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Polis Massa was an asteroid field located in the Subterrel sector of the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories, far from any major hyperspace lanes. At some point, Polis Massa was a planet located within the system of the same name until it was destroyed by a mysterious cataclysm. The Archaeological Research Council of Kallidah established a base on one asteroid in order to excavate its surface to study the reasons behind the planet's destruction. The Kallidahin eventually came to be known as Polis Massans.[2]

Following the execution of Order 66, Polis Massa became a safe haven for surviving Jedi.[2] Shortly after the lightsaber duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader on Mustafar, Padmé Amidala gave birth to twins, Luke and Leia, at the medical facility located on Polis Massa.[4]

During the early rebellion against the Galactic Empire, Polis Massa would serve as an Alliance to Restore the Republic regional headquarters and operations sector. Polis Massa was included in a map of the galaxy that listed safe worlds, starfighter hubs at level five or higher, regional headquarters and operations sectors, and deep space caches.[6]

The map was then incorporated in The Rebel Files, and after it was rediscovered on Durkteel[6] in 34 ABY[7] and handed to the Resistance, Major Caluan Ematt and General Leia Organa wrote annotations.[6]

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Behind the scenesEdit

Created for the 2005 film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith,[4] Polis Massa was originally known as Polis Matza during script development of Revenge of the Sith. Slowed down footage of the asteroid field from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back was used as a placeholder for Polis Massa in the evolving edit of Episode III.[8] In the DVD commentary for Revenge of the Sith, John Knoll explained that George Lucas specifically designed the look of Polis Massa to be an homage to the look of the Clavius moon base in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.[9]

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  1. StarWars-DatabankII Polis Massa in the Databank (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Ultimate Star Wars
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  5. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Star Wars: The Rebel Files
  7. Since The Rebel Files were buried on the same day as the Battle of Endor, which according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas takes place in 4 ABY, and because Star Wars: The Rebel Files establishes that The Rebel Files were rediscovered 30 years after the battle, it can be determined that The Rebel Files were uncovered in 34 ABY.
  8. Databank title Polis Massa in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  9. Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith DVD (Audio Commentary)