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Raxus Prime
Astrographical
Region

Outer Rim Territories[1]

Sector

Tion Hegemony

System

Raxus system[1]

Suns

1: Raxus[1]

Orbital position

1[2]

Moons

0[1]

Grid coordinates

S-5[2]

Rotation period

22 standard hours[1]

Orbital period

388 local days[1]

Physical
Class

Terrestrial[1]

Diameter

9,330 kilometers[1]

Atmosphere

Breathable[1]

Climate

Temperate[1], Poisonous[3]

Gravity

1.2 standard[1]

Primary terrain

Modern:

  • Industrial metal junkscape[1]
  • Toxic waste pools[1]

Historic:

Points of interest
Societal
Native species

None

Immigrated species
Primary language(s)
Government
Population

1.3 million

  • 23% Human
  • 39% Jawa and other
  • 38% labor droids[1]

-or-

Major cities

Central Station (Capital)[3]

Major imports
  • Food
  • Water
  • High technology
  • Information[1]
Major exports
  • Recycled metals
  • Textiles
  • Chemicals[1]
  • Starships
  • Starship components
  • Industrial machinery[3]
Affiliation
"This is where all droids go to die."
PROXY

Raxus Prime, also known as the Circlet of the Tion and Nikato's Shining Gem, was a waste-covered planet in the Raxus system. It was packed with toxic debris and had a poisonous surface.

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Description

"You don't realize how important a datapad is until you're stranded on Raxus Prime with nothing but your boots and a blaster."
Han Solo

Raxus Prime was a highly industrial planet covered with immense factories, sealed living habitats, streams of superheated run-off water, rough-hewn quarry pits, vast debris fields and toxic lakes. Most of the planet's residents lived in sealed environments near industrial facilities where they worked. Tunnels connected living areas with work bays, storage hangars and infrastructure units.[3]

History

A building on Raxus Prime.
"On that planet, many ancient secrets, there are."
Yoda

Once a beautiful planet within the Kingdom of Cron, it served as one of the three capitals governing the kingdom. Warlord Xer VIII favored Raxus Prime, securing it in his deed to his concubines and their lovers. The seafloors of the warm lagoons were paved with colored tiles, while on the shores, large white-marble palaces were erected for those who inhabited the planet. After succeeding Xer, Xim the Despot continued the upkeep of the planet, deeming it the Circlet of the Tion.

Later, when Nikato's Bootheel was erected around Raxus in 14,300 BBY, the Machinists of Nikato added clockwork to the marble buildings, reflecting the galaxy's rotation. Soon, more and more corporations added their factories to Raxus Prime's surface, making it an important world in the Republic, known as Nikato's Shining Gem.

Because of its new status as hub of technology and manufacturing, it became a target during the Great Sith War. In 3,996 BBY, Jedi Knight Ulic Qel-Droma unleashed the Dark Reaper upon Republic troops here. In a mysterious and unexplained turn of fate, the machine was apparently disabled by Ulic before it could begin its devastation. It is here that the Force Harvester, which was the power source for the Dark Reaper, would come to rest for several millennia.

Throughout the dark age of the Republic in 1100 BBY Raxus produced crude weapons, the durasteel discharge stacks exuding black smog which soon engulfed the planet. The tiled lagoons filled with slag and the palace were burried beneath scrap and debris from crashed ships. Whole continents of Raxus Prime began to be used as little more than junkyards for thousands of years. Because of this, a large portion of the planet's mass was actually alien metals. Old machinery, especially starships, often found their way to the planet.

The Corporate Alliance and the Commerce Guild continued their operations here, simple dumping any waste out into the ruined enviornment. Aach Een and his parents moved to Raxus from Iridonia. Sometime prior to the Clone Wars, the Meeknu clan was transplanted there from Tatooine to work the machinery.

Kazdan Paratus's makeshift Jedi Temple.

Raxus Prime was the birthplace of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, and served as Count Dooku's personal fortress from 24 BBY until 22 BBY. Dooku learned about the Harvester on Raxus Prime during his visit to Qel-Droma's tomb on Rhen Var shortly after the Clone Wars begun.

Dooku held Boba Fett prisoner there for a period following the death of his father in the Battle of Geonosis. Republic forces attacked the planet in 22 BBY, but Dooku was able to escape with the Force Harvester and later used the device to wreak havoc for a short time afterwards.

Following the Clone Wars, Darth Vader's secret apprentice, codenamed Starkiller, visited the world in search of the reclusive Jedi Knight Kazdan Paratus. Paratus, who went into exile after escaping Order 66 and Operation: Knightfall, had constructed a makeshift Jedi Temple on Raxus Prime complete with robotic duplicates of the Jedi Council. After an intense duel, Starkiller defeated the deranged Jedi.

An Imperial orbital construction facility.

In 2 BBY, with Paratus out of the way, the Empire had conquered Raxus Prime, using its metals to construct new Star Destroyers. In his attempt to disrupt Imperial activities, Starkiller was sent on a mission to use an ore cannon to destroy an orbiting construction facility. However, one of the Star Destroyers survived, and descended to the surface. Starkiller attempted to flee, but there was little time, and Rahm Kota convinced him he had to neutralize it. Using the Force, Starkiller dragged the ship from the sky, and slammed it into the ground, destroying the ore cannon and many surrounding structures and junk formations.

Meanwhile, the Core, a super intelligent computer that functioned as a planet-wide intelligence of Raxus Prime, possessed Starkiller's holodroid, PROXY. The Core learned about the wider galaxy, and believing that Emperor Palpatine was insufficient to bring order to chaos, decided that it was best suited for the job. It used PROXY and other droids to fight Starkiller in an attempt to escape Raxus Prime, but was defeated and destroyed by the Dark Jedi, who melted the Core's mainframe into slag, freeing PROXY in the process.

In 25 ABY, Boba Fett returned to the planet to cull the weaklings from his new force of Mandalorian Protector Supercommandos by pitting them against Han Solo, who was trapped there for a short period of time.

Behind the scenes

In a Doctor Who comic there is a planet called Raxus.

While exploring the planet in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, remains of many iconic vehicles could be spotted in the junk, among them a YT-1300 light freighter, a Lucrehulk-class battleship, a Low Altitude Assault Transport, a Nantex-class territorial defense starfighter, an All Terrain Tactical Enforcer, an Eta-2 Actis-class light interceptor, a CR90 corvette, a YKL-37R Nova Courier, a GR-75 Transport, an N-1 starfighter and a Tsmeu-6 personal wheel bike. A T-65 X-Wing starfighter can also be seen after using Force Grip to pull it out of the lava near the start of the level.

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24  Raxus Prime: An Expanded Universe Planet From the Videogame Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Wizards.com (article)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 The Essential Atlas
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
  4.  Raxus Prime in the Databank

External links


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During the time period of the Great Jedi Purge, after Kazden Paratas died, Raxus Prime fell to the Empire. The Empire's factories were destroyed by Galen Marek soon after. Following that, Senator Bail Organa and Mon Mothma collaborated together and set up a small city of scrap metal. The city was meant to be a refuge to any exiles from the Emperor. For many years it servered as a city. Later, during the Galactic Civil War, it was used as a war factory. Imperial spies located the factory and destoryed it. After the attack the Empire left, the place was then inherited by junk scavengers and Jawas.


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