Friends in High Places
You know important people. You know important people who know important people. You dine with ambassadors, play golf with members of Parliament, and exchange holiday greeting cards with an Admiral in the Alliance fleet. When you need a favour, you know those who might be willing to help.
Benefit: Once per session, you can spend 1 or more Plot Points to call in a favour or secure a quick loan, either someone known from previous play or someone who occurs to you on the spot.
The GM must agree on the nature and position of your “friend,” as well on the possibility of that friend granting your favour, which favour must be appropriate for people in positions of influence or authority. (The member of Parliament can give you access to the gala opening of the National Gallery of Art, but she won’t be any help in calling off the goons who are out to break your kneecaps over that little matter of the stolen stogies.) Remember that your contacts might call in favours from you. The cost in Plot Points depends on the favour.
|PP||Type of Favour|
|1–2||Small loan (up to 500 cr); loan of minor equipment|
|3–4||Medium loan (up to 5,000 cr); lifting a land-lock; invitation to important event|
|5–6||Large loan (up to 10,000 cr); security clearance; use of a ship|
Friends in High Places is available only as a Minor Trait.