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The Moralan species' created the Moralan republic,[1] controlled by the Parliament of Moralan,[2] which was founded after the species freed themselves from slavery to the Hutt species.[1] The species freed themselves with encouragement from the Tionese, enemies of the Hutts from the Tion Hegemony, and had been formed by the time of Second Battle of Vontor during the Hutt–Xim conflict. At the time of the battle the Tionese had forces present in the Moralan system where Moralan, the Moralan homeworld, was located but shortly afterwards they withdrew. With the Tionese gone a Hutt named Boonta Hestilic Shad'ruu attacked the republic and conquered it, driving the Moralans to extinction and so destroying the republic.[3] The battle lasted three days and was celebrated in the three-day holiday collectively known as Boonta's Eve, named after the hero of the battle.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The republic of Moralan was first mentioned in an article by Rich Handley and Abel G. Peña on the Star Wars Droids TV series in the 170th issue of the Polyhedron role-playing magazine released in June 2004. In the article the Moralans were not identified as a republic but simply a group who opposed the Hutts. The group was then named as a republic for the first time in the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas by Jason Fry and Daniel Wallace the later of whom stated in the endnotes for the book that the Moralan republic he and Jason Fry mentioned in the book were reference to the parliament from the Droids article.[4] Fry mentioned the republic again. although not as a republic, in the Hyperspace article Xim Week: The History of Xim and the Tion Cluster and then again in the 2012 reference book The Essential Guide to Warfare written by him and Paul R. Urquhart.

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