Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Legacy Era Campaign Guide
Affiliations: General Units
Production of the IX-6 Heavy Combat Droid begins well before the ascension of Darth Krayt to the position of Emperor, and indeed even before the advent of the Ossus Project. Verpine engineers, having endured the subjugation of the Empire in the past, craft the IX-6 Heavy Combat Droid to deter incursions into the Roche Asteroid Belt. Though expensive to produce, the IX-6 is programmed to put itself between invaders and the rest of the Verpine hive. When the Empire once again becomes a force to be reckoned with in the galaxy, the Verpine increase production of the IX-6 and not only spread them throughout their own hives but also sell the Droids to other interested parties eager to protect themselves from Imperial aggression.
When The Galactic Alliance crumbles and Darth Krayt takes his place on the throne, Imperial officials order the Roche Collective to immediately cease production of the IX-6 Heavy Combat Droid and destroy all existing models. Rather than bowing down to the Empire's wishes, the Verpine scatter their production facilities throughout the Roche Asteroid Belt, setting up secret factories deep in asteroids that appear abandoned from the surface. When Imperial Intelligence learns of this defiance, the Empire sends Star Destroyers to blast several heavily populated Verpine asteroids to dust. Despite this punishment, the Verpine continue to produce new IX-6 models and smuggle them out of their asteroid belt, delivering them to those who can afford them.
Darth Krayt keeps at least a few IX-6 Heavy Combat Droids, using them as training Droids for his Sith underlings.
IX-6 Heavy Combat Droids can't be played as Droid Heroes.
IX-6 Heavy Combat Droid Statistics (CL 5) Edit
Force Points: 1
Languages: Basic, Binary, Verpine
Hit Points: 52, Damage Threshold: 20
Immune: Droid Traits
Speed: 6 Squares (Walking)
Ranged: Blaster Rifle +9 (3d8+2)
Base Stats Edit
Feats: Armor Proficiency (Light), Armor Proficiency (Medium), Burst Fire, Improved Defenses, Point-Blank Shot, Weapon Focus (Rifles), Weapon Proficiency (Pistols), Weapon Proficiency (Rifles), Weapon Proficiency (Simple Weapons)
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