Blasters and Banthas
Wayfarer-Class Medium Freighter
The Phaeton I is a Wayfarer-Class Medium Freighter.
Hull Trauma Threshold: 32
System Strain Threshold: 20
Weapons: Ventral Quad Laser Cannon (Fire Arc ALL; Damage 5; Critical 3; Range [Close]; Accurate, Linked 3)
Dorsal Light Blaster (Fire Arc Forward; Damage 4; Critical 4; Range is close)
Rearward Medium Laser Cannon (Fire Arc Rear; Damage 6; Critical 3; Range is close)
Hyperdrive: Primary: Class 2, Backup: Class 14
Encumbrance capacity: 850
Passenger Capacity: 6
Consumables: 3 months
Customizable Hardpoints: 5
Current Damage: 0
The Phaeton I was purchased by a Twi’lek called Ricas Chumm. Ricas hired the human droid mechanic Dran Vasch and Rodian explorer Gu’Udo to be his crew.
While on Alderaan, Gu’Udo got a warning to from an Imperial Navy Lieutenant Hauf Sanderson to leave Alderaan. While preparing to flee Alderaan, Ricas also allowed a Wookiee named Dewtatha and the human doctor, BR, on board on principle.
The Phaeton I was one of the handful of ships that made it off Alderaan in time to not be destroyed immediately. They emergency jumped to hyperspace as the explosion happened. The shockwave and debris hit the ship and threw it out of hyperspace far enough away from the system but stranded in space.
The ship had severe damage and needed repairs. During these emergency repairs a power junction blew. Ricas was caught in the blast and died instantly. Gu’Udo and Dran Vasch were severely injured. Over several weeks, with the aid of the doctor and Dewtatha, the crew and ship were healed.