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FIII Footman Droid


Tac-Spec Corporation's FIII Footman Droid






Malreaux Family 

Weapon(s) of Choice:

Rika/Moab Mini Rail Cannon, Numerous Other Weapons

The FIII Footman Droid was a highly-advanced model of combat and servant droid that was manufactured by the Tac-Spec Corporation for the House of Tund on the planet Vjun several centuries prior to the outbreak of the Clone Wars.

They were programmed to be absolutely loyal to their buyers, along with protocol, assassin, bodyguard and soldier functions. They were also very upgradeable, and the two most well-known Footman droids, Fidelis and Solis, were equipped with many rare and expensive tools and weapons throughout their operational history. They were also surprisingly strong, able to shatter limbs and even punch through a being's chest with relative ease and featured miniature rail cannons on the ends of their right arms. While not fighting, the droids worked as chefs, waiters, and chauffeurs. 

Fidelis was a Footman droid that was owned by the Malreaux family. He was painted in crimson and ivory; his chassis and head was decorated in the checkerboard pattern that was the livery of House Malreaux while his extremities bore an ivory base coat with crimson piping.

The droid was part of the staff at Château Malreaux for twelve generations, until 30 years before the Battle of Yavin, when he was sent by Whirry Malreaux to watch, from a distance, her son Whie, who had been taken in by the Jedi Order. A decade later, when Whie finally left the Jedi Temple on a mission, Fidelis and his masterless counterpart, Solis, tracked down and met up with Whie and his team, which included Yoda, aboard the Reasonable Doubt. He protected Whie during the journey and led them to Chateau Malreaux. However, he led Whie and his friend Scout in through a cellar and they were caught by Asajj Ventress. Asajj threatened to kill Whie if Fidelis did not commit suicide with a Neural-Net eraser. He sadly accepted, as he was very loyal. His last words were, "Only remember, I served the House Malreaux. I didn't think it would end like this." 

Solis was also a Footman Droid and counterpart to Fidelis. He was functional, but unlike his painted counterpart, he had bare, scratched metal showing, and was not programmed with extreme loyalty.

According to him, he was built over 400 years before the Clone Wars. Solis was only his nickname, but his "real name" may have merely been a serial number. Solis served a family for years. Around 220 years before the Battle of Yavin his family was attacked. He was ordered to save the family jewels, but his mistress had to use a loyalty override to prevent Solis from instead protecting the family. Unfortunately, his family was betrayed, and ambushed at their "secret passage". 

Solis claimed to not remember the fate of the soldiers who murdered his family, but considering his model's loyalty, lethalty, and tendency to develop personalities, that was very likely false, indicating that he killed all of the soldiers. He eventually teamed up with Fidelis, also a Footman Droid, but one who had kept most of his family.  

Solis was the one who betrayed the group to Asajj Ventress. However, Asajj later refused to pay the amount she promised. After hearing Fidelis's mechanical death scream, Solis moved to the Malreaux cellar. He easily took out the A-series assassin droids, but was shot by Asajj with a neural-net eraser. However he managed to wound her in the leg and allow the Padawans to escape. 

Since falling into his own care, Solis had some difficulty maintaining himself, as the FIII was a limited production run. He had to settle for mostly custom parts and components soon considered antiques. Although the cost of paint might seem insignificant, in his own words "Ornamentation is not logically a high priority." It is likely that many of his scuff marks and scratches came not simply from age and erosion, but combat.

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