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The StarScavenger was a starship owned by the Freemakers, a family of scavengers. They used the ship to collect and transport scrap and travel across the galaxy. The StarScavenger saw many adventures after Rowan Freemaker, the youngest in the family, discovered he was Force-sensitive and became involved in a quest to find the Kyber Saber crystals. This brought the StarScavenger and her owners into conflict with the Galactic Empire, the Sith agent Naare, and the Hutt crime lord Graballa.

DescriptionEdit

The Wheel Freemakers

The rear of the StarScavenger

The StarScavenger was a starship with a configurable design. It was fitted with modular wings, three engines, blasters, two spring-loaded shooters[2], and a detachable cargo section.[3] The ship could house at least four crew and was used for collecting and transport scrap and starship parts.[1] The StarScavenger also carried a smaller salvage vessel known as the Freemaker scavenger vessel[4], the submarine Bubbly Snubbly[5], and Zander's Blazemaker Mark II starfighter.[6] The ship was equipped with a hyperdrive[1], a rear deflector shield, and a quantum regulator.[4] It could also transport passengers and be reconfigured into different forms.[6]

HistoryEdit

Making ends meetEdit

The StarScavenger was the personal starship of the Freemakers, a scavenging family who owned a salvage and repair business at the Wheel space station in the Abrion system. They used the ship to collect scrap and starship parts across the galaxy. Following the Battle of Hoth, the Freemakers used the StarScavenger to salvage scrap in the midst of a dogfight between an Imperial assault cruiser, its TIE fighter escorts, and Rebel Alliance X-wing starfighters. Zander and Kordi Freemaker picked up the wreckage using the ship's tractor beam while their younger brother Rowan Freemaker manned the ship's main twin turret. After Rowan accidentally blew up the assault cruiser, the Freemakers fled into hyperspace.[1]

The Freemakers then returned to their garage only to discover that their Aqualish landlord had blocked the entrance with a flood droid as retaliation for defaulting on their rent. Kordi managed to convince Furlac to give them one more day to pay their rent. After unloading scrap, the Freemakers discovered that a rebel pilot and a TIE fighter pilot had survived. Kordi ushered them out after the two belligerents began fighting. Zander and Kordi attempted to construct a Z-wing out of scrap components salvaged from the battle. However, Rowan accidentally blew it up by knocking a pole into the head of an AT-ST walker.[1]

Freemakers Showdown

The Freemakers, the StarScavenger's owners

Rowan's new destinyEdit

To build a starship in order to pay their rent, the Freemakers and their B1 battle droid Roger traveled on the StarScavenger to the Clone Wars battle site of Nal Kapok. While Zander and Kordi searched for salvage, Roger was tasked with babysitting Rowan. However, Rowan left the ship to warn his siblings about the presence of stormtroopers. As a result, Rowan and Roger found the hilt of the Kyber Saber and encountered the undercover Sith agent Naare. Posing as a Jedi, Naare convinced Rowan to embark on a quest to collect the pieces of the Kyber Saber. The Freemakers then returned to the Wheel in the StarScavenger with Naare following in the Eclipse Fighter.[1]

Later, Zander and Kordi traveled on the StarScavenger into the Balgaroth asteroid field to find Rowan and Roger, who had embarked on a quest to find the second Kyber Saber crystal. After parking their ship at the Hutt crime lord Graballa's ore mine, the Freemakers and Naare traveled aboard Graballa's starship Rancor's Fist and rescued Rowan and Roger. After escaping back to their ship, Rowan apologized to his siblings for his reckless actions and to Naare for losing the second crystal. Naare almost destroyed the StarScavenger with a laser blast but it narrowly missed the ship. She abandoned her attempt when Rowan managed to find the Kyber Saber crystal in space.[7]

The StarScavenger remained at the Freemaker Garage while Kordi and Rowan went to rescue Zander, who had been captured by the Imperial Star Destroyer Vendetta after taking Wick Cooper's N-1 starfighter for a joyride.[8] Later, the Freemakers used the StarScavenger to travel to Cloud City on the planet Bespin to retrieve the rebel Lando Calrissian's "lost treasure", which turned out to be a cape. For the mission, they left their cargo bay behind since they were not going on a salvage run.[3]

Star Scavenger Peril on Kashyyyk

The StarScavenger on Kashyyyk

EntanglementsEdit

The Freemakers later flew the StarScavenger to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to retrieve a piece of wroshyr wood for the Twi'lek captain Ignacio Wortan. While Roger stayed aboard the ship, the Freemakers at the request of the Wookiee chief Attabura infiltrated a Trandoshan island fortress and rescued his son Tantarra. At Zander's request, Roger flew the StarScavenger to pick up the Freemakers and Tantarra. However, the Freemakers and Tantarra became involved in a quest to obtain the third Kyber Saber crystal from a Trandoshan statue. Roger parked the ship in a blaze and waited for his family. The Freemakers were confronted by the Imperial officers Durpin and Plumestriker but managed to escape back to the Wheel thanks to Kordi.[9]

Later, the rebels Princess Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker visited the Freemaker Garage to seek repairs for their Y-wing starfighter. While Rowan and Luke were searching for an ion stabilizer aboard the StarScavenger, Roger accidentally started the ship's engines and hyperdrive, causing it to jump into hyperspace. Using the Force, Luke managed to regain control of the ship's hyperdrive lever just as the StarScavenger emerged on hyperspace and crashlanded on the planet Felucia. Rowan and Luke used their Force powers to repair the ship. With the help of the Force and Roger, they also recovered the ship's hyperdrive motivator from a pit inhabited by an acklay. Together, the Freemakers and Luke returned to the Wheel.[10]

After receiving a job offer from the podracing pilot Ben Quadinaros to service his podracer on Tatooine, the Freemakers traveled on the StraScavenger there. After narrowly escaping a trap by Graballa and participating in the 29th Annual Bricklayers' Classic, the Freemakers fled into the Dune Sea. Unable to reach their ship, they called Naare for help. After Naare rescued them, they returned to the StarScavenger.[11]

Bubble Snubbly Crystal Chase

The StarScavenger and the Bubbly Snubbly on Ningoth

Race for the Kyber SaberEdit

Following the events on Tatooine, the Freemakers discovered Naare was a Sith and made preparations to flee aboard the StarScavenger. Following a struggle in the Freemaker Garage, the Freemakers fled on their ship into space. Naare pursued them in the Eclipse Fighter and damaged their rear deflector shield. After clipping off the Eclipse Fighter's wings, Zander took the StarScavenger into hyperspace. After losing their quantum regulator, they were forced to land at Maz Kanata's castle on Takodana. While landing, Zander accidentally scratched the Weequay pirate Hondo Ohnaka's ship.[4]

To pay for the damage, Kordi and her siblings agreed to leave the StarScavenger as collateral while they traveled on the Freemaker scavenger vessel to the Third moon of Takodana to obtain three golden orbs. There, they discovered that the orbs were varactyl eggs. After confronting Hondo, an impressed Max Kanata gave them a quantum regulator. She also gave Rowan the fourth Kyber Saber crystal and told him to turn to the Maker of Zoh for help.[4] Before they could leave, Naare arrived with Graballa and stole the fourth crystal. The StarScavenger pursued Naare's ship but came under attack from Graballa's Rancor's Fist. The Freemakers managed to flee into hyperspace.[5]

At the urging of Rowan, the Freemakers traveled to the planets Ningoth and Naboo to obtain the fifth and sixth Kyber Saber crystals from Naare. However, Naare stole those crystals well. After leavin Naboo, the Freemakers discovered that the seventh crystal was on the planet Hoth and that Naare had been using Roger's transmission pack to track them down.[5] The Freemakers then landed the StarScavenger on the junkyard planet of Zoh. There, they encountered Jek-14, who taught Rowan in the ways of the Force. After Roger and the Freemakers contended with several mutinous droids led by N-3RO, they fled Zoh on their starship just as Graballa and Naare atttacked the planet. Rowan then challenged Naare and Graballa to race their ship to Hoth for the last Kyber crystal.[12]

Despite the stormy atmosphere, Rowan managed to use the Force to guide the Freemakers through the snow storm. The StarScavenger narrowly avoided colliding with a mountain but their pursuers were not so lucky. While the Freemakers went to search for the seventh Kyber Saber crystal in a cave, Roger stayed behind to guard the ship. While trying to warm the ship, he overheated the StarScavenger's engines. This caused the ship and Roger to fall into an ice lake. Roger managed to escape but the ship was trapped beneath the ice lake. The StarScavenger was only hit when the Freemakers shot down Graballa's Rancor's Fist; causing it to crash into the lake and free the StarScavenger. After Rowan tricked Naare by offering an ice shard, the Freemakers fled with the real crystal into hyperspace. Unwilling to endanger his family, Rowan departed with Roger and the seventh crystal for an uncharted world.[13]

StarScavenger Tatooine Duel

The StarScavenger on Tatooine

Showdown with NaareEdit

Worried about their younger brother, Zander and Kordi traveled to Naboo, Cloud City, Kashyyyk and Tatooine in an attempt to find him. After having their tools stolen by Jawas on Tatooine, the Freemakers decided to return to the Freemaker Garage. After landing the StarScavenger, they were confronted by Furlac who demanded payment for their rent. Naare, Graballa, and his henchmen then ambushed the Freemakers. In an attempt to draw Rowan out of hiding, Naare tortured Kordi and Zander psychologically. She damaged the StarScavenger and ripped its cannons off to break him. This had the desired effect and Rowan returned within Roger to fight Naare. Despite a fierce resistance by the Freemakers, Naare discovered that Roger knew where the seventh Kyber Saber crystal was hidden and stole his head.[14]

Using his Force powers, Rowan repaired the damaged StarScavenger. The Freemakers then traveled to the galactic capital Coruscant as part of Rowan's plan to steal the Kyber Saber from Naare by posing as Emperor Palpatine. After infiltrating the Imperial Palace and recovering Roger's head, Kordi and Zander returned to the StarScavenger. When Naare threw several civilians from a platform, Kordi and Zander used the StarScavenger to rescue them. Later, the two siblings used the StarScavenger to pick up Rowan and the stolen Kyber Saber from the Imperial Palace.[6]

The Freemakers then raced their ship through the skylanes of Coruscant with TIE fighters in pursuit. While Zander used the Blazemaker Mark II to distract the Imperials, Rowan used the Force to reconfigure the StarScavenger's shape and escape into space. Once in space, the Freemakers traveled to Mustafar where Rowan plunged the Kyber Saber into a volcano, destroying it. The Freemakers then decided not to return to the Wheel and to instead travel through the galaxy. Later, the StarScavenger encountered the Alliance Fleet and accepted an invitation by Admiral Acbkar to join the Rebel Alliance.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Starscavenger appears in the 2016 Disney XD animated television series LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. LEGO also released a promotional LEGO box set of the starship to coincide with the television series.[2]

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