PLNK-Series Power Droid

Type: Industrial Automaton PLNK-series power droid
Degree: Fifth Degree
Class: Power Droid
Sensor Color: Red
Plating Color: Dark Green, Gray, Brown, and Gold
Gender: None
Personality Module: None

DEXTERITY 1D

KNOWLEDGE 1D
Languages: Binary 3D+2

MECHANICAL 1D+2
Energize Power Cells: 5D+2

PERCEPTION 1D

STRENGTH 1D

TECHNICAL 2D+1
Capital Ship Repair: 4D+1
Droid Repair: 4D+1
Repulsorlift Repair: 4D+1
Space Transports Repair: 4D+1
Starfighter Repair: 4D+1
Walker Repair: 4D+1

Equipped With:

• Video sensor
• Quadrupedal locomotion
• Ultra-fine manipulator (+1D to Technical skills)
• System diagnosis package, with infrared receptor, sonar, Xray and spectrometer equipment (+1D to system diagnosis)
• Acoustic signaler (droid and computer languages; can not speak basic or other common languages)
• Armored housing (+1D to Strength)
• Liquid tibanna tank and pump
• Liquid tibanna-powered generator

Special Abilities:
None

Move: 3
Height: 1.37 meters tall
Cost: 2000 credits
Availability: 2,4

Background: The PLNK-series power droid was designed for storing and refueling liquid tibanna gas. They were additionally built for refueling starships and equipment and performed simple tasks in spaceports and military bases. To increase their capacity for tibanna, the droids were based on a “stretched” designed of the GNK power droid and had four legs, as opposed to the two of the GNK series. Lacking both weapons and a programmed gender, the PLNK-series were equipped with feet that allowed them to waddle along. They had a slow moving pace, weighed down by a heavy internal tibanna tank and tibanna-powered generator. A single unit carried an internal pump for loading and discharging liquid tibanna through its externally mounted hose and nozzle; the fuel hose ran from the droid’s left side to the nozzles holstered on its back. Their actions could be controlled by a main panel for system diagnostics located on their front side. The droids spoke a form of droidspeak similar to Gonkian, saying “plunk” as they shuffled about and hence earning them the nickname “plunk droids.” They also understood Galactic Basic Standard but were unable to speak it.

Although unequipped with the near-limitless power generation of a standard power droid, each PLNK-series model possessed a tibanna-driven generator that was capable of supplying enough power to satisfy the needs of Republic listening posts until its tibanna supply ran out. Three plunk droids were enough to power a single listening post and could alternatively be used as detonators to destroy an outpost in case of enemy insurgency. In the service of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, plunk droids were thought to have some defective circuits that led to miscalculation. Like other power droids, plunk droids were encased in heavy shielding, mainly over their fuel reservoirs, and colored duranium plating—ranging from dark green to gray, brown, and gold—to safeguard their highly flammable tibanna contents. To further protect their cargo, the units featured heightened security and safety protocols, but were still restricted by highly limited programming and artificial intelligence. The droids’ self-preservation programming sometimes gave them cause to run away from their owners when “spooked” or agitated.

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