- "One of history's tall tails? Maybe. But a generator capable of existing in hyperspace and realspace simultaneously would be bad news. Fortunately, nothing suggests the Empire has made any breakthroughs."
- ―Haxen Delto, in a report to Airen Cracken
The Mass Shadow Generator was a rumored superweapon in development by the Galactic Empire that could simultaneously exist in realspace and hyperspace. The generator was part of a report by Haxen Delto in Imperial weapons projects and incorporated into the Rebel Files.
The Mass Shadow Generator's design consisted of four truncated square pyramids. Two truncated square pyramids connected in opposite directions at their bases with a trench at the center, and two smaller stacked on top. At the ends of the smaller truncated square pyramids were two dishes.
Sometime between 14 and 19 AFE, the head of the communications unit of Alliance Intelligence, Colonel Haxen Delto, submitted a report to Chief of Rebel Intelligence General Airen Cracken on the matter of Imperial superweapon projects, including a segment regarding the rumored Mass Shadow Generator, a superweapon that could allegedly exist simultaneously in realspace and hyperspace. Although the prospect of the generator worried Delto, it seemed to him that the Empire had not made any breakthroughs in development. Delto also mentioned the possibility that the Mass Shadow Generator was one of history's tall tales.
Delto's report would be incorporated in the Rebel Files, a central data repository containing a non-electronic copy of sensitive information which, decades later, would be uncovered in the ruins of the Tak-Beam complex, a Rebel Alliance base on the Mid Rim world of Durkteel.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Mass Shadow Generator first appeared in the new canon in the boxed set and reference book Star Wars: The Rebel Files, which was released on November 21, 2017 and authored by Daniel Wallace. It had previously been featured in the Star Wars Legends video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, released in 2004. The physical appearance of the Mass Shadow Generator closely resembles that of the Star Wars Legends Gravity Well Station, which appeared in Star Wars: Empire at War released in 2006 and was used by the Galactic Empire.
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files (First mentioned)