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This planet became the prime energy provider for both the Galactic Republic and the Galactic Empire. Sarapin was mostly inhospitable, save for the hardy vaapad, which were known to drain the energy from prey. It also had at least two moons on which vaapad could also be found. Sarapin had ancient, mysterious Jedi ruins.
The Republic held large operations with the intention of harnessing the power of its many active volcanoes and lava flows. Its laser drills were an impressive sight, reaching a height of forty meters. The energy was tapped by energy collectors and moved to an Energy Collection Repository, for eventual shipment off-world. Count Dooku estimated that during the later years of the Republic, Sarapin provided 80 percent of the Core Worlds' power.
Sarapin was protected by a near-impenetrable defensive grid, which was broken on only two occasions. The first time was during the Clone Wars, in 22 BBY, by the Confederacy of Independent Systems General, Sev'rance Tann. The Republic quickly dispatched General Echuu Shen-Jon to deal with the crisis and capture CIS officer Zian Finnis. Under Echuu's leadership, the world was recaptured.
The second time Sarapin's defenses were breached was when Rebel forces infiltrated Sarapin before the Battle of Yavin. Grand General Malcor Brashin and Commander Brenn Tantor discovered this by analyzing Rebel data from the Ruul computer complex. They hurried to Sarapin, where Tantor led Imperial forces in their recapture of the energy collectors. After retaking them, Tantor discovered that the Rebels had seized a drilling platform, which had spiraled out of control. Tantor smashed the Rebel positions near the drill until he could get his brother Dellis, an accomplished slicer, into the drill, where he was able to shut it down before it destabilized the area and created destructive groundquakes.
Behind the scenesEdit
In the Clone Campaigns expansion pack to the video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, the pictures of Sarapin shown in the mission briefings were modified shots of Geonosis as it appeared in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. As such, Sarapin was depicted with a rocky ring system. However, when the planet made its first appearance in Star Wars: Force Commander, it was devoid of such rocky rings.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
- Shatterpoint (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Force Commander (First appearance)
- The New Essential Chronology
- "Q&A"—Star Wars Insider 92
- The Essential Atlas
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook