- "They arrested Maxa Jandovar on Morvogodine. She died in custody."
Morvogodine was a planet crawling with life that was located in the Calaron sector of the Outer Rim Territories. The Galactic Empire occupied the world during the Galactic Civil War. In the time frame shortly before the Battle of Yavin, the Empire arrested famous musician Maxa Jandovar on Morvogodine to suppress her politically outspoken artistic endeavors.
The planet Morvogodine, part of the Calaron sector's Morvogodine system, was located in the northeastern quadrant of the Outer Rim Territories. Morvogodine was a world teeming with life—its varying surface conditions and plentiful sunlight produced many different plant and animal species.
- "I was on Tatooine when I got the news, getting ready to head to Morvogodine."
During the Galactic Civil War, the planet Morvogodine fell under occupation by the Galactic Empire. The famed vandfillist artist Maxa Jandovar included Morvogodine as part of her ongoing informal musical tour in the years preceding 0 BBY. Jandovar, an outspoken political opponent of the Empire, was forced to follow an unannounced touring schedule, lest she reveal her next performance stop and find Imperial forces waiting to seize her. Nevertheless, the Empire arrested Jandovar on Morvogodine, and she later died in custody. The Devaronian Kardue'sai'Malloc, who followed Jandovar around the galaxy in an attempt to catch one of her performances, was arranging transport to Morvogodine from the planet Tatooine to see her when he learned that Jandovar had been captured.
Behind the scenesEdit
The planet Morvogodine was first mentioned—as the site where the Empire arrested artist Maxa Jandovar—in the short story Empire Blues: The Devaronian's Tale, written by Daniel Keys Moran and published in the 1995 anthology book Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina. Morvogodine was later one of 200 playable worlds included in the 1998 PC game Star Wars: Rebellion, which provided the planet's only canonical depiction to date, an image used to illustrate eleven other planets of similar composition in the game.
Star Wars: Rebellion cartographyEdit
Star Wars: Rebellion provides hyperspace travel times between each planet in the game. However, in several instances these times are significantly longer than other canonical sources, which seems to reflect the Rebellion hyperspace times as game mechanics rather than actual figures. Morvogodine's intra-sector hyperspace times and distance from Coruscant according to Rebellion using the game's fastest capital ship hyperdrives are as follows. Note that this chart only includes planets canonically located in the Calaron sector, excepting Coruscant.
|Travel times||Norval II||Jerijador||Kubindi||Akrit'tar||Fwillsving||Coruscant|
|Morvogodine||2 days||6 days||7 days||9 days||10 days||10 days|
- Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: Rebellion
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Morvogodine system — Based on corresponding data for
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 332 ("Morvogodine")
- ↑ The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 137 ("Jandovar, Maxa")
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Empire Blues: The Devaronian's Tale