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Even if you have to die, I'm taking your food!

A Hungry Bandit Leader leads a squad of Hungry Bandits and is the most skilled member of the Starving Bandits. Their squads can be found patrolling in Border Zone, Dreg, Northern Coast, Okran's Gulf, Okran's Pride, Okran's Valley, Shem, and Skinner's Roam.

Hungry Bandit Leaders will approach characters that pass their line of sight, following them and demanding that they share their food or die. In the case of the player character, it is sometimes possible to convince the leader that they are in no condition to fight you and give them a small sum of money in order to avoid combat. If they accost a squad from a non-player faction, or if the player's characters aren't feeling particularly generous, a character in the opposing squad will automatically respond in the negative, at which point the entire bandit squad will become hostile and rush in to attack.

Like their subordinates, Hungry Bandits spawn with low hunger, giving them a 10-15% penalty to their stats, though their low initial values mean it's often not a perceptible difference. Though leaders have more dangerous weapons than ordinary bandits, they lack even the meager armor protection of the Rag Shirt they wear and are only meaningfully stronger at very low levels. They have no chance of spawning with a Bounty.

They wear [Shoddy] armour (5% chance of [Standard]) and have weapons manufactured by Unknown.


Statistics

Attributes Level
Strength 8
Toughness 8
Dexterity 8
Perception 1

Combat Skills Level
Melee Attack, Melee Defence 8
Dodge, Martial Arts 8/10

Weapon Skills Level
Blunt, Hackers, Heavy, Katanas, Polearms, Sabres 8

Ranged Skills Level
Turrets 8
Crossbows 1
Precision Shooting 8

Thievery Skills Level
Stealth, Lockpicking, Thievery 1
Assassination 8/2

Athletic Skills Level
Athletics, Swimming 8

Science Skills Level
Field Medic 8
Engineer, Robotics, Science 1

Trade Skills Level
Weapon Smith, Armour Smith, Labouring, Farming, Cooking 1

Stats randomize by 4
The Statistics here are taken from FCS. Players should be aware that non-player characters also level up while fighting.