- "I guess they do not want to share their toys!"
- ―MK-09, regarding the squadron's R-41 Starchasers
A squadron flying under the call sign Scavenger operated sometime in 3 ABY and was composed of a number of R-41 Starchaser starfighters. The squadron was tasked with accompanying the pirate transport Pelican on its mission to retrieve a damaged Imperial Viper probe droid located near the Saila Na system. However, all ships of the squadron were destroyed by the Azzameen family YT-2000 light freighter Otana, manned by Rebel Alliance pilot Ace Azzameen, in a standoff over the retrieval of the probe.
History[edit | edit source]
The squadron operated in 3 ABY and comprised six R-41 Starchaser starfighters, which acted as escorts for larger craft. Sometime after a battle between the Galactic Empire and the Alliance to Restore the Republic at an Alliance hospital platform, the squadron accompanied the Muurian transport Pelican, a pirate vessel, on a mission to retrieve an Imperial Viper probe droid that had been stranded near the Saila Na system. However, the Otana, a YT-2000 light freighter flown by Alliance flight officer Ace Azzameen and his droid copilot, MK-09, entered the system with the same mission objectives.
Several of the R-41 Starchasers, which the Otana identified under the call sign Scavenger, broke formation to engage the intruding freighter. Two stayed with the Muurian transport, which was trying to escape with the probe droid pod. Before the Pelican could leave the system, though, Azzameen obliterated the starship and much of Scavenger. With only one R-41 Starchaser remaining, the final starfighter attempted an escape with the probe, but MK-09, controlling the Otana's turret cannons, destroyed the R-41 before it could do so. With Scavenger defeated, the Otana collected the pod and left the sector.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The squadron first appeared in the 1999 video game Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance, though neither the game nor its Prima Games guide give it a name beyond the Otana's designation of Scavenger. In the game, the squadron serves to challenge the player on a simple pickup mission.
It is possible to complete the mission without destroying the Pelican or any escorting craft. However, the squadron's destruction is confirmed via an in-universe retelling of the events by MK-09 in the Prima strategy guide.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance (First appearance)