- "A BT-7, if I'm not mistaken. One of the Pollad designs—a very fine vessel, appropriate for the Republic's best."
Ryden Pollad was an eccentric starship designer who worked for the starship company Rendili Hyperworks, where the designer developed the BT-7 Thunderclap assault craft for the Republic Army's Special Forces Division. Pollad's style was well known in the galaxy, and the battle droid M1-4X was able to identify the Thunderclap as the work of the Rendili designer immediately upon sighting the vessel.
Behind the scenes
Ryden Pollad was first mentioned in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a video game released by BioWare and LucasArts in 2011, and the game's 2012 reference guide Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia identified Pollad's first name. However, neither source specified Pollad's gender or species.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia (First identified as Ryden)