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Zenith-X1 Superluminal Racer

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Jorus Merrill

Jorus Merrill

    Barash Decision

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  • Intent: An extremely fast FTL courier/racer ship for contest prize purposes
  • Image Source: "Racing Vehicle" by Nate Temple, found at https://www.artstati...m/artwork/xJJqm
  • Canon Link: N/A
  • Restricted Missions: N/A
  • Primary Source: N/A


  • Manufacturer: The Wretched Hive
  • Model: Zenith-X1
  • Affiliation: One lucky customer 
  • Production: Unique
  • Material: Desh-terenthium hull


  • Classification: Unique Starfighter
  • Length: 10.5 meters
  • Width: 4 meters
  • Height: 3.5 meters
  • ArmamentNone
  • Defenses Very Low
  • Squadron Count: N/A
  • Maneuverability Rating: Average
  • Speed RatingHigh
  • Hyperdrive Class: 0.1 (Extreme)


  • Standard Communications Array  
  • Limited Deflector Shield Generator  
  • Standard Life Support Systems  
  • Standard Repulsorlift Engines
  • Standard Sensor Array  
  • Can Enter Atmosphere and Land


  • Heavily Modified Experimental Hyperdrive
  • Advanced Ion Engines
  • Advanced Navigational Systems, including a Naboo Olie AGS Navicomputer



  • Good sublight engines
  • Blisteringly quick hyperdrive, possibly the fastest ever built to date
  • Good navigational systems


  • No weapons
  • Limited shields
  • Very fragile hull

Description: Captain J.Q. Merrill has wanted to build something along these lines for a long time. Eventually the Wretched Hive got profitable enough to bankroll the experimental ship on spec, with aid from various sponsors throughout the Outer Rim. Assuming the right customer would come along, Jorus and his chief engineers - Dingo Darr and Shenna'vala - stripped down an old fighter frame and got to work on one of history's fastest hyperdrives. 


The resulting ship is nothing you'd ever want to take for a stroll through hostile territory. Sure, the Zenith-X1 is quick enough to stay a step ahead of most enemies, but a couple of laser cannon shots will turn it into a fireball. Its flexible desh-terenthium hull does a good job of handling the stresses of a violent hyperspace jump or reversion, but desh-terenthium is the tinfoil of the starship design world. The Zenith-X1 has no retaliatory options whatsoever. It's even too flimsy to make a good ramship, speed or no speed. 


What it can do, however, is shave hours, days, or weeks off any given interstellar journey. It can reliably get from A to B faster than 99.99999999% of the ships in the galaxy. It's designated as a racer, but it could also serve some fortunate customer as a courier ship of unsurpassed convenience. 

Edited by Jorus Merrill, 13 January 2018 - 12:40 PM.

Lily Kuhn

Lily Kuhn

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