Type: 8D-Series Smelter Droid
Degree: 5th Degree
Class: Smelter Droid
Sensor Color: Yellow
Plating Color: Gray
Gender: Masculine Programming
Personality Module: Elementary
Machinery operation 4D
• Humanoid body (two arms, two legs, head)
• Heat-resistant durasteel molecularly bonded with kevlex chassis (4,000
• Protected photoreceptors (-1D to search)
Height: 1.65 meters
Background: The 8D droid series resembled Muuns rather than their insectoid Verpine designers to suit the majority humanoid population of the Galaxy. They were distinguished by their rather long heads though the droid units seldom interacted with sentient beings once assigned to a job. Their attenuated limbs and complex leg joints were a trademark of their Verpine creators.
An 8D was designed to operate in smelting factories on worlds as varied as Aridus and Balmorra where working conditions were too dangerous and hot for most sentient beings. Each body part was cast from high-grade Duravlex. This off-white substance’s melting point was at over 4,000 degrees centigrade, but the droids seldom worked in blast furnaces over 1,650 degrees centigrade.
Their photoreceptors were small and protected, giving the droid model quite weak eyesight. An 8D also was quite strong and possessed strong stamina though this came at the cost of the droids being rather sluggish. The 8D droids were programmed to have minimal intelligence, as their main tasks were simple labor, such as mining and smelting. The droids had crude personalities and a dislike for more intelligent units, and made a point to bully weaker droids whenever possible.