STAR WARS: The DarkStryder Campaign
Loh'Khar the Finder
Type: Twi’lek Procurement Specialist
- DEXTERITY 3D Blaster 5D, Dodge 6D+2, Pick Pocket 8D
- KNOWLEDGE 4D Alien species 5D, Bureaucracy 7D+2 , Business 6D+1, Cultures 7D, Intimidation 7D, Languages 8D, Planetary Systems 5D, Streetwise 9D, Survival 5D, Value 6D, Willpower 7D
- MECHANICAL 2D Repulsorlift Operation 4D
- PERCEPTION 4D+2 Bargain 7D, Con 8D+2, Forgery 6D+2, Gambling 7D, Hide 6D, Investigation 7D, Persuasion 8D, Search 6D, Sneak 6D
- STRENGTH 2D+ 1
- TECHNICAL 2D Computer Programming/Repair 5D+2, Droid Programming 4D, Security 5D
Special Abilities: Tentacles: Twi’leks can use their tentacles to communicate in secret with other Twi’leks, even in a room filled with other people.
Force Points: 3
Dark Side Points: 1
Character Points: 17
Equipment: Comlink, Datapad and Datacards, Heavy Blaster Pistol (5D)
Loh’khar is the FarStar’s procurement specialist – anything the team needs, he can often scrounge up in a matter of minutes to a few hours, depending on the size and rarity of the material.
The tall Twi’lek is intensely secretive about his methods and sources in obtaining equipment, and often explains his methods away by saying, “If you have to ask where I got it, you won’t really want it.”
Many years ago Loh’khar escaped from the Twi’lek homeworld Ryloth, apparently fleeing from some clan conspiracy working against him, or so Loh’khar claims. Through unknown means he acquired a light transport, and journeyed through the galaxy as a sort of traveling salesman, bringing odd goods from world to world and matching them with the perfect buyers. At times he settled down and worked his procurement wonders from a fixed base, often near starports and busy urban centers where entrepreneurs, smugglers and bureaucrats craved illegal, rare, or expensive items they couldn’t obtain themselves. In each location he established atight network of spies, street urchins, thieves and “buying agents” who helped him obtain what his clients wanted. In some cases, especially when he was traveling, Loh’khar did the work himself.
During his travels, Loh’khar traded some valuable information for three unhatched Turazza eggs. At the time others thought Loh’khar got the short end of the deal, but the eggs soon hatched, and the three Turazza bonded with the Twi’lek. Now the three short reptiles, Rizzal, Vizzal and Nizzal, work for Loh’khar, running errands and collecting information.
Loh’khar uses a combination of high perception, bribery and extortion when trying to obtain items. Sometimes what his clients need is within easy grasp, either through payment or thievery. Other times he bargains with the complex network of the black market – using bribery and intimidation where necessary, and often trading items or information he has for materials he needs.
Loh’khar continued his business – trading items and information to suit his clients – profitting from the greater conflict created by the galactic civil war. Granted, some of his best customers were representatives of the Rebel Alliance – always in need of materiel – or the Empire, seeking shadier ways to accomplish their military objectives. But Loh’khar played off both of them, betraying them only when profitable.
With the rise of the New Republic, business has been slower, but not unprofitable. There was still much wealth to be gathered in the Outer Rim Territories and in other places where the New Republic’s bureaucratic grasp could be easily avoided.
He was running a brisk trade out of his light freighter when he made the mistake of stopping on Kal’Shebbol. Moff Sarne commandeered his ship and stranded Loh’khar on Kal’Shebbol. Loh’khar was grateful he wasn’t imprisoned by Moff Sarne, and attempted to make the best of the situation. He set up shop in Kal’Shebbol’s main starport, catering to the needs of the few traders who flew in and the desires of the innumerable, miserable creatures living beneath Moff Sarne’s iron bootheel.
When Page‘s Commandos blasted through Moff Sarne’s palace, sending Sarne fleeing with his sector fleet, Loh’khar didn’t much care. Empire, New Republic, same thing – there was still money to be made, even if the police uniforms changed. However, it did mean more opportunity for him – opportunity for profit …
It took him two tries to make it aboard with the FarStar crew. At first, Lieutenant Page didn’t feel he had any viable skills. But when the FarStar needed some heavy-duty turbolaser power capacitors, Loh’khar obtained them within a day. Nobody knows how he did it, but he assured the command crew that his diplomatic talents and his finesse at “managing resources” could get him almost anything.
Loh’khar keeps tabs on everybody and everything. Perhaps it is his Twi’lek upbringing, or maybe his many years in the procurement business – but he has a knack for making arrangements behind the scenes, sowing rumors to get others to do as he pleases, collecting dirt on some to blackmail them, and bribing others. All the while he seems to be noble Loh’khar, procurement specialist, who seems to be incapable of subterfuge and intrigue.
Loh’khar cuts a mysterious profile. He often covers his gray tunic with a voluminous black hooded cloak. The cloak is filled with pockets stuffed with datacards, pouches of this and bits of that, useful materials to trade or juicy information to blackmail others. Loh’khar often keeps the cloak’s hood covering his head, keeping his shifty eyes in shadow. He hides most of his emotions behind a stoic, business-like face.