The Old Republic – Part 3: Starships – Defender-class light corvette


Here’s a first take on the Jedi cruiser from SWTOR.

Defender-class Light corvette
Hull Type: Light corvette
Ship Class: Defender
Manufacturer: Rendili Vehicle Corporation
Hyperdrive: Class 1, Backup: Class 15
Navicomputer: Yes
Crew Complement: 1-5 (1 pilot, co-pilot, etc)
Passengers: 8
Encumbrance Capacity: 100 Enc (70 metric tons)
Consumables: 2 months
Cost: 220,000 (new), 100,000 (used)
Silhouette: 4 (length: 92 metres; width: 71 metres; height: 29 metres)
Sensor Range: Medium
Speed: 3
Handling: 0
Defence: 2/1
Armour: 5
Hull Integrity: 26
System Strain: 15
Customisation Hard Points: 4
Quadruple heavy laser cannon
Fire arc: Forward
Range: Short
Damage: 6
Critical: 3
Qualities: Linked 3

Concussion missiles launcher
Fire arc: Forward
Range: Short
Damage: 6
Critical: 3
Qualities: Blast 4, Breach 4, Guided 3, Limited ammo 6, Slow-firing 1

Design notes: As with the XS these ships are large – and size categories in EotE are abstract and difficult to place ships in. Particularly when ships, like this, can fall in between roles. I decided to use silhouette 4, since this is blatantly meant as a player ship, its meant to be able to partake in dog-fights and do crazy manoeuvres. I made it slower than the XS, but also added armour, superior sensors, weaker shield and more hull and strain. It can carry less cargo, have about the same amount of passengers and its backup drive is slower. I did consider giving it a hyper drive class 1.5 or 2 – not sure about that though. It also have more ammo for its concussion missile launcher and heavier cannons.

Thoughts, comments and suggestions appreciated.


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