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For other uses, see Xerxes (disambiguation).

Xerxes was a Core World planet located within the Xerxes system. It possessed an atmosphere compatible with Human physiology, and was once visited by the smuggler Roark Garnet, whom the local planetary police wanted.

DescriptionEdit

Xerxes was a planet[3] in the Xerxes system of the Core Worlds.[1] The world had an atmosphere breathable to Humans,[2] and a local police force operated on the planet.[3]

HistoryEdit

The region of the galaxy surrounding Xerxes was charted sometime between 27,500 BBY and 20,000 BBY.[4] During the Galactic Civil War, the smuggler Roark Garnet wanted to visit a weapons shop on Xerxes. However, he was being sought by the local police and believed that there was a possibility of a trap having been laid for him in the store. After observing the shop for an hour, Garnet could not decide whether a trap awaited him or not without a visual inspection. Unwilling to walk into a potential snare, he offered a local Human citizen twenty credits to enter the shop, look around, then report what they saw back to him.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Xerxes appeared in Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, published by West End Games in 1987. It is used in an example scenario describing why a non-player Human character's base statistics are only 2D—indicating the number of dice that the gamemaster can roll when using a skill—rather than the 3D base statistics that player characters begin with. In this instance, the player character, Roark Garnet, is attempting to persuade a non-player character to assist him, which will be resolved by an opposed dice roll—the player's three dice against the gamemaster's two.

Xerxes I of Persia, also known as Xerxes the Great, was the fourth King of Kings to rule the First Persian Empire. He was noted for leading his forces against King Leonidas at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC.[5]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link on Archive.org)
  2. 2.0 2.1 In Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Xerxes' atmosphere was breathable to the Human Roark Garnet.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, p. 85
  4. In The Essential Atlas, no exact position within grid M-11 is given for Xerxes. On page 120, the "Galactic Explorations" map shows that grid M-11 was charted in two periods: between 27,500 BBY and 25,000 BBY (denoted in white), and between 25,000 BBY and 20,000 BBY (denoted in red). However, the "Origins Of The Jedi And Other Mystic Traditions In The Young Republic" map on page 119 clearly shows the whole of grid M-11 as Republic territory as early as 20,000 BBY.
  5. Xerxes I (king of Persia). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved on September 28, 2013.

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