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  • Jason Dietzel

Touring the Galaxy: Kessel Sector

Aeneid System (T-10)

· Sun/Star: Aeneid

· Orbits:

o fifteen unnamed planets

A remote system, Aeneid remained neutral throughout galactic events. Thirteen of the planets were inhabitable, housing small populations, each being represented in the Aeneid Council of Elders that governed the system.

Drualkiin System (T-10)

· Sun/Star: Drualkiin

· Orbits: none

Drualkiin was an empty system, sometimes used by spice smugglers as a stop on their way to nearby sectors.

Formos System (T-10)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Formos

Originally part of Xim’s Empire until its collapse in 25,100 BBY, Formos was a smugglers haven loosely connected to the Hutt Cartels. During the New Sith Wars, Formos was controlled by the Sith; however, once again remained neutral until the Clone Wars, at which point became a Separatist planet. During the Galactic Civil War, Formos was ruled by the Empire, who used the planet as a stop point for prisoners being shipped to Kessel.

Honoghr System (T-10)

· Sun/Star: Honoghr

· Orbits:

o Logru

§ one unnamed moon/satellite

o Ungr

§ four unnamed moons/satellites

o Goettar

§ three unnamed moons/satellites

o Honoghr

§ three unnamed moons/satellites

o Andelich

§ five unnamed moons/satellites

o Fildrost

§ fifteen unnamed moons/satellites

o Kuthul

The three innermost planets, Logru, Ungr and Goettar, were uninhabited planets, each being molten, toxic, and utterly barren, respectively. Likewise, the three outermost planets were also uninhabited, with Andelich and Fildrost being gas giants, and Kuthul being an ice world.

Originally a world of plains, rainforests, and oceans, Honoghr was the homeworld of the humanoid Noghri reptilian species, dating back to their enslavement under the Rakata. Following the Infinite Empire’s collapse, Honoghr remained neutral for tens of thousands of years, until they came under Sith control during the New Sith Wars.

During the Clone Wars, Honoghr was ravaged by a cataclysm that resulted from a battle between the Republic and CIS. The cataclysm turned the planet to desert and the emerging Empire used the catastrophe to enslave the planet. Following Imperial defeat, the Noghri were relocated to Wayland so the planet could heal; however, during the Yuuzhan Vong war, the planet was invaded by the extra-galactic species.

Injopan System (T-10)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Injopan

Injopan was a remote world that saw little galactic traffic.

Kessel System (T-10)

· Sun/Star: Kessa

· Orbits:

o Senna

o Kessel

§ Garrison Moon (destroyed in 7 ABY)

o Karedda

With Senna and Karedda being uninhabited molten and frozen worlds, respectively, Kessel was the only inhabited planet in the system, along with its moon. Kessel and its moon were historically used as prison worlds for both the Galactic Republic and Galactic Empire. During the Galactic Civil War, the Garrison Moon was mostly destroyed after it took a blast from the Death Star prototype’s main laser. During the Yuuzhan Vong war, Kessel was occupied by the Vong, before returning to Galactic Alliance control.

Lexas Prime System (U-10)

· Sun/Star: Lexas Prime

· Orbits: none

Lexas was an empty system that saw little galactic traffic.

Little Kessel System (T-10)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Little Kessel

Home to fungal forests of towering mushrooms, Little Kessel was a lush world with a small population of immigrants from across the galaxy. During the Cold War between the Republic and Sith Empire, Little Kessel was ruled by a Kaleesh warlord. Almost four millennium later, during the Galactic Civil War, the planet secretly supported the Rebel Alliance.

Mandrine System (T-10)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Mandrine

Mandrine was a terrestrial astronomical object that was a haven for smugglers, bounty hunters, and scoundrels.

Prishella System (T-10)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o two unnamed planets (presumably Prishella I & II)

o Prishella III

Prishella III was a damp, forested and plains world that experienced frequent rainstorms. During the Galactic Civil War, the planet was home to Imperial garrisons, which came under Rebel assault.

Randa System (T-10)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Randa

A temperate world of forests and plains, Randa served as a Rebel base during the Galactic Civil War, until it was destroyed by Imperial forces.

Rennokk System (U-10)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Rennokk

Rennokk was a remote planet that saw little galactic traffic.

Oba Diah System (T-10)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Oba Diah

A mountainous world of obsidian cliffs and landscapes, Oba Diah was the homeworld of the humanoid Pyke species. Due to its association with the resilient Pyke Syndicate, Oba Diah remained neutral through galactic history.

Rion System (T-10)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Rion

§ two unnamed moons/satellites

Originally a tropical world lush with rainforests, Rion was terraformed into a frozen wasteland pounded by arctic blizzards during the Galactic Civil War by an Imperial eco-weapon aimed to devastate Rebel-aligned worlds.

Zerm System (T-10)

· Sun/Star: unnamed

· Orbits:

o Zerm

Originally a world plagued by fierce storms, during the Galactic Civil War, Zerm was transformed into a world of lush plains and rainforests by an Imperial terraforming station before it was repurposed as an eco-weapon.

Maw Nebula (T-9/T-10)

· Black Holes: Maw Cluster

· Orbits:

o Abeloth’s planet

Artificially created by The Ones an unknown millennia ago, the Maw was designed to keep the dark side entity known as Abeloth confined to its planet. The Maw remained isolated for most of galactic history, though was explored by the Empire and many of its asteroids utilized as Imperial research facilities during the Galactic Civil War. It was here the Death Star was completed before being turned loose on the galaxy.

The Maw was the site of a battle between New Republic and Imperial forces late in the Galactic Civil War, as well as a skirmish between the Jedi and the Lost Tribe of Sith. Prior to this skirmish, during the Yuuzhan Vong war, the Jedi established a secret base to house Force-sensitive younglings and infants to keep them out of harm’s way during the devastating war with the extra-galactic invaders.

As a result of the skirmish between the Jedi and Sith, the entity known as Abeloth was able to break her bonds to the world, once again drawing another skirmish to her planet, though this time between herself and a joint Jedi-Sith task force. It is unknown what became of the jungle world following Abeloth’s assumed defeat.



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