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This article is about the Imperial battlecruiser. You may be looking for the Rebel Alliance GR-75 medium transport Luminous.

The Luminous was a battlecruiser and part of the Imperial affiliated Kuati Sector Forces in 8.5 ABY, at the time of the Galactic Civil War, in which the Alliance to Restore the Republic and later its successor state—the New Republic—fought against the Galactic Empire. The Luminous and the rest of the Kuati Forces protected the planet Kuat's shipyards, vital to the Imperial war effort. New Republic forces attacked Kuat that year, and the ion weaponry on the RZ-1 A-wing interceptors of Surprise Squadron overloaded the Luminous's systems.

DescriptionEdit

A capital ship, the Luminous was classified as a battlecruiser.[1]

HistoryEdit

Part of the Imperial-aligned Kuati Security Forces, the Luminous guarded the planet Kuat[1] in 8.5 ABY,[2] during the Galactic Civil War, when the Galactic Empire fought against the Alliance to Restore the Republic, who would later be known as the New Republic. In 8.5 ABY, the New Republic launched an offensive against Kuat in hopes of securing Kuat Drive Yards's ship building facilites, vital to the Imperial war effort. After a transmission was sent from the Kuati battlecruiser Event Horizon, infected by a Republic computer virus, to the Republic RZ-1 A-wing interceptors of Surprise Squadron in the Venir system, the squadron jumped to the Kuat system to engage the Kuati Forces.[1]

Surprise Squadron's ion torpedoes soon took down the systems of the Luminous and three Kuati Star Destroyers, and as they attempted to get their systems back online, the same virus caused the Event Horizon and four Star Destroyers to aim their batteries at the Luminous and the rest of the Kuati fleet. When hailed by the Minister of Commerce Ral'Rai Muvunc of the New Republic, who informed them that the New Republic controlled thirty-four percent of the Kuati shares, Kuati officials surrendered to the Republic. That was because they faced an enemy who could disable nine warships including the Luminous from their defense force in a matter of minutes, as well as one that controlled a large part of the company's shares.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Luminous was first mentioned in 2012's The Essential Guide to Warfare, an extensive guide on the conflicts in the galaxy, written by Jason Fry and Paul R. Urquhart.[1]

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