Manufactured by Sienar Fleet Systems, Obsidian 1 was the lead TIE/LN starfighter of the Galactic Empire's Obsidian Squadron. Piloted by Civé Rashon, who operated under the call sign "Howlrunner" and the designation OS-72-1, Obsidian 1 at one point flew over Cloud City on the planet Bespin.
Behind the scenes
Obsidian 1 was created for a card in the 1998 Special Edition Limited expansion set of Decipher, Inc.'s Star Wars Customizable Card Game. Of note, 2008's The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia confirms that Civé Rashon was the lead TIE pilot of Obsidian Squadron during 4 ABY's Battle of Endor. However, it was never confirmed if Rashon flew Obsidian 1 during that battle.
Furthermore, in the 2003 massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Wars Galaxies, Rashon, flying a TIE fighter, was added to the game as a non-player character in Game Update 20 of its The Complete Online Adventures expansion, published in 2011. Rebel Alliance players who requested Tier 7 Duty Missions from certain space stations had a chance to battle elite Imperial pilots. One of these pilots could be Rashon. The "Howlrunner" card for the 2012 TIE Fighter Expansion Pack of Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game also depicts Rashon flying a TIE fighter. As there is no confirmation that Obsidian 1 is Rashon's TIE fighter for either of the aforementioned works, this article avoids linking the fighter to those sources.
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Special Edition Limited (Card: OS-72-1 In Obsidian 1) (backup link) (First mentioned)
Notes and references
- TIE/LN starfighters were manufactured by Sienar Fleet Systems. states that all
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Special Edition Limited (Card: OS-72-1 In Obsidian 1) (backup link)
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 81 ("Rashon, Civé")
- The New Essential Chronology
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Online Adventures—Game Update 20: Galactic Civil War 2 - Space
- Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – TIE Fighter Expansion Pack (Card: )