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  • Jason Dietzel

touring the Galaxy: Auril Sector

Adega System (R-6)

· Sun/Star:

o Adega Prime

o Adega Besh

· Orbits:

o Kassa

o Tarassi

§ one unnamed moon/satellite

o Ossus

§ Mim

§ Nerit

o Colsassa

§ 11 unnamed moons/satellites

o Missarassa

§ seven unnamed moons/satellites

All planets, except for Ossus, were uninhabited worlds: Kassa and Tarassi being seared, barren landscapes, Colsassa a gas giant, and Missarassa an icy tundra. Where these four planets orbited the binary stars around their center of mass, Ossus, the only inhabited world, orbited both stars individually, forming a figure eight orbit around both.

Ossus, originally known as Idux, initially came under control of Xim’s empire; however, the world would become a Jedi stronghold around the time of the empire’s collapse, joining the Republic when scouts from Coruscant introduced the Jedi to their fledging republic. A lush world of forests, oceans, mountain ranges, and grasslands, Ossus remained a key Jedi and Republic fortress world in the region until the Great Sith War, circa 3,996 BBY.

In the waning days of the Great Sith War, Ossus was reduced to a barren wasteland when most of its vegetation was destroyed when the nearby Cron system went supernova. Following the catacyslm, Ossus disappeared into obscurity over time. Jedi did briefly inhabit the planet over three centuries later, however, were forced to flee once again following a Sith assault during the Third Galactic War.

During the Clone Wars, Ossus came under Separatist control, despite numerous attempts to liberate the planet by Jedi and Republic forces. With the rise of the Galactic Empire, the planet was heavily quarantined by Imperial forces to limit access to Jedi material. In the waning years of the Galactic Civil War, the New Republic commissioned numerous archaeological expeditions to Ossus, and by the time of the Yuuzhan Vong war, Ossus was reclaimed as the New Jedi Order’s headquarters.

In the century following the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, Ossus became central to the conflict between the Jedi-Galactic Alliance and Sith-Fel Empire when the Sith initiated the third Jedi purge in galactic history, razing the Jedi temples. The Jedi presence did not end with the destruction of the Jedi’s headquarters, being repurposed by Jedi refugees fleeing the purge.

Before the cataclysmic upheaval of Ossus’ ecosystem, its two moons – Mim and Nerit – were utilized by the Jedi as training grounds for their low gravity and high gravity environments, respectively.

Auril System (R-6)

· Sun/Star: Auril

· Orbits: none

Initially an empty system, early in Republic’s existence, the space station Nespis VIII was crafted as a navigation beacon and spaceport to facilitate travel along early routes in the region. A thriving city throughout most of history, it was left mostly abandoned by the time of the Clone Wars.

The abandoned city was utilized by the Jedi seeking to hide and protect their repository of knowledge during the Great Jedi Purge, until Darth Vader slayed the Jedi guardian and repurposed the library as a trap to capture Jedi. The New Republic would send archaeology expeditions to the derelict space station during their early years.

Bak’rofsen System (R-7)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Bal’demnic

Homeworld of the reptilian Kon’me species, Bal’demnic was primarily an aquatic world, littered with mountainous island chains, where the Kon’me developed their civilization. Due to its remote location, the planet remained neutral throughout most of galactic history, coming under Separatist control during the Clone Wars for the vast cortosis deposits.

Chashima System (S-6)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Chashima

Chashima was a remote forested world that came under Yuuzhan Vong occupation during their invasion of the galaxy. The Vong utilized the planet as a research facility until it was destroyed by Galactic Alliance forces.

Cron Drift/Cron System (destroyed) (R-6)

· Sun/Star: Cron Cluster (ten unnamed stars)

· Orbits: none

An empty system believed to have been created by the ancient Celestials, the Cron system contained the Kemplex IX space station, maintained by the Galactic Republic until the Great Sith War, when the system was destroyed by the Sith. In 3,996 BBY, the star cluster went supernova, destroying the system and affecting nearby systems. In the wake of the cataclysmic event, all that remained was an asteroid field. During the Galactic Civil War, an Imperial communications base was established amongst the asteroid debris. With the rise of the New Republic, Epsilon Nine attempted to defect to the new government, but was subjugated by the Dark Lady of the Sith Lumiya, at the behest of Imperial warlord Ysanne Isard. During the Galactic Civil War, the Rebel Alliance established the AX-235 communications outpost to spy on Imperial transmissions in the sector.

Forscan System (R-7)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o four unnamed planets (presumably Forscan I-III, V)

o Forscan IV

o Forscan VI

Forscan IV was a minor world that saw little galactic traffic. Forscan VI, however, had a sizable population. A lush world of jungles, oceans, and mountain ranges, Forscan VI remained neutral throughout most of galactic history. During the Clone Wars its population petitioned the Galactic Republic for help removing Separatist agents from ignoring their neutrality and setting up military bases on the planet. Jedi were initially dispatched to discreetly help remove the CIS presence but were later recalled.

Keedad System (R-7)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Keedad

Keedad was a remote planet and homeworld of the near-human Keed species.

Murkhana System (S-6)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Murkhana

A minor tropical world, Murkhana initially came under jurisdiction of Xim’s empire. Following its collapse, however, the planet remained neutral throughout most of galactic history, briefly joining the Galactic Republic in the last few decades before the Clone Wars, when it joined the CIS. Following the Clone Wars, Murkhana came under control of the Galactic Empire, eventually joining the Galactic Alliance during the Yuuzhan Vong war.

Phinel’s Folly System (R-7)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o unnamed planet

§ Phinel’s Folly

Originally occupied by smugglers, the moon was occupied by Imperial forces during the Galactic Civil War, and the smugglers conscripted into serving the Galactic Empire.

Repea System (R-7)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Repea

A remote world that remained neutral throughout most of galactic history, politicians sought Imperial aid during the Galactic Civil War, fearing the local mercenary organization would turn against them.

Teedio System (R-7)

· Sun/Star: Teedio

· Orbits: none

An empty system, Teedio housed the Jedi academy Exis Station, an auxiliary to the nearby Ossus location. During the devastation of the Cron supernova, Exis Station was used as an evacuation point. Following the devastation of Ossus, Exis Station would eventually be abandoned by the Jedi.

In the waning decades of the Galactic Republic, miners would establish an ion and solar operation on the station, expanding its infrastructure. During the Clone Wars, Exis Station was used by the Republic as a staging platform for its campaigns in the region. Following the war, the station was predominately abandoned, occasionally housing temporary occupants seeking derelict Jedi relics.

Urkupp System (R-7)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Urkupp

Home of the humanoid reptilian Drashade species, Urkupp was destroyed by the Cron supernova in 3,996 BBY.

Weytta System (S-6)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Weytta

Weytta was a remote world that saw little galactic traffic.

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