Agamar

Agamar

PostPosted by Ollie » Wed May 03, 2017 1:45 pm

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Agamar
A small world, located in the Mirgoshir system, situated near the Mirgoshir hyperspace crossroads—the intersection of the Braxant Run and Celanon Spur hyperlanes—which would eventually became a key route for the New Republic. Although one of 245 settled worlds in the Lahara sector, being located in the Outer Rim Territories Agamar largely secluded from the rest of the galaxy. As a result, it is often regarded as a backwater world by many within the galactic community.

A terrestrial world, Agamar's surface features several landmasses separated by oceans, including the Bil Da'Gari and the Crescent Sea. The climate is warm and dry, with large expanses of arable land. Over time natural stone bridges have developed on Agamar's surface. Binka tree forests dot the surface, grow at regular intervals, making them popular for repulsorcraft races at high speeds. Agamar has a reputation as a rough planet where it is difficult to survive, yet those who visit Agamar often remark later on its natural beauty.

Among Agamar's indigenous fauna is the mugruebe, a small mammal twice the size of a womp rat that have been domesticated as livestock by farmers. Mugrebe is the main ingredient in the local dish, mugruebe stew, along with roots and bark from trees. Other fauna includes the Agamar beast, a species of quadrupeds with four eyes, thick tails and bone protrusions rising from a flared crest at the rear of the head. They are used by Agamarian farmers as beasts of burden.

AGAMAR
Region: Outer Rim Territories
Sector: Lahara
System: Mirgoshir
Trade Route(s): Braxton Run, Celanon Spur
Strategic Location: Mirgoshir hyperspace crossroads

Sun(s): 1: Mirgo
Orbital Position: 1
Moon(s): None
Length of Day: 25 standard hours
Length of Year: 385 local days
Starport(s): Standard class (Calna Muun)

Type: Terrestrial
Temperature: Temperate
Atmosphere: Type I
Hydrosphere: Moderate
Gravity: Standard
Terrain: Rocky outcroppings, valleys, forests
Points of Interest: Calna Muun, Council Center, Tondatha, University of Agamar, Bil Da'Gari
Native Flora: Brinka
Native Fauna: Agamarian beast, mugruebe

Native Species: None
Immigrated Species: Human
Population: 80 thousand (estimated)
Languages: Galactic Basic Standard
Government: Council
Tech Level: Space
Planet Function: Colony
Major Cities: Calna Muun (capital)
Major Exports: -
Major Imports: -

Special Conditions: Mirgoshir hyperspace crossroads is the intersection of the Braxant Run and Celanon Spur hyperlanes.

Points of Interest
-- Bil Da'Gari: An ocean on Agamar.
-- Calna Muun: Capital city that has a spaceport. It is the location of the Agamar Resistance against the Galactic Empire and contains the Council Center. Tondatha was a suburb.
-- Council Center: A building in the city of Calna Muun. It contains the Agamarian Council, built completely in wood and resembles an ocean; the councilors' benches look like waves, and the speaker's podium resembles a stone washed up from the sea.
-- Crescent Sea: An ocean on Agamar. It was once home to an underwater civilization.
-- Separatist Crash Site: Crash site located on Agamar that houses the remains of a Separatist supply ship. The super tactical droid, General Kalani commands a group of B1 battle droids and Droideka's from the ruined hulk of the ship, which has a fully supplied dept.
-- Tondatha: A suburb of Calna Muun, the hometown of Keyan Farlander. When an Imperial assault craft bombarded the town, Keyan raced back to find that his parents living there had been killed.
-- University of Agamar: An institute of higher learning with a respected xenoarchaeology department during the early years of the New Republic.

Galactic Republic
Some time during 3642-3636 BBY, a community of Agamarian farmers were driven insane by underground signals emanating from a device theorized to belong to a long forgotten, powerful race. Though Agamar is located in a portion of the galaxy not fully explored until around 3,000-1,000 BBY, the planet was known to the Galactic Republic early as 3681 BBY. During this time the Sith quickly seizes control of several Outer Rim systems, winning numerous victories over Republic forces, including a battle fought in the forests of Agamar. In 3543 BBY, Agamar was represented by Oranda in the Galactic Senate. Around this time, Agamar suffered from severe droughts, lowering water levels worldwide, even the Crescent Sea, which revealed the ruins a former underwater civilization on the sea floor. The discovery attracted scavengers to Agamar, hoping to loot the ruins for treasure. Some time around 3636 BBY, following the end of the Galactic War, Agamar was under Republic control through the New Sith Wars of 2000-1000 BBY.

By 33 BBY, the Mirgoshir system and Angamar were administered by Governor Challep. Angamar's starfighter defenses were poor, with the majority of their starfighters unable to compete with more advanced Z-95 Headhunters. Lacking qualified pilots, Governor Challep was forced to rely on mercenaries to pilot the ships, unfortunately most mercenaries only spent a few months in Agamar's service before moving on.

Challep, was committed to building an advanced planetary defense force and set about replacing the system's antiquated starfighter contingent. The governor purchased new starfighters, including Z-95s, a 100+ Vulture droid starfighters, along with other weapons technologies, including at least two Hornet-class carriers. He attempted to hire additional pilots for the new ships, but had to offer large insentives for qualified pilots, like Dren Melne, who was paid over 100,000 credits for his services.

The N-1 starfighters and N-X Police Cruisers manufactured by Naboo, were the sorts of technology Challep sought, and the Agamarian government made numerous attempts to purchase them, only to be rejected each time by Queen Padmé Amidala's Royal Advisory Council. Dren Melne convinced the governor that even buying the parts direct from Nubia Star Drives, Incorporated would not allow them to replicate the technology. In response, Challep organized a raid on the Naboo system, lead by Captain Sorran while two carriers attacked Station TFP-9 to draw out the Naboo defenses. After verifying the ship's capabilities, Melne would turn on his people, helping the Agamarians disassemble some of the fighters and sending them on to Agamar for study by engineers, with the idea of replicating the technology.

However, the mission went awry when Naboo fighter pilot Essara Till, together with Echo Flight, destroyed one of the carriers and forced Captain Sorran to withdraw. Before fleeing, Sorran had Melne killed to prevent the Agamar Council from learning the truth. Governor Challep denied any involvement in the incident and no significant links were found between Agamar and Melne. The money placed in Melne's accounts could not be tracked to its source. Even so, the Naboo requested the Galactic Senate investigate the matter.

Clone Wars
By 22 BBY, the planet was represented in the Galactic Senate by Tyreca Bremack, senator for the Lahara sector. Towards the end of the Separatist Crisis, high taxation led Senator Bremack to announce the sector's secession from the Republic. Bremack subsequently brought the Lahara sector into the growing Confederacy of Independent Systems, taking Agamar with it.

Later in 22 BBY, war broke out between the Republic and the Separatists. Agamar was drawn into the Clone Wars the month following the Battle of Geonosis, as the opposing sides fought for control of the Mirgoshir system. Early fighting went against the Republic, despite the efforts of Jedi pilots, forcing the Republic forces to eventually withdraw from the system. Around this time, Agamar was one of several worlds to be struck in devastating attacks by the ancient Force Harvester, recently uncovered by Count Dooku on Raxus Prime. The Force Harvester was intended to power the Dark Reaper, which Dooku's forces were excavating on Thule. Later that month, Republic forces struck Thule and during the attack the superweapon was destroyed. Separatist forces hastily withdrew from the Thurra system, the Grand Army of the Republic prepared to again move on the Mirgoshir system, attempting to secure Agamar. Four months after this attempt, Separatist armies were still fighting in the Mirgoshir system, unable to reinforce their comrades.

At some point during the Mirgoshir campaign, Republic forces clashed with Separatists on Agamar, the heavy footfalls of Republic walkers caused the natural bridges to collapse beneath them, resulting in many vehicles and soldiers being lost. This disaster prompted Kuat Drive Yards to team up with Mekuun to design the Unstable Terrain Artillery Transport, which the Republic used successfully on worlds like Mygeeto and Cato Neimoidia.

In 21 BBY, Sergeant Kal Skirata of the Grand Army of the Republic, together with the Advanced Recon Commando Null-11, traveled to Agamar to purchase the Mon Calamari DeepWater-class light freighter Aay'han from a Rodian merchant in Calna Muun for a covert mission.

Around 20 BBY, following the victory of King Ramsis Dendup and the Royal Onderon Militia over Separatist forces under the command of the super tactical droid General Kalani, Count Dooku orders Kalani to withdraw his army and fall back to Agamar. After the implementation of Order 66, Darth Vader sends the Separatist shutdown signal from Mustafar, disabling all remaining Separatist droids. Kalani was able to override the droid shutdown signal, but his forces remained isolated on Agamar until well into the reign of the Galactic Empire.

Galactic Empire
Following the end of the Clone Wars and the Declaration of a New Order, Agamar becomes part of the newly formed Galactic Empire's Oversector Outer. The world is seen as unimportant by the new galactic government and officials rarely visited, though in approximately 14 BBY, a small Imperial flotilla passed through the Lahara sector, stopping in orbit above Agamar and dispatching landing craft to the planet.

In 2 BBY, the former Clone Captain Rex and the Spectres traveled to Agamar to salvage proton bombs for the rebellion. Rex along with Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, and Garazeb Orrelios were quickly captured by Kalani and his B1 battle droids. Kalani forced the rebels to take part in a combat simulation in order to end the Clone Wars as a Separatist victory. The rebels managed to survive the battle droids and Ezra managed to convince Kalani and Rex to make peace. The former enemies joined forces to escape an Imperial assault force.

As the Empire struggled to maintain complete control over distant worlds in the Outer Rim, over time, resistance groups began to develop on many disenchanted Rim worlds. Agamar was one such world, and sometime prior to 0 BBY, the Agamar Resistance formed. Despite Agamar's previous military buildup, only a handful of functioning Z-95s remained. Based mainly out of Calna Muun, the movement attracted many who were opposed to Imperial rule but saw little opportunity to change galactic affairs and didn't join the Alliance to Restore the Republic.

Even so, news of insurgents on the remote world eventually reached the Empire and an Imperial-class Star Destroyer was dispatched to Agamar to end the insurrection. As an assault craft descended into the atmosphere over the small town of Tondatha, the Imperial commander announced that the inhabitants had been found guilty of sedition. The penalty for their crime, the ship bombarded the settlement with turbolaser and concussion missile fire, leaving the community in smoking ruins, killing or seriously injuring residents. So great was the level of destruction survivors abandoned the ruins rather than rebuild.

After the massacre of Tondatha the Resistance was shaken, but more determined than ever to find a way to strike at the Empire. Several months later, the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Independence arrived at Agamar, bringing Mon Mothma, former Chandrilan senator and current Chief of State of the Rebel Alliance, to a secret meeting in Calnu Muun to persuade the Resistance to join the Alliance. Around 200 members of the Resistance attended the meeting held in an abandoned warehouse, during which Mothma delivered a speech stressing the Empire's many atrocities and circulated the "A Call to Reason" pamphlet to persuade the attendees of the need to make a stand. Mon Mothma's visit had the desired result, and several of those present joined the crew of the Independence immediately, while Rebel advisors remained on Agamar to assist the Resistance.

Following the destruction of Alderaan later that year, a refugee camp was established on Agamar for survivors of the disaster. Sending recruiters into the refugee camp the Rebel Alliance acquired several new members.

Note: Information beyond this point is considered Expanded Universe and does not fit with canon.

Fall of the Empire
Rebel agitation did not, however, give the Alliance control of the planet, and Agamar long remained part of Imperial Space. During the hunt for Warlord Zsinj in 7 ABY, the Agamarian Captain Choday Hrakness was given command of the CR90 corvette "Night Caller" after it was captured by Wraith Squadron. Shortly afterwards, the Wraiths took advantage of the Agamarian stereotype during a mission to infiltrate the Imperial world of Storinal. Garik Loran, Wedge Antilles, and Myn Donos disguised themselves as three yokel brothers from Agamar on a wife-hunting expedition.

In 8 ABY, after the defeat of Zsinj, New Republic Supreme Commander Admiral Gial Ackbar led a campaign against the Imperial Remnant. Launching from Palanhi in the Inner Rim Territories, Ackbar's forces captured Ord Mantell before bringing Agamar under New Republic protection. By 9 ABY, Agamar had become a New Republic stronghold. However, after Grand Admiral Thrawn (Mitth'raw'nuruodo) returned from the Unknown Regions to lead the Imperial Remnant, Agamar was one of many worlds recaptured by the Empire as Thrawn's forces advanced on the Core Worlds.

Agamar exchanged hands for a number of years, falling out of Imperial control by 10 ABY, only to be brought back into the Imperial Remnant after Admiral Gilad Pellaeon became Supreme Commander in 12 ABY. That year, Agamar served as a rendezvous point for Admiral Pellaeon to muster his fleet in preparation for an attack on Orinda. While the Imperials took on supplies and awaited Pellaeon's arrival, they deployed Immobilizer 418 cruisers to prevent passing traffic from spying on them. The Interdictors' gravity wells soon caused a New Republic ship to be pulled out of hyperspace, though the the crew managed to escape. Meanwhile a medical quarantine of Dathomir diverted ships to Agamar and Bandomeer. When Pellaeon launched his attack on Orinda, he left the Star Dreadnought Megador to defend Agamar from a possible New Republic attack from Celanon or Ithor. In 17 ABY, after a failed Imperial offensive, Pellaeon's forces were driven back to Bastion and Agamar once more came under New Republic protection.

Yuuzhan Vong War
In 25 ABY, former New Republic Chief of State Leia Organa Solo, having failed to make the Senate accept the threat posed by the Yuuzhan Vong, departs to warn Outer Rim worlds directly. Her first stop is Agamar, where together with New Republic scientist Danni Quee, stressed the imminent threat posed to all worlds in the Outer Rim and urged them to combine forces. Organa Solo's impassioned plea was warmly received by the Agamarian Council, but powerful individuals within Agamarian society sought to rebuild their world rather than risk their people in another war. Though the Council could not commit to military action, they did agree to her request to take in refugees from worlds already attacked by the Yuuzhan Vong. Not long after Organa Solo's visit, the Agamarians sent every available ship to assist in the evacuation of Dubrillion, losing several ships in the subsequent attack by the Yuuzhan Vong. Agamar's large expanses of verdant valleys and plains made it a natural choice as a clearing station for refugees from other worlds, including Dantooine. Nevertheless, the world quickly became overstretched with the influx of refugees and the New Republic was forced to start organizing colonies to transport them further towards the Core Worlds. As the extragalactic invaders continued to approach, the New Republic eventually evacuated the Agamarians, transporting them to transit points including Gyndine. The price of passage from Agamar quickly rose and many independent captains took their ships there to make a profit from the mass evacuation.

Agamar's location on a hyperlane linking the Republic to its new allies in the Imperial Remnant made it an important world to hold. During the refugee operation, Admiral Traest Kre'fey utilized it as a staging area for New Republic forces. However, Agamar lay directly in the Yuuzhan Vong's path, and as the Republic realized that it couldn't hold both Agamar and Ithor, Chief of State Borsk Fey'lya made the decision to strip most of Agamar's defenses, instructing Kre'fey to focus on defending Ithor. Deign Lian was given the task of planning the assault on Ithor, after first leading a feint at Agamar, they would return to complete the invasion of Agamar.

Significant numbers of Agamarians had been evacuated by the time the world fell to the Yuuzhan Vong. Even so, Agamarians were among the groups hit hardest by the invaders. The abandonment of Agamar, along with other worlds in the Outer Rim, caused unrest within the New Republic. Though it was justified as being necessary to protect more strategically important worlds, there were many who suggested that it was the worlds that lacked strong representation in the Senate that were left to fall.

Legacy Era
At some point between the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War in 29 ABY and the start of the Second Galactic Civil War in 40 ABY, Agamar once more came under Imperial control. By 130 ABY, the Empire had taken control of much of the galaxy from the Galactic Alliance. After Darth Krayt attempted to depose Emperor Roan Fel, the Empire split into two, with Agamar becoming part of Fel's Empire-in-exile.

In 137 ABY, Fel's Empire formed an alliance with the surviving forces of the Galactic Alliance to oppose the Sith. With rumors of Krayt's death, the Jedi Order felt the time had come for them too to join the fight and Agamar was chosen for a meeting between the Jedi Council and Fel. News of the rendezvous soon reached the Imperial regent, Morlish Veed, who ordered Moff Rulf Yage to lead an assault on the meeting. The Fel loyalist Moff Nyna Calixte traveled to Agamar to warn the allies, landing her starfighter at a distant farm so as not to alarm either party. Paying a native farmer to hide her vessel, Calixte proceeded to the meeting aboard a borrowed Agamarian beast, disguised in the farmer's cloak and hat. The Imperial arrived at the meeting site shortly after Fel reached an agreement with Jedi Master K'Kruhk to coordinate future attacks against the Sith. However, the First Sith Imperial Strikeforce, led by Yage's Pellaeon-class Star Destroyer, the War Hammer, had already emerged from hyperspace in orbit of Agamar and engaged Fel's own Star Destroyer, the Dauntless.

While the battle continued in orbit, the Jedi and Fel's Imperial Knights were soon confronted by a Sith strike team. Working together, the two groups were able to see Fel safely back to his shuttle, though Fel's daughter, Princess Marasiah Fel, was captured by the Sith during the evacuation. Despite taking heavy damage, the Dauntless held off the attacking Sith-Imperial force long enough for Fel's shuttle to clear the planet, but was destroyed soon after.

Note: End of non-canon material.

Inhabitants
The Agamarian settlers were mostly Human, though at least some other species were present on the planet, such as Rodians, the primary language spoken is Galactic Basic Standard. Most inhabitants of the simple clony world make a living as farmers, merchants, craftspeople, and rely on each other's help to prosper. This rustic lifestyle necessitated a degree of stubbornness, durability, and as a result, Agamarians develop a reputation as unsophisticated rubes, famous for their apparent stupidity. This reputation developed during the days of the Old Republic and continued throughout the planet's time within the Galactic Empire, being cast as stupid in many jokes told throughout the galaxy. Agamar's ruling body is the Agamarian Council, whose delegates sit at Calna Muun and led by a speaker. During the time of the Old Republic, Agamar had a governor and was represented in the Senate by the senator for the Lahara sector. During Agamar's time in the New Republic, it was represented directly in the Senate.

Locations
Agamar's capital is Calna Muun, also the largest city on the planet and referred to as the "Big City" by the Agamarians. Located on the coast, the city serves as the planet's main starport and haa a harbor from which tourists can take rides along the floor of the Bil Da'Gari ocean in transparent submersibles. The small town of Tondatha was located near Calna Muun, on the other side of one of the world's many binka forests. Despite its proximity to Calna Muun, Tondatha was considered a fairly backwater town even by native Agamarians.

The Agamarian Council is housed in the Council Center of Calna Muun. Due to the Center's close proximity to the sea, the ocean had a clear influence on the architecture. Office balconies offered a view of the ocean to the north of the city, while the council chamber itself has an oceanic motif. The wooden floors, wall panels and furnishing are examples of high quality Agamarian craftsmanship, with the desks for Council delegates rising out of the floor like waves, leaping fish attached to the floor by wooden streams of water, and wooden birds fixed to the walls and ceiling by the tips of their wings. Even the speaker's podium is designed to resemble a stone sticking out of the waves around the base. Elsewhere, the hallways are high-ceilinged and open, with pillars and archways dividing the corridor into segments, holographic art depicts Agamarian history and culture.

Agamar is also home to the University of Agamar, which boasts one of the largest xenoarchaeology departments in both the Old and New Republics. The University is involved in most large excavations throughout the galaxy, including such important sites as the Jedi ruins on Ossus.

Sources: REF Essential Guide to Planets and Moons, C Legacy v1 43, 45-46, SWRe 3.05 "The Last Battle", wookieepedia. Text by wookieepedia, tweaks and planetary profile by +Oliver Queen.
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