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The Aurore-class freighter, also called the Zygerrian slave ship, was a highly-durable model of freighter.

CharacteristicsEdit

Aurore-class freighters[5] were large and blocky spacecraft with spacious cargo holds, large enough to hold a blixus or, in the case of the Zygerrians, numerous slaves. The powerful twin thruster engines, albeit considered primitive by the time of the Clone Wars, sat on two articulated boom arms that extended from each side of the ship's primary hull. These boom arms would fold up while the craft was landing, using the engines as supports. Despite its size and large cargo complement, the vessel could be competently operated by a single pilot.

HistoryEdit

During the Clone Wars, it was used as a slave transport by the Zygerrian Slave Empire (giving it its nickname), who outfitted the storage bays for live cargo. Darts D'Nar, a Zygerrian slaver, captained a reddish-colored Zygerrian slave ship named the Tecora.[6] The Spartan was another ship used as a slave transport, holding the captives Obi-Wan Kenobi, CT-7567, and Roshti to the facility on Kadavo.[7]

However, its use was not limited to the Zygerrian Slave Empire, being used as a general-purpose freighter across the galaxy. One was owned by the Banking Clan at the Cybloc transfer station,[4] as well as by Preigo and his traveling circus.[8]

Years later, the Mining Guild was known to use such vessels as well. Two years prior to the Battle of Yavin, an Aurore-class freighter was patrolling the Sereeda Waypoint with two TIE fighters and encountered a rebel attack shuttle.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 StarWars-DatabankII Zygerrian Slave Ship in the Databank
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow
  3. Encyclopedia-Logo Zygerrian slave ship in the Encyclopedia (link now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org)
  4. 4.0 4.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Revival"
  5. TwitterLogo @HolocronKeeper (Leland Chee) on Twitter. “@LelalMekha Fair to assume species names are the same unless you hear otherwise. Same goes for planets. And ship models.” (screenshot)
  6. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Slaves of the Republic"
  7. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Escape from Kadavo"
  8. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bound for Rescue"
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