The Other Heroes
Human Political Prisoner/Pirate
Melee Combat: 4D+2
Character Points: 5
Force Points: 2
Wound Status: None
A University student and idealistic political dissident during the beginning days of the Empire, Callum Duer was the son of a middle noble and an inconvenience for the Empire in its infancy as he and his friends were both connected and vocal about their opposition to Imperial rule. It wasn’t until they organized a protest that saw brutal retaliation from the Empire and an outpouring of sympathy for their cause that their efforts became too much for the new government to ignore and over the course of a single night the entire lot of them were collected and placed on a star ship for the outer reaches. Deemed anarchists and traitors, but still useful in keeping their families in line the group of them couldn’t be sent to a conventional prison such as the Kessel Mines where family influence might see them escape, so instead the ship delivered them to Ord Vaxxal – a Hutt operated prison planet that had one time been the personal domain of a Sith Lord during the times of the Old Republic. Unceremoniously dumped on the prison planet’s surface, of the forty three University students that had been made to disappear, a third were dead within a month. Constant food shortages, fights, filthy conditions and the Hutts’ love of pit fighting claimed them quickly and they learned what it took to survive or they died horrible deaths. Eighteen years later, one of the forty-three remains and after burying his friend and last surviving fellow student prisoner, he escaped the planet by hiding inside of a Hutt corpse (which he killed in retaliation for his friend’s death) being shipped back to Hutta for burial. Killing everyone aboard the Hutt owned space transit while they slept he
activated the emergency beacon and was picked up by privateers. After killing one in a knife fight to take his place on the crew, they pirated their way through the outer rim until they were surprised by an Imperial Cruiser and nearly destroyed. With most of the crew dead or injured and no skills save his ability to keep living – even if it means killing everyone else, Callum finds himself stranded and friendless on this miserable hunk of rock. Oh, and the Hutts want him for killing one of their own.