The Emblem Of The Palpatinian Syhith.
Scimitar- Class
Syhith Courier.
The Emblem Of The Palpatinian Syhith.
The original "Scimitar" (or "Sith Infiltrator") was a prototype stealth-ship used as the personal starship of Darth Maul, the Sith apprentice of Darth Sidious, prior to the Invasion of Naboo around 32 BBY; The Scimitar-Class is
Scimitar, The Sith Infiltrator.
Production Information:
Manufacturer:Republic Sienar Systems.
Model:Heavily modified Star Courier.
Class:Space transport.
Cost:Valued at 55mcredit.
Technical Specifications:
Length:26.5 meters.
Maximum acceleration:3,730 G.
Maximum speed (atmosphere):1,180 km/h.
Engine unit(s):Sienar X-C2 ion drive array (1).
Hyperdrive rating:
  • Class 1.5;
  • Backup: Class 12.
  • Hyperdrive system:Sienar SSDS 11-A.
    Power plant:Heavy power generators (4).
    Sensor systems:Several advanced sensors and tracking devices.
    Navigation system:Equipped.
  • Stygium cloaking device;
  • Other advanced countermeasures.
  • Armament:Concealed solar ionization cannons (6).
  • DRK-1 Dark Eye probe droids (3);
  • Bloodfin.
  • Crew:Pilot (1);
    Several interrogation and security droids.
    Minimum crew:1.
    Cargo capacity:2.5 metric tons.
    Consumables:30 days.
    Other systems:Hypercomm array and Medical equipment.
    Roles:Reconnaissance Shuttle.
  • Rise of the Empire Era;
  • New Republic Era;
  • Dark Age;
  • UGC Era.
  • Affiliation:
  • Order of the Sith Lords;
  • Inquisitorius;
  • Syhith Order;
  • Palpatinian Order;
  • Geh 'Dia Order (limited).
  • Scimitar Deckplan.
    Scimitar's Deckplan.
    considered the most advanced ships in the Syhith Fleet, equipped with hyperdrive and ion engines for sublight travel, an autopilot, homing beacons, and can launch hyperspace-capable message drones. The controls are standardized, meaning 99% of the galactic community can operate the vessel proficiently. A few of these craft are in the hands of the Geh 'Dai Order and UGC, but most are the property of the Syhith; Every Palpatine has at least one, which doubles as their personal chambers aboard their ECLIPSE-Class Battlestation.
    "That ship is alive with the dark side, Master Yoda. I can feel it
    clinging to my robes. And worse, it still tempts me, calling me back
    with promises of fantastic journeys to the far reaches of the galaxy."
    apx Jedi Master Saesee Tiin, quoted in "The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels."
    "There exists no other ship like it."
    apx Darth Sidious of the Scimitar-Class.
    The Scimitar had a pair of folding wings around a round cockpit; a design which was used on T-Class long-range personal cruisers like the Valcyn which were used by Sith Lords like Darth Bane during the New Sith Wars about a millennium earlier and would later resurface in the famous TIE series of starfighters used primarily by the Galactic Empire.
    In front of the round cockpit (the whole forward-center section of the spacecraft) of the vehicle was a rare stygium crystal-powered cloaking device which was capable of creating an invisibility field which could sneak through even the most advanced of security technologies and allowing its master to evade pursuit while on his missions.
    Built beneath the cloak field generator was a series of compartments containing various equipment for Darth Maul's missions including three DRK-1 Dark Eye probe droids, his speeder bike Bloodfin, several interrogation and security droids, spying equipment, torture devices, bombs and mines.
    The Infiltrator was protected by six low-profile solar ionization cannons which could extend and fire several bursts in the blink of an eye. It was also equipped with an experimental high temperature
    Top and front views of Scimitar.
    Dorsal Aspect.Bow Aspect.
    Top and front views of Scimitar.The Scimitar as it speeds towards Tatooine. Here, the engines of the craft are shown.
    A Personal Vehicle Such As
    This Bloodfin Are Standard Kit.
    Scimitar-Class Aft Aspect
    (with engines shown).
    Sith Infiltrator while landed, with the ship's landing ramp extended.Sith Infiltrator while landed, with the ship's landing ramp extended.
    Sith Infiltrator while landed, with the ship's landing ramp extended.A Geh 'Dai Scimtar in space.
    A Shadow Cloak MkII.
    X-C 2 ion drive array which would resurface in future Sienar designs while the ship's hyperdrive was an unmodified Sienar SSDS 11-A system. It could also carry six passengers while its total capacity was 2.5 metric tons.
    The Scimitar was an extensively modified version of a Sienar Design Systems prototype for an advanced Star Courier and was allegedly designed by Raith Sienar himself (though he would later dispute his involvement) for a mysterious client, later revealed to be Darth Sidious.
    Having survived a dangerous training session with deadly combat droids, Darth Maul was sent on a mission by Lord Sidious to kill the leading Vigos of the powerful Black Sun crime syndicate which dominated a significant amount of crime in the galaxy. For this mission, Maul was equipped with a Sith Infiltrator which he would christen Scimitar. The Sith apprentice then left his master's base in the galactic capital of Coruscant itself cloaked by its powerful stygium powered-cloaking device and passed over the Jedi Temple itself which only caused a slight disturbance in the Force for Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi.
    After disposing of the Black Sun vigos including Master Alexi Garyn on Ralltiir, Darth Maul was assigned by his master to track down the missing Queen Amidala of Naboo, along with her entourage and her pair of Jedi guardians Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan. After breaking through the Trade Federation blockade on Naboo, Amidala and her guardians made their way to the remote desert planet of Tatooine. It was to this locale that Darth Maul finally tracked Master Qui-Gon, who only narrowly escaped.
    However, Darth Maul would later meet his foes again during the battle for Naboo. During the fight, the Sith Lord was slain by Obi-Wan Kenobi, though he managed to defeat Qui-Gon Jinn before that. Following that, the Scimitar passed into the hands of the Republic.
    The first technicians to inspect the craft were killed by automated defenses, so Jedi Master Saesee Tiin had to help secure the craft. While he found a large amount of equipment, including torture devices and other less-sinister pieces of technology, the onboard computers had been erased. The ship was going to be transferred over to Kuat Drive Yards for study, but disappeared somewhere en route (at least officially). In reality, as of 19 BBY, the Republic was storing it in a clandestine hangar in Theed. At some point, however, the Scimitar was recovered by Palpatine, who kept it during his reign as emperor of the Galactic Empire. At some point during the Clone Wars, it was apparently in the possession of Darth Tyranus. This same craft or another like it was also used by the Nightsister Yansu Grjak. During the conflict, the Dark Jedi Garth Ezzar possessed a similar craft, suggesting that Republic Sienar Systems continued with the design, although his ship lacked the cloaking ability of the Scimitar. After the rise of the Empire, Scimitar was given to Inquisitor Valin Draco as his personal transport.
    It is probable that the Scimitar was designed using concepts later used to create the T.I.E. starfighter, judging from its similarity in appearance to the later TIE Fighters of the Galactic Civil War. It was also an influence in the creation of the Rogue Shadow, which was also produced by a Sienar company.
    Post Imperial Era
    After seizing power as Emperor, PALPATINE abandoned the design along with the original ship. She was forgotten for over a hundred years, when she was discovered by a farmer (who's name and home planet has been withheld) and handed over to the Geh 'Dai Order.
    The Order kept the ship hidden in a secret location for decades, studying her and reverse engineering the design. Then, in a counterintuitive move, they arranged for the Palpatinians to rcover the ship by deliberately abandoning her on a planet they knew the Palpatinians were interested in. Once she was recovered the Palpatinians bgan their own reverse engineering; it is unknown whether they know of the Geh 'Dai's actions or not, but the ship herself was not tracked (by homing beacon or otherwise).
    Current Usage
    The Palpatinian Order uses the ships as them both as their personal quarters aboard their ECLIPSE-Class Battles Stations and as personal shuttles and escape pods; They also give these to other Syhith they have allied themselves with. Over 1,000 have been given to various Syhith, but the most common recipients are Nightsisters, since this is the closest thing to allies they have. Several thousand have been entrusted to Palpatinian apprentices and other subordinates (hands, etc.).
    The Geh 'Dai Order has now a total of 6 of these ships which they built themselves. These 6 do not carry the very heavy Bogan-influence. They are usually used when the Order wants plausible deniability, such as when they want to acquire an artifact that they do not want to be associated with the Order (like Spaarti Cloning Cylinders).
    The REF has a fleet of 12 ships, which they used exclusively within the Coruscant Galaxy for clandestine operations (usually in cooperation with the Geh 'Dai, or at least their nominal support), and even in collusion with the Palpatinian Order (though it was a three-way deal with the Geh 'Dai Order, arrayed against the Hutts). The Geh 'Dai and Syhtih "think" the UGC only has one, the Rel 'Tih (which is "HITLER" backwards, as a kind of joke the Atrans do not and could never get, but the Geh 'Dai got after a few years). They are actively attempting to acquire more from lesser Syhith they’ve captured or killed, most especially going after Nightsister.