- Blue: "We got intel that says that your admiral is looking for weapons. We got fifty cases of Rawk V99 blasters to sell or trade."
- R2-D2: "BLOODLE DEET!"
- Antilles: "Rawk-made? The Admiral… might be interested. Why don't we go talk?"
- ―Deliah Blue, R2-D2, and Ona Antilles[src]
The Rawk V99 blaster was a type of blaster created by the mechanic "Bantha" Rawk, whose reputation caused the weapon to be considered of worth. In 138 ABY, during the Second Galactic Civil War, Rawk's nephew Cade Skywalker was in possession of fifty cases of Rawk V99 blasters. When he traveled to the planet Utapau to assassinate the Sith scientist Vul Isen—who was in turn trying to kill Galactic Alliance Remnant Admiral Gar Stazi—Skywalker's crew met with Stazi and offered to sell him the blasters. While Skywalker hunted Isen, his crew negotiated prices with Stazi and simultaneously kept an eye out for potential assassins targeting the Admiral.
Description[edit | edit source]
- "—A fine offer, no doubt, but we were thinking of a slightly different number…"
"Mind telling us what that number is? Gfersh! You're haggling like junk dealers!"
- ―Deliah Blue and Ona Antilles, negotiating the price of Rawk V99 blasters
The Rawk V99 blaster was a type of blaster weapon. It was designed by "Bantha" Rawk, a mechanic who ran a business creating and modifying weapons for those in need of reliable armament. Rawk's favorable reputation preceded the weapon when it was for sale, and its price was negotiable when being traded on the black market.
History[edit | edit source]
- "Don't worry, Ona. Cheeka, I got a deal the Admiral's gonna love!"
- ―Jariah Syn, on the sale of Rawk V99 blasters
Cade Skywalker, a bounty hunter and the nephew of Rawk, possessed fifty cases of Rawk V99 blasters aboard his starship, the Mynock, during the Second Imperial Civil War in 138 ABY. In that year, he took the Mynock to the planet Utapau in order to assassinate the Sith scientist Vul Isen, who intended to poison the world's waters in retaliation for Utapau's harboring of Galactic Alliance Remnant Admiral Gar Stazi, an enemy of the Sith. When the Mynock made planetfall and was welcomed by Alliance representatives, the ship's co-pilot Jariah Syn, mechanic Deliah Blue, and astromech droid R2-D2 informed Alliance Lieutenant Ona Antilles that they were interested in selling or trading their Rawk V99 blasters to Stazi. Although Antilles wished to speak to Skywalker himself, the crew's distraction allowed Skywalker and the Jedi Master Wolf Sazen to slip away and hunt for Isen.
A holographic symbol of Rawk's logo displayed by R2-D2 convinced Antilles of the weapons' legitimacy and worth, and she spoke with the three crewmembers until Skywalker contacted Syn and informed him that Isen had sent an assassin after Stazi. At that point, Syn demanded that the Mynock's crew be able to negotiate the blasters' prices with the Admiral himself. Antilles acquiesced, and, in Stazi's company, Syn surveyed the Admiral's entourage for would-be-traitors while Blue and R2-D2 bought Syn time by dragging out the bargaining. After Syn caught and killed the assassin and Skywalker elsewhere slew Isen, Blue and Stazi continued to haggle.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The Rawk V99 blaster is mentioned in the forty-ninth issue of the comic series Star Wars: Legacy, in which negotiations over its black market price occur. The negotiations continue into the following issue. Both issues were written by John Ostrander, penciled by Jan Duursema, and released in 2010.
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Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Legacy 49: Extremes, Part 2
- Star Wars: Legacy 0½
- Legacy 24: Loyalties, Part 2
- Although the comic book Legacy 49: Extremes, Part 2 indicates that its events take place in 137 ABY, the more recently released Star Wars: Legacy: Extremes trade paperback dates them at 138 ABY.
- Legacy 50: Extremes, Part 3