"Look at the Atrisi system, for example. The principal planet still recalls the Kitel Phard Dynasty with pride."
―Major Arhul Hextrophon[src]

The Atrisi system was a part of the Core Worlds sector known as the Atrisian Commonwealth. It lay on the Giju Run hyperlane and contained the planet Atrisia, homeworld of a race of Humans known as Atrisians. Atrisia was unified by the Atrisian Empire under the leadership of the Kitel Phard Dynasty. The inhabitants of the Atrisi system subsequently held the dynasty in high regard, and the planet was alternatively referred to as "Kitel Phard."

At some point, the artillery parameter known as the FD number saw prominent use in the Atrisi system. Following the development of interstellar spaceflight by the Atrisians, their home system became a part of the Atrisian Commonwealth, and later a member of the Galactic Republic and its successors, the Galactic Empire, the New Republic, and ultimately, Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire.

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The Atrisi system[2] was located in the Atrisian Commonwealth, a sector of space in the Southern Core portion of the Core Worlds.[1] The principal planet of the Atrisi system was the terrestrial Atrisia,[2] also known as Kitel Phard.[1]

The star system lay at the endpoint of the hyperlane known as the Giju Run, which, after a short detour through the Colonies, connected it to the Core Worlds' Dahrtag system.[1] Additionally, a set of hyperspace routes led beyond the Atrisi system, connecting it to a tangle of stars, and ultimately, the astronomical object Irkalla[3] in the Unknown Regions.[4]

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Early history[edit | edit source]

"At the end of the march, the youths assembled at the North Garden. There, brigade leader Nenevanth Tion […] recited a speech from the Kitel Phard Dynasty of the Atrisi system."
―Republic HoloNet News report[src]

The Atrisi system eventually became a part of the Atrisian Commonwealth.

At some point, the inhabitants of Atrisia established a pre-spaceflight civilization on their homeworld,[1] consisting of several nations on multiple continents.[2] The Atrisian Empire,[5] under the leadership of the Kitel Phard Dynasty, eventually unified Atrisia. The inhabitants of the planet honored the dynasty for a long time to come,[2] and Atrisia was subsequently given its alternate name "Kitel Phard."[1]

The Atrisians eventually traveled beyond their home planet, which became one of the approximately 200 settled worlds known as the Atrisian Commonwealth. The area of space surrounding the Atrisi system was explored by the Galactic Republic at some point between 5000 BBY and 3996 BBY and thus became part of what was considered the civilized galaxy. Contact with the independent Atrisian Commonwealth led to the growth of the Southern Core, a region of the Core Worlds and the Colonies.[1]

Part of the wider galaxy[edit | edit source]

"The FD number system rose to prominence in the Artisian [sic] system […]"
―An Imperial document included in a report by Major Arhul Hextrophon[src]

By 137 ABY, the Atrisi system was a part of the Core Worlds Security Zone.

Although space surrounding the Atrisi system was a part of the territories either unaligned with or contested by the Republic or the Brotherhood of Darkness by 1000 BBY, Atrisia fell within the borders of the Republic during the Clone Wars of 2219 BBY.[1] During the first campaigns of that conflict, the Twentieth Army of the Republic Military was tasked with defending Atrisia's vicinity against the military forces of the Confederacy of Independent Systems.[3] The Kitel Phard Dynasty of the Atrisi system was mentioned in a Republic HoloNet News report on the date 14:9:04.[6]

Atrisia lay within space controlled by the Galactic Empire by 17 BBY,[3] and at some point by the time the Battle of Yavin took place, the use of the FD number, a parameter characterizing the combat performance of military artillery, rose to prominence in the Atrisi system. The star system was mentioned by Rebel Alliance historian Major Arhul Hextrophon in a compilation of Imperial documents for Alliance Supreme Commander Mon Mothma and other Rebel officers.[2]

Following the death of Galactic Emperor Palpatine at the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY, Atrisia declared its independence from the Empire, and the Atrisian Commonwealth eventually joined the Empire's successor government, the New Republic, as an Allied Region. By 137 ABY, the Atrisi system had been incorporated into the Core Worlds Security Zone, an administrative territory of Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire.[1]

Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

Atrisia,[1] the principal planet of the Atrisi system,[2] was colonized by Humans,[1] who were generally thought to have evolved on the Core Worlds planet Coruscant.[7] Despite eventually achieving interstellar spaceflight, the Atrisians remained an insular culture, although some left their homeworld for the wider galaxy,[1] such as Rom Mohc,[8] who served with the Republic Military during the Clone Wars.[9] The population of the Atrisi system around 25 ABY numbered from 100 million to 500 million.[1]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

"Atrisia's antiquity and apparent importance to galactic culture argued for putting it in the Core Worlds; we stuck it out on the frontier to give it more of a whiff of the exotic and in hopes that future Star Wars creators might find intriguing possibilities in that."
―Jason Fry[src]

The Atrisi system was first mentioned in the Imperial Sourcebook.

The Atrisi system was introduced in the Imperial Sourcebook, a 1989 supplement written by Greg Gorden for West End Games' Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game. In the book, the name of the system was in one instance misspelled as "Artisian system."[10] In the Appendix section of the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas[1] and in the StarWars.com Online Companion to the book,[11] as well as on galactic maps included in The Essential Atlas[1] and the 2012 reference book The Essential Guide to Warfare, the Atrisi system was referred to by the name of[3] its principal planet,[2] Kitel Phard.[1]

When writing The Essential Atlas, the authors Daniel Wallace and Jason Fry placed the planet Atrisia in the Core Worlds region of the galaxy due to previously published sources noting the planet's antiquity and its cultural importance to the wider galaxy.[12] However, they also placed it on the very frontier of that region as part of grid square J-12—near the border of the explored galactic territories.[1] This was done intentionally to make Atrisia seem a more exotic location and to provide the authors of future Star Wars media with interesting storytelling possibilities.[12]

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, How I Wonder Where We Are," a 1990 roleplaying game source article published in Voyages SF 13, had previously placed the Atrisi system in the Harron sector. Since the article was released outside of the Lucas Licensing process, its canonicity within the Star Wars Legends continuity was never confirmed.[13] Ultimately, The Essential Atlas overrode the Voyages SF 13 placement by establishing that the Atrisi system, and therefore Atrisia, was situated outside of the Expansion Region[1] in which the Harron sector was later placed.[14]

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