Pogo was born on Absalom Station and grew up in the Sparks district. He demonstrated an aptitude for things mechanical and computers as he worked jobs he could find as a youngster. This earned him better jobs and these jobs gradually included training in engineering and computer programming. But he really began to stand out when he got the chance to test drive some fancy space racers. His piloting skills made him stand out and his engineering know-how translated into the ability to help the designers improve the design. Eventually, he got a chance to be the primary racer and design consultant. When the company that was sponsoring the team decided to withdraw from the sport, Pogo found himself without a job for a while.
He tried to scrounge up enough money to start his own space racing team, but a series of accidents and calamities left in owing money to the wrong members of organized crime. He managed to scrounge up the money to pay off his debts by joining a team of archaeologists who had a lead on some pre-gap artifacts. He mostly acted at the pilot and engineer of the spaceship, but in the end, they scored a big find and he was able to use his share to pay off the syndicate. But his foray into space exploration and artifact acquisition inspired him to join the Starfinder Society and the Dataphiles faction. He still wants to dabble in space racing, but figures he might be able to earn some extra money with Starfinder missions to help finance a new space racer team some day.
His AI drone is a hover drone which he mainly uses to help him when he is working on engineering tasks. It can provide light and has manipulator arms and enough skill in engineering to do some simple work unsupervised. It also has a needler gun for self defense if needed. He made it resemble an owl.
Appearance Fur is piebald. Tail has an intricate knot-work tattoo. Jacket has patches with names of space racer sponsors and space racer part brand names. Howland is made to vaguely resemble an Owl.
Pogo and his drone sidekick Howland
Male YsokiAce PilotMechanic
Small humanoid (ysoki)
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +4
DEFENSE SP 6 HP 8 RP 5
EAC 14; KAC 15
Fort +2; Ref +5; Will +0
Special Abilities Artificial Intelligence: Pogo has a hover drone he has named Howland. It resembles an owl. It acts after Pogo's turn each round. If Pogo takes no actions to control the drone, it can take only a standard action to attack or a move action to move up to its speed. If Pogo takes a move action to control it, the drone can take a standard and move action. If Pogo takes a move and swift action to control his drone, it can take a standard, move, and swift action, or a full action.
Bypass Pogo gains a +1 bonus to Computers and Engineering checks. This has been added to his skill bonuses above.
Cheek Pouches Pogo can keep up to 1 cubic foot of items, weighing up to 1 bulk, in his cheek pouches. He can transfer a single item between his hand and a cheek pouch as a swift action.
Custom Rig Pogo has a customized handheld toolkit he uses to hack systems and items. It functions as the appropriate tool for any Computers or Engineering checks he attempts. If it’s destroyed, he can build a new custom rig from any technological toolkit with 1 hour of work. While using this rig, he always counts as having the appropriate tool or basic kit for any Computers or Engineering skill check he attempts. In addition, he can use his custom rig as a Mk I comm unit. Finally, he can use his custom rig to communicate over an encrypted channel with his drone to issue commands to its AI or directly control it at a range of 2,500 feet.
Darkvision Pogo can see up to 60 feet in total darkness.
Moxie Pogo can stand from prone as a swift action. When off-kilter, he does not take the normal penalties for that condition and is not flat-footed.
Tactical Baton A baton is a thin, solid metal shaft, usually with a textured rubber grip. A tactical baton can be used to inflict precise bludgeoning blows. It is an operative weapon, which means any character can add her Dexterity modifier rather than her Strength modifier to melee attack rolls with these weapons.
Second Skin While wearing this armor, Pogo can close its environmental seals and survive in a vacuum (or other harsh environment) for up to 24 hours.
Personal Comm Unit A personal comm unit is pocket-sized device that combines a minor portable computer (treat as a tier-0 computer with no upgrades or modules) and a cellular communication device, allowing wireless communication with other comm units in both audio- and text-based formats at planetary range. A personal comm unit also includes a calculator, a flashlight (increases the light level one step in a 15-foot cone), and several entertainment options (including games and access to any local infospheres).
Howland (Pogo's Drone)
N Tiny construct
Defense HP 10 EAC 14 KAC 15 Fort +0 Ref +5 Will +0
Offense Speed 30 ft. fly 30 ft. (Ex. average)
Ranged Needler pistol +4 (1d4 P; critical Injection DC +2; range 30; analog, injection)
Statistics Str 6 (-2); Dex 16 (+3); Con --; Int 6 (-2); Wis 10 (+0); Cha 6 (-2)
Skills Acrobatics +7, Engineering +5
Feats Skill Focus (Engineering)
Languages Common, Castrovelian, Kasatha, Shirren, Vesk, Ysoki