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"The Halcyon starcruiser is the jewel of the Chandrila Star Line. Onboard the 100-cabin Corellian MPO-1400 model starcruiser, you'll voyage to the far reaches of the galaxy in legendary comfort and style. Recently refurbished and reoutfitted, the starcruiser combines modern conveniences with the romance of the age of exploration."
―Chandrila Star Line[2]

The Halcyon was a Corellian MPO-1400 Purgill-class star cruiser[3] operated by Chandrila Star Line.[5]

Characteristics[]

The Halcyon was a passenger liner owned by Chandrila Star Line.[2][6] Being an MPO-1400 model,[2][17] manufactured by the Corellian Engineering Corporation, and belonging to the family of Purgill-class starcruisers, the Halcyon was distinguished as the "jewel" of the cruise liner company.[2]

The ventral surface of the Halcyon starcruiser

The Halcyon was propelled by an array of 13 engine units, whilst also possessing a ventral hanger bay, similar to that of the infamous Imperial line of Star Destroyers.[8] The vessel possessed a pair of docking rings, along the port and starboard sides of its spine, in addition to two of both sides of its bow, which were designated for Launch Pod Docks. The docks onboard, equipped with airlocks, would accept the passengers of the multiple Launch Pods from a planet-bound terminal, as they rendezvous with the Star Cruiser.[2] Another set of docks, referred to as Transport Docks, were designated for transport shuttles docking with the starship. During 34 ABY, transport shuttles belonging to the Batuu Transport Company would service the passengers aboard the Halcyon, by taking individuals to the Batuu hub of Black Spire Outpost during denoted excursion periods.[18]

History[]

The romantic age of exploration[]

The ship was constructed 275 years before the First Order-Resistance War. Its construction was overseen by Shug Drabor[12] at the Santhe Shipyards in Coronet City on Corellia.[1] The vessel underwent its maiden voyage to Batuu.[17] Within its tenth year of operation, the ship was rescued from Nihil pirates by Nib Assek and her Padawan Burry. The ship's Lightsaber Training Pod was built in their honor.[12]

Around 230 BBY,[19] the Halcyon assisted in towing Starlight Beacon through hyperspace to help in the Dalnan evacuation.[4]

Clone Wars[]

During the Clone Wars, the ship was the site of a skirmish between Republic and Separatist agents. Jedi General Anakin Skywalker engaged in a lightsaber duel against Dark Acolyte Asajj Ventress.[12]

Imperial Era[]

Following its formation, the Galactic Empire seized control of the ship, stripped the interior of much of its opulence, and used it as a retreat for Imperial officers.[14]

New Republic Era[]

During the age of the New Republic, the Halcyon was restored to its original design.[14]

A neo-Imperial crisis[]

First Order stormtroopers aboard the Halcyon

By the time of the Battle of Batuu, the ship was commanded by Captain Riyola Keevan, and a note posted in Oga's Cantina in Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu advertising a mechanic position on board the starship directed all applicants to contact Keevan. The job listing stated that applicants would need experience working on MPO-1400s and that the ability to speak Shyriiwook would be beneficial.[16]

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Behind the scenes[]

The Halcyon is the setting of the immersive Disney hotel Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at the Walt Disney World Resort. It was first revealed at D23 Expo 2019.[5] It was designed by Christian Alzmann.[20] The starcruiser first appeared in the 2022 junior novel The High Republic: Mission to Disaster, written by Justina Ireland.[4]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Reviewed. TheForce.net. Archived from the original on February 26, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Disney.com Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser - Overview on Disney.go.com (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 TwitterLogo.svg Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) on Twitter. (backup link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 The High Republic: Mission to Disaster
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 D23 logo.png Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Reveals New Magic at D23 Expo 2019 on D23.com (backup link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Star Wars: Datapad (Galactic Starcruiser)
  7. YouTube.png Walt Disney World Behind The Scenes: Disney Imagineers Talk Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser on the Disney Parks YouTube channel (Walt Disney World backup link)
  8. 8.0 8.1 "D23 Expo 2019 - Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Panel"
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 YouTube.png 4K Walking Tour of the Halcyon Ship on the Attractions Magazine YouTube channel (backup link)
  10. StarWars.com 31 Things We Learned in an Exclusive Preview of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser on StarWars.com (backup link) (Fact 12)
  11. YouTube.png Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser - Early Look With Walt Disney Imagineering on the Disney Parks YouTube channel (backup link)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 Halcyon Legacy 1
  13. StarWars.com Dispatches from the Halcyon: The Design of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser on StarWars.com (backup link) establishes that the Halcyon was built 275 years before the events of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser features the Skywalker lightsaber after its reconstruction, and StarWars.com 31 Things We Learned in an Exclusive Preview of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser on StarWars.com (backup link) places it before the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. Amazon favicon.png Star Wars Timelines on Amazon.com (backup link) places both of these in 35 ABY, meaning that Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser takes place in the same year. Therefore, the Halcyon was built 275 years before 35 ABY, or 240 BBY.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 StarWars.com Dispatches from the Halcyon: The Story of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser on StarWars.com (backup link)
  15. Halcyon Legacy 2
  16. 16.0 16.1 GalaxysEdgeLogo icon.png Star Wars: Galaxy's EdgeOga's Cantina
  17. 17.0 17.1 Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser welcome video
  18. Disney.com Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser - Itinerary on Disney.go.com (backup link)
  19. The High Republic: Mission to Disaster takes place shortly before The High Republic: The Fallen Star. The High Republic: The Fallen Star features the Destruction of Starlight Beacon, which StarWars.com SWCC 2022: 7 Things We Learned from the Lucasfilm Publishing Behind the Page Panel on StarWars.com (backup link) dates to 230 BBY.
  20. TwitterLogo.svg Phil Szostak (@PhilSzostak) on Twitter. (screenshot)
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