Rocket-powered or Ion drive
The dartship was a Killik version of a starfighter. They were mass-produced during the Dark Nest Crisis and used against both the Chiss Ascendancy and the Galactic Alliance. There were two main variants: one with a rocket-powered engine, the other with an ion drive. The latter became much more common as the Gorog assumed a more active role in the Colony and began making preparations for war.
Two types of fuel seem to have been used on the rocket-powered dartships. The Qoribu nests for a time used methane. Jaina Solo believed the colony's reluctance to switch to hydrogen was because the Killiks produced the methane themselves. It was later deduced by R2-D2 that a swarm of the craft that attacked the Millennium Falcon were powered by hydrogen, as they had a far greater performance ratio than normal dartships. These fighters were later revealed to belong to the Gorog; however, ion propulsion found prevalence among the Dark Nest as it tightened its grasp on the colonies.
Dartships also carried payloads of "primitive" chemical explosives.
- Dark Nest I: The Joiner King (First appearance)
- Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen
- Dark Nest III: The Swarm War