much in demand as operators of installation security systems, because one talented CASTer can take the place of several live security guards.

New Technical Skill: CAST Ops
This skill represents the training that a CASTer receives to allow him to "multi-task" his attention span. Each CASTer has a Drone Control Rating (DCR) equal to the whole dice in this skill. For example, a CASTer with a skill total of 4D+2 in CAST use would have a DCR of 4. Skills used in telepresence through a CAST cannot be used at a level greater than the CAST ops skill.

Cybernetic Artificial Sensory Transceiver (CAST)
The CAST (Cybernetic Artificial Sensory Transceiver) device allows its user to simultaneously supervise, control and coordinate a large number droids in a much more efficient manner than by simple voice communication.

A CAST consists of a headset, a pair of gloves, and the main transmitter unit the attachments plug into. The headset includes a visor display, speaker and audio pickup, and is the main output device for the user. The gloves allow fine input, as well as permitting a much greater degree of detail in transmitted instructions. The CAST operates by creating a high-bandwidth data link between a droid and the CAST unit. This connection receives sensory data from the droid, and transmits data and control instructions back to the droid.

A CASTer can monitor (minimal interaction, mainly just observing, or giving orders) double his DCR in droids. The droids would be running off of their own programming at this control level.

The CASTer can exercise control (manual control of major functions only, similar to a good modem RC car) over any number of droids equal to his DCR.

Actual "telepresence", manual control of all droid functions, can be maintained over only half the DCR in droids.

If the CASTer is working with half or less of the capability for a given control level, he maintains awareness of his body and surroundings, and can act normally. At 2/3 of capability, the CASTer can move at up to their basic move, but cannot perform any other actions that require a skill or attribute roll. The person also has only limited sensation of their body. At full capacity, the CASTer is completely immersed; they have no awareness of their body, and can do nothing but operate the CAST.


Kason's Droids

Droid #1

Snoopy

Type: Old Trade Federation Loader Droid
Dexterity 2D: dodge 3D+2
Perception 1D: search 4D+2
Strength 6D: brawling combat 7D, lifting 12D
Knowledge 1D: cooking 4D
Mechanical 1D: sensors: tracking 3D+2
Technical 1D:

Move: 9
Size: 2.2 meters tall
Cost: 900 (used)

Equipped with:
-One arm is fitted with all cooking tools and has Updated Sensors
-Humanoid Body (two arms, two legs, head)
-Two visual and two auditory sensors - human range
-Rudimentary Vocabulator Speech System and Comlink set to talk with Kason within 1 km of his location.
-W-39z3a Processor (upgraded from W-35)

Description: built by the Trade Federation, the Loader Droid was used for loading cargo aboard its freighters. Due to the number of these droids built and the fact that they aren't combat droids, a lot of them have survived the fall of the Trade Federation and have since appeared on the open market. Since they were designed to operate aboard freighters away from droid control ships, they have their own droid brains, which, although simplistic, have developed individual personalities over the years. While they are not the best of conversationalists many of their owners have grown quite attached to them.

Droid #2

One of The Twins: R2-X4: on the left

Dexterity 1D:
Perception 1D+1:
Strength 1D:
Knowledge 2D:
Mechanical 2D:
Technical 2D:
Move: 6
Size: .6 meters tall
Cost: 1200 (used)

Equipped with:
-Two visual and two auditory sensors - human range
-Rudimentary Vocabulator Speech System and Comlink set to talk with Kason within 1 km of his location.

Description: see above image
Note: Have been working for me for over 25 years and have great abilities in Espionage.

Droid #3

One of The Twins: R2-Y4: on the right
Dexterity 1D:
Perception 1D+1:
Strength 1D:
Knowledge 2D:
Mechanical 2D:
Technical 2D:
Move: 6
Size: .6 meters tall
Cost: 1200 (used)

Equipped with:
-Two visual and two auditory sensors - human range
-Rudimentary Vocabulator Speech System and Comlink set to talk with Kason within 1 km of his location.

Description: see above image
Note: Have been working for me for over 25 years and have great abilities in Espionage.