11.10.2010

Defender-class Light Corvette



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.

Laser cannons (gunner)
Atk +3 (-2 autofire), Dmg 5d10x2

Systems
Combat Thrusters
Hyperdrive, class 3
Hyperdrive, class 12
Maneuvering jets +2
Navicomputer
Armor, +2
Shields, SR 40
Laser cannons x2
- Double cannons

Accessories
Hypertransceiver
Luxury upgrade, basic
Medical Suite

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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.

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous6/12/2011

    i dont know where you got the 20 tons of cargo space from but what are you doing with the other 3880tons ? porn room ?

    dude 1 space of 40ft x 40ft is 40 times 40 tons
    and the defender corvette is a half size corvette,... figuring that the cr90 corvette is 150 meteres making this one 75meters,.. a medium transport.

    think of the falcon. 1 deck about 200 tons of cargo space. no fancy rooms or nuthin.
    this thing has 2 decks 1 mostly for cargo and has huge staterooms.

    cargo tonnage is between abotu 3600 and 4000.
    but by D20 rules its a medium and can carry huge loads but considerign its a corvette not a action bulk transport i figure its a lean med transport at the 3600-4000 tons cargo.
    could possably be stretched oto about 8100 tons but thats figuring generously on all sides.

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  2. ShadowDragon86858/18/2013

    This was actually really, really useful to me, as my players (in a 23 ABY game, no less,) have just discovered a Defender-class Light Corvette which has sat alone and unloved since the Galactic Cold War after its owners were forced to abandon it. And of course, they're all Jedi, so naturally they have a mandate to claim it for the Order.

    I didn't quite agree with all of your stats, and my version can be found here: http://rpg.wikia.com/wiki/Defender-class_Light_Corvette But your version was still what I used for a benchmark. I also statted out the various special upgrades you can get in TOR.

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  3. where is the D5-Mantis?!

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  4. Hey, you should really keep up the good work and add the Galactic Starfighter ships. That would be awesome!

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