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    Default The "Highwind" (Rebel Q-Ship)

    Note, my group plays in two settings-one being the "Grand Theft Bebop" and the other is well, just as interesting. Here is our ship from the non-GTB games.

    The "Highwind"

    On paper, "The Highwind is a Q-Ship belonging to the Alliance to Restore the Republic's Investigative Division of the General Affairs Department" is known as the "RAS Highwind" when in fact, it is a privately owned heavily modified Xiyitar-class Transport which is owned by the privateer captain Gene Starwind (a good friend of Captain Crystal Lox). Captain Starwind first
    came into contact with this ship when it was fresh off the assembly line and still in it's stock condition. Gene was currently in the market for a new ship after the smuggler Rik Duel stole his ship, the "Strahl" (now known as the "Moonshadow"), when the smuggler needed a quick way off of Ralltiir.

    Side Note: despite Imperial Records and Duel's own boasting, the ship now known as the "Moonshadow" was in fact the Smuggler ship "Strahl" and not the "Splendid IX" as originally
    thought.

    After managing to obtain the stock ship, Gene slowly went about converting it into something better with the help of the Scorpian Fleet Shipyards which was a branch of the CEC shipyards that went "missing" during the Clone Wars and had become a kind of "Shadowport" and the future "Highwind" lost it's stock status and soon became a Q-Ship for the Rebel Alliance.

    Starwind and the "Highwind" came to be apart of (Baron) Captain Callum Gideon's "Avalanche" group of rebel operatives which included former Imperial TIE Fighter pilot Marcus Slayton, Engineer Kaylee Frye, Raw Weber, Corran Rex, James Mitchell, Rex Hall, Elim Sivek, Peter Shaw, Rigel, Daylon Naberi, Tigh and Bojay the Ewok fighter pilot. The group had a number of mis-adventures
    including a number in the Tapani Sector.

    Following the end of Gideon's mis-adventure which lead him to become the new Baron Hejaran, the "Highwind" gained the transponder which marked her as the "Anchorage" and the personal transport
    of Baron Callum Hejaran.

    As a Q-Ship, the Highwind is equipped with a number of systems that allows it to hide it's weapon systems through a series of carefully hidden hatches which slide open to reveal the weapon systems and the ship also includes a hanger bay for the "Vigilantes" squadron which fly stolen/bought TIE Fighters and Interceptors.

    If you insult the Highwind in Captain Starwind's presence, that is grounds for a beating.

    The "Highwind"
    Craft: TransGalMeg Xiytiar-class Transport
    Type: Heavily Modified Large Transport and Q-Ship
    Scale: Starfighter
    Length: 164.8 meters
    Crew: 10
    Passengers: 6
    Cargo Capacity: 2,941 metric tons
    Consumables: 4 months
    Cost: N/A-PERIOD
    Hyperdrive Multi: x1
    Hyperdrive Backup: x4
    Nav-Computer: Yes
    Space: 12
    Hull: 4D+2
    Shields: 4D

    Sensors:
    Passive: 30/1D
    Scan: 60/2D
    Search: 90/4D
    Focus: 4/4D+1

    Weapons:
    4 Quad Laser Cannons
    Fire Arc: Turret
    Crew: 1
    Fire Control: 3D
    Space Range: 1-5/10/17
    Atmosphere Range: 100-500/1/1.7km
    Damage: 2D

    4 Concussion Missile Tubes
    Fire Arc: 2 front, 2 rear
    Crew: N/A-droid brain
    Fire Control: 3D
    Space Range: 1-12/30/60
    Atmosphere Range: 200-1.2/3/6km
    Damage: 9D

    2 Concussion Mine (Sesmic Charge) Deployers
    Scale: Starfighter
    Crew: 1
    Body Strentgh: 1D
    Range: 0 (seismic charges remain in the place where they are deployed)
    Blast Radius: 2/4/6/8)
    Damage: 8D/6D/4D/2D
    Game Notes: Seismic charges detonate whenever a starship comes within 2 space units of the

    weapon.

    8 Comar f-9 Ion Cannons
    Fire Arc: Turret
    Crew: 1
    Fire Control: 4D
    Space Range: 1-3/7/36
    Atmosphere Range: 100-300/700/3.6 km
    Damage: 4D

    2 Tractor Beam Projectos
    Scale: Starfighter
    Fire Arc: Front
    Fire Control: 2D
    Space Range: 1-3/7/15
    Atmosphere Range: 100-300/700/1.5 km
    Damage: 2D
    Additional Systems:
    "Mimic" Decoy Units
    (See page 39 of Pirates and Privateers)

    Baffled Drive, plus 1 extra tank.
    (see page 40 of Pirates and Privateers)

    Backup Battery
    (see page 40 of Pirates and Privateers)

    Fabritech Ship Security System
    Converted Hanger Bay

    4 Transponder Codes:
    1-The "Wayfarer" (Merchant Ship)
    2-The "Puddle Jumper" (Merchant Ship)
    3-The "Tiny Broncho" (Merchant Ship)
    4-The "Anchorage" (Private Transport)
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    Ran: "Grand Theft Bebop", "Fellowship of Mars Division", "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers" and "Fun with Black Lagoon".

    Currently gearing up for "Road Movie to Naboo with Guns"

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    Default Re: The "Highwind" (Rebel Q-Ship)

    Originally posted by captain_tenjou

    Gene was currently in the market for a new ship after the smuggler Rik Duel stole his ship, the "Strahl" (now known as the "Moonshadow")
    Originally posted by captain_tenjou

    Starwind and the "Highwind" came to be apart of (Baron) Captain Callum Gideon's "Avalanche" .
    Originally posted by captain_tenjou

    Captain Starwind
    Originally posted by captain_tenjou

    The "Tiny Broncho" (Merchant Ship)
    (Spiderman Voice) My Final fantasy sense is tingleing.
    "The enemy of my enemy is the next person to die"

    "All-weather equipment fails… usually in bad weather."
    -4th Regiment - SpecForce

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    I only played Gideon, I didn't have anything to do with the FF refs!!

    *ducks any and all tomatos*
    Captain Tenjou
    Ran: "Grand Theft Bebop", "Fellowship of Mars Division", "The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers" and "Fun with Black Lagoon".

    Currently gearing up for "Road Movie to Naboo with Guns"

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    (Ravnor realises he has run out of tomato's) Damnit, where's that crazy sword weilding samurai when you need him?

    Anyway, it is a pretty good ship, and it has a good background.
    "The enemy of my enemy is the next person to die"

    "All-weather equipment fails… usually in bad weather."
    -4th Regiment - SpecForce

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