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The Pellaeon-class Star Destroyer was a warship design produced by Kuat Drive Yards to serve as part of the starfleet of the Fel Empire.[2]

CharacteristicsEdit

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The Pellaeon-class compared to the Scythe-class main battle cruiser.

The Pellaeon-class was named in honor of former Imperial Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon,[2] and drew upon the distinctive and classic wedge-shape of earlier times, made famous by the Harrower, Venator and Imperator classes used by the navies of the Ancient Sith Empire, Galactic Republic and the old Galactic Empire respectively.[2]

The class was often used as command ships and combined certain elements from Star Dreadnoughts like the Executor-class and earlier Star Destroyers like the Imperial-class.[3]

Offensive and defensive systemsEdit

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A Pellaeon-class Star Destroyer fighting a Scythe-class battle cruiser.

The Pellaeon-class was considered one of the most powerful warships in the galaxy and noted as having unmatched weapon systems and starfighter components. With its sleek outline, it presented less of a target to potential enemies, while at the same time optimizing its shield protection.[2]

The forward-sloping superstructure of the Pellaeon-class also gave the main gun batteries excellent vantage points, more so than on the Star Destroyers of the previous centuries.[2]

The class had slightly more armament than the older Imperial II-class Star Destroyer.[3] Some of these guns were of a similar design to the XX-9 turbolaser batteries of the old Galactic Empire.[7] The Pellaeon-class also possessed an interdiction field, capable of pulling ships out of hyperspace.[4]

ComplementEdit

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A hangar on board a Pellaeon-class Star Destroyer.

The class had a ventral hangar where starfighters and shuttles could land and embark from.[2] Predator-class fighters would be stored in racks in narrow passages throughout the hangar area. Traffic control centers were located on either side of the main hangar opening, overlooking the area.[5]

Its sloping profile allowed the Pellaeon-class to be shorter than the Imperial-class while at the same time be able to carry a decent amount of landing craft and small starships.[3]

Propulsion systemsEdit

A reactor bulb protrusion was visible outside the ventral hull. It is not known if this was the ship's primary reactor or a forward, secondary one.[2]

Bridge towerEdit

The Pellaeon-class had at least one conference room with a holographic projector table in the center.[8] Its bridge was styled similar to earlier warship classes such as the Venator-class, with crew pits encircled by a command deck where ship commanders could view the ship's surroundings out of panorama windows.[9]

Known vesselsEdit

HistoryEdit

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Turbolasers on a Pellaeon-class Star Destroyer destroy the Jedi Academy on Ossus.

Thousands of years before the Sith–Imperial War, the Sith Empire used a capital ship similar to the Pellaeon-class during the Great Galactic War.[10]

The Pellaeon-class itself began its service over 100 years after the Battle of Endor[3], succeeding the Imperial-class and was noted as going up against the heaviest Galactic Alliance warships, including the smaller-yet-faster Scythe-class main battle cruiser.[8]

After the betrayal of the new Sith Order under Darth Krayt, some of these ships chose to rebel and follow Emperor Roan Fel into exile. As of 137 ABY, a number of these vessels were kept in orbit and close to his stronghold on Bastion for protection.[11]

Later in the same year, Darth Stryfe used a Pellaeon-class vessel to search for Jedi refugees on Ossus. Upon feeling a continued presence after his troops returned empty-handed, he ordered the vessel to destroy the ruins of the Jedi Academy.[7]

Some Pellaeon's fell into the hands of the Galactic Alliance Remnant during the Second Imperial Civil War and were distinguished with its symbol on the sides of their dorsal hulls.[6] Similarly, Pellaeon-class Star Destroyers loyal to the Empire-in-exile were distinguished not only by the Imperial seal but by red markings as well.[12]

Behind the scenesEdit

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Full blueprints.

In an interview for Star Wars Insider 89, designer and illustrator Sean Cooke described the design of the Pellaeon-class as a new way to look at Super Star Destroyers. The original idea entailed not making the vessel incredibly long, like the Executor, but incredibly tall and with a cathedral-like aspect to the design. The refined design harked back to the original Star Destroyers, but with a "front plow" addition based on the Khetanna, Jabba the Hutt's sail barge.

While the actual number of guns on the Pellaeon-class Star Destroyer are currently unknown, the ship's entry in Starships of the Galaxy lists a number of weapon batteries, which according to the Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition Core Rulebook, represent up to ten weapons of the same type per battery.

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

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A Pellaeon-class Star Destroyer with escort

Notes and referencesEdit

Kuat capital ship classes
Transports
Corona-classTon-Falk-classStar Seeder-classStarwind-class
Corvettes
Adz-classLaw-classRaider-classVigil-class
Frigates
Auxilia-classArdent-classCorona-classEF76 Nebulon-B
Imperial II-classLancer-classLupus-classMedStar-class
Munifex-classNebulon-B2 · Pelta-classStar Galleon-class
Cruisers
Acclamator-classAcclamator II-classArquitens-class
Broadside-classCaptor-classEnforcer-classPursuit-class
Star Destroyers
Gladiator-classImperial I-classImperial II-class
Pellaeon-classSecutor-classStorm FleetTector-class
Venator-classVictory I-classVictory II-class
Battlecruisers
Praetor-classPraetor II-classProcurator-class
Dreadnoughts
Arc HammerBellator-classEclipse-classExecutor-class
Mandator-classMandator II-classMandator III-class
Sovereign-classVengeance-class
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