The Corvus was a Raider II-class corvette used by Inferno Squad during the Galactic Civil War. Originally an Imperial vessel, the Corvus joined the New Republic following Commander Iden Versio and Agent Del Meeko's defection from the Empire. Some time after joining the Republic, the Corvus participated in the final battle that marked the end of the war and the Empire. Decades later, it was used as a cargo hauler by Meeko and was captured by the First Order on Pillio while looking for Lor San Tekka and the map to Luke Skywalker. It would later be shot down and destroyed over Vardos by the Retribution under the orders of Gideon Hask in an attempt to kill Zay Versio, Iden and Del's daughter.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Galactic Civil War[edit | edit source]
The ship was present throughout many of Inferno Squad's missions, including during the Escape from the Invincible Faith, the Battle of Endor, and the Battle of Fondor. During the Skirmish on Vardos, two of Inferno Squad's members, Versio and Meeko, defected from the Empire, taking the Corvus along with a group of refugees from Vardos. After fleeing the Imperials, some of the Corvus's crew chose to stay with the defectors, and protected the Vardos refugees from those who chose not to.
After the defection of Iden Versio, the Corvus was handed over to the New Republic operation, upon which the ship was later given a paint job with New Republic livery and heavily retrofitted. The solar panels on its sides were removed and its engines replaced. It would retain this configuration until its destruction, the only change being the substitution of its New Republic red paint for blue once it entered civilian service.[source?]
Cold war[edit | edit source]
- "Make sure you bury Del Meeko and his crew... but leave the Corvus alone."
"You know it will lead her back here."
"I'm planning on it."
- ―Gideon Hask and Gleb
During the time of the First Order, the ship was captured on the planet Pillio by Jinata Security forces. Kylo Ren was in search of Del Meeko who was on board the ship. After killing Meeko's crew and interrogating him on the location of Lor San Tekka, Ren turned the former Imperial over to Gideon Hask, Meeko's former squadmate who executed him on the bridge of the Corvus. Hask then instructed Gleb to leave the ship on the planet in order to lure Versio into a trap.
Sometime later, it was picked up by Shriv Suurgav's scanners while he was investigating Project Resurrection for the Resistance. Not knowing what happened to Meeko, Iden, Zay, and Shriv inspected the ship's logs and found that it had previously visited the planet of Athulla. With the logs being their only lead, the trio decided to travel to the planet on the Corvus in order to learn the truth of Meeko's disappearance. Shortly after arriving, a Jinata Security fleet appeared. After a short battle between the two forces, the Corvus flew to Vardos where it was later shot down and destroyed by the Retribution in an attempt to kill Zay.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Corvus is the Latin word for raven; the Romans also invented a type of boarding device called the Corvus.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Battlefront II (First pictured)
- Battlefront II: Inferno Squad (First appearance)
- Resistance Reborn (Mentioned only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Armada – Rebellion in the Rim (Card: )
- Star Wars: X-Wing Second Edition – Huge Ship Conversion Kit (Card: )
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- Star Wars: Armada – Upgrade Card Collection (Card: )