- "What in the three rings of Anstares is goin' on and who is that …"
- ―A smuggler, upon being contacted by Woetar
Anstares VI, also known as Anstares, was a Mid Rim gas giant located in the Juvex sector. It was orbited by three planetary rings and eight moons, the latter of which were a popular destination for visitors from both the Senex-Juvex region and the wider galaxy.
Anstares VI, also known simply as Anstares, was a gas giant–type planet located in the Anstares system of the Juvex sector, a part of the Senex-Juvex region in the Western Reaches portion of the Mid Rim. The Senex-Juvex Loop hyperlane linked it to the Deminol and Zaria systems.
Within its star system, the planet occupied the sixth orbital position, and was itself encircled by three planetary rings and orbited by eight habitable moons. Anstares' natural satellites overlooked the planet's rings as well as the nearby Thull's Shroud nebula.
At some point between 4 ABY and 9 ABY, when the Zarian con artist Woetar unexpectedly contacted the starship of a smuggling duo on the Senex sector planet Antiquity, one of the smugglers mentioned the rings of Anstares in an expression of confusion.
Like the rest of the Senex-Juvex worlds, Anstares fell under the control of the region's aristocratic Ancient Houses. The planet's moons were a popular destination for nobles of the Senex-Juvex as well as individuals from the Core Worlds and affluent tourists from the wider galaxy.
Behind the scenes
Anstares was introduced in "Free Time," a roleplaying adventure written by Gary Haynes for use with West End Games' Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and published in the 1992 supplement The Politics of Contraband. The 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas provided the planet's full name and placed it in grid square L-17.
- The Essential Atlas (First identified as Anstares VI)
Notes and references
- The Essential Atlas
- The roleplaying adventures published in The Politics of Contraband, including "Free Time," are set in the time period between the Battle of Endor and the events of Heir to the Empire. The New Essential Chronology dates the former to 4 ABY, and The Essential Reader's Companion sets the latter in 9 ABY.