Type: LeisureMech Enterprises BD-3000 Luxury Attendant Droid
Degree: 3rd Degree
Class: Attendant Droid
Sensor Color: Blue
Plating Color: Silver
Gender: Feminine Programming
Personality Module: Advanced
Culinary Arts: 4D
Repulsorlift Operation: 3D
Space Transports: 3D
First Aid: 3D
• Humanoid body (two arms, two legs, head)
• Two visual and audio sensors — human range and infrared
• Communications module with over 1.5 million languages
• Internal compartment space (2 K9.)
• Internal comlink
Size: 1.65 meters tall
Cost: 25,000 (new), 8,000 (used)
Background: The BD-3000 by LeisureMech Enterprises is a serviceable protocol droid that can also be programmed to cook, do food service, pilot private repulsor yachts or starships, do tailoring, handle light administrative duties, or even serve as a nanny or (with some modification) a bodyguard. Although the droid has the capacity to speak more than a million languages and is programmed with knowledge of diplomatic ceremonies, the primary focus of the BD-3000 is to be aesthetic and complimentary. As a result, the droids were extremely popular with Senators of the Old Republic, and with the wealthy who wanted to be seen as extravagant.
A large part of the extremely high price for BD droids comes from the customized choice of shape, coloration, voice tone, and personality a customer can specify when ordering . Because of th is customization, the ir used value is sign ificantly lower than that of most other droids (since custom options can’t be changed). As a result, when an owner no longer has any use for a BD-3000 (because it’s out of date, or the owner’s tastes have changed, or a newer model has come out, or the owner has been imprisoned by the Empire). the droid is often just junked or sold for parts.
However, the droids are no less functional for their lack of prestige. Criminal elements often buy or steal just-abandoned luxury droids for their own uses. Some are turned into assassin droids, and many are simply used as fancy protocol droids (although only a new BD-3000 is a symbol of status among the upper crust of society, any model is a sign of success for a crime lord). Others are radica lly modified and put to seedier uses (the addition of articu lated lekku is fairly common, for example). Such criminal purposes are easier to arrange with BD-3000 droids, because their core programming outlaws fewer activities (they are not forbidden to impersonate deities, for example). and they come equipped with heuristic processors (to better anticipate their owners’ preferences).