- "We'll hide the Nebulon Ranger in the shadow of the Tetan moon."
- ―Cay Qel-Droma
Atale was a red-colored moon that orbited the planet of Empress Teta, which was located within the Deep Core region of the galaxy. During their mission to Empress Teta in the year 3997 BBY, the Jedi Knights Cay Qel-Droma and Tott Doneeta hid their starship, the Nebulon Ranger, in the shadow of the moon. Later, Qel-Droma and Doneeta piloted the Nebulon Ranger away from the moon and down to Empress Teta's surface.
A red-colored moon, Atale was one of the three natural satellites that orbited the planet of Empress Teta. That world occupied the fourth orbital position in the Empress Teta system, which was located within the Koros sector of the galaxy's Deep Core region and lay on the hyperlanes called the Koros Trunk Line and the Byss Run.
During their mission to extract the Jedi Knight Ulic Qel-Droma from deep cover within the Krath cult on Empress Teta in the year 3997 BBY, Qel-Droma's brother, Cay, and Tott Doneeta—both Jedi Knights, as well—hid their starship, the Nebulon Ranger, in the shadow of Atale, after the third Knight, Nomi Sunrider, had left the ship for the planet's surface in an escape pod. Later, Qel-Droma and Doneeta piloted the Nebulon Ranger out of its hiding place and down to Empress Teta's surface in order to pick up Sunrider and Ulic.
Behind the scenesEdit
Atale made its first in-universe appearance in the fifth issue of the Dark Lords of the Sith story arc of the Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi series of comic books. The issue was published on February 14, 1995 and was written by Tom Veitch and Kevin J. Anderson, and penciled by Christian Gossett. The moon was also mentioned in the Dark Lords of the Sith audio adaptation, which was released on May 5, 2005. The Empress Teta system—and therefore the Tetan moon—was placed in grid square L-10 by The Essential Atlas—a reference book co-authored by Jason Fry and Daniel Wallace, and published on August 18, 2009. Atale received its name in March 17, 2016 with the release of the sourcebook Nexus of Power by Fantasy Flight Games.
- Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith 5: Sith Secrets (First appearance)
- Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith audio drama (Mentioned only)
- Nexus of Power (First identified as Atale)