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CompEnt Star Settler - Tier 5

Source Starfinder #40: Planetfall pg. 0
Huge bulk freighter
Speed 4; Maneuverability poor (turn 3); Drift 1
AC 15; TL 15
HP 180; DT 5; CT 36
Shields Basic 40 (forward 10, port 10, starboard 10, aft 10)
Attack (Forward) heavy laser cannon (4d8; 10 hexes)
Attack (Aft) heavy laser array (6d4; 5 hexes)
Attack (Turret) light laser cannon (2d4; 5 hexes)
Power Core Nova Light (150 PCU); Drift Engine Signal Basic; Systems basic computer, basic short-range sensors, crew quarters (common), mk 2 armor, mk 2 defenses; Expansion Bays cargo holds (6), guest quarters (4, common); Modifiers +2 Computers (sensors only), +1 Piloting; Complement 20 (minimum 20, maximum 50)


Captain Computers +8 (5 ranks), Diplomacy +11 (5 ranks), Engineering +8 (5 ranks), gunnery +10 (5th level), Intimidate +11 (5 ranks), Piloting +10 (5 ranks)
Engineer (1 officer, 4 crew) Engineering +11 (5 ranks)
Gunners (3 officers, 2 crew each) gunnery +10 (5th level)
Pilot (1 officer, 1 crew) Piloting +11 (5 ranks)
Science Officer (1 officer, 2 crew) Computers +16 (5 ranks)


The Compiler Enterprises Star Settler is a versatile and spacious transit ship designed in line with that company’s aim of helping civilization spread to uninhabited worlds. Slow and ungainly, as its anacite builders did not particularly see the need for hurry, a Star Settler comes fitted with life-support systems to carry breathing crews and ferry cargo with efficiency. Not much else in the way of comfort can be found on board.

A Star Settler is capable of long-term operation with minimal power and features vast solar panels on its exterior that gather enough energy to maintain basic functionality even in the darkest depths of space. It is also fitted with a Drift engine for when such long-term travel isn’t practical. While not intended for combat by any stretch of the imagination, the Star Settler does possess armament for defense should the need arise. But the most interesting feature of the vessel is its modularity: though a Star Settler is too large to make landfall on a planet, it can be broken down into individual pieces in orbit to provide ready-made structures for settlers to inhabit and use.

According to CompEnt market research, weapons systems are among the first upgrades to most independently owned Star Settlers (with faster thrusters a close second). The company has recently begun manufacturing variant models to adapt to customers’ needs, but the reliability and affordability of the Star Settler keeps it in production.