Vainglory

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Loronar E-9 Explorer

Loronar’s E-9 Explorer vessel was designed to be a long-range scout that requires a small crew to operate at peak efficiency. The ship is streamlined to maximize atmospheric flight for planetary landings and holds enough supplies to allow the ship to operate for long periods between starport visits. Although it is often purchased by small groups of adventurers to travel the galaxy, the ship has proven to be popular with small mercenary bands as well.

The ship’s bridge houses stations that allow the entire four-person crew to monitor and operate most ship systems. The crew quarters, located along the neck of the ship, are spacious enough to allow the crew and any passengers they take aboard to live comfortably during long voyages. The lounge holds an autochef system to help meet the crew’s nutritional needs as well as a holographic game table and other entertainment systems to keep the minds and bodies active between destinations. In addition to the engineering section, the main body of the ship also holds a three-deck cargo bay large enough to hold a small repulsorlift vehicle, which can leave the ship through the ventral cargo elevator. Loronar even offers the option of adding a CS-1 cargo sled to the ship for an additional 12,000 credits.

To help make the lives of technicians easier when repairs need to be made during flight, a network of crawlways was built under the main deck that can access virtually any part of the ship. Despite their convenient use, their only access point is through the gunwell just inside the front area of the cargo bay. Anyone trying to gain entry into the maintenance tunnels anywhere else must cut through the deck plating.

The E-9 Explorer comes equipped with two laser cannons, one on top and one on the bottom of the main body of the ship, under the belief that the weapons should provide sufficient defense against any dangers it may face. Though not initially conceived by its designers, many owners of the ship found that the weaponry can be upgraded easily to more lethal armament, including double, quad, or even heavy laser cannons. Some shrewd owners have even been known to install a proton torpedo launcher into the underside of the ship’s nose. Such measures are viewed by Loronar and the Imperial government as highly unnecessary and have been known to incite seizure of the ship by the Empire.

This particular Loronar E-9, now named Vainglory, was a prototype for the series created during the Clone Wars. The prototype was designed as a bid for a military contract for the Grand Army of the Republic to serve as a long range scout vessel. Although the vessel gave promising results in the few operations it was used, the Republic opted to give the contract to another company, forcing Loronar to turn the E-9 into a civilian ship. The military grade prototype was supposedly scrapped, but the existence of the Vainglory is a testament to the truth of the matter.

Apart from being finely tuned and finicky, the main difference between a standard E-9 and the Vainglory is in its sensor globes. Instead of using civilian grade sensor globes, the Vainglory was equipped with cutting edge one of a king prototype sensor globes which gives it twice the sensor boost of the common sensor globes. Unfortunately, this prototypes, like the ship itself, are difficult to keep in good order and are impossible to replace.

The current owner and captain of the Vainglory is Caster Novastar who, until now, was able to pay the costly maintenance and the salary of his crew with his personal fortune. Yet, maintaining the Vainglory in its peak is a huge money sink and lately the ship has been developping a few quirks due to Caster’s dwindling ressources.

Vainglory (Prototype Loronar E-9 Explorer)

Colossal space transport
Init –3; Senses Perception +7(+17#)
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Defense Ref 16 (flat-footed 13), Fort 24; +13 armor
hp 150; DR 15; SR 35; Threshold 64
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Speed fly 12 squares (max. velocity 950 km/h), fly 5 squares (starship scale)
Ranged 2 laser cannons +6 or +5 (see below)
Fighting Space 12×12 or 1 square (starship scale); Cover total
Base Atk +0; Grp +34
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Abilities Str 40, Dex 16, Con —, Int 20
Skills (Kai) Initiative –3, Mechanics +8, Perception +7(+17#), Pilot –3, Use Computer +8(+18#)
Skills (Caster) Initiative –4, Mechanics +2, Perception +6(+16#), Pilot -9, Use Computer +7(+17#)
Skills (Kobor) Initiative –4, Mechanics +0, Perception +5(+15#), Pilot –9, Use Computer +0(+10#)
#When using sensors, use these skill modifiers instead.
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Crew 2; Passengers 4
Cargo 30 tons; Consumables 2 years; Carried Craft none
Hyperdrive x1 (backup x12), nav computer
Availability Licensed; Cost NA
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Double Laser Canon(Kobor)
Atk +6, Dmg 4d10×2
Double Laser Canon(Caster)
Atk +5, Dmg 4d10×2

Loronar E-9 Explorer

Loronar E-9 Explorer Deck 1

Loronar E-9 Explorer Deck 2

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