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Palvar Defense Force (PDF) Naval Troopers

The Palvar Defense Force, a police/military force maintained by several
worlds in the Palvar Sector (mainly by Kashan), lacks adequate army forces
and relies heavily on its hordes of navy troopers. PDF navy troopers receive
more training than most PDF navy officers and PDF army troopers. The navy
troopers are used for ship security, boarding operations, and even ground
assaults in some cases. The typical PDF starship carries a full complement
of navy troopers with only a handful of army troopers to supplement them.

PDF navy troopers are trained in various forms of combat, including zero-
gravity combat. They are trained shortly in starship operation and repair so
that they may be effective during most emergencies on ship if needed. During
boarding operations, they will load into boarding shuttles in platoon
strength and cut their way into enemy starships. Standard PDF protocol calls
for a squad of troopers in armored space suits to walk along the hull of a
target vessel and plant charges on all airlocks, blasting them open, and
exposing that region of the ship to vacuum, thus reducing on board
resistance. Many PDF commanders tend to overlook this rule, as they want the
ship in mostly working order. When on an enemy vessel, half of the troopers
will be given stun grenades for their micro-grenade launcher, the other half
get a pair of smoke grenades. The smoke grenades are generally fired into
every new corridor and/or room that the boarding team comes across, reducing
visibility for the enemy while infrared goggles provide vision for the navy
troopers.

Navy troopers are the most common soldiers found in both PDF and Kashan
Systems starships and facilities. Army troopers are reserved only for the
most important engagements and deployments as there is only a handful of
them.

The typical PDF navy trooper uniform consists of a dark grey jumpsuit with
the letters 'KS' on either shoulder (the letters 'PDF' appear on new
recruits). Worn over the jumpsuit is usually a piece of armor such
as a blast vest with several small pockets that tend to be used to hold
extra blaster clips. Additional protection is provided by light leg armor
that covers the thigh, sturdy black knee high boots, a pair of regulation
black gloves.

Type: Boarding soldier
DEXTERITY: 3D
        Blaster: 3D+2
        Blaster: blaster carbines: 5D
        Brawling parry: 3D+1
        Dodge: 4D
        Grenade: 3D+2
        Melee combat: vibroknife: 5D
        Melee parry: 3D+1
        Missile weapons: 4D
KNOWLEDGE: 2D
        Survival: space: 4D
MECHANICAL: 2D
        Space transports: 3D+1
        Starship gunnery: 3D
PERCEPTION: 3D+1
STRENGTH: 2D
        Climbing/Jumping: 2D+1
        Stamina: 3D
TECHNICAL: 2D+2
        Computer Programming/Repair: 3D
        Demolitions: 4D+2
        Security: 4D
        Space transports repair: 4D
        Starship weapon repair: 4D+1

Character Points: 1-4
Move: 10
Equipment: KI TTI-S blaster carbine (4D+2; micro-grenade launcher 5D stun
           damage), blaster pistol (4D), vibroknife (STR+1D), 2 grenades (5D),
           infrared goggles, protective armor (+1D physical, +1 energy),
           comlink, armored space suit (+2D versus energy and +1D versus
           physical damange, -1D from Dexterity and related skills in
           gravity)
Note: Some troopers receive more specialized training accounting for varying
      skill levels.


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