The Farstar was first used in the service of the Chandrilan government as a diplomatic vessel called the Freedom's Messenger almost sixty years before the Battle of Endor. While serving in that capacity, Freedom's Messenger became known as a symbol of peace.

As the Republic began to wither before transforming into the Empire, the Freedom's Messenger was refitted as a warship. The ship fought in many battles and did a tremendous job. Eventually, the ship met its end -- or so it was originally thought -- at the Battle of Ord Torrenze. After fighting against overwhelming odds, the ship suffered a power core overload and plunged into the atmosphere of the planet below.

Years later, the wreckage was salvaged, refitted for combat duty in the Empire's fleet and renamed the Renegade. Under the command of Kentor Sarne, the ship performed operations against pirates and the Rebellion. After Sarne was promoted for his success on the Renegade, the ship served in reserve duty for 10 years before being reassigned to the Kathol Sector in Moff Sarne's forces.

Three years after the Battle of Endor, the Renegade was transferred out of active duty and placed directly under Moff Sarne's command. The ship was sent to his private dockyards to begin a major refit to become a long range exploration ship. The modifications, including the addition of a flight bay on the ship's starboard side, were almost complete when the New Republic arrived and drove the Imperial forces away.

The New Republic seized the Renegade and finished the refit. Once done, the ship was renamed the Farstar.

The Farstar has had numerous modifications performed on it throughout the years, including upgraded sensors, weapons systems and additional armor plating.

Farstar (modified Corellian Corvette)

Class: Capital ship Crew: 50-120 (Skilled +4)
Size: Large (150 m long) Initiative: +3 (-1 size, +4 crew)
Hyperdrive: x2 Maneuver: -3 (-1 size, +4 crew,
  -6 additional armor)
Passengers: 600 Defense: 24 (-1 size, +15 armor)
Cargo Capacity: 3,000 metric tons Shield Points: 200 (DR 50)
Consumables: 3 months Hull Points: 400 (DR 50)
Cost: Not available for sale
Maximum Speed in Space: Attack (6 squares/action)
Atmospheric Speed: 1,000 km/h (17 squares/action)

Weapon: Double Turbolaser Cannons (6); Fire Arc: 2 turret, 1 front, 1 left, 1 right,
  1 rear; Attack Bonus: +5 [+9]* (-1 size, +2 crew, +4 [+8]* fire control);
  Damage: 5d10x2; Range Modifiers: PB +0, S-2, M -4, L -6

* - This attack bonus applies when the guns are aimed for two full rounds.