The Gryphus

An abomination spawned from the remains of a Tie Fighter and a Corellian freighter.


Scale: Starfighter
Length: 26.7 meters
Skill: Space transports: YT-1300
Crew: 2, gunners: 3
Passengers: 6 (includes crew)
Cargo Capacity: 100 metric tons
Consumables: 1 month
Cost: ??
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x2
Hyperdrive Backup: x16
Nav Computer: Yes
Space: 4
Atmosphere: 365; 1,050 kmh
Hull: 3D

  • Sensors:
    • Passive: 10/0D
    • Scan: 25/1D
    • Search: 40/2D
    • Focus: 2/3D
  • Weapons:
    • Laser Cannon
      • Fire Arc: Turret
      • Crew: 1
      • Skill: Starship gunnery
      • Fire Control: 2D
      • Space Range: 1-3/12/25
      • Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km
      • Damage: 4D
    • Double Laser Cannons (Non-Functioning)
      • Fire Arc: Left/Right
      • Crew: 1 each
      • Skill: Starship gunnery
      • Fire Control: 2D
      • Space Range: 1-3/12/25
      • Atmosphere Range: 100-300/1.2/2.5 km
      • Damage: 3D

Many years ago, a brand new Corellian YT-1300p was transporting passengers from Naboo to Bespin. One of the passengers was a well-known diplomat that was wanted by the Empire. The ship was intercepted by an Imperial bounty hunter and shot down onto the surface of a desolate moon. The crew and passengers did not survive, whether from the crash or the bounty hunter remains a mystery, though the ship was still mostly intact but unable to fly. The wreck was collected by scavengers and taken to a junkyard on Ord Mantell.

Not so long ago, the Empire was under attack by the Rebellion. Many ships were destroyed, crashed, or made irreparable by the assault on the Death Star and other resistance dogfights throughout the galaxy. One such Tie Fighter was blown into two halves and through unknown means the remains also ended up on Ord Mantell.

It was here, in the vast wastes of broken ships, droids, and other rubbish that a young pilot, Kurt Starfell, was supervising the construction of a new ship from old parts that would be able to make variable distance cargo runs for his insufferably cheap employer. The Tie Fighter and the passenger ship had many parts that complimented each other, and after a good deal of improvisation the mechanics, with Starfell’s personal supervision, were able to remove the passenger modules from the YT-1300 to make room for cargo, mount the old Tie Fighter wings and weaponry over the damaged docking ports (though the side turrets have never functioned properly), and ultimately piece together a complete, flyable ship. Though how reliable this amalgam really is remains a question for another day.

The Gryphus

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