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The Relentless was an Imperial I-class Star Destroyer commanded by Admiral Kassius Konstantine. On the day of the Galactic Empire's fifteenth anniversary, it was requisitioned by the Grand Inquisitor, the Emperor's Jedi hunter, to give chase to a group of rebellious individuals who tried to smuggle Tseebo off of the planet Lothal.[7]

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Pursuit of the GhostEdit

The Relentless was a Imperial I-class Star Destroyer under command of Admiral Kassius Konstantine. On the day of the Galactic Empire's fifteenth anniversary, it was requisitioned by the Grand Inquisitor, the Emperor's Jedi hunter, to give chase to a group of rebellious individuals who tried to smuggle Tseebo off of the planet Lothal. The Inquisitor had placed a XX-23 S-thread tracker on rebels' ship Ghost and started pursuing them in hyperspace. When the targets found the tracker, they released the Phantom, because the device had been put on it, and landed on Fort Anaxes. The Relentless followed the signal, and in this way the Ghost managed to escape, while the Grand Inquisitor and his troops faced the rebels on the asteroid, being defeated.[7]

Deceit of CalrissianEdit

Time after, the rebels, together with the smuggler Lando Calrissian, tried to reach Lothal from the space, after acquiring a puffer pig from the crime lord Azmorigan. Calrissian had inserted a signature modulator to keep the Ghost save while meeting Imperial patrols. But because of some problems with the pig, Garazeb Orrelios accidentally disabled it, and so the Relentless was able to identify the ship. Konstantine deployed TIE fighters and tried to take down the Ghost also with turbolasers, but enemy pilot reached Lothal's clouds, leaving TIEs behind and preventing the Relentless to continue the chase.[8]

Siege of LothalEdit

Lothal under siege

Star Destroyers locking down Lothal.

The Relentless was one of the Star Destroyers chosen by the Empire to siege Lothal. The rebels, after leaving Capital City, asked Calrissian to help them; he planned a way to reach space without being pursued by Imperial forces. They launched some modified masking trasponders in Lothal's sky, which replicated the signal of their stolen Lambda-shuttle. Konstantine deployed TIE fighters squadrons to follow the signals, but when he understood his error the Ghost had already left the atmosphere. However, Konstantine and his crew were mollified when Darth Vader revealed that he had already placed a tracker on the shuttle.[9]

The Sith Lord reached the rebels, that had gathered with their allies of Phoenix Squadron, and attacked their ships with his TIE Advanced x1. The Relentless and other Star Destroyers joined Vader when the battle was already lost for the rebels in an attempt to prevent their enemies from escaping. While Vader had succeeded in destroying the rebel command ship Phoenix Home, most of the Phoenix fleet with the exception of the Ghost had already managed to flee into hyperspace. The Relentless and another Star Destroyer attempted to trap the Ghost. However, the freighter's captain Hera Syndulla managed to jump into hyperspace before the Relentless and the other Star Destroyer could activate their tractor beams. Instead of the Ghost, the Imperial captured Vader's TIE Advanced.[9]

Hunting the rebellionEdit

Following the attack on the Phoenix fleet, the Relentless took part in a hunt for the fleeing rebels throughout the Outer Rim Territories. At a later point, Admiral Konstantine and Agent Kallus received a transmission from the former Clone Commander Wolffe that the crew of the Ghost were on Seelos.[11] While the Relentless stayed in space to provide back-up, Kallus led a ground assault force of three AT-AT walkers against the crew of the Ghost and the clone troopers Rex, Gregor, and Wolffe, who manned an antiquated AT-TE walker. The Relentless was unable to provide support to Kallus' forces during the battle because the ship had received orders to pick up an Inquisitor known as the Fifth Brother in deep space.[12]
Ghost evades the blockade

The Ghost evading the blockade over Lothal.

Later, the Relentless detected a power surge from an abandoned Old Republic Haven-class medical station in deep space. The surge had been caused by several crew members of the Ghost who were salvaging medical supplies from the abandoned station. When Admiral Konstatine offered to provide reinforcements, the Fifth Brother insisted on going alone. During the ensuing skirmish, he another Inquisitor known as the Seventh Sister nearly succeeded in capturing several rebels including Chopper, Ezra Bridger and Sabine Wren. However, the rebels were able to escape due to the quick thinking of Garazeb Orrelios.[13] After the Seventh Sister and the Fifth Brother discovered that the Phoenix rebels were hiding on the planet Garel, the Relentless was part of the Imperial fleet that attacked Garel. During the battle, the Relentless and its fellow Star Destroyers bombarded the escaping rebel ships and unleashed several TIE fighters. Under the command of Admiral Konstantine, the Relentless also managed to trap the rebel command ship Liberator with its tractor beam projector. However, Hera managed to use the Ghost to knock out the Relentless's projector; allowing the Relentless to flee into space.[10]
Attack on the rebel fleet

The Relentless attacking the rebel fleet in space

The Relentless later led an attack on the Phoenix rebel fleet, which was low on fuel. Admiral Konstantine led the attack from the helm of the Relentless. When the ship's scanners picked up the rebel ship known as the Ghost, Konstantine recognized it as the vessel that had raided the Imperial fuel depot at Horizon Base. Realizing that the rebels were low on fuel, he ordered the Relentless and its TIE fighter escorts to prevent the Ghost from landing. Despite their best efforts, the Ghost managed to land due to the timely intervention of Ketsu Onyo's starship Shadow Caster. After receiving intelligence from the astromech droid Chopper and the inventory droid AP-5, the rebel fleet fled to Atollon, a safe system with no Imperial presence.[14]

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