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The DD-19 "Overseer" labor pool droid, also known simply as the DD-19 "Overseer" Droid or DD-19 Overseer, was a model of supervisor droid manufactured by Ubrikkian Steamworks. A DD-19 Overseer designated DD-19 served aboard the New Republic CR90 corvette FarStar during the Galactic Civil War.

CharacteristicsEdit

A model of supervisor droid,[2] the DD-19 "Overseer" labor pool droid,[1] more simply known as the DD-19 "Overseer" Droid[4] or DD-19 Overseer,[2] was a bipedal droid with gray plating, featuring two tracked feet, a pair of extendable arms, and three black photoreceptors. Standing 1.7 meters in height, it was equipped with a broadband antenna-receiver, and a restraining bolt applicator and remover.[4]

The DD-19 Overseer was not only capable of processing the needs of several other droids at once, but could also communicate the necessary commands in the electronic information-dense languages favored by many sophisticated droids. However, while the DD-19 Overseer was actually able to watch over up to fifty droids at once, field experience proved that a maximum of fifteen to twenty was more manageable.[4]

HistoryEdit

Manufactured by Ubrikkian Steamworks,[1] the DD-19 Overseer was available for a price of 4,500 credits.[4] When the Sith Lord Darth Vader personally quashed the company's renewal contract with the Galactic Empire, Ubrikkian quietly retired its DD-13 medical assistant droid to focus its attention on the more profitable DD-19 Overseer.[1]

In the year 8 ABY,[5] during the DarkStryder Campaign of the Galactic Civil War, a masculine DD-19 Overseer designated DD-19 worked in the droid repair bay of the modified New Republic CR90 corvette FarStar. Alongside his SE4 servant droid assistant, SE-4-17, DD-19 performed much of the maintenance work there. DD-19 earned the nickname "the slavemaster" because of his seemingly harsh treatment of other droids, having the authority to apply restraining bolts if a droid became unruly.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

The DD-19 "Overseer" labor pool droid was first mentioned as the DD-19 "Overseer" Droid in The DarkStryder Campaign, a 1995 supplement for West End Games' Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, where it was depicted in an illustration by Doug Shuler.[4] The 2006 reference book The New Essential Guide to Droids, written by Daniel Wallace, provided the name DD-19 "Overseer" labor pool droid,[1] while the 2008 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia used the name DD-19 Overseer.[2]

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