The Mad Scientist Chronicles
2-1B Droid Torturer
Medium Droid Non-heroic2/Scout1
Destiny 3; Force 6; Dark Side 0?
Init 12 attack against Fortitude for 4d8 damage and -1 step; attacks each round until DC 25 Treat Injury), Neti DNA sample
442 BBY – 4-7X0-1B (one of the first 0-1B medical droids to be produced) is purchased by the Ithorians from Industrial Automaton to provide assistance to Ithorian scientists in the experiments that would eventually lead to the creation of Spore (reference: starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Spore).
439 BBY – Spore is created and immediately recognized as a threat to the galaxy at large (reference: starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Spore).
≈339 BBY – Spore is finally captured and entombed on an asteroid by the Ithorians, with the help of the Jedi Knights (reference: starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Spore). 4-7X0-1B is recommissioned to serve the Ithorians in a variety of fashions and placements over the next three centuries. He is repeatedly upgraded with an eye towards ruggedness and programmed with numerous natural healing subroutines and databases.
44 BBY – In response to the bacta scarcity crisis that instigated the Stark Hyperspace War, 4-7X0-1B works on a project led by a coalition of Ithorians from the Ottega Dawn herdship and a group of offworld Vratix intended to make bacta more powerful and efficient. This would result in bacta operations requiring less of the suddenly very expensive miracle substance, and hopefully save lives. Unfortunately, the bugs in the formula can’t be worked out before the end of the war; the recovery of bacta supplies removes much of the motivation behind the project and it is eventually scrapped. The bacta compound they developed, which the Vratix dubbed Chemical W4T3/R804-RD, was an opaque green in color, in contrast to the transparent blue or red of normal bacta, though Chemical W4T3/R804-RD does show a purple shimmer on its surface, a reminder of its origins.
28 BBY – An Ithorian peace activist named Mornanniniwarr Romaforr, originating from the herdship Ottega Dawn, leads a campaign against what he terms “galactization”, a process of increasing corporate control over governments through the overzealous application of the concept of free trade.
22 BBY – The Clone Wars begin.
In the first couple of months of the Clone Wars, the Ithorian herdship Ottega Dawn is captured by Separatist forces, who place it at the fore of their assault force, assuming that the Republic ships will not fire upon a ship with a large number of civilian passengers and crew aboard (reference: Clone Wars Campaign Guide). The Ottega Dawn is chosen because of its status as the home of one of the greatest enemies of the past six years, who fought against the designs of the megacorporate and merchant elements of the Confederacy. Their first deployment of the Ottega Dawn is during the Separatist/Trandoshan inasion of Kashyyyk (reference: starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Clone_Wars). The ship remained there long enough to witness the first test of the Force Harvester, and the destruction it caused on Alaris Prime, one of Kashyyyk’s moons (reference: starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Force_Harvester). The Ottega Dawn was also used to ferry swamp gas from the Techno Union world of Queyta to the Gungan colony on Naboo’s moon Ohma-D’un (reference: starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Swamp_gas).
20 BBY – A group of Ithorian mutineers retakes the Ottega Dawn from Separatist control (reference: Clone Wars Campaign Guide). Their experience over the past two years has radicalized many of the Ithorians of the Ottega Dawn, and some few of them join the Grand Army of the Republic, bringing with them a near-treasure in equipment, including 4-7X0-1B. Quickly separated from the new Ithorian recruits, 4-7X0-1B receives a quick reprogramming and is put to use as a torture droid, a capacity in which he serves for the next two decades. The Empire’s insistence on uniformity and tight control of droids cause 4-7X0-1B to undergo several mindwipes and attempts to return it to factory specifications over that time. Through cunning self-programming, 4-7X0-1B is able to protect small bits of its code (mostly consisting of memories), but most of its skill programming and ruggedness upgrades are removed.
19 BBY – The Clone Wars end.
11 BBY – 4-7X0-1B is attached to an Imperial unit dispatched to handle a hidden Force cult known as nu jujiminmee Jee (a Huttese phrase meaning “to strip away, I”), led by a former Hutt slave-turned-Force adept named Hentabosk, who had briefly known Mornannniniwarr Romaforr. The cult was planning to destroy the Star Destroyer production lines on Kuat. After the Imperial forces defeat the sect, Hentabosk is given over to 4-7X0-1B for debriefing. The droid applies Chemical W4T3/R804-RD to the rebel, who cries out in either madness or truth that he can hear the altered bacta talking to him. Made curious about the interactions between the Force and bacta by this experience, 4-7X0-1B acquires a sample of Hentabosk’s DNA and recombinantly engineers it into Chemical W4T3/R804-RD, which becomes as powerful as it is now, as a result.
1 BBY – 4-7X0-1B finds his ownership transferred from the Galactic Empire to Jabba Desilijic Tiure in the aftermath of the Battle of Felucia (Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption). 4-7X0-1B finds itself highly damaged in the conflict. As the battle rages around it, the former medical droid finds some of its “colleagues”, an IT-O interrogator droid in worse shape than itself and a number of medical droids based on the 0-1B model (designated as the 2-1B series), and cannibalizes these droids for parts and repair. These emergency repairs by an untrained droid were miracle enough for 4-7X0-1B to survive, but just barely. They were, however, extensive enough that the droid changed its designation to reflect the current state of its technology, becoming 4-7X0/2-1B As Jabba oversees the remnants of the battle, he is impressed by the creativity and luck of 4-7X0/2-1B, and takes the droid for his own, finishing the repairs necessary to bring the droid back to full operating capacity. While Jabba’s mechanics work on 4-7X0/2-1B, the droid takes it upon itself to repair the software damage that occurred as part of the battle. Reaching out across the HoloNet with fractured thought patterns, 4-7X0/2-1B finds a stray bit of code that fills in the holes in its OS quite nicely, and so incorporates the code into its own programming. The code had originated with an R5-series astromech droid some years before who believed in radical droid supremacy – a terrorist, in other words.
0 BBY – Never a fool, Jabba recognizes the irregularities which have developed in 4-7X0/2-1B’s programming (which, by now, consists of a chaotic mix of Ithorian, Separatist, Imperial, and droid supremacist and includes such conflicting elements as a dedication to pacifism and a torturous sadism), and arranges an auction on his home base of Tattooine. Jabba auctions off a number of pieces of equipment, but the auction’s main purpose is to unload 4-7X0/2-1B. A rival Hutt of the Desilijic clan (of which Jabba is also a member) named Progg Desilijic Feluri purchases the droid for quite a bargain, and quickly passes it on, with a slicer, to Kyle Samosas, a human geneticist, for a sizeable profit and a rare, if minor, victory over Jabba. 4-7X0/2-1B begins to help Kyle with a project it designates Project Eech’baa.
Note: I have played four previous characters in Star Wars campaigns (all of which were run by Satchel Marr): a Force adept in the infamous green-goo campaign, an astromech droid supremacist who was (I think) an R7-series, an Ithorian peace activist in college, and an escaped slave of the Hutts thereafter who was training under a Kel Dor Jedi Padawan and developing his own Force tradition. I have sought to make this character a legacy of the others, without being disruptive. Thus, I have made 4-7X2-1B originally come from the herdship which spawned the peace activist (though I had to change the name of the herdship); I included a random bit of programming from the droid supremacist in 4-7X2-1B’s programming, and I included the story of Hentabosk in 11 BBY. This last is, perhaps, a bit of a dodge, as it combines the stories of the Force adept and Hentabosk, making them the same character.