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The Imperial-class Star Destroyer Errant Venture approaches Yavin IV.
The Imperial-class Star Destroyer Errant Venture approaches Yavin IV.

The Errant Venture is a starship in the fictional Star Wars universe. She is an Imperial-class Star Destroyer Mark II, and she has the distinction of being the only known privately owned Star Destroyer. She is owned by Booster Terrik, who also serves as her Captain. The ship was at one time part of the Imperial Starfleet, and was then known as Virulence. Image File history File links Errant_Venture. ... Image File history File links Errant_Venture. ... An Imperial II-class Star Destroyer as seen in the Star Wars original trilogy. ... Yavin 4 is one of the many moons of the gas planet Yavin in the Star Wars universe. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ... An Imperial II-class Star Destroyer as seen in the Star Wars original trilogy. ... An Imperial II-class Star Destroyer as seen in the Star Wars original trilogy. ... Booster Terrik is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars galaxy, the Imperial Navy, or more properly, the Imperial Starfleet, is the senior military arm of the Galactic Empire. ...


Imperial service

Exactly how old the ship is has not been revealed. It's not known for sure how many years Errant Venture spent in Imperial service as Virulence. During most of her time in Imperial service, Virulence was commanded by Captain Joak Drysso. In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the regime established by Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic. ...


Virulence was part of the Imperial fleet that was at the Battle of Endor. Towards the end of the battle, Captain Drysso saw the Super Star Destroyer Executor crash into the partially completed Death Star. He realized at that point that the Rebels would win the battle. Drysso decided to take Virulence and leave the Endor system. The Battle of Endor was the climactic battle depicted in the 1983 film, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... An Imperial II-class Star Destroyer as seen in the Star Wars original trilogy. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, was an interstellar political resistance force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... In the Hebrew Bible, Endor is the Canaanite village where the witch of Endor lived. ...


After leaving Endor, Drysso would come to offer his services and his ship to Imperial Intelligence Chief Ysanne Isard. Drysso joined Isard when she took the Super Star Destroyer Lusankya from Coruscant to Thyferra. Drysso was rewarded with the command of Lusankya. His executive officer Lakwii Varschra was then promoted to Captain of Virulence. The Virulence was joined by the Imperator-class Star Destroyer Avarice and the Victory-class Star Destroyer Corrupter. Ysanne Isard is a fictional Imperial character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... The Super Star Destroyer Executor, identical twin to the Lusankya Lusankya was a Super Star Destroyer, the sister ship of Darth Vaders Executor, from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Coruscant (pronounced //) is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... An Imperial II-class Star Destroyer as seen in the Star Wars original trilogy. ...


The members of Rogue Squadron left New Republic service in order to oppose Ysanne Isard. They were eventually able to destroy Corrupter, and convinced Avarice's Captain Sair Yonka to leave Imperial service. As a result, Virulence and Lusankya were the only two vessels left in Isard's fleet. The Rogue Squadron crest Rogue Squadron is an elite X-wing starfighter squadron in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


The performance reports of Virulence during this time indicated that the ship was not well prepared for battle since Drysso left. The crew had been slow to respond during the Rogue's hit and fade attacks on the vessel.


Eventually, the Rogues' secret base was found. Lusankya and Virulence traveled to Yag'Duhl to confront the Rogues. When they arrived, the Rogues were gone. The base appeared to be very heavily armed complete with a gravity well projector, and had trapped the Lusankya in a tractor beam. Virulence broke the tractor beam lock by placing herself between the station and the Lusankya. Lusankya immediately returned to Thyferra at flank speed. Shortly after Lusankya left, the station's gravity well projector pulled a group of A-wings commanded by Pash Cracken out of hyperspace. Captain Terrik convinced Captain Varschra that this was part of the trap, and she surrendered Virulence to him. The A-wing, a fictional interceptor starfighter in the Star Wars universe, is used by the Rebel Alliance. ...


Terrik took Virulence and the A-wing fighter group, and proceeded to Thyferra. His ship arrived during the middle of the battle. At first Drysso thought the cavalry had arrived when he saw Virulence. He was in for a very unpleasant surpise when the A-wings launched, and Virulence began firing on Lusankya. Eventually, Drysso was killed when he refused to surrender Lusankya.


Private ownership

Soon after the battle at Thyferra, General Airen Cracken of the New Republic arrived. He tried to talk Booster Terrik into giving the ship to the Republic. But Terrik found that commanding a starship agreed with him, and refused to surrender the ship. Eventually, a compromise was reached. Terrik could keep the ship, but would have to give up most of the weaponry. He was permitted to keep 10 light turbolasers and a few ion cannons. Cracken asked him to rename the ship, and he decided then to call her Errant Venture.


During Grand Admiral Thrawn's campaign against the New Republic, Terrik kept a low profile because of concerns that Thrawn would try to capture Errant Venture and return her to Imperial service. He continued to do so when the reborn Emperor began his campaign against the Republic six years after Endor. Nawara Ven eventually joined the crew. The ship eventually received a red paint job to replace the standard Imperial white. Grand Admiral Thrawn is a fictional character from the Star Wars galaxy. ... The New Republic (officialy The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... Emperor Palpatine of the Galactic Empire (82 BBY – 4 ABY, spirit incapacitated 11 ABY), often simply referred to as the Emperor, is one of the main characters and the foremost villain in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Aayla secura, a Twilek In the fictional Star Wars universe, Twileks are a prominent alien species. ...


Fifteen years after the Battle of Endor, Errant Venture was not in very good condition. The ship had maintenance needs that had gone unfulfilled due to personnel and equipment shortages. The weapons had begun to malfunction, leaving Terrik's ship almost totally undefended. Terrik did hire a Verpine crew to help with the most critical systems, so that someone else, such as one of the Hutt lords, wouldn't try taking the ship. Hutt can mean: New Zealands Hutt River, which flows through the Hutt Valley, and the cities of Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt situated on its banks. ...


The New Republic eventually helped refit Errant Venture so that she could participate in a special covert operation against the Imperial Ubiqtorate Base at Yaga Minor. She got back most of her weaponry at this point. Afterwards, Terrik was again required to give up most of the weapons.


During the Yuuzhan Vong war, the ship served as a squadron flagship, and as a mobile Jedi sanctuary when the New Republic turned against the Jedi. The ship was fully rearmed at this point. While serving as a sanctuary, she made continual hyperspace jumps in order to keep the Jedi on board the ship safe by making her very difficult to find. Later in the war she served as flagship for a motely collection of smugglers, thieves and other fringe elements in the fight against the Vong. It was during this conflict that rumours surfaced of Terrik installing an axial superlaser, using Darksaber technology bought from the Hutts. This weapon was apparently used during the evacuation of Yavin IV, and completely obliterated a Yuuzhan Vong task force. It was also on this ship where Mara Jade gave birth to her son Ben Skywalker. The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ... Two Jedi Knights, Master Qui-Gon Jinn & his padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi. ... The following is a list of Star Wars superweapons, or the Star Wars version of weapons of mass destruction. ... Hutt can mean: New Zealands Hutt River, which flows through the Hutt Valley, and the cities of Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt situated on its banks. ... Yavin 4 is one of the many moons of the gas planet Yavin in the Star Wars universe. ... Mara Jade Skywalker (b. ... Ben Skywalker is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the son of Jedi Masters Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade Skywalker. ...


Terrik continued to captain Errant Venture following the war.


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Errant Venture - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki - A Wikia wiki (1811 words)
The Errant Venture, on the other hand, was the perfect ship: she often disappeared when Booster needed her to, and she had never had an extensive refit since her Imperial service.
Errant Venture survived the subsequent battle—in fact, she ended up cooperating with Admiral Pellaeon's Chimaera and the raid turned into the moment when peace with the Imperial Remnant became possible.
Whatever the truth of the matter, Errant Venture remained fully armed and operational until the Liberation of Coruscant, although it is not known whether Booster was able to retain his ship's upgraded armament after the end of the conflict.
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