The Dradan species hailed from a planet[2] in the Drada system.[3][4] The world became integrated into the greater galaxy at some point between 3000 and 1000 BBY.[5] It eventually fell within the bounds of the Halthor sector[3] in the New Territories region of the Outer Rim Territories.[6] From 1004 to 1000 BBY, as the New Sith Wars raged, the planet and system fell within unaligned or contested space.[7] By 19 BBY, during the Clone Wars, they were within space allied to the Galactic Republic.[8]

As the Galactic Republic gave way to the Galactic Empire with the declaration of Order 66—a command that resulted in the systematic assassination of the Jedi Knights and led to a Great Jedi Purge whereby all remaining Jedi were hunted down and killed—the Dradan gave safe haven on their homeworld to Jedi fleeing government predation. However, when the Empire discovered the Dradan's pro-Jedi policy, they retaliated by exterminating the entire species and scorching their planet. Nothing remained[2] by 1 BBY.[9]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on (article) (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 WEG icon2 "Domain of Evil"—Classic Adventures: Volume Two, p. 85.
  3. 3.0 3.1 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on (article) (backup link)
  4. The Essential Atlas and Galactic Cartography: Official Discussion on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by jasonfry on December 11, 2007, 7:59am; accessed October 19, 2012) (backup link) (screenshot) "I wouldn't get your hopes up re alien homeworlds, beyond simple stuff like the Planetnamian species getting a Planetnamia on the map or things Dan and I can account for with a relatively quick reference." Jason Fry, co-author of The Essential Atlas, stated his intention to create homeworlds for numerous species based on context implied from their names. The Drada system appears to be the location of one such world.
  5. The Essential Atlas, p. 120.
  6. The Essential Atlas, p. 36.
  7. The Essential Atlas, p. 133.
  8. The Essential Atlas, p. 151.
  9. Based on the appearance of Rebel Alliance agents in Domain of Evil, the adventure must occur after the formation of the Alliance, which happened in 2 BBY, as established in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. In The Dark Forces Saga, Part 2, it is mentioned that Qu Rahn heard a report of the death of Halagad Ventor—who dies during the events of Domain of Evil—before he contacted Morgan Katarn. This implies that Ventor died before Morgan Katarn, whose own death occurred in 1 BBY, per Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire.