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Obas was the second planet in the Obas system of the Expansion Region. It was an extremely warm, volcanic world orbited by a single moon. During the Galactic Civil War, it was the site of a Rebel base. At one point, the base's environmental defenses malfunctioned, causing a group of Rebel operatives to be tasked with retrieving replacement parts.
Obas was the second planet in the Obas system, part of the Expansion Region of the galaxy. A local year consisted of 401 local days, with each day lasting 42 standard hours. Obas was a heavy gravity world, had an extremely warm natural climate, and was orbited by one moon. The planetary terrain was dominated by mountains, volcanoes, and rock-filled plains, and was devoid of surface water.
Politically, the only major galactic power to establish a presence on Obas was the Alliance to Restore the Republic, although the planet later fell under the zone of control of Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire.
The world was discovered by the galactic community between 20,000 and 25 BBY. During the Galactic Civil War, the Alliance to Restore the Republic operated a base on Obas. At one point, the base's environmental control systems malfunctioned, putting it in danger of melting. To avoid this, a group of Rebel sympathizers were tasked with procuring thirty replacement KL-45 coolant hydro valves from an Imperial supply depot in the nearby Rainos Cluster.
After retrieving the hydro valves, the Rebel operatives returned to Obas. A small Imperial military force, having discovered the Alliance base through a probe droid, attacked the Rebels, but was ultimately defeated.
The Rebel Alliance base—the planet's only settlement—had sixty-two inhabitants.
Behind the scenesEdit
Obas was first introduced in the West End Games' roleplaying game sourcebook Instant Adventures (1996). The planet was subsequently mentioned in the entry for the Elegance message drone in Cynabar's Fantastic Technology: Droids (1997). Apart from a brief entry of Obas in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (2008), along with a listing of the Obas system in The Essential Atlas (2009) and its Online Companion, the planet of Obas has not appeared in any subsequent Star Wars works.
The adventure "Meltdown," written for Rebel player characters, lists several alternate endings to the Obas conflict. In one outcome, the players can convince the Empire that the the Obas base is abandoned, leaving the Rebels ample time to evacuate. The adventure further suggests that should the Empire be truly convinced that the base is abandoned, it could be used as an information relay base by Alliance High Command. A different outcome leads to a space battle against two Imperial Carrack-class light cruisers, while yet another ending has the player characters facing off a group of Imperial saboteurs in the base. Finally, should the players fail to correctly install the hydro valves, they are forced to quickly evacuate before the base is destroyed.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Essential Atlas, p. 236.
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 "Meltdown"—Instant Adventures, p. 43.
- ↑ The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 401.
- ↑ The Essential Atlas, p. 226.
- ↑ The Essential Atlas, p. 120, illustrates that Obas's map grid was first explored between 20,000 and 15,000 BBY, with the last areas charted between 1,000 and 25 BBY. Since Obas's exact location is unknown, it is impossible to further pinpoint the date of its discovery.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Meltdown"—Instant Adventures, p. 40.
- ↑ "Meltdown"—Instant Adventures}, p. 41.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 "Meltdown"—Instant Adventures, p. 45.