Name: NM-K Reconstitutors
Manufacturer: Techno Union
Cost: 50,000 credits
Length: 1.5 nanometers
Availability: 4, X
Game Notes: Can be used for extremely fine work remotely, manipulating matter on a molecular level and transforming materials. Can also be used to repair or reprogram Droids and Computers. The owner of the Reconstitutors can either program them ahead of time, making the necessary skill rolls before they are applied, or they may access them remotely.
Description: NM-K reconstitutors, also called nano-droids, were a type of microscopic droid mainly used in electronics fabrication. At a mere 1.5 nanometers in length, nano-droids were undetectable, except by dedicated sensors. The droids were stored in a suspension of electrolytic transfer fluid, and workers would apply them to material using a swab or roller. If illegally reprogrammed, NM-K reconstitutors were capable of reconstituting carbon-based matter into dangerously unstable configurations, with the potential to create violent explosions. Because of such deadly applications, nano-droids were strictly regulated by Galactic Republic law and prohibited outside of closely monitored industrial uses.
Late in the Clone Wars, Letta Turmond, under the direction of Jedi Barriss Offee, fed nano-droids to her husband, a Jedi Temple worker named Jackar Bowmani, and used him to stage a bombing of the Temple's hangar. The resulting explosion killed Bowmani and twenty five others, with dozens more wounded and extensive damage inflicted to the hangar.
In 9 ABY, Helgait, the Head of Security of the planet Plazir-15, also staged a conspiracy by sabotaging a batch of the droid lubricant NepenthĂ© with the NM-K Reconstitutors HE had illegally acquired, causing droids that uses the lubricant to be reprogrammed and act aggressive against their human masters.