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An R2-series astromech droid was owned by Gen Tiraan, an engineer who helped design the Incom Corporation's X-wing starfighter. Tiraan had the droid with him in the Corellian system[2] around 7 ABY,[3] where he was of interest to both the New Republic and the Galactic Empire for the development of a newer and more efficient sublight engine.[2]

A group of Republic operatives traveled to the Corellian system in search of Tiraan. Upon their arrival in the system, a Republic agent provided a copy of a scrambled transmission—containing plans for the engine—which he had detected being sent from one of the system's planets. The group attempted to uncover Tiraan's location and rescue both him and his astromech droid before the Empire, which was trying to leverage the engineer into their employ, could capture him.[2]

Like all R2-series astromech droids of the R-series line, Tiraan's R2 unit was manufactured by Industrial Automaton.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Gen Tiraan's R2 unit was mentioned in Wanted by Cracken, a 1993 sourcebook for West End Games' Star Wars Roleplaying Game written by Louis J. Prosperi. The droid was mentioned in Tiraan's game information among his equipment and was pictured alongside the engineer in an illustration by Mike Jackson.[2]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wanted by Cracken notes that the droid is an R2 astromech droid. The New Essential Guide to Droids establishes that R2 series astromech droids are part of the R-series line manufactured by Industrial Automaton.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Wanted by Cracken
  3. Wanted by Cracken is set three years after the Battle of Endor, which the The New Essential Chronology dates to 4 ABY. Wanted by Cracken must therefore be set in 7 ABY.
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