Luxury 5500 Space Transport
Shadow is Jedi Master Mara Jade Skywalker's newest pride and joy. The Jade
Shadow is the most recent starship owned by
Mara has resolved to take excellent care of this vessel - and maybe
even to make it better than her original Jade's Fire.
Mara has resolved to take excellent care of this vessel - and maybe even to make it better than her original Jade's Fire.
star yachts, the Jade Shadow is built around a sturdy frame that begins
fairly wide at the engines and tapers forward until reaching the narrow,
triangular cockpit. Mara Jade's allies have combined forces to transform
the utilitarian vessel into a powerful tool in the
Talon Karrde took responsibility for the starship's weapons systems by
installing retractable AG-1G laser cannons. The laser cannons are mounted
on small turrets with a wide firing arc. Lando's engineers integrated two
concealed Dymex HM-8 concussion missile launches, each with a magazine of
eight high-yield torpedoes. All of the vehicle's weapons are connected to
a targeting computer with multiple options. A "shoot-back"
setting, for example, directs the targeting computer to automatically
shoot down any craft that opens fire on the Jade Shadow.
increase the Jade Shadow's speed, Han Solo fine-tuned the twin ion drives
and reworked the hyperdrive engines to emulate those aboard the Millennium
Falcon. He donated an advanced long-range sensor suite complete with port
and starboard visual scanners, jamming devices, sensor decoys, false
transponder codes, and a remote-controlled slave circuit that can summon
the starship over short distances.
added a costly holographic communications array that can send and receive
messages from Coruscant to the Outer Rim. With Luke's aid, Mara integrated
a tractor beam projector and reconfigured the aft docking bay to contain
her modified starfighter or even carry an entire T-65XJ X-Wing - usually
Luke's. Husband and wife again joined forces to add an autopilot
programmed with a variety of evasive maneuvers. The Jade Shadow can host
an astromech connected to a droid station on the flight deck. Many of the
systems are voice-activated. System data is displayed on unobtrusive
holograms synced to a retinal tracker, which positions these readouts just
outside the pilot's forward line of sight.
the Jade Shadow's many support features allow Mara to operate the starship
without a crew, the bridge is designed for a pilot, copilot, and
navigator. The crew sits beneath a massive, transparisteel canopy that
provides breathtaking views of space and a crystal clear image of enemy
Mara is obviously taken with her new ship, and resolves to make it
as capable as her last two have been. Hopefully that will remain so for
quite some time.
Mara is obviously taken with her new ship, and resolves to make it as capable as her last two have been. Hopefully that will remain so for quite some time.
the time we're through with her, the Jade Shadow will put the Falcon to
shame." —Lando Calrissian