Star Wars; Into The Black
Roche Hive Mechanical Apparatus Design and Construction Activity for Those Who Need the Hive's Machines
Roche is the popular nickname for the Verpine droid manufacturer Roche Hive Mechanical Apparatus Design and Construction Activity for Those Who Need the Hive’s Machines. Like their creators, Roche droids are insectoid, causing poor sales of early models, except to other arthropod species. However, the Verpines’ love of technology drives them to refine the line, so their line of droids slowly expands into the galactic market. Limited distribution makes new units difficult to obtain, requiring a trip to the Roche System or locating an Ithorian herdship with an authorized dealer. Used units-especially worker drones and other early models- can be purchased at a highly discounted rate from used droid and junk dealers throughout the backwaters of the galaxy.<p.>
Traits: Roche units are precisely constructed with easly modified appendages and accessories. When modifying and appendage, an accessory, a tool, a weapon, or an instrument mounted on an appendage, apply a +5 circumstance bonus to the Mechanics check (page 197 core rulebook). This bonus dose not apply to droids modifying themselves.