Artorias was a sunny world, with mountains, forest and oceans, one of which was the Great Sea of Artorias. Buildings generally were built from white stone. Much of the world's terrain, and many of its buildings, were massively damaged by the Yuuzhan Vong invasion.
Since the time of the Galactic Civil War, the planet was ruled by King Caled Galfridian. The planet was opposed to the rule of the Galactic Empire, and Galfridian fought with the Rebel Alliance at the Battle of Hoth. When it was rumored that the Empire would be expanding its presence into the Outer Rim, Galfridian returned to the planet to oversee construction of a deep sea shelter to protect the populace. However, by the time the shelter was finished, the Galactic Civil War was over. After the war, many refugees seeking a peaceful existence emigrated to Artorias.
In 25 ABY, it became one of the first planets to fall during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. The planet's ecosystem was altered by the Yuuzhan Vong to serve their empire, and its inhabitants were either evacuated, enslaved, or killed. A resistance force was formed under King Caled to disrupt the Vongforming, using powerful explosives planted in key areas of the terraforming facilities.
Artorias hosted a planetary communications center as well as a safe redoubt built by Caled Galfridian in the Great Sea of Artorias during the Galactic Civil War, which was used by him and the Artorias resistance against the Yuuzhan Vong.
The Galfridian family was native to Artorias; King Caled Galfridian served as the planet's ruler and the leader of its resistance during the Yuuzhan Vong occupation.
Behind the scenes
Artorias first appeared in Invasion 0, Part 1, the first installment of the graphic novel arc Star Wars: Invasion. The Essential Atlas appendices incorrectly placed the Artorias system to the grid coordinates L-2, while maps of the Yuuzhan Vong War placed it to K-3, near Dubrillion. The Online Companion corrected the coordinates.
- Invasion 0, Part 1 (First appearance)
- Invasion 0, Part 2
- Star Wars: Invasion 0
- Invasion 1
- Invasion 2
- Invasion 3
- Invasion 4
- Invasion 5
- Invasion: Rescues 1
- Invasion: Rescues 2
- Invasion: Rescues 4 (In flashback(s))