During 1 ABY the members of the Black Sun realized that due to recent advances in their armor forges within the Death Watch Bunker, a unique business opportunity presented itself where the Black Sun could create and distribute different types of battle armor to both the Galactic Empire and the Rebellion by ensuring each armor type appeared distinctly different. This positively impacted Black Sun through increased credit flow and freedom from both factions due to the raging Galactic Civil War.
The Crusader MK II Series of armor was distributed by the Rebellion during the Battle of Restuss. Rebel spacers who took part in the battle were awarded with battle commendations, which could then be traded to Rebel Commendation Officers in exchange for items such as the MK II armor or various other weaponry.
Behind the scenes
This armor was one of the many items featured in Star Wars Galaxies as part of the Battle of Restuss story arc. Players could receive commendation items for assisting their chosen faction during the battle, which could be stacked and traded for various items such as this armor, from Commendation Officer Non-Player Characters (NPCs) Star Wars Galaxies was shut down on December 15, 2011.
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (First appearance)