The Empire has fallen and a New Republic is born out of the conflict. But in the ashes of civil war, yet another life stirs...
The Lictor was originally designed by the Mandalorian Crusaders, thousands of years before the formation of the New Republic and the Empire before it. During their war with the Old Republic, the Mandalorians used the specially designed Lictors to transport Jedi prisoners, where any other ship would be insufficient for such...resourceful cargo. Their sophisticated design, along with the reputation of those who crewed them, soon made the Lictor notorious for not only being a hearty warship but also an inescapable prison, where anyone that was taken aboard against their will was never seen again.
Fast-forward to present day and Lictors are still seen in some navies around the Galaxy, most notably, the Empire (who also used the Lictor to transport Jedi survivors after the Purge). These invaluable ships are cared for and maintained throughout the ages, being seen by their owners as more valuable than the rarest mineral or the largest vault of credits.
Rendili StarDrive attempted to manufacture a reverse-engineered Lictor design but the result, while competent in its own right, never fully lived up to the prowess of the original. However, Mandalmotors R&D is currently working to put the original Lictor designs back into mass production.