Abo Dreth's surface (background)
Abo Dreth was a planet in the Corporate Sector, thriving with lakes and rivers but with a nitrogen-based atmosphere. Since its discovery by the Galactic Republic sometime between 3000 BBY and 25 BBY, the planet remained outside of galactic affairs until the rise of the Galactic Empire. It soon came under the territory of several factions, including Warlord Zsinj's Empire and the Confederation, although it escaped the bloody Yuuzhan Vong invasion unharmed. A hundred years later, Abo Dreth was within Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire's territory.
Abo Dreth was a planet in the Abo Dreth system, within the Corporate Sector of the Outer Rim of the galaxy. Located in the Tingel Arm, it was large and, at least from orbit, dark brown in color, and its terrain was sprinkled with hundreds of silver lakes and rivers. The atmosphere was Type III, nitrogen-based, and the planet was thus rich in that gas, while a breath mask was required to travel on or near the surface. The planet was mostly known for its vast number of vicious avians. Its galactic coordinates were S-3.
In 0 ABY, the renowned female Corporate Sector Authority executive Hart-and-Parn Gorra-Fiolla landed on the planet with a prisoner named Naven Crel. She had been assigned to look for a Rebel Alliance cell but was instead led into a trap planned by her own boss, Chils Meplin, an Authority Prex. Meplin had discovered that Crel knew about him selling CSA secrets to the Empire. The ensuing confrontation resulted in the deaths of both a woman by the name of Akeeli Somerce, who was Meplin's assistant and had been assigned to assassinate Crel, and Fiolla's prisoner. Fiolla left the planet soon after.
During the Galactic Civil War, a large conflict between the Empire and Rebel Alliance, Abo Dreth's small population was, for the most part, sympathetic to the Rebels. After the Empire's fragmentation in 4 ABY, the planet fell under the control of the most powerful of the Imperial warlords, Zsinj, breaking away from the Corporate Sector before Imperial Grand Admiral Thrawn moved in and conquered the sector four years later.
Escaping the wrath and destruction of the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, a bloody alien crusade through the galaxy, the planet continued to fall within the territory of the Galactic Alliance when the invaders were repelled by 29 ABY. The planet was within the Confederation's domain during the Second Galactic Civil War; however, once the Confederation surrendered, the world rejoined Galactic Alliance space. As of 137 ABY, Abo Dreth was part of Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire's territory until its defeat one year later.
Behind the scenesEdit
Abo Dreth first appeared in the 1997 Star Wars Galaxy 12 article Priority: X, a short story written by George R. Strayton. Later, it was mentioned in the 2008 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia and again in The Essential Atlas, written by Jason Fry and Daniel Wallace, and published in 2009. The planet was mentioned once more within The Essential Reader's Companion, published in 2012.
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I ("Morodin")
- The Essential Atlas
- The Essential Reader's Companion