Han Solo.

The Kessel Run was one of the most heavily-used routes in the Galactic Empire. It is an 18 parsec route used by smugglers in order to avoid the Imperial ships who police the movement (read: smuggling) of Glitterstim spice. Han Solo claimed that his Millennium Falcon “made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs”. Many Star Wars nerds will moan at you that a parsec is a unit of distance, not time, but Solo was not referring directly to his ship’s speed when he made this claim. Instead, he was referring to the shorter route he was able to travel by skirting the nearby Maw black hole cluster, thus making the run in under the standard distance. By moving closer to the black holes, Solo managed to cut the distance down to about 11.5 parsecs. The smuggler BoShek actually beat Solo’s record in his ship, Infinity, but without cargo to weigh him down. A few months later, Han Solo beat both his own and BoShek’s records in a run he made with Luke Skywalker.

Lol BoShek -pwnt.

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    • Father MacKenzie
    • October 29th, 2010

    I hadn’t noticed that shirt & waistcoat combination before, is he on his way to a ceilidh?

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