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Built by the Empire at the end of the Clone Wars, the Duty was actually captured by brigands long before the New Order's stability was fully enforced in the Outer Rim. Taken over by pirates working under a Duro by the name of Xarg, it was renamed as Headsman. The ship became a terror of smaller settlements and lesser trade routes.
The ship was the first captured by Plagueis following the destruction of Jusadih, full of plunder and captives taken by Xarg himself. Overwhelmed by Trandoshan warriors from Saraask'ar and Dark Jedi of Plagueis, the crew soon surrendered. Xarg and his lieutenants were put to the saber by the Quaestor himself, while the rest of the crew and their captives were either sold as slaves or taken to Emar Xu for Subjugation. The ship's plunder was but the first capture by the Plagueians, and its distress beacon lured in several other small vessels. While these hulls became little more than impromptu boarding craft, the Headsman not only remained functional but managed to survive the capture of the new Ascendant Fleet.
Joining other ships of its likeness, it was soon raiding across the stars under Sith command.
Designed to serve more adequately as a vessel of war than its relative, the CR90, Corellian gunships had a greatly reduced amount of space for passengers, troops, or cargo. During their design phase, two words guided the shipwrights and engineers of CEC: Fast and deadly. As such, engines made up half of their available interior space, with the rest reserved for deflector shield generators and weapons systems. Because of this speed and lethality, they were ideal craft for raiders and pirate fleets, but also saw extensive use by the Rebel Alliance and were even used by local Imperial fleets.
The DP20 gunship bore a stock armament of eight double turbolaser cannons, four concussion missile tubes, and six quad laser cannons. This made the vessel useful for a number of reasons. Ideally, it was meant to destroy fighters, bombers, and other snub or shuttle craft en masse; where a capital ship's bulk made accurate strikes against such craft difficult, the gunship could pinpoint and destroy them with much greater accuracy. However, they were also capable of harrying and dealing damage to larger ships, while still being maneuverable and quick enough to evade powerful craft such as Star Destroyers. In Plagueian hands, these vessels have become central to crippling and raiding ships for supplies and slaves.
DP20 ships held accommodations for forty-five crewmen and forty-six gunners; in Plagueian hands, both posts are occupied by Subjugates. In the close-knit environment of such a small ship, crew members become akin to families, something that increases the possibility of Subjugate crewmen finding identities and rebelling. To combat this, the crews of the gunships are routinely cycled out or, if necessary, purged.