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Ebon Hawk

Craft: Unknown Manufacturer - Light Freighter
Type: Light Freighter
Length: 24 Meters
2 Twin Laser Turrets
2 Dual Heavy Laser Cannons
1 Concealed Anti-Personnel Repeating Blaster
Crew: 1 Pilot, 2 Co-Pilots, 2 Gunners
Top Speed: Unknown
Troop Capacity: Unknown
Cargo Capacity: Swoop Bike
Passengers: Unknown

Thousands of years ago, the Ebon Hawk was a freighter-turned-smuggler ship that rose to fame due to its use around the time of the Jedi Civil War. It was well-known throughout the Galaxy as a ship associated with the Exchange, and it passed through many hands before coming into the ownership of the amnesiac Jedi Revan. 

The Ebon Hawk was constructed on the Galactic Republic planet of Transel. While it bore the standard Republic white and red painting usually seen on military vessels (such as Republic blockade runners and Hammerhead-class capital ships), the details of its original purpose are unknown. Other ships of its class, however, were used in the Republic Navy; one of them, which may have been the Ebon Hawk, was in the Republic fleet at Ralltiir 3,963 before the Battle of Yavin, and at least two more crashed on Malachor V after the final battle of the Mandalorian Wars.

The Ebon Hawk spent most of its operational life being used to shuttle goods for Davik Kang, the Taris underworld boss during the Mandalorian Wars. Through careful piloting and a ridiculously overpowered drive system, the ship was able to outrun Republic and Sith patrols alike, making deliveries to numerous shady characters along the galactic rim. Davik would joke that it was the best thing he had ever stolen, and for the number of times it saved his life, he had good reason to make the claim.

It's not exactly clear where Davik acquired the Ebon Hawk. The primary systems were modified so many times that the original classification and even the company that built it were hard to determine. It's possible the ship was a developmental prototype from some showroom floor, cobbled together from several different models. Key components are obvious retrofits, from the stolen navigational computers to the uncommonly powerful hyperdrive. A number of smuggler-specific customizations have been made as well, though only Davik knew where or how to access them all. 

The interior of the Ebon Hawk is comprised of several sections, including a cockpit, crew quarters, medical center, tactical battlestation, cargo hold, and even a makeshift garage to store swoop bikes and modify equipment. Its weaponry consists of a gunnery station with dual turbolasers, as well as other "secret" armaments. 

Ownership of the Ebon Hawk changed hands to the rehabilitated Revan and Carth Onasi after Davik was killed in an altercation following the rescue of Bastila Shan, shortly before Taris was destroyed by Darth Malak's ship, the Leviathan. Many of the ship's owners, such as Forii Haxa and Ahita Othar, were associated with the Exchange; their sudden and unexpected deaths led some to believe that the Hawk brought bad luck upon its owners.

The Ebon Hawk became instrumental in Revan's search for the Star Forge, transporting him and his crew to Dantooine, Manaan, Korriban, Kashyyyk, and Tatooine, in search of ancient Star Maps.

A year after Darth Malak's defeat, Revan left Republic space. He left the Ebon Hawk and its droid occupants, T3-M4 and HK-47, behind on Malachor V and continued on alone. What went on during the time between Revan's ownership of the Ebon Hawk and its acquisition by the Jedi Exile is largely a mystery. The ultimate fates of the Exile, Revan, and the Ebon Hawk and it's crew remain unknown.

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