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Galen Walton Erso

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Name: Galen Walton Erso
Type: Advanced Weapons Research Scientist
Species: Human
Homeworld: Coruscant
Gender: Male
Born: —
Died: 0 BBY / 1000 GC
Hair Color: Gray
Eye Color: Blue
Weight: —
Skin: Light

Dexterity 3D
Blaster 3D+2
Dodge: 4D
Melee Combat: 3D+2
Melee Parry: 3D+1

Knowledge 4D
Cultures 5D
Planetary Systems 5D+1
Scholar: Weapon Physics 10D+1
Scholar: Hyperspace Mechanics 12D
Scholar: Advanced Engineering 11D
Value 5D +1

Mechanical 2D
Astrogation 3D
Repulsorlift Operation 3D

Perception 2D
Con 3D
Gambling 4D
Investigation 6D+1
Search 4D+1
Sneak 3D

Strength 2D

Technical 4D
Battle Station Engineering (Advanced) 10D+1
Battle Station Repair 9D+2
Battle Station Weapon Engineering (Advanced) 12D
Blaster Repair 6D
Capital Ship Engineering (Advanced) 9D+2
Capital Ship Repair 9D +1
Capital Ship Weapon Engineering (Advanced) 10D+2
Computer Programming/Repair 10D
(A) Civil/Industrial Engineering: 11D
Droid Programming / Repair: 8D
(A) Engineering: 10D
Integrated Ship Systems 10D+2
(A) Weapon Engineering: 12D

Special Abilities:

Force Sensitive: N
Force Points: 3
Dark Side Points: 0
Character Points: 12
Move: 10

Equipment: Datapad, Imperial Research Uniform, 2 Code Cylinders

Background: The scientist Galen Walton Erso, known throughout the galaxy for his expertise in crystallography and energy enrichment, was a human male born on the agricultural planet of Grange. Despite his initial reluctance, he became a crucial figure in the development of the DS-1 Death Star Mobile Battle Station through his participation in the Republic Futures Program. Galen’s unparalleled polymath abilities spanned a variety of fields, including theoretical work, mathematics, and experimental physics, earning him numerous prestigious accolades such as the Kuat Systems Engineering Medal, the Ashgad Prize, and the Roche Foundation Prize.

After leaving the Galactic Empire’s ambitious Death Star project and hiding out on the planet Lah’mu, he was eventually discovered and forcibly brought back into the fold by his old friend and colleague Orson Krennic, whose death troopers killed Erso’s wife, Lyra. His daughter, Jyn meanwhile fled and was taken in by Saw Gerrera. Erso was instrumental in the project’s completion over the next several years, but he secretly built a hidden weakness into the battle station.

Attempting to send word of it to the Rebellion against the Empire, Erso enlisted the help of Imperial cargo pilot Bodhi Rook, who eventually got the message to Gerrera when he was captured by Gerrera’s Partisans. The message was eventually seen by Jyn, who had been rescued from the Imperial prison on Wobani by the Rebellion in an attempt to get close to Gerrera. A Rebel force including Erso that was captained by Cassian Andor traveled to Eadu, where Krennic, having learned of Erso’s deception, confronted him and his team. Erso admitted to his deception but was then mortally wounded by bombs dropped by the Alliance’s Blue Squadron. Erso lay dying as Jyn finally reunited with him, and Erso died in his daughter’s arms.

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