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- "It'll be good to get back to a place that appreciates civilization and culture!"
The planet had a population of 24 billion and was covered in many high, steep, rugged, volcanic mountain chains. The atmosphere was heavy, and so it has a warm, wet climate. It was a large planet, with a diameter of 9,186 mi (14,783 km). Its capital city was Calamar, a cultured city that served as a center for education, art, recreation, and holoproduction. Esseles was known for its beautiful architecture.
It served as headquarters for Caldrahlsen Mechanicals, DynaCorp, Trinkatta Starships, and Damorian Manufacturing Corporation. Esseles was also the site of one of the Core Worlds' few podracing courses, the Togatto Speedway.
Esseles was the hub of a once grand empire known as the Esselian Empire that at one point contained nineteen planets spanning the Darpa Sector.
During the later decades of the Republic, it was ruled by President Cambira Ralle and represented by Senator Gabrial Atanna. The planet was retaken from the Confederacy of Independent Systems in 21 BBY, during the Clone Wars. Ralle was still formally in power in 0 ABY, but the planet's Imperial governor was Griff Takel. It was also home to a very active Rebel cell. Although Esseles did not directly contest Imperial rule, the people had a high sense of nationalism with enthusiastic optimism for the future. It emerged from the Galactic Civil War as a major high-tech industrial center. It returned to Imperial control under Operation Shadow Hand.
In 2 ABY, Esseles was the site of a series of terrorist attacks that was considered to be the worst atrocities to hit the planet since the Algeran Faction attacks during the rise to power of Emperor Palpatine.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
- Episode I Adventures 1: Search for the Lost Jedi
- Episode I Adventures 2: The Bartokk Assassins
- Episode I Adventures 3: The Fury of Darth Maul
- Episode I Adventures 4: Jedi Emergency (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Adventures 1: Hunt the Sun Runner
- Star Wars Adventures 2: The Cavern of Screaming Skulls (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Adventures 3: The Hostage Princess (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Adventures 4: Jango Fett vs. the Razor Eaters
- Star Wars Adventures 5: The Shape-Shifter Strikes
- Star Wars Adventures 6: The Warlords of Balmorra (Mentioned only)
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- CIS Shadowfeed Dispatch 14:9:15 Edition (Mentioned only)
- Dark Times 4: The Path to Nowhere, Part 4 (Mentioned only)
- Dark Times 5: The Path to Nowhere, Part 5
- Dark Times: Blue Harvest, Part 1 (Appears in flashback(s))
- Dark Times—Out of the Wilderness 1 (Mentioned only)
- "Galaxywide NewsNets"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 3
- "Galaxywide NewsNets"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 6
- "Galaxywide NewsNets"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 8
- "Galaxywide NewsNets"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 9
- (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse (Mentioned only)
- Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin
- Cracken's Rebel Operatives
- Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin, Second Edition
- Heroes & Rogues
- The Jedi Academy Sourcebook
- "Into the Core Worlds"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 7
- Star Wars Adventure Journal 9
- Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook
- The Far Orbit Project
- Coruscant and the Core Worlds
- The Essential Chronology
- Power of the Jedi Sourcebook
- "Who's Who: Imperial Grand Admirals"—Star Wars Insider 66
- The New Essential Chronology
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 7 (PLA2, Planets of the Core Worlds)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 140 (HUT17, The Hutts)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Hoth Limited (Card: Tamizander Rey)
- Star Wars: The Official Figurine Collection 53 (High-Speed Travel: Hyperspace Routes)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Atlas
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- The Bounty Hunter Code: From the Files of Boba Fett
- The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 8 (LEE1-2, LE-BO2D9 (Leebo))
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 Coruscant and the Core Worlds
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The Essential Atlas
- ↑ The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- ↑ Star Wars Adventure Journal 7, p.221.
- ↑ "Galaxywide NewsNets"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 9