Campaign of the Month: January 2012
Star Trek Late Night
Another prime use of droids was to question prisoners, and if deemed necessary, to also act as instruments of torture.
The use of droid interrogators as opposed to Humans made sense in a number of ways:
- An impersonal machine often increases the subject’s fear, making him more likely to be cooperative
- A droid offers a precise medical-based analysis of a subject’s system, tolerances, and whether or not he is telling the truth, all of which could be exploited frighteningly effectively by integrated serums and other tools of torture.
- Subjects under interrogation by a droid often direct their anger and fear towards the machine – not towards the actual captors.
The interrogation session can also be followed up by a later visit from a ‘friendly’ sentient officer, offering sympathy and establishing a friendly relationship. Once a rapport has been established, the subject will often divulge secrets willingly, without requiring direct (and sometimes ineffective) coercion.
- Fitness 2 (5)
- Vitality (+2)
- Coordination 2 (6)
- Intellect 3 (6)
- Logic (+1)
- Presence 3 (6)
- Psi 0 (0)
- Force 0 (0)
- Essence 0 (0)
- Behavior Modification 1 (2)
- Computers (Programing) 1 (2)
- Culture (Creator’s Race) 1 (2)
- History (Creator’s Race) 1 (2)
- Interogation 1 (2)
- Language: (Machine Language) [Fluent/R/W] (+4)
- Eidetic Memory (+3)
- Sense of Time (+1)
- Assisted Healing (-5)
- Resistance (Radiation/Temperature) (+2)
- Synthetic being (+2) (Requires Oil Baths and Recharging)
- Restricted (Programing) (-3)
- Technology Link (Drug Injector) (+1)
Notable Interrogation/Torture Droids
- IT-O Interrogator
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