A vast lake lay on the site of Aldera, the capital of the planet Alderaan. The Royal Palace overlooked the lake which was in fact a geologically recent meteor crater. It had formed around 30,500 BBY and had subsequently filled with water from the local subterranean aquifers. The city of Aldera itself was built on an island—or more precisely a peninsula—overlooking the lake. Visitors commonly reached the city by crossing the lake by boat.
Behind the scenesEdit
The lake of Aldera was first mentioned in the 1995 reference book The Illustrated Star Wars Universe. In the same book, the lake also appeared in the first picture ever depicting the city of Aldera. While the city itself was heavily redesigned for the movie Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith in 2005, the lake still appeared in it. In Prélude à un Nouvel Espoir, an ambiguously canonical roleplaying adventure in the French gaming magazine Casus Belli HS6, the lake of Aldera was stated to be located south of the city.
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
- The Last of the Jedi: Master of Deception
- The Paradise Snare (First appearance)
- Constant Spirit
- "Prélude à un Nouvel Espoir"—Casus Belli 103
- The Illustrated Star Wars Universe (First appearance)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 18 (ALD1-4, Alderaan)
- Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 11 (Guide to the Galaxy: The Orbit of Alderaan)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Illustrated Star Wars Universe
- ↑ According to The Official Star Wars Fact File 18, the crater formed roughly three thousands years before the arrival of the Human colonists on Alderaan, which The New Essential Chronology places around 27,500 BBY.
- ↑ The Last of the Jedi: Master of Deception
- ↑ The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ "Prélude à un Nouvel Espoir"—Casus Belli 103