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Nespis VIII
Astrographical information
Region

Outer Rim Territories[1]

Sector

Auril sector[1]

System

Auril system[2][3]

Grid coordinates

R-7[1]

Societal information




Major cities

Space City

Nespis VIII was a planet in the Nespis system, part of the Auril systems, orbited by Space City.

HistoryEdit

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One of the two planetoids visible behind Space City is presumably Nespis VIII.

The orbiting city was constructed during the early days of hyperspace travel as an isolated interstellar beacon. It lasted through thousands of years of galactic conflict, including the Sith War; as a result, the station was filled with ancient relics from every era of space travel. A repository of Jedi records was located on the station, but Darth Vader destroyed this library and killed its guardian, Aidan Bok during the Jedi Purge. Imperial scientist Borborygmus Gog created a false library in place of the original, hoping to lure and capture Force-sensitive subjects for his studies.

Shortly after the Battle of Yavin, Mammon Hoole and the Arranda children sought refuge on the station with ForceFlow, a HoloNet friend of Tash Arranda's. ForceFlow tricked Hoole and the Arrandas into joining the many artifact prospectors searching for the legendary Jedi library. Tash Arranda located the library, and the spirit of Aidan Bok, who warned her of Gog's artifice. ForceFlow subsequently revealed himself to be Borborygmus Gog, but with the help of Aidan Bok, Tash escaped the Imperial scientist.

A decade later, Mon Mothma and the New Republic leadership fled to the space station after the destruction of Pinnacle Base on Da Soocha V. A traitor within the New Republic soldiery leaked Mothma's location to the Galactic Empire. However, R2-D2 alerted his masters to this betrayal, and the New Republic began evacuation immediately. Attempting to slaughter the Alliance leaders wholesale before they could escape, the reborn Emperor Palpatine ordered the launch of a Galaxy Gun projectile to destroy the ancient space city. Although New Republic starfighters failed to deter the massive missile, a faulty component from Roonadan prevented the weapon's detonation. The enraged Emperor fired a second projectile, but the bulk of the Alliance fleet made hyperspace just as the space station exploded. Since the Galaxy Gun's torpedoes were calibrated for very specific blast radius, the planet of Nespis VIII, itself was presumably unaffected.

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