Tuesday, February 27, 2024

XJ-2 Airspeeder

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Craft: Narglatch AirTech XJ-2 Airspeeder
Type: Air Speeder
Scale: Speeder
Length: 5.9 meters
Skill: Repulsorlift operation: Air Speeder
Crew: 1
Passengers: 1
Cargo Capacity: 5kg
Cover: 1/2
Altitude Range: Ground level-5,000 meters
Cost: 32,500 (new), 18,000 (used)
Maneuverability: 2D
Move: 210; 600kmh
Body Strength: 2D

Background: The XJ-2 airspeeder was a customized Narglatch AirTech vehicle owned by Bail Organa during his tenure as senator of the Alderaan sector and as Viceroy of Alderaan itself. After seeing fellow Senator Simon Greyshade’s XJ-6 airspeeder, Organa purchased his own custom Narglatch AirTech prefabricated kit, which sported a red and silver color scheme. The airspeeder became a hobby of Organa’s, and he would tinker with it when he was not pressed to attend to senatorial duties. With the advent of the Clone Wars, Organa took the XJ-2 with him to Coruscant, where he found himself spending most of his time.

Organa registered the speeder under the alias of “Org Banelli,” allowing him to operate without the attention of the authorities. Along with several other senators, Organa was considering ousting Supreme Chancellor Palpatine at the conclusion of the war, and he needed to be able to move covertly. When the war did conclude, Organa used the speeder to rescue Jedi Master Yoda from Palpatine’s clutches. Returning to Alderaan, Organa found himself dedicated to forming the Alliance to Restore the Republic, and as a result, the speeder gathered dust. He gave it to his adopted daughter, Princess Leia, and taught her piloting skills when she came of age. The speeder was eventually destroyed when the Death Star obliterated Alderaan, but a line based on the model was later put into production by Narglatch AirTech during the Galactic Civil War.

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