For other uses, see Artom (disambiguation).

Artom was a planet located in the Reidi Artom I system,[3] a part of the Nuon e Safyd sector[1] in the Slice portion of[2] the Expansion Region.[1] Artom was the first discovery of Reidi Artom, a Galactic Republic scout who was dispatched to the Expansion Region to survey any star systems missed by previous explorers.[3]

Artom,[3] who had a penchant for naming systems she discovered after[4] her own name[3] or variations thereof instead of adhering to the galactic standard of naming a system after its star or central planet,[4] discovered the planet Artom at some point[3] by 232 BBY.[5] Although the discovery of the Reidi Artom I system did not prove especially profitable to Artom, the planet she found there still bore her name more than 200 years later—as opposed to most of her other discoveries, which eventually reverted to local or ancient names.[3]

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Artom was mentioned in the Living Force Campaign Guide, a 2001 Wizards of the Coast sourcebook authored by Robert Wiese and Andy Collins for use with the Star Wars Roleplaying Game.[3] The 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Artom system, and therefore the planet Artom, in grid square J-15;[6] however, in the StarWars.com Online Companion to that book the placement was changed to grid square P-12—closer to square P-14 of the Cularin system,[1] another system explored by Reidi Artom.[3]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) — Based on corresponding data for Reidi Artom I system
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) places the Reidi Artom I system, and therefore the planet Artom, in grid square P-12, which The Essential Atlas designates as part of the Slice.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Living Force Campaign Guide
  4. 4.0 4.1 WizardsoftheCoast.png "Reidi Artom's Expansion Manifesto" on Wizards.com (original article link, backup link)
  5. The Living Force Campaign Guide dates Reidi Artom's rediscovery and naming of the Reidi Artom VI system to 200 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, which corresponds to 232 BBY, per The New Essential Chronology. Since the Living Force Campaign Guide also establishes that the Reidi Artom I system was discovered before Reidi Artom VI, the former's discovery must have taken place at some point by that date.
  6. The Essential Atlas — Based on corresponding data for Reidi Artom I system
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