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June 21, 2006

"And They're Off...."

Well, mentors always say, "put your best foot forward," so here I am, giving you a character of mine. Arani was an Engineer for the Alderaan Royal Engineers during the Clone Wars. Toward the closing of the Clone Wars, when she was 25, she went on a sabbatical to look for inspiration to use in further ship designs. I'm playing her in a game, but feel free to use her as an NPC. I'll be posting a number of ships that she's built. So stay tuned for those.

Young cousin of Cpt. Raymus Antilles, and niece of the former Senator from Alderaan, Bail Antilles, Arani had a priveledged youth. Allowed the best education Alderaan could offer, but that wasn't enough for her. Her parents had hoped she'd become a great artist or poet, but Arani instead had a passion for machines, Starships to be more precise. After classes she would go walk around the Spacer's Quarter, gazing at the ships that came and went. Reluctantly, her parents allowed her to attend the Alderaan University in pursuit of her dreams, to design and build starships. After her time at the University, she applied to the Corellian Engineering Corporation, but her parents would not stand for that, and so they asked them in secret to refuse her. If their daughter was going to do this, she would build ships of beauty and style. After being refused, they convinced her to apply to the Alderaan Royal Engineers. Though the company was losing momentum in terms of business, they were still widely known for their luxury crafts, for Royalty, and those with money. Arani conformed to the standards demanded of her, in terms of looks. She didn't believe in looks over function. Which is why she had hoped for a job at the CEC. Three years into her job, she had designed four ships. Her first three were very much in line with the Alderaan standards, having little use but has luxury yachts for the wealthy. Her fourth, however, was much smaller and more functional. She designed it to be fast and manueverable because of the War going on. It was visually appealing so the ARE were complacent in selling the ship. But the ship was also cheap enough for someone with a bit of money to buy. After this fourth ship, she purchased one and took a leave of absence to look for some more inspiration for her designs.

Involving Arani in your campaign:

*Arani can be found at any spaceport in the galaxy either walking around looking at the ships docked, or examining and tinkering on her own ship, The Rising Sun. Coming from the Alderaan Antilles family as she does, she is sympathetic to those against the Empire. She also offers to act as a Transport for those in need of a ride, for a fair price. Her vehicle can be any of hers that I've posted.

*After the destruction of Alderaan, she is actively working against the Empire. Assisting the Rebellion by smuggling supplies and acting as a personnel carrier when moving between bases. Her assignment could be to transport the Heroes or have them along for security, during a smuggling mission. Her vehicle can be any of hers that I've posted.

Arani Antilles: Human Female Noble 3/Tech Specialist 3/Chief Engineer 3; Init +2; Def 18 (+8 class, +2 Dex, -2 Multi-class); Spd 10m; VP/WP 32/12; Atk +6/+1 melee or +8/+3 ranged (3d6, Blaster Pistol); SQ Favor +2; Inspire Confidence; Resource Access; Research; Instant Mastery (+4 to Disable Device); Personal Design; Efficiency +1; Structual Analysis +1; SV Fort +3, Ref +7, Will +8; FP 5; DSP 0; Rep +3; Str 10, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 18, Wis 12, Cha 14.

Equipment: Datapad, 2-blank datacards, 1 datacard with her design work on it, Diplomat's Blaster (10m, 3d6), The Rising Sun her personal ship, tool-kit on the ship.

Skills: Appraise +7, Astrogate +10, Bluff +8, Computer Use +14, Craft(Space Transport) +19, Demolitions +10, Diplomacy +7, Disable Device +14, Disguise +7, Knowledge(Engineering) +13, Listen +6, Pilot +15, Read/Write Basic, Repair +18, Search +8 , Sense Motive +6, Speak Basic, Spot +6.

Feats: Weapon Group Proficieny (Simple and Blaster Pistols), Alertness, Gearhead, Starship Operation (Space Transport), Skill Emphasis (Craft(Space Transport)), Gun Crew Chief, Spacer.

As for me personally, if anyone has any requests for starships or NPC's. I'm more than willing to take a try at them, so feel free and ask.


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