BlasTech Industries, for millennia, has been recognized a market leader in the manufacturing of personal energy weapons and artillery, with the DL-44 Heavy Blaster being among its most famous innovations. Having once been a major supplier of weapons to both sides of the galactic fray, BlasTech now seeks to maintain a neutral status in the ongoing conflict, providing superior blaster weaponry to any and everyone.
With the start of Year 13 the weapons icon was acquired by Heek Jikjawa, a celebrated trader and entrepreneur, who placed the galactic adventurer Jax Starblade as President of the company. “What’s old is new… again” is the mantra of the new leadership. Concentrating mainly on selling the weapons that made them legendary, blasters and blaster rifles, BlasTech’s aim is nothing short of being the first thought of all sentients for their personal protection.
As BlasTech continues to grow it seeks to employ dedicated, skillful individuals to assist in various departments of production and distribution. All those interested in joining BlasTech Industries should contact Jax Starblade.
For as long as there has been war, and the need for armed protection in the known galaxy, there has been BlasTech Industries. For over a millennium BlasTech was a market leader in the production of personal energy weapons and light artillery. With the DL-44 Heavy Blaster as it's signature weapon, BlasTech was famous for its blaster weapons.
The history of BlasTech and military organizations can be traced back to the days of the Old Republic, and during the Clone Wars the weapons icon provided the Republic's Clone Troopers with their state-of -the-art weaponry. With the rise of the Galactic Empire, BlasTech was under heavy pressure to produce exclusively for the Imperial Military. However the company's corporate leaders maintained the position of neutrality, choosing to sell to any and everyone with the credits to buy. As a result the Rebel Alliance's sidearm of choice has primarily been the famed DL-44, and the E-11 Blaster Rifle became the standard weapon of the Imperial Stormtroopers.
With the proliferation of weapons manufacturers cropping up around the galaxy BlasTech, seemingly to have disappeared, was all but extinct. If it were not for their legendary status in history it would have been forgotten altogether. To one lone Duros, Dulgan Swift, this was unacceptable. Dulgan, or "Swifty" as he was sometimes called, was a well known businessman who ran the independent weapons company Swift Arms. Having seen the corruption prevalent in most of the manufacturers around, and the equally corrupt governments that sponsored them, Dulgan saw the opportunity to supply the average sentient with affordable yet quality weapons. At the start of Year 12 Dulgan along with an up and coming galactic transporter, Dane Star, made the decision to reassert BlasTech Industries as a force to be reckoned with.
The two were able to revitalize the floundering company, gradually building a small but dedicated clientele. Though that was short lived, as undetected personal issues overwhelmed Dulgan, causing him to take his own life. Dane kept the company afloat for several months, doing all that he could to keep it running. Receiving pressure by some industry contemporaries, Dane took BlasTech into the military field, and attempted to transform the weapons legend into a bounty hunting organization. This proved to be a bad decision to say the least. In addition, poor management saw the company looted by agents of the Black Sun.
At the early part of Year 13, in an attempt to save BlasTech from certain ruin, Dane contacted an old associate of his and Dulgan. The celebrated entrepreneur Heek Jikjawa, owner of the widely successful weapons and smuggling company, Sons Of Tatoo, was eager to strike a deal for the famed company, and quickly dispatched his Second In Command, the galactic adventurer Jax Starblade, to negotiate the deal. Talks were held for the better part of a week, and in Year 13 Day 51 and agreement was met where Sons Of Tatoo would acquire BlasTech Industries. Pleased with how the negotiations went, Heek named Jax as President of BlasTech, and on Day 59 of Year 13 the legendary weapons manufacturer reopened its doors to the public. Jax Starblade vowed to breath new life into BlasTech, and to do that he insisted that the company goes back to its roots, selling the products that made them a legend... blasters and blaster rifles.