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Nam'ta was a gas giant located in the Nam'ta system, a part of the Outer Rim Territories' Atrivis sector. Its clouds formed bands of red, orange, and white. The planet was inhabited during the Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the resurgent Sith Empire, and governed by a local government. At that time a local organization planned to leak thousands of Republic diplomatic dispatches, prompting a Republic-allied individual to urge the local government to clamp down on the organization.

DescriptionEdit

Nam'ta was a gas giant, with clouds that formed bands of red, orange, and white coloration. The gas giant was located in the Nam'ta system of the Atrivis sector, part of the Outer Rim Territories.[1] It was located on the Relgim Run, a hyperlane that traversed the Atrivis sector after branching off the Braxant Run. Nam'ta was bracketed on the hyperlane by the Markbee's Star system on its Coreward side and the Horuz system on its Rimward side.[2]

HistoryEdit

Nam'ta was inhabited and had its own government by the time of the Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the resurgent Sith Empire.[3] In the year 3641 BBY,[4] an independent organization that was based on the planet claimed that it had received thousands of Republic diplomatic holorecords and was planning to release the information contained within to the HoloNet.[3]

An individual affiliated with the Republic visited Nam'ta at that time and convinced the local government to repress the organization.[3]

Thousands of years later, during the Galactic Civil War, Nam'ta was located within the territory of the Pentastar Alignment, controlled by Grand Moff Ardus Kaine.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Notable appearancesEdit

Nam'ta was created for the 1998 PC game Star Wars: Rebellion and was notable in that it was the only planet original to the game.[5] All other planets in the game had appeared elsewhere in the Expanded Universe. This, combined with the proliferation of spelling mistakes in the game, makes it possible that the world was intended to be Namra, a gas giant in the Bacrana system.[6] Star Wars: Rebellion uses a generic image to represent Nam'ta; this image also represents Annaj, Bespin, and Engira in the game. Within the Star Wars: Rebellion in-game encyclopedia entry for Nam'ta, the Atrivis sector is mistakenly spelled as "Artivis."

Nam'ta was later mentioned in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game developed by BioWare and released in 2011. The game's situation on the planet was used as a possible location for Republic-aligned players to assign one of their companions on individual quests.

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. Nam'ta'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 Anoat sector, excepting Coruscant.

Travel times Fedje Despayre Generis Moltok Spefik Zeffliffl Coruscant
Nam'ta 12 days 4 days 8 days 6 days 8 days 12 days 20 days

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: Rebellion
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Essential Atlas
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Diplomacy Crew Skill Mission: "Stopping the Leaks"
  4. Using comments and information from The Old Republic—The Lost Suns 2, The Last Battle of Colonel Jace Malcom, and The Old Republic: Annihilation, it is possible to place the events of the Prologue and Act I for the Jedi Knight, Smuggler, and Trooper classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic in 3643 BBY, the general events of Act II in 3642 BBY, and the events of Act III for all classes in 3641 BBY. This article uses the date of 3,641 BBY as an approximate date, but the actual date could be different.
  5. SWicon Galaxy Map Discussion on StarWars.com Message Boards. Posted by Dan Wallace on May 2, 2003 at 1:03 PM. (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org) "But as Tasty Taste points out, there's no reason why a planet created for Rebellion couldn't also exist as a planet in the "real galaxy," and its position on the Rebellion map might offer clues as to where it would go when placed on the regular map."
  6. Flashpoint! Brak Sector
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