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- "You know the planet with the exposed core you saw flying in?"
- ―Atton Rand
Peragus II was a planet in the Peragus system of the Outer Rim Territories's Xappyh sector. A major source of low-grade engine fuel, Peragus II was originally a terrestrial world, but it was nearly destroyed hundreds of years before 3,959 BBY by the early attempts of miners to siphon off fuel from the planet. A mining accident caused a explosion beneath the crust, blowing a massive hole in the planet's crust and forming an asteroid field around the world. By 3,951 BBY, the Peragus Mining Facility had been constructed by mercenaries and tradesmen in the Peragus asteroid field, and both the asteroid field and the station was destroyed when a stray blast during a firefight between the light freighter Ebon Hawk and the Hammerhead-class cruiser Harbinger ignited the fuel in the asteroid field. After the destruction of the asteroid field, no further mining projects were attempted in the ruins of Peragus II.
Peragus II was a planet that orbited a star in the Peragus system in Xappyh sector of the Outer Rim Territories. Lacking any moons, Peragus II had standard gravity, a rotational period of fourteen standard hours, and an orbital period of 417 local days. Originally a terrestrial world, Peragus possessed a crust that contained a number of volatile chemicals as well as significant quantities of starship fuel, though Peragus lacked any life. Hundreds of years before the Jedi Civil War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire of the Sith Lord Darth Revan, a mining accident resulted in an explosion that tore apart almost a quarter of the planet. An enormous hole was blown in the surface of Peragus that exposed the world's molten core, and the pieces of the planet that were cast away from Peragus formed the Peragus asteroid field. No further attempts to mine fuel on Peragus's now-barren surface were made, though the Peragus Mining Facility was eventually established in the field in order to extract the fuel contained in the asteroids. Major imports to the planet before its destruction included foodstuffs and technology for the miners, while Peragus's sole export before and after its destruction was starship fuel. On account of its lack of population, Peragus also lacked a planetary government.
The region of the galaxy in which Peragus was located was widely explored between 5,000 and 3,000 BBY. Hundreds of years before 3,959 BBY, Peragus II was the site of a mining colony that extracted fuel from the planet's crust, but the colony proved to be short-lived when an accidental blaster shot triggered an explosion in Peragus's crust. The explosion ripped apart Peragus's crust and mantle, exposing the world's core and forming the Peragus asteroid field. The planet Peragus itself was left alone in the centuries that followed, though the Peragus Mining Facility was eventually established in the asteroid field by a group of tradesmen and mercenaries. The facility's workers banned blaster technology of any kind in an attempt to forestall any further explosions, so mining droids used underpowered lasers and miners relied on sonic detonators and ion charges for self-defense. To allow freighters to safely dock with the Facility, astrogation charts were constantly updated to reflect asteroid drifts and transmitted to navicomputers on inbound ships, though Peragus II itself was avoided.
By 3,951 BBY, Peragus was the only exporter of fuel in the Xappyh sector and the surrounding region, and the planet Telos IV in the nearby Kwymar sector relied on this resource to keep the space station known as Citadel Station in orbit. Citadel Station served as the main base of operations for the Telosian Restoration Project, a Republic-sponsored initiative to restore the surface of Telos after its bombing during the Jedi Civil War several years prior.
That year, the badly damaged light freighter Ebon Hawk arrived in the Peragus system, carrying several passengers: the former Jedi Meetra Surik, the former Sith Lord Kreia, the utility droid T3-M4, and an HK-50 series assassin droid. The Ebon Hawk landed at the Peragus Mining Facility, but the HK-50 droid wreaked havoc on the facility by posing as Surik's protocol droid while reprogramming the facility's mining droids to kill the miners. Surik and Kreia destroyed HK-50 with the help of the criminal Atton Rand, but before they could escape the facility on the Ebon Hawk, the Hammerhead-class cruiser Harbinger—the vessel that had been ferrying Surik to Telos IV before it had been attacked by Sith who were seeking to kill all remaining Jedi—arrived in the system. The three Humans were able to escape the forces of the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Sion and board the Ebon Hawk, but the Harbinger pursued the freighter and fired at the fleeing vessel. A shot from one of the two ships eventually struck an asteroid, igniting the fuel within and setting off a chain reaction that destroyed most of the asteroid field. By the time of the Cold War between the Republic and the resurgent Sith Empire, Peragus II and the Peragus system had become abandoned.
Behind the scenesEdit
Peragus II first appeared in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, published by LucasArts and released on December 6th 2004. Peragus II, and the Peragus Mining Facility, was featured in the first non-training level of the game. Although the player had the ability to explore the Mining Facility, the planet was unable to be explored further by the player. The planet was mentioned in the reference guides Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide, The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, and The Essential Atlas, and it was mentioned again in the 2011 video game Star Wars: The Old Republic.
In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, the player has the ability to change the plot in relation to Peragus II. The character has the option to have the Ebon Hawk fire upon the asteroids themselves, when chased by Darth Sion. Choosing this action destroys the asteroids and planet by the player's hand, rather than allowing the Harbinger to destroy it.
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Essential Atlas
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
- ↑ Star Wars: The Old Republic—Scavenging Crew Skill Mission: "Perils of Peragus"