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Template: Mandalorian

Character Name: The Name Chart can be used
Gender: [M][F]
Species: Near Human
Age: 22+ (but not over 28)
Height: 1.75-2.02m
Weight: 95kg+
Force Sensitive: No
Force Points: N/A
Dark Side Points: N/A
Clan: @
Honor Points: 2 *
Dishonor Points: 0 *
Character Points: 15
Extra Character Points: 20+ (+5-10 based on background, 10 per Dark Side Point, 5 per Cyber point)
Cyber Points: 0 or up to 6 (based on background)
Move: 11/14 (varies if not human)
Place of Birth: Mandalore
Homeworld: Mandalore

Background: Required
Physical Description: Required
Personality: Required
Objective(s): @ Earn the right to become a Mandalorian Warrior and wear the sacred armor by completing The Hunt.
Quote(s): At least one is required

@ This is required for all Mandalorian PC's. However, if the character's background is exemplary, an exception might be made.

Attribute Dice: 22D
Dexterity 2D/5D: armor weapons, blaster, blaster: madalorian iron, dodge, grenade, melee combat, missile weapons, thrown weapons, running
Perception 2D/5D: bargain, command, con, gambling, hide, search, sneak
Strength 2D/4D+1: brawling combat, climbing/jumping, stamina, swimming
Knowledge 2D/4D: alien species, history: sith, languages, law enforcement, streetwise, survival, tactics, tactics: ground assault, tactics: squad, willpower
Mechanical 2D/4D: communications, ground vehicle ops, hover vehicles ops, jet/rocket pack ops, powersuit ops, repulsorlift ops, sensors, vehicle blasters
Technical 2D/4D+1: armor repair, blaster repair, computer program/repair, demolition, first aid, security, jet/rocket pack repair, melee weapon repair, missile weapon repair, repulsorlift repair

Medium Bounty Hunter Armor (see below)
Mandalorian Iron Blaster (Ammo: 75, damage: 4D+2, Range: 3-30/60/120)
Mandalorian Iron Blade (STR+2D, hard enough to block lightsabres)

Credits: 2000 or variable if chart is used

@: The list of Clans are as follows:
 The Mountain Clans:
   1. Ar`Klim (mining)
   2. D`ael`mor (religeon)
 The Sea Clans:
   3. Krei`ger (hunter)
   4. Par`tay`un (warrior)
 The Ship Clans (control all other clans):
   5. S`badai (warrior)
   6. Du`trachek (engineer)
   7. K`yltek (emperor)

* Honor (K'ltayk) and Dishonor (D'ltayk) points are used only when interacting with other Mandalorians. As long as the Honor Points are double that of the Dishonor Points, the Warrior will gain said title once The Hunt has succeeded. The points are also used as a gage for the type of the armor the warrior will be given upon completion of the quest.

Medium Bounty Hunter Armor (Non-Powered):
Protection: +2D+1/+1D+1/-1D
Protects the following: Head, Neck, Torso, Shoulders, Arms, Front and Back of Legs, Buttocks and Groin. This armor has excellent expansion capabilities (see Med. Bounty Hunter Pwrd for sample).
Weight: 9kg
Cost: 16,000
Repair Kit: included in the price. Can be used up to 8 times for light damage or 4 times for sevier damage.
Dexterity Enhancement (+1; Controlled by built-in computer [Dexterity Enhancement and Sensors])
Breath Mask: Filters must be replaced after 30 hours of continuous use.
Flash Protection: Reduces the effects of bright flashes by one half.
Macrobinoculars: Add +2D to Search for objects 100-500 meters away. Scomp-linked to one weapon to reduce ranges by one level. Example: long range becomes medium, medium becomes short)
    Passive: 160m/+1
    Scan: 280m/+1D
    Search: 560m/+2D

Special Abilities:
  1. Resistant to Force Use: Mandalorians are immune to some of the effects of the Force, and their minds cannot be read using the force, or modified using the force. However precognitiant abilities such as Lightsabre Combat work perfectly well.
  2. Inability to use the Force: The Mandalorians have a genetic defect inherited from their ancestors and compounded by the small genepool that they have grown from. They cannot use the force. Not only does this mean that they cannot become Jedi, they cannot earn or spend Force Points.
  3. Genetically Superior: Due to the harsh circumstances the Mandalorian people grew from, they are a much hardier people than most species in the galaxy. While the Mandalorians like to see this as Genetic Superiority, it is perhaps more linked to their inability to use the force, so they have had to rely on themselves more. This "superiority" gives them a bonus of 6 Attribute Dice when starting play.
Story Factors:
  1. Feared: Enemies facing the massed forces of the Mandalorian Empire will quite rightly fear them, this makes the forces opposing the Mandalorians more difficult to Command.
  2. Honor: Mandalorians base their lives around the concept of honor, while part of this honor is serving and obeying the Mandalorian Emperor and his representitives, it is also a personal honor requiring them to protect it with deed and action.
A Short History:

The Mandalorians are a hardy people with a strict warrior culture decended from human colonists from Coruscant. They are famous throughout the galaxy for their armored suits and skillfull warriors, long in their past they raided the Republic on a regular basis.

Mandalorian Empire

The Mandalorian Empire's history begins with the Old Republic; the Republic was expanding as colonists left the core worlds settling new worlds. Many new colonies were being set up successfully, and the routine was becoming perfected with planets such as Corellia, Alderaan and Chandrilla being founded around this time. The Starship Mandalore set off for a new system filled with ten thousand colonists, but a malfunction in their hyperdrive unit forced a massive mis-jump carrying the ship a large distance across the galaxy. Emerging from hyperspace they found themselves in a star system with a single habitable planet, landing on this world their drive systems failed completely causing the ship to plummet onto the surface killing almost 50% of the people aboard.

The time following the crash was difficult for the survivors; while the planet was habitable it was not a comfortable world to live on. They had crashed in a large desert so the survivors split into three groups, the first decided to remain with the wreck of the Mandalore, the second headed west towards a set of mountains, and the third headed a great distance to the south towards an ocean. These groups were the beginning of the Mandalorian clan structure that still exists, the largest group that headed for the mountains became the mining clan Ar`Klim and the religious clan D`ael`mor. Those that headed for the sea became the hunter clan Krei`ger and the warrior clan Par`tay`un. Those that remained with the ship became the warrior clan S`badai, the engineer clan Du`trachek and the clan of the emperors K`yltek. Because the S`badai, Du`trachek and the K`yltek clans remained with the wreckage of the Mandalore they gained control over the other clans, using the ships wreckage to maintain and build technology. As the population grew and the planet became more heavily populated the K`yltek clan used this to form the Mandalorian Empire, passing from their more ancient tasks of trading and negotiating to the task of rulership, a hold that is still maintained.

After a thousand years on their new homeworld the five thousand original surviving colonists had grow to 5 million, but the small gene pool that they were all descended from caused the traits of the original five thousand to become magnified. Firstly the harsh conditions, and the feeling the republic had abandoned them became the foundations of a violent temperament that exists throughout Mandalore. To counter this their civilization became very honor driven formalizing combat and battle to a point where it no longer endangers their entire civilization. The fact that none of the colonists were force users or even force sensitive has become magnified into a strong resistance to the manipulations of the force.

Also around this period they were contacted by the Juannar, the first contact did not go easily and the Mandalorians resisted their first urges to destroy these visitors. They accepted that the Juannar were not hostile, and even though it took the Juannar fifteen years to learn how to communicate with the Mandalorians, peaceful contact was eventually established. The Juannar lived on one of the gas giants within the Mandalore system, and were an advanced technological species although very poorly adapted to living in environments that differed from their own, requiring protective suits to survive the atmosphere of the Mandalore homeworld. The two species found that they complemented each other very well, the Juannar could create technologies that the Mandalore couldn't even comprehend the principles behind, where the Mandalore were a tough and robust species capable of operating in environments that the Juannar could not.

With the help of the Juannar the Mandalorians prospered over the next two millennia, their population climbing into the billions, as they constructed massive cities and space stations throughout the Mandalore system. Then the Vuana arrived, a war like species that had conquered themselves a moderately-sized empire of twenty or so systems, and had enslaved four species. They attacked the Mandalorian system, and although the Juannar and Mandalore managed to fight them off, their system was in ruins, many cities had been bombed into oblivion, and none of the settlements they had constructed still existed. As they rebuilt they also prepared for war, if one attack could happen they reasoned that others could as well. So, for the next three thousand years they rebuilt and armed, expanding beyond their system for the first time. They came into conflict with the Vuana and finally destroyed the last Vuana and the species that had aided them in their attack on Mandalore. This set the Mandalorian psyche for generations to come, to protect themselves they would have to be more powerful than anyone else. So they began to expand, carving out colonies in star systems around their home, and expanding outwards so they would never have to suffer an attack like the one they had from the Vuana.

For almost two thousand years this continued, the Mandalorian Empire expanding until it contained over fifty star systems, then their expanding border met with that of the Republic. The Mandalorians, incensed over their abandonment by the Republic, began to wage war on their former homelands, a condition that continued for thousands of years. However, compared to the countless systems that made up the Republic the Mandalorians were small indeed. The only time over the following millennia that the Mandalorians even slowed their attacks and wars with the Republic was to battle an ecological menace when a meteorite caused serious damage to the Juannar homeworld, which took all of the Mandalorian Empires' resources to combat.

Obviously, peace has finally come between the Republic and the Mandalorians. This peace, though never fully solid, has lasted up to the time of the Empire and the early days of the Emperor and his war machine. Who knows what will happen from there...