- "Meedee-one, please analyze the maps. Find any profile that matches a Pythar-class Imperial shuttlecraft."
- ―Leeha Narezz
The Pythar-class Imperial shuttlecraft was a type of shuttle used by the Sith Empire during the Great Galactic War with the Galactic Republic. Pythar-class shuttles were small vessels with short, curved wings on either side. A Pythar-class shuttlecraft named the Deference was utilized by an Imperial scientist during the war when he performed upgrades on the personal space station of the Sith Emperor. The Deference was shot down in the Battle of Hoth in 3665 BBY, and the shuttle later became the target of a Jedi mission to retrieve the plans for the Emperor's space station stored within the ship's computers. By the time of the Galactic War between the Republic and the Empire, another Pythar-class shuttlecraft had crashed in the Icehang Loop, a section of Hoth's Highmount Ridge region.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Pythar-class shuttlecraft was first mentioned by the Jedi Leeha Narezz in the Jedi Knight class mission "Sub-Zero Showdown" in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a video game released by BioWare and LucasArts in 2011, where locating the shuttle Deference is the objective of the player's mission. Another shuttle appears in the game's first digital expansion, Rise of the Hutt Cartel.