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- "What kind of planet is Vorzyd 5, anyway–?"
"They call it Gambler's World, Threepio! ... A planet with no limit ... where anything goes–!"
- ―C-3PO and Luke Skywalker
Occupying the fifth and outermost orbit from the star Vorzyd, Vorzyd V was a terrestrial planet in the Vorzyd system, located within the Vorzyd sector of the Outer Rim Territories region of the galaxy. With a diameter of 14,900 kilometers, the world possessed standard gravity, a breathable atmosphere, a temperate climate, and no moons. Its terrain was largely urban, though plains were also present on its surface. A day on Vorzyd V lasted 22 standard hours and a year lasted 277 standard days.
Due to the wealth of Vorzyd V, the Vorzyd system was an important part of the Commonality, a confederacy of nine sectors centered around the trading world of Columex. Vorzyd V had a democratic government with a Prime Minister, and while the planet had no major exports, it received imports including consumer goods, industrial goods, and foodstuffs. Efavan, the capital city of Vorzyd V, hosted a number of lavish casinos, which were marketed by holographic advertisements in the world's orbital traffic lanes.
Around 39 BBY, the people of Vorzyd V began to build the casinos and amusement parks for which their world would later become famous. During this time, the citizens of Vorzyd IV accused the people of Vorzyd V of sabotaging their monitoring systems and factories. After investigation by the two Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, it was found to be caused by the Freelies, a youth movement native to Vorzyd IV.
During the New Order, the heavy taxation and strict gaming laws of the Galactic Empire began to weigh heavily upon the people of Vorzyd V. Due to this, President Natala Vanden of the Gambler's World became a Rebel Alliance sympathizer and set up a meeting with Luke Skywalker to begin negotiations for their defection to the Rebel Alliance.
In 4 ABY, the Vorzyd system fell within the boundaries of the Greater Maldrood, a section of space that was fortified by Admiral Treuten Teradoc during the disorder that followed the Battle of Endor. In 8 ABY, under pressure from a New Republic campaign, Teradoc abandoned his territories, including the area surrounding Vorzyd V, which were then annexed by the Galactic Empire.
In 9 ABY, Vorzyd V was outside of the core territory of the shrinking Empire, but it was within space affiliated with Grand Admiral Thrawn during his campaign against the New Republic. By 27 ABY, during their invasion of the galaxy, the Yuuzhan Vong had taken control of the Vorzyd system. By 137 ABY, Vorzyd V was within space claimed by the Empire of Darth Krayt.
- Jedi Apprentice: The Threat Within
- (Mentioned only) (as "Vorzyd-5")
- (Mentioned only)
- Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Mentioned only)
- Imperial Commando: 501st
- Gambler's World (First appearance)
- "Crimson Bounty"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 14 (Mentioned only)
- Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (Mentioned only)
- "ComicScan: Coming Full Circle"—Star Wars Galaxy Collector 3
- Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds
- Star Wars: The Comics Companion
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Atlas
- "Authors of the Expanded Universe: Russ Manning"—Star Wars Insider 140
- "Rogues Gallery: The Cloud City Wing Guards"—Star Wars Insider 148
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds, p. 143
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds, p. 144
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The Essential Atlas, p. 151
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 The Essential Atlas, p. 194
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 The Essential Atlas, p. 220
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 The Essential Atlas, p. 226
- ↑ 8.0 8.1
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 The Essential Atlas, p. 202
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 The Essential Atlas, p. 198
- ↑ The Essential Atlas, p. 200