Developed at the height of the Great War, the Defender was custom-built for the Jedi Order. The Jedi Council commissioned the starship after determining that Republic military vessels were not well-suited to the Jedi’s more specialized missions.
The Defender’s exterior design is based on the consumer model corvette, but it has been outfitted with countless customized upgrades. The starship includes two levels. The formal upper level features diplomatic meeting rooms and an elegant conference room at the ship’s center. The conference room contains a unique Holocom system for secure communications with the Jedi Council. The Defender’s lower level includes a cargo hold, a medical bay, and a small private space in which the Jedi can retreat for meditation.
Despite the Jedi Order’s commitment to peace, the ship is battle-ready. If circumstances warrant, the Defender is engineered with high-powered shields and twin turbo lasers to engage the enemy.
|Corellian Defender-class Light Corvette : CL 9|
Colossal* space transport
Init -3; Senses Perception +6
Defense Ref 15 (flat-footed 14), Fort 26; +14 armor, Vehicular Combat
hp 120; DR 15; SR 40; Threshold 76
Speed fly 12 squares (max. velocity 800 km/h), fly 3 squares (starship scale)
Ranged 2 laser cannons +3 (see below)
Fighting Space 12x12 or 1 square (starship scale); Cover total
Base Atk +2; Grp 38
Atk Options autofire (laser cannons)
Abilities Str 42, Dex 12, Con --, Int 12
Skills Initative -3, Mechanics +6, Perception +6, Pilot -3, Use Computer +6
Crew 2 (skilled); Passangers 10
Cargo 20 tons; Consumables 2 months; Caried Craft none
Hyperdrive x3 (backup x15), navicomputer
Availability Military (Jedi only); Cost 185,250)
*This ship is treated as a Gargantuan starfighter for the purposes of being targeted by capital ship weapons, dogfighting, and using starship maneunvers.
Hyperdrive, class 3
Hyperdrive, class 12
Maneuvering jets +2
Shields, SR 40
Laser cannons x2
- Double cannons
Luxury upgrade, basic
Notes: Used by both the Jedi Knight and Jedi Consular classes in game, the impression I get of the Defender is less that of a warship, and more of a spaceworthy negotation suite with laser cannons.
As such, in putting it together, I focused less on speed and combat readiness than a person might assume appropriate for a Jedi's vessel. It's capable of defending itself, and holding it's own, but it's primary mission is one of diplomacy.
Screen-shots of the interior feature a fairly spacious and well appointed ship, complete a gold statue and king size bed; absolute essentials for a member of an ascetic order of warrior monks.