A heavily modified Valor-class cruiser, the warship Aurora has been refitted by the Republic military to serve as a deep space commando training center. Elite Special Forces units practice boarding actions and “capture the flagship” scenarios under the experienced leadership of Captain Ofaree and veteran Jedi Master Kellian Jarro.
Prior to this, the Aurora protected the Rimma Trade Route from pirate incursions. The cruiser's most famous victory was against the Hook Talon pirate fleet. Despite the pirate fleet's overwhelming number of corvettes and heavy frigates, the Hook Talons were no match for the Aurora's superior defenses and firepower. In all, twenty-eight pirate vessels were destroyed, completely eradicating the Hook Talons and securing years of peace along the Rimma.