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The Baron is an entry level ship for the trading line of vessels. It features minimal defences and firepower but a capable set of engines and light drive. The Baron, being classed as a trading vessel, allows it purchase ports for other captains to buy directly as well as offering any blueprints and books the captain as acquired for sale automatically. This enables the captain to effectively be a travelling merchant with other ships docking to browse the stock. But this also makes an easy target for pirates, who are able to recover ports in stock for their own faction armouries. Items can be purchased from merchants using a special option while captaining the vessel and all ports will be sold at RRP to docking vessels, with blueprints and books being sold at +50% RRP.

Availability: Civilian Guild.

Shield: 400 ZWs

Hull: 300 GPa

Ports: 2

Auxiliary Weapons: 0

Speed: 200Mm/h

FTL Range: 250 LYs

FTL Charge Time: 1 minutes

Hold: 200 Mgs

Crew Quarters: 4

Customisable Rooms: 2

Bays: 1

Can Land: Yes

Ship Docking: No

Cost: 195,000 credits

Skill Requirement: Trader 20.000 or above

Perk: Trading
Ships with the trading perk can operate as travelling merchants selling ports, books and blueprints they have acquired.