220 (troops and pilots)
5,000 metric tons
|Present for battles/event:||
Ninth Great Jedi War, Trials of Loyalty, Family Feud, Horizons
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The Darkest Night is one of the two Bothan Assault Cruisers in Clan Arcona. The vessel was commissioned to the Clan in 27 ABY after the Eighth Great Jedi War fleet reset. The ship takes it name from the powerful Shadowcrafting technique that is only available to the most elite of the Clan Arcona’s Shadow Guard. The Darkest Night was given to House Galeres from the date of its commission and has since that time been used as the Quaestor's seat of power in battle, feuds and wars.
The Darkest Night acts as a carrier for the Expeditionary Force, having fighter squadrons consisting of 12 BTL-S8 K-wing assault starfighters, 24 XJ X-Wing starfighters and a squadron of 5 AIC-4 shuttles. The role of the vessel is to act as the flagship of Galeres, it is this ship that the Quaestor commands from.
The Darkest Night first saw action in the inter-House Feud, a set of small issues that escalated into conflict between the two Houses of Clan Arcona. The Darkest Night was the crucial centerpiece of House Galeres in its campaign against House Qel-Droma, but the feud was cut short by the fast action of the Consul and the power of the ISDII Eye of the Abyss II.
The next time the Bothan Assault Cruiser saw serious action was in 29 ABY during a feud with Clan Scholae Palatinae and Clan Plagueis, as the ship was sent with the Arcona Expeditionary Force into the Cocytus System to fight the enemy Clans' fleets, as well as the Yuuzhan Vong. The BAC sustained some minor damage during the battle, but nothing too serious.
Also, to note, there are a few refugees living on board, although the bulk of them are housed on the Abyss. These refugees were generated after the Dajorra System was lost to the Yuuzhan Vong during the Eighth Great Jedi War.
The Darkest Night has since participated in events and conflicts which led up to the reclaiming their home system of Dajorra from the Yuuzhan Vong menace.
The officer serving aboard the BAC Darkest Night were hand selected by Sanguinius Tsucyra Entar, each of the officer on the deck are the best in their chosen field.
- Blue Mist Squadron (B-Wing Bombers)
- Commanded by Remi Bracxor
- Black Tide Squadron (B-Wing Bombers])
- Commanded by Zy Tier
- Dark Sight Squadron (K-Wings)
- Commanded by Peter Ruddle
- Lucius Squadron (E-Wings)
- Commanded by Tripp Yarwood
There are also 6 Armored Interface Craft-4.
- 9 Infantry Squads - 90 Troops
- 9 Heavy Trooper Squads - 90 Troops
- 1 Scout Squad - 10 Troops
- 2 Medic Squads - 20 Troops
- 1 Engineer Squads - 10 Troops
|Dajorra Defence Force|
| ISDII Eye of the Abyss II • MJHC Lictor • MJHC Last Light • W/GSP Broken Blade • W/GSP Dark Artisan • W/GSP Light's Lament • AGV Nighthawk
|Arcona Expeditionary Force|
|NSD Invicta • NSD Encanis • BAC Darkest Night • BAC Shadow • ACC Shadehammer • AGV Valour's Fall
|Light is Limited; Darkness is Infinite.|