|OCP LD-4000 Luxury Droid|
Omni Consumer Products
|Chronological and Political Information|
Wherever Senators, Diplomats, or Corporate Executives congregate, their mechanical attendants follow. While the look of these individuals representing the worlds or corporations of the galaxy varies greatly, their droids were often surprisingly uniform. Droid manufacturers and distributors on Coruscant sold their wares in huge numbers to the Senate politicians, resulting in some very commonly encountered models.
While the standard humanoid protocol droid was a bestseller, the LD-4000 luxury droid had been rapidly growing in popularity. Its high-tech/synth-skin finish, smooth surfaces and eye-pleasing shape make it a standout, whether in the halls of the Senate chambers, or the polished corridors of the Galaxies Opera House.
Manufactured by Omni Consumer Products, a design firm based on Caprica, the LD-4000 was, for the most part, a triumph of style over substance. While the luxury droid's processors and software packages made it a capable and versatile business attendant, such features were not what drove its 30,000-credit manufacturer's suggested retail price. It was the gleam of its finish, the curve of it’s sculpt and the walk-cycle programmed into its gyro balance circuitry that droid review journals routinely cited as cause for its demand.
The LD-4000 had a capable language processor and linguistic database. While it paled in comparison to the AA-1 VerboBrain found in Cybot Galactica protocol droids, it was nonetheless capable of translating over 1.5 million forms of communication. Its vocabulator system could produce a wide variety of sounds and voices, including a number of popular feminine factory pre-sets with such descriptions as "perky" and "sultry." The LD-4000 came with an extensively engineered behavioral circuitry matrix that gave it a wide variety of personality types.
In addition to its business administration programming, the standard LD-4000 came equipped to handle over 25 secondary functions, including repulsorlift pilot, cook, tailor and nanny. Expansion slots in both hardware and software allowed the LD-4000 to be fitted with combat applications, and some had been known to be reprogrammed as covert bodyguard droids, though OCP did not support such modifications.
Much to the chagrin of OCP publicists, LD-4000 droids had also proven popular in the criminal underworld, where unlicensed aftermarket add-ons - such as a set of fully articulated lekku - had seen the droids flourish in far seedier roles than originally intended.
RPG D6 Stats
Type: OCP LD-4000 Luxury Droid
Alien Species 5D, Bureaucracy 5D, Childcare 6D, Cooking 5D, Cultures 7D, Languages 7D, Tailoring 6D
Repulsorlift Operation 4D
First Aid 5D
- Humanoid Body (two arms, two legs, head)
- Synth-Skin Coverings
- Two visual and two auditory sensors - human range
- Vocabulator sound system with settings from Perky to Sultry
- Linguistic Database with over 1.5 million languages
Size: 1.7 meters
Cost: 30,000 credits