Explorers on the Edge
Clone Wars-era B1 Battle Droid
OOM-274 is a Clone Wars-era battle droid commander who was trapped underground during the Battle of Christophsis.
He has extended and built onto himself with random mechanical parts and pieces of metal.
OOM-274 and a squad of battle droids were running excavator machines in the caves of Christophsis during the Clone Wars, when they were trapped by a cave-in.
He has been stranded in the Temple of Jaren Laa for the last 20-something years, going slowly insane the whole time.
It’s impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror has a face. You must make a friend of horror. If not, then it is an enemy to be feared.
I remember when I was on the surface. Seems a thousand centuries ago. We went to liberate the city, and there were laser swords … and they hacked off the arms of every droid there. A pile of little arms.
And I realized they were stronger than we.
Wait… who are you?
When the PCs discovered OOM-274, he was cooperative, if a bit loopy.
They discovered an old holo-recording in his memory banks:
The sounds of blaster fire and the shrill voices of dying Battle Droids.
Into the frame comes a Rodian struggling to carry a huge crate out of the temple into the passageway.
A raspy voice in a thick Duros accent speaks:
“Hurry it up with those crates, Reelo, I’ve got to get these treasures to Nesto Vos before the Separatists realize we’re here.”
More blaster fire.
The Rodian says:
“It might be a little easier, Bane, if you’d help me,” as he carries the crates away.
A figure steps into view—a tall Duros wearing a thick duster and a wide-brimmed hat. He turns in your direction, and you can see that he’s got breathing tubes attached to the sides of his face and he’s chewing on a toothpick.
“Just make sure you get them all, you’re being well paid.”
He turns and fires another volley with his blaster pistol, more droids squeal as they die.
The Duros squints as he looks around, then he steps out of the frame and the recording ends.