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Production information

Agave-class Picket

Technical specifications

190 meters

Hyperdrive rating:
  • Class 1
  • Backup Class 10
  • Turbolaser cannons (2)
Fire arc: forward
  • Laser cannons (4)
Fire arc: turret
  • crewmembers 28
  • gunners 8


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The Azura is one of the last defensive measures the Shadow Academy. Her service and time in grade is nearly impeccable, showing an outstanding resiliency during the Vong War. Like its sister, the Vespera, they heard the call for all ships to rally to the Brotherhood’s needs. However, with the lack of personal defense of the Arcanum, the Headmaster pled with the Grand Master for all attempts on the Azura and Vespera to cease. He was granted his request. As the months passed, the Azura acted as command of special operations for the Headmaster. The twenty-eight man crew would provide countless intelligence operations to the Arcanum, sacking any chance of sabotage or foul play. Several key modifications have been made; one such being the cloaking system. Without this, it would be nearly impossible to continue its role as a saboteur and intelligence operative. Other modifications include extended quarters with an abridged library, useful for when a member of the upper Echelon needs council.

Under direct command of the Headmaster and Praetor, the Magistrates also have direct control over its personnel and mission duties. However, confirmed authorization is needed for a Magistrate to board the vessel and command its Captain. During a time of war, the Azura is under direct Marshal Law, and any member of the Shadow Academy above Magistrate may use it as his or her personal flag ship for the duration of their tenure. This is also rare, as most staff members have their own craft.

After the Eighth Great Jedi War left the Shadow Academy with an outdated fleet and brand new command ship, Headmaster Anshar replaced the Sirona and Corra with the Vespera and Azura. During the Brotherhood's time of exile, the ships provided intelligence and scouting missions as the Arcanum jumped through space. When the Shadow Academy and Dark Council finally returned to Antei, all of the Academy's ships were put to use. The Azura served admirably, its crew watching as the Arcanum was destroyed. Currently, with Lyspair reclaimed, the vessel continues to serve as a center for intelligence and espionage.