The Gilded Star was a treasury ship used by the Eternal Empire of Zakuul to safekeep the valuables obtained in the years it spent pillaging the galaxy following the Eternal Empire's conquest. The ship was guarded by a full battalion of Knights of Zakuul and Skytroopers and had a vault so strong, it could survive the rest of the ship being reduced to atoms. The ship would spend most of its time hiding deep in the atmosphere of gas giant Vandin, only coming up annually for air. Senya Tirall spent some time overseeing the Gilded Star while serving under the Emperor Valkorion.
In 3630 BBY Con artist Gault Rennow and his partner Vette planned a heist of the Guilded Star, for which they recruited Gault's old acquaintance Dretcher and a contingent of forces from Anti-Zakuul Alliance, including the Alliance Commander, Lana Beniko, Theron Shan, Senya Tirall and SCORPIO. Dretcher's part included forging the identity of High Justice Vaylin for her mother Senya, who provided a genetic match and required character knowledge. Dretcher's holographic disguise worked, allowing Senya to get on board under the identity of Vaylin, with SCORPIO posing as her attache droid. From the bridge, SCORPIO opened the way to the vault for Gault and the Alliance Commander, while Vette disabled the vault's security mechanisms. While inside the vault, Gault planted a missile warhead inside the vault, which upon detonation vaporized its entire content of precious metals, while leaving everything outside the vault intact. The vault's entire content of precious metals, which was then pumped into a tanker piloted by Lana Beniko and Theron Shan, while the rest of the team made their getaway. At the same time, Vaylin herself arrived on board, but the team managed to avoid her by going on the exterior of the ship.
Behind the scenes
The Gilded Star appears in Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire Chapter 13: Profit and Plunder.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire (First appearance)
Notes and references
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire—Chapter XIII: Profit and Plunder