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"Imperial Two-class. They're trying to hail us now."
―Carklin Ryoon, upon seeing three Imperial II-class Star Destroyers emerge from hyperspace — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

The Imperial II-class Star Destroyer, alternatively spelled as Imperial Two-class, and also known as an Impstar-Deuce, was a Star Destroyer model manufactured by Kuat Drive Yards for use by the Galactic Empire's navy. The class served as the successor to the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer in the Imperial line, which was also used by the Imperial Military. Armed with a plethora of weapons, including turbolasers and ion cannons, the 1,600 meter long capital ship could be used to subjugate a planet or serve as a command ship for other vessels. The Torment was a ship of this class that took part in the assault on Naboo as part of Operation: Cinder.

CharacteristicsEdit

General characteristicsEdit

Torment

The Torment was an Imperial II-class Star Destroyer.

Built by Kuat Drive Yards for the Imperial Navy, the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer was a capital ship model of the Imperial-class Star Destroyer line that replaced the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer. Like its predecessor,[1] they were painted a light shade of gray, were wedge-shaped, had a raised bridge tower,[13] and measured 1,600 meters in length.[2] They, however, featured[13] a communications tower[12] between their two deflector shield generator domes,[5][13] whereas standard[14] Imperial I-classes had a tractor beam targeting array in the same location.[15]

Engines and powerEdit

Ships of the class were propelled by three[10] KDY destroyer-I ion engines,[5] although they also had four[10] backup Cygnus Spaceworks gemon-4 ion engines.[5] This allowed for speeds of sixty MGLT in realspace[3] and nine-hundred and seventy-five kilometers per hour in an atmosphere.[4] A hyperdrive was also equipped, allowing the ships to travel in hyperspace.[6] The ships were powered by a solar ionization reactor[5] located on the ventral hull.[13]

Weapons systems and carrying capacityEdit

"The Impstar-Deuce has a complement of seventy-two TIE fighters, princess."
―Shara Bey, to Leia Organa, upon their approach to the Torment[src]

Like all Imperial-class vessels,[4] Imperial II-class Star Destroyers[1] were armed with sixty turbolaser batteries, sixty heavy ion cannon emplacements and ten tractor beam projectors.[4] The ships carried with them seventy-two TIE/ln space superiority starfighters,[10][1] at least three Lambda-class T-4a shuttles, at least two All Terrain Armored Transports and at least two All Terrain Scout Transports,[7][8] the latter two of which were transported to planetary surfaces by at least two Gozanti-class cruisers.[7][9] All these vessels were stored in the ships' two large hangar bays, which were located side-by-side in the forward wall of a large, open space in the ventral hull.[7]

Nine-thousand seven-hundred stormtroopers crewed the vessels,[11] along with various other Imperial Military personnel such as Imperial officers[13] and TIE fighter pilots.[10] MSE-6 series repair droids were also present in the ships' various corridors[13] Two years worth of consumables were held on the vessels to maintain the crew.[11]

Torment bridge

The Torment's bridge

BridgeEdit

"Clear the bridge."
―Captain Lerr Duvat, upon the arrival of the messenger[src]

The command bridge of the[13] Imperial II-class[1] was arranged[13] almost identically to that of the Imperial I-class,[16] with a command walkway and two pits where Imperial technicians operated their console stations, which were arranged perpendicular to the central walkway.[13]

RoleEdit

An Imperial II-class Star Destroyer[1] was capable of commanding an assault on an entire planet, which could include controlling smaller siege vessels[10] or using its large carrying capacity to deliver a surface assault force.[7]

HistoryEdit

Early historyEdit

Kuat Drive Yards started manufacturing the Imperial II-class after the run of the Imperial I-class ended with the Devastator, a ship which would go on to become the flagship of Darth Vader.[1] Some Imperial Is, such as the Devastator, were upgraded to feature bridges with communication towers,[14] like Imperial IIs.[12][10]

The Torment's attackEdit

"I've got an Imperial-class Star Destroyer at two-two mark six…"
"…Looks like a Deuce."
"Well, we knew this wouldn't be easy…"
―Shara Bey, Leia Organa and Sosha Soruna discuss the Torment[src]

Seventeen days after the Battle of Endor[13] in 4 ABY,[17] which saw the death of the Emperor Palpatine,[18] the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer[1][10] Torment was visited by a messenger droid, who delivered a posthumous message from the Emperor ordering the ship's captain, Lerr Duvat, to scour the planet Naboo using weather-altering satellites, as part of[13] the Contingency's[6] Operation: Cinder.[13]

Restoration vs Torment

The Restoration destroys the Torment

Duvat, assisted by Lieutenant Gulin, immediately set course for Naboo, and upon his arrival, deployed the satellites to create storms across the planet.[13] However, a group[10] of N-1 starfighters[19] piloted by Shara Bey, Leia Organa and Sosha Soruna attacked the satellites and the Star Destroyer's complement of TIE fighters. Just before the three starfighters were destroyed by the TIEs, the MC80 star cruiser Restoration arrived[10] along with Danger Squadron, a squadron of X-wing starfighters.[7] Together, they destroyed the remainder of the satellites, saving Naboo, and then the Torment itself, despite it attempting to withdraw.[10] It did, however, manage to deploy part of its planetary assault force before it was destroyed, which briefly attacked Theed before being neutralized by an ion pulse, and then captured.[7]

Eleodie Maracavanya's findEdit

"These ships are running. Look at the battle damage—they've taken fire, and recently. And behold those hyperspeed vectors—they're coming from near to the Unknown. They're coming from Jakku. We do a little cleanup here for the New Republic, then we send them the bill."
―Eleodie Maracavanya explains to zher crew why zhe wants to destroy the three Imperial II-class Star Destroyers — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

In 5 ABY,[20] three[6] Imperial II-class Star Destroyers[1] fled from the Battle of Jakku, which saw the last stand between the last major Imperial remnant and the New Republic. After jumping out of hyperspeed in Wild Space, their captains attempted to seek solace with a small fleet of ships led by the[6] Executor-class Star Dreadnought[21] Liberty's Misrule, which they thought was another Imperial remnant. However, it was actually under the command of pirate Eleodie Maracavanya of the Sovereign Latitudes of Maracavanya. Maracavanya deduced where the ships had come from, and ordered the destruction of the vessels, much to the surprise of crew member Carklin Ryoon. Zhe then elaborated on zher decision, citing that the New Republic could grant the group some legitimacy if they destroyed the vessels, as it was likely they would appreciate the cleanup following their battle. All vessels then opened fire on the three Star Destroyers, with Maracavanya believing they stood no chance of survival.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

Notable appearancesEdit

The Imperial II-class Star Destroyer debuted in the new Star Wars canon in Shattered Empire, Part II, a 2015 comic. Although the Torment's class wasn't mentioned in the issue,[13] it would later be identified as an Impstar-Deuce next issue of the series, Shattered Empire, Part III.[10] The class' full name was revealed in the 2016 reference book Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide.[1]

The Imperial II-class Star Destroyer's first Star Wars Legends appearance was in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back novelization, a 1980 novelization of the film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.[22] The Imperial II-class then reappeared in the film The Empire Strikes Back,[23] released shortly after in the same year.[24] However, in the new canon, it isn't known if the class appears in in The Empire Strikes Back, not any other content that features Imperial-class Star Destroyers with communications towers. This is because an Imperial I-class Star Destroyer could be upgraded, giving it the same communications tower an as an Imperial II.[14]

Torment

The incorrect depiction of the Torment

InconsistenciesEdit

On the first page of Shattered Empire, Part II, illustrated by Emilio Laiso, the Torment was mistakenly depicted[13] with the targeting array of an Imperial I-class Star Destroyer.[15] This was rectified in the last page of the same issue, this time drawn by Marco Checchetto.[13]

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarWars-DatabankII Imperial Star Destroyer in the Databank (backup link) states that Imperial-class Star Destroyers are 1,600 meters long. As Imperial II-class Star Destroyers are of this line, they must be 1,600 meters long.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away states that Imperial-class Star Destroyers can travel at 60 MGLT. As Imperial II-class Star Destroyers are of this line, they must be able to travel at 60 MGLT.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Star Wars Rebels: Head to Head states that Imperial-class Star Destroyers can travel at 975 kilometers per hour, and that they have 60 turbolaser batteries, 60 heavy ion cannon emplacements and 10 tractor beam projectors. As Imperial II-class Star Destroyers are of this line, they must share these features.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Topps logo Star Wars: Card Trader (Card:Star Destroyer) depicts an Imperial-class Star Destroyer with 3 destroyer-I ion engines, 4 gemon-4 ion engines, 2 deflector shield generator domes and a solar ionization reactor. As Imperial II-class Star Destroyers are of this line, they must also have these features.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Aftermath: Empire's End
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 Star Wars Battlefront II
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Ultimate Star Wars
  9. 9.0 9.1 Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 Shattered Empire, Part III
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know states that Imperial-class Star Destroyers carry 9,700 stormtroopers, and that they have 2 years of consumables. As Imperial II-class Star Destroyers are of this line, they must carry 9,700 stormtroopers and have 2 years of consumables.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Topps logo Star Wars: Card Trader (Card:Star Destroyer) depicts an Imperial-class Star Destroyer with a communications tower. As Shattered Empire, Part III depicts an Imperial II-class Star Destroyer with an identical tower, the feature must be present on these vessels too, as Imperial II-class Star Destroyers are of this line.
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 Shattered Empire, Part II
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 SWInsider "Blade Squadron"—Star Wars Insider 149150 depicts the Devastator at the Battle of Endor with what Topps logo Star Wars: Card Trader (Card:Star Destroyer) shows to be a communications tower. Ultimate Star Wars reveals that the Devastator was an Imperial I-class Star Destroyer, and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope shows the Devastator pursuing a rebel vessel with what the Droids in Distress book identifies as being a tractor beam targeting array, in the same location as the communications tower. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas identifies that the pursuit seen in A New Hope occurs before the Battle of Endor, the Devastator must have had its tractor beam targeting array replaced with a communications tower. Due to this, Imperial-class Star Destroyers with communications towers aren't necessarily Imperial II-class Star Destroyers, as they could be upgraded Imperial Is.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Droids in Distress book
  16. Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion
  17. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  18. Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  19. StarWars-DatabankII Naboo N-1 Starfighter in the Databank (backup link)
  20. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas cites the Battle of Jakku as taking place in 5 ABY. As the Imperial II-class' appearance in Aftermath: Empire's End takes place concurrently to the battle, the event in question must also take place in that year.
  21. Star Wars: The Rebel Files
  22. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back novelization
  23. Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance, a Legends video game, confirms that Avenger was an Imperial II-class Star Destroyer. As the film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back features the Avenger, it also features the Legends version of the Imperial II.
  24. Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back