Model: Otoh Gunga Defense League Standard Issue Energy Shield
Type: Personal energy shield
Skill: Melee parry: personal energy shield
Cost: Not available for sale
Game Notes: This personal energy shield is held and wielded much like a normal shield. The user makes a melee parry skill roll to deflect incoming attacks, be they from melee weapons or blasters. Success indicates that the shield takes the damage. The shield has a Strength of 5D. If the damage roll is greater than the shield’s Strength roll, excess damage affects the shield bearer. Every time the shield is compromised, the protection value is reduced by 1D.
Background: The Gungan personal energy shield was a model of handheld energy shield manufactured by Otoh Gunga Defense League that incorporated hydrostatic bubble technology. They featured a screen of energy that could be turned on or off which protected against both blaster fire and physical weapons. They were used at Great Grass Plains by the Gungan Grand Army as they battled the droid army of the Trade Federation. The shields were either held in one hand or strapped to the forearm.