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Fondor
Astrographical
Region

Colonies[1][2]

Sector

Tapani sector[1]; Freeworlds Territory

System

Fondor system[1]

Suns

Fondor[1]

Moons

6 (inc. Nallastia)

Grid coordinates

L-13

XYZ coordinates

(450,-500,0)

Rotation period

31 standard hours

Orbital period

412 local days

Physical
Class

Terrestrial

Diameter

9,100 km[1]

Atmosphere

Oxygen Mix, Type I (breathable)

Climate

Temperate[1]

Gravity

Standard

Primary terrain
  • Desert
  • Wasteland
  • Urban sprawl[1]
Points of interest
Societal
Native species
Immigrated species
Primary language(s)

Galactic Basic Standard

Government

Guild

Population

5 billion[1]

  • 75% Humans
  • 11% Herglic
  • 7% Mrlssi
  • 3% Sullustans
  • 2% Devaronians
  • 2% Others
Demonym

Fondorian

Major cities
Major imports
  • Food
  • Consumer goods
  • Machine parts
Major exports
  • Starships
  • Technology
Affiliation

Fondor was a planet famous throughout the galaxy for its extensive orbital shipyards, outclassed only by those at Corellia and Kuat. The Fondor Shipyards were associated with the Techno Union prior to the Clone Wars, and were sufficiently vast to construct Darth Vader's Executor-class Star Dreadnought. The capital city is Oridin.

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History

Fondor was located in the Freeworlds Region of the Tapani sector, a sector technically part of the Colonies but so old and well-regarded that many considered it a part of the Core Worlds.[3] The Fondorians were baseline Human, but with no hair and purple blood.[4] Fondor itself was completely industrialized eons ago, and its surface scabbed with excavations, factories, cooling towers, steam tunnels, and offices, all related to the planet's central role in starship construction. The planet also housed hectares of laborers' barracks for the dockworkers whose jobs were overhead.[5] Fondor was a main market for the Besadii Hutts.[6] During the Clone Wars Fondor sided with the Confederacy of Independent Systems, but the populace was generally unsupportive of the separatist cause, and the planet contributed relatively little to the war effort.[2]

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The Executor project

The contract to build the Executor came somewhat unexpectedly, as Kuat Drive Yards was the manufacturer of the Imperial Star Destroyer and later instances of the Executor-class. The Empire required complete secrecy in the project, closing off all nonmilitary traffic in the system. Though the dockyard bosses were angered by the fact that they could no longer serve their commercial clients, the fact that the project took up the majority of the yard's resources—and the legendary wrath of Vader—kept them in check.[5]

In order to efficiently move ships, the Empire created a classified route linking Fondor with the Mid Rim world of Gandeal. The Gandeal-Fondor Hyperlane remained a well kept secret decades after its forging.[6]

As an essential manufacturer of Star Destroyers, albeit unique variants, for the Galactic Empire, the shipyards became a target of the Rebel Alliance. In one instance, a prototype Star Dreadnought fitted with a cloaking device underwent construction there. Rogue Squadron penetrated the shipyards in stolen Imperial starfighters and terminated the project, preventing its completion.[7]

Regime change

Fondor administrator and zero-gravity ship worker

In spite of its security, Fondor was seized by the Alliance of Free Planets very soon after the Battle of Endor, giving the Alliance a key coreward shipyard and base. However, the supply of the raw materials that the shipyards demanded was briefly interrupted when Imperial Admiral Mordur persuaded Guildmaster Orrk to redirect Vandelhelm's strategic metal supplies from Fondor to himself—although Han Solo soon restored the situation and defeated the Admiral.[8] For decades, Fondor continued to supply the New Republic with Star Destroyers and other capital ships.[9]

In 26 ABY, the planet also became a target during the Yuuzhan Vong War, though a blast from Centerpoint Station destroyed a portion of the enemy fleet, saving Fondor at the cost of the Hapan war fleet, which was also caught in the blast.[6] Fondor continued to supply the Galactic Alliance with starships in the war. The planet was eventually taken by the Yuuzhan Vong, but retaken near the end of the war.[10]

In 40 ABY, it became allied with Corellia in the Second Galactic Civil War, as it had been chafing under GA military restrictions, and officially left the Galactic Alliance.[9] It later became the scene of a massive battle to retake it, with Admiral Cha Niathal establishing the headquarters of her faction of the Galactic Alliance on the planet afterwards. The planet's president at this time was Shas Vadde.[11] When the Second Galactic Civil War ended, with the defeat of the Confederation, Fondor rejoined the Galactic Alliance.

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Star Wars: Empire at War: Prima Official Game Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Essential Atlas
  3. Lords of the Expanse
  4. Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
  7. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
  8. Star Wars 98: Supply and Demand
  9. 9.0 9.1 Exile (novel)
  10. The Final Prophecy
  11. Revelation

External links


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