The Alaris Expanse was an area of space in the outer part of the Kashyyyk system,[1] located within the Slice portion of the Mid Rim.[2] It contained the gas giant Alaris[1] and its eight moons,[2] including Alaris Prime.[1] Between 39 BBY and 36 BBY,[3] colonists of the Wookiee species traveled through the Alaris Expanse aboard the transport vessel Thalmussen to reach Alaris Prime and colonize it.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Alaris Expanse was first mentioned in the introductory description of the Attichitcuk campaign in the 2001 LucasArts video game Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, and was also shown in the introduction to the campaign's first level, "Moving and Attacking."[1]

The campaign description labeled the Expanse as a group of planets in the Outer Rim Territories. The game's databank, however, placed Alaris Prime in the Kashyyyk system,[1] which the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed within the Mid Rim.[2]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Essential Atlas — Based on corresponding data for the Kashyyyk system
  3. The New Essential Chronology places the colonization of Alaris Prime between 39 BBY and 36 BBY.
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