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“—until an anti-starfighter screening vessel is brought into service, every capital ship in the fleet is in imminent danger.”—Admiral Ilon Drez
Ilon Drez was a Human male who served in the rank of senior admiral in the Imperial Navy during the First Galactic Civil War. Following the Battle of Yavin and the destruction of Death Star I, Drez led a group of vocal admirals who stressed the need for an anti-starfighter ship, believing that the lack of adequate screening vessels contributed to the Death Star's destruction. Eventually, he received word that the Naval Command responded by creating the Lancer-Class Frigates that would be useful.