Payákár

Name: Payákár
Class + Level: Astronaut, Lvl. 2
Species & Sex: Páchi Léi
Age: 35
Homeworld: Xánpsae

STR 6 -1 Hit/Damage / -1 Force Rolls
DEX 14 -1 AC / +1 Att./Ini. / +1 Save vs. En.
CON 9
INT 5 -2 Skill/Power Selection
PSY 11 No PSY from Group I-III
CHA 8 +1 Re. Adj. / 3 Ret. / Ret. Mor. 6

HP: 9

AC + Armour: 5  skin suit (AC 6)

Weapons: Z-ray rifle, laser pistol*, vibroblade*, tangle grenade (1)**, pulse grenade (1)**

Background skills: animal trainer +2, brawler, builder +1, electrician, jack +1, mechanic, soldier, urbanite

Class skills: engineer, space swordsman, energy rifle, energy pistol, pilot, PSY luck, empathy

CR + Gear: cold weather clothing, backpack, utility belt*, rope (50ft), communicator*, lockpick, skin spray, air tablets (1)**, canteen, survival rations (1)**

Weapon + Gear weight: 44.5lbs

* worn on board ship too, holstered or sheathed as appropriate, over the uniform only

** more carried if on away mission, prob. incl. other grenade types

CR 35 (2,200 - purchases, exc. pet) / CR 8,800 ((2,200 x 2 x 2) - (4 x 100 for pet))

Background

Payákár is an idealistic, often naive Páchi Léi, but driven, and like all of the species also highly sociable, being companionable, conciliatory, even yielding. In common with his kin, Payákár is grey-green and pear-shaped, with four arms and four legs, a soft knobbly body covered with protruberances, and an almost bestial head with large round eyes.

Aware the species was uplifted and gifted a place among the sentients of the cosmos, Payákár aims to live up to that potential and do his utmost to bring honour to the Páchi Léi and develop the civilisation still further.

To this end, Payákár began work at a young age in construction in a large arboreopolis, becoming a jack of all trades, and when later press-ganged into local military structures, made the best of it, building on these existing skills to become an engineer and rising through the ranks to get off-world, out to meet the makers. Payákár has kept and trained animals of all kinds at every opportunity, wanting to provide them with the opportunities the Páchi Léi forebears had.

On board ship, Payákár is keen to have every system working at maximum potential, and works long hours to achieve this. When off-duty, care of other creatures takes first priority, closely followed by socialising with colleagues. Payákár currently supports Chozá, a small and exotic winged creature of unclear origin rescued from among contraband when close to death. The bond is strong for the near loss, and for the fact heavy bribery was required to overcome quarantine regulations and acquisition of permits, a thing Payákár is usually unwilling to countenance. Other wards include the vermin on board, which readily emerge from their dark spaces and tolerate Payákár's 'training' in return for food.

Payákár remits much of the naval salary home, and to a mixture of foundations across Humanspace, making only essential purchases, a proportion of them for others.

No offspring have yet been produced, but Payákár believes strongly in the propagation of the species, and will to delay budding only for the sake of duty.


Chozá

Alignment: Neutral
Move: 240' (80')
Armour Class: 4
HP: 1
Attacks: 1
Damage: D3
Morale: 8

Chozá is a small, winged and scaly creature with a pair of eyestalks and two pairs of tentacles, one employed in gripping a perch, the other up beneath its wings, both able to discharge electric shocks under provocation. A successful attack allows a Save vs. Energy, with success indicating only a single point of damage is caused.