The direct predecessor to the well-armed Corellian corvette, the peaceful
Republic cruiser was assembled in the great orbital shipyards of Corellia,
and serves as a testament to the quality and fame of Corellian spacecraft
One example of this vessel, the Radiant VII was a veteran of 34 years in
service of the diplomatic corps of Coruscant itself, capital world of the
Galactic Republic. This ship endured many adventures, bringing Jedi Knights,
ambassadors and diplomats to trouble spots around the galaxy on missions of
security and vital political significance until its destruction on board
of a Trade Federation battleship.
Its interchangable salon pods are well-armored and insulated against any
kind of eavesdropping. In this safe haven, critical negotiations can take
place and crises can be averted.
The Republic cruiser often serves as a neutral meeting ground for Republic
officials and leaders of groups in conflict. To accommodate the many kinds
of alien physiology in the galaxy, customized salon pods are available in
the hangars on Coruscant, and the Republic cruiser can be equipped with any
of these. In emergency situations, the entire salon pod can eject from the
cruiser with its own sensors and independent life-support gear ready to
sustain the diplomatic party on board.
The color of the Republic cruiser sends a message to all who see it. Scarlet
declares the ship's diplomatic immunity and serves as a warning not to attack.
Red is the color of ambassadorial relations and neutrality for spacecraft
of the Galactic Republic, and has been for generations. This tradition would
carry on even into the days of the Empire: Princess Leia Organa's consular
vessel Tantive IV of Alderaan is striped in red to indicate its special
diplomatic status. The extraordinary full-red color scheme of the Radiant
VII signified that the ship came straight from the great capital world of
In order to communicate with any culture it may visit, the Republic cruiser
sports a wide variety of dish and other communications antennas (years later,
the Empire would standardize communications across the galaxy, making such
an array unnecessary). On board the cruiser, two communications officers
specialize in operating the communication computers, deciphering strange
languages and decoding the complex signal pulses of unorthodox alien
Civilian models of the Corellian cruiser are used for straightforward
transport purposes, but the scarlet Republic cruisers are dedicated to
the special objectives of galactic political service. To accomplish their
missions, Republic cruisers must often rely on their reputations as
absolutely secure vessels for high-level diplomatic meetings and
confrontations. For security reasons, crew is kept to a bare minimum,
with many ship functions attended by simple utility droids.
Craft: Corellian Engineering Corporation's Space Cruiser
Type: Diplomatic transport
Length: 115 meters
Skill: Capital ship piloting: Republic cruiser
Crew: 8; Skeleton: 2/+15
Crew Skill: Varies dramatically
Cargo Capacity: 550 metric tons
Consumables: 1 year
Cost: Not available for sale
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x3.2
Nav Computer: Yes
Atmosphere: 330; 950 kmh
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