Novor 33 was an uninhabitable Outer Rim planet in the Novor system that orbited further from the system's star, Novor Major, than any of the other thirty-two planets there. The planet's position saved it from destruction when Novis Major evolved into a red giant: it expanded exponentially and engulfed the first seventeen worlds. That event reclassified the thirty-third world as the sixteenth.



The Tharin sector, highlighted

Novor 33[4] was the thirty-third—later the sixteenth[5]—of the Novor system's thirty-three worlds overall[4] was in both the Slice[2] and the Outer Rim Territories, within an area called the Tharin sector. This placed it at galactic coordinates S-8[1] and on a hyperlane called the Salin Corridor. It was an uninhabitable world, and was remarkably not affected much by the expansion of its sun.[4]


Millennia before the Galactic Civil War, the Novor system existed with thirty-three planets orbiting its star, Novor Prime. The planet known as Novor 33 was its outer-most planet. At some point, the sun expanded to become a red giant and destroyed the seventeen worlds that orbited closest to it, leaving it with sixteen. Novor 33, nor any of the other remaining worlds, was not affected drastically by their sun's activity.[4]

Early exploits brought the ancient galactic explorers to areas near where the planet was between the years 27,500 BBY and 25,000 BBY.[6] The planet's galactic position placed it within the dominion of the Hutt species's holdings at some point after the year 25,096 BBY.[7] Hutt Space—the Hutt Empire reorganized itself sometime around 25,000 BBY—maintained its political boundaries of the time for at least 2,900 years.[8] Additionally, after the invention of the hyperdrive, another generation of explorers reevaluated the frontier around the planet between 20,000 BBY and 15,000 BBY.[6] The area was considered explored extensively by the Galactic Republic by 5000 BBY, at which point it was still considered within Hutt Space.[9] This would remain the case through the Great Sith War that raged from 1004 BBY to 1000 BBY.[10] During that conflict, the Hutts and the Krath observed a non-aggression agreement.[11] As such, another partner of the Krath called the Sith Empire had great political authority over all Hutt Space at the time.[10]

The planet resided amid Hutt Space throughout the millennium after the Great Sith War, through 19 BBY,[12][13] until the Galactic Empire rose to power. Hutt Space shrunk greatly after this,[14], stabilizing for the long-term;[15] the area around the Novor system and its planets fell out of Hutt influence.[16] The Galactic Empire lead by the Sith Lord Darth Krayt claimed far-reaching political influence that encompassed the area where the planet resided in 137 ABY.[17]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on (article) (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Essential Atlas, p. 36.
  3. TwitterLogo @jasoncfry (Jason Fry) on Twitter
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Secrets of the Sisar Run
  5. According to Secrets of the Sisar Run, this world occupied the thirty-third orbital position. The first seventeen planets were destroyed, so 33 − 17 = 16.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Essential Atlas, p. 119.
  7. The Essential Atlas, p. 117, shows the area not under Hutt control.
  8. The Essential Atlas, p. 119.
  9. The Essential Atlas, p. 127.
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Essential Atlas, p. 133.
  11. PolyhedronLogo "Star Wars Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO"—Polyhedron 170
  12. The Essential Atlas, p. 141.
  13. The Essential Atlas, p. 150.
  14. Comparison of maps on pages 150 (before) and 159 (after) in The Essential Atlas
  15. The Essential Atlas, p. 26.
  16. The Essential Atlas, p. 159.
  17. The Essential Atlas, p. 226.