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  • Jason Dietzel

Touring the Galaxy: Bright Jewel Sector

Aleen System (L-7)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Aleen

§ Trohlu

Homeworld of the reptilian Aleena species and the botanical Kindalo species, Aleen was a unique world with drastically different environments. The surface was a desert world suitable to the Aleena species, but lethal to the Kindalo. Vice versa, the environment below the planet’s crust – the Underworld – was a vibrant world of luminescent flora and other botany, but lethal to the Aleena.

Subjugated by the Rakata at the height of their galactic reign, both species became spacefaring following the collapse of the Infinite Empire. Nearly destroying each other and their planet at some point in their history, the denizens of Aleen were able to broker a peace accord, joining the Galactic Republic to keep the peace.

Minor hostilities briefly arose between the Aleena and Kindalo during the Clone Wars, but the Republic was able to re-establish the truce. When the Empire replaced the Republic as the galactic government, Aleen became an Imperial world, though a base was never established on the planet. By the time of the Galactic Civil War, an Imperial observation post was present on the airless moon Trohlu.

Anobis System (L-7)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Anobis

§ two unnamed moons/satellites

A major world in the region, Anobis was discovered by Republic scouts as early as 3,000 BBY. A temperate world rich in natural resources, the planet was quickly settled and established as an agri-world colony along its plains and rolling hills, and a mining colony in its mountainous regions.

Affiliated with the Republic, both settler groups were self-sufficient, mainly trading amongst each other; however, with the rise of the Empire and the Galactic Civil War, the Anobis colonists quickly broke out in civil war, with the miners siding with the Empire, while the farmers aligned with the Rebel Alliance. Later in the war, New Republic diplomats were able to broker a truce between the dueling groups.

Balnab System (L-7)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Balnab

Adopted homeworld of a faction of an unnamed humanoid amphibious species, Balnab was a remote world of arid mountain ranges and plains, and large oases of swamps situated along large river tributaries. Balnab remained neutral throughout galactic history.

Bright Jewel System (L-7)

· Sun/Star: Bright Jewel

· Orbits:

o Repta

o Ord Mantell

§ 15 unnamed moons/satellites

o Cairns

§ two unnamed moons/satellites

o Su Exposs

§ 22 unnamed moons/satellites

o Quatin

§ 40 unnamed moons/satellites

o Hota

§ 18 unnamed moons/satellites

The outer three planets of the system were uninhabited gas giants, while Repta was an irradiated, scorched world, and Cairns was a barren, terrestrial world; only Ord Mantell was inhabited. Originally a lush world of forests, plains, mountain ranges, oceans, and lakes rich with resources, the planet’s industrialization over the centuries eventually led environmental disasters and wastelands of junk by the time of the Clone Wars.

Republic scouts and colonists initially settled Ord Mantell as a regional ordnance depot circa 12,000 BBY. The planet quickly grew into a major regional hub for the Republic. The planet started to decline come the Mandalorian Wars, as the denizens developed a more independent attitude following the brief Mandalorian occupation. Centuries later, the planet became a hotbed for independence movements and criminal activity.

The Sith attempted to destabilize Ord Mantell’s allegiance to the Republic during the Great Galactic War, but never managed to fully convince them to secede. As a result, the planet remained a nominal Republic world throughout the following millennia, experiencing an era of peace until the Sith returned during the New Sith Wars.

Seeing only minor battles during both the New Sith Wars and Clone War, Ord Mantell maintained its loose affiliation with the Empire. During the Galactic Civil War, the planet took advantage of alliances with both the Empire and Rebel Alliance, shifting hands between Imperial and New Republic forces, despite neither faction being able to fully win the populace over to their side and quell the criminal activity controlling the planet’s economy.

Despite being temporarily occupied by Yuuzhan Vong forces, Ord Mantell was able to retain its questionable autonomy throughout the war with the extra-galactic species, nominally aligning with the Galactic Alliance and eventually Darth Krayt’s “One” Sith Empire roughly a century later.

Dor Nameth System (L-7)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Dor Nameth

A minor planet in the region, Dor Nameth joined the New Republic during the Galactic Civil War.

Jarnollen System (L-7)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Jarnollen

Jarnollen was a remote tropical jungle world. During the Galactic Civil War, the planet held an Imperial base.

Mengjini System (L-7)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Mengjini

Mengjini was a remote world aligned with the New Republic during the Galactic Civil War.

Patitite Pattuna System (L-7)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Patitite Pattuna

Homeworld of the humanoid, possibly botanical, Patitite species, the planet was verdant world of overgrown jungles, like Felucia. A remote world in a secluded part of the sector, Patitite Pattuna remained neutral throughout galactic history. During the Clone Wars, the planet was the site of a Separatist victory, though they did not occupy the planet. Following the Confederacy’s departure, the Patitites were allowed to develop their own democracy.

Pickerin System (L-7)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Pickerin

Pickerin was a remote planet that came under Imperial jurisdiction during the Galactic Civil War.



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