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"Lord Vader…this is Captain Kronn of the Star Destroyer Adjudicator. Sir, I regret to inform you that…that the rebel ship has eluded the blockade. It appears that they—HGGGHK…GGGHKK…ARRRRRGGGHHHKKK…"
―Captain Kronn is Force choked by Darth Vader[1]

The Adjudicator was an Imperial II-class Star Destroyer that served in the Imperial Navy during the Galactic Civil War. Under the command of Captain Kronn, it was positioned in orbit over Cymoon 1 along with two other Star Destroyers. After the Alliance to Restore the Republic destroyed the moon's Weapons Factory Alpha facility, the Adjudicator's blockade failed to prevent the rebels from fleeing the moon in the Millennium Falcon, causing the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader to Force choke Kronn.


An Imperial II-class Star Destroyer, the Adjudicator[1] measured 1,600 meters long.[2] Additionally, the Star Destroyer was equipped with sublight engines, a hangar bay,[1] a communications tower, and two deflector shield generator domes.[3]


"Chewie, we're out of time! Those Star Destroyers are about to blast us out of the sky!"
―Princess Leia, warning of the Millennium Falcon approaching the Adjudicator's blockade[1]

During the Galactic Civil War, the Adjudicator was part of the Imperial Navy and under the command of Captain Kronn. Shortly after the Battle of Yavin, the Star Destroyer was stationed in orbit above the moon Cymoon 1, which featured the Galactic Empire's expansive Weapons Factory Alpha. At that time, the factory was attacked and destroyed by the Alliance to Restore the Republic, which hoped to overthrow the Empire. After destroying the factory, the rebels, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, and Han Solo, were pursued by the Imperial enforcer and Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader.[1]

Fleeing in their freighter, the Millennium Falcon, the rebels were intercepted over Cymoon 1 by a blockade formed by the Adjudicator and two other Imperial-class Star Destroyers. However, the Star Destroyers were unable to stop the rebel ship from escaping into hyperspace. Kronn then contacted Vader on the moon below to report the failure, which led the Sith Lord to telekinetically choke the Imperial officer.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Adjudicator appeared in the new Star Wars canon in Star Wars (2015) 3, a comic book written by Jason Aaron, illustrated by John Cassaday,[1] and published by Marvel Comics on March 11, 2015.[4]

In the Star Wars Legends continuity, the Adjudicator, later renamed the Liberator, was an Imperial I-class Star Destroyer.[5] It was first mentioned in the Dark Horse comic-book Dark Empire 1, written by Tom Veitch[6] and released on December 12, 1991,[7] and first appeared in the 1993 vignette "Down And Out On Coruscant," which was written by Michael Allen Horne for the Dark Empire Sourcebook.[8]


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