- "One does not breathe the air here, one drinks it."
- ―Fliry Vorru
Thyferra was a hot, humid planet located in the Polith system on the Rimma Trade Route, on which most of the galaxy's bacta was produced. It was also a major political power as bacta production was an essential commodity.
Since the Vratix had discovered how to create bacta from alazhi and kavam, the planet became an important Republic world, drawing profit-hungry human colonists. The Vratix shared the secret of bacta production with their Human neighbors, who eventually gained control of the bacta industry and hired many of the natives as workers in their bacta plants.
Eventually, Thyferra was almost completely controlled by two Human-run corporations: Zaltin and Xucphra. These two corporations were chosen by Emperor Palpatine to supply the Empire's bacta, thus eliminating any real competition in the bacta market.
The Rebel Alliance's bacta supply on the planet was a target set by Moff Kohl Seerdon. Around 1 ABY, after setting a diversion on Sullust, he invaded the planet, sending AT-STs and TIE interceptors to prevent Alliance bacta from reaching the group. However, the plot was thwarted by Rogue Squadron, and Seerdon was killed after engaging Luke Skywalker in a dogfight.
Thyferra was liberated by the New Republic in 5 ABY. However, the New Republic didn't settle on the planet which stayed officially neutral in the war. Thyferra was in fact in trouble due to significant tensions between Humans and Vratix and between the Xucphra and Zaltin Corporation.
In 7 ABY, Ysanne Isard backed a coup that saw a pro-Imperial faction taking over Thyferra. The faction later elected her head of state, allowing her to remain in lawful power, eliminate the Zaltin, control the bacta industry, and start a small but important conflict known as the Bacta War. During the Battle of Thyferra, Rogue Squadron and its allies, operating at the time independent from the New Republic—which for political reasons could not directly interfere—liberated Thyferra from the Empire and imperial loyalists using guerilla tactics, pluck, and native allies.
Thyferra later joined the Killiks in the Swarm War, the New Jedi Order being unable to defend it from a coup orchestrated by the Killiks. Following the end of the war, Thyferra reverted to Alliance control.
Behind the scenesEdit
The planet Thyferra first appeared in the article "The Business of Bacta", and then in the X-wing novel series. A battle takes place on the planet in the Imperial campaign of the 2006 video game Star Wars: Empire at War.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Republic 36: The Stark Hyperspace War, Part 1 (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: Republic 37: The Stark Hyperspace War, Part 2 (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: Republic 38: The Stark Hyperspace War, Part 3 (Appears in flashback(s))
- Jedi Quest: The Master of Disguise (Mentioned only)
- (Mentioned only)
- CIS Shadowfeed Dispatch 15:2:29 Edition (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Empire at War
- Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
- Star Wars Missions 2: Escape from Thyferra
- Star Wars Missions 3: Attack on Delrakkin
- Star Wars Missions 4: Destroy the Liquidator (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars 1: In the Shadow of Yavin, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
- X-Wing: Rogue Squadron (First mentioned)
- X-Wing: The Krytos Trap (Mentioned only)
- X-Wing: The Bacta War (First appearance)
- X-Wing: Wraith Squadron (Mentioned only)
- The Trouble with Squibs (Mentioned only)
- X-Wing: Isard's Revenge (Mentioned only)
- I, Jedi (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse (Mentioned only)
- Emissary of the Void
- The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory II: Rebirth (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Star by Star (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: The Final Prophecy (Mentioned only)
- Dark Nest III: The Swarm War
- Legacy of the Force: Exile (Mentioned only)
- Millennium Falcon (Mentioned only)
- "The Business of Bacta"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 3
- "ISB Intercepts"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 15
- Alien Encounters
- The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons
- The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
- The Essential Guide to Droids
- Alien Anthology
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
- Star Wars Episode VII: Rise of the New Republic"—InQuest Gamer 50 "
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 11 (PLA7, Planets of the Inner Rim)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 13 (MED4, FX Medical Assistant)
- "Who's Who in Rogue Squadron"—Star Wars Insider 59
- Ultimate Alien Anthology
- Star Wars Insider 64
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 14 (ROG2, X-Wing Rogue Squadron)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 21 (SKY10, Luke Skywalker)
- The New Essential Chronology
- Cracken's Threat Dossier
- Star Wars: Empire at War: Prima Official Game Guide
- Starships of the Galaxy, Saga Edition
- The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Atlas
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 26
- Millennium Falcon Owner's Workshop Manual
- The Essential Reader's Companion
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
- The Bounty Hunter Code: From the Files of Boba Fett
- Fly Casual
- Strongholds of Resistance
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 1.12 1.13 1.14
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 The Essential Atlas
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 The Business of Bacta
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: Empire at War: Prima Official Game Guide
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 CIS Shadowfeed Dispatch 15:2:29 Edition
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 X-Wing: The Bacta War
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
- ↑ Star Wars: Empire at War
- ↑ X-Wing (novels)