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The Chief Chirurgeon is master of the void-ship’s medicae wards and their staff: doctors of physiks, medicae, alchemists, and a horde of apprentices. Accidents, maladies, and agues of a thousand varieties afflict common voidfarers, and a crew unattended by medicae and physiks will soon enough lapse into illness, putting the safety of the vessel at risk. The Chief Chirurgeon pledges his talents to maintain the crew’s stalwart willingness to toil, and further to make of his wards and supply vaults a scourge upon disease, injury, and sicknesses of the mind.
This role is usually associated with the Missionary or Explorator Careers but may also be selected by a character with the Seneschal Career.
Examples of Immediate Subordinates
Biologis Tech-Adepts pledged to the medicae wards, lesser medicae and doctors of physiks, appointed Savant-Medicaes of the void-ship librarium.
Medicae: For all the practical duties of a Chirurgeon
Chem-Use, Scholastic Lore (Chymistry): When preparing unusual drugs and anti-venoms, sometimes from base reagents
Tech-Use, Trade (Technomat): When preparing augmetics for implantation or repairing existing augmetic implants
The Chief Chirurgeon gains a +10 bonus to the Triage Extended Action (see Rogue Trader page 218).