- "Turn Coruscant inside-out and make it a jail where the inmates are in control..."
- ―Han Solo
- "Axxila reminded me too much of Imperial Center, as if it the true reflection of Imperial Center in a mirror."
Axxila was an ecumenopolis, often described as "Coruscant, but inside-out". It was located at the intersection of the Celanon Spur and the hyperlane of industrial worlds that also contained Edusa and Vandyne. The Axxila system was known as a notable spice-smuggling system.
It was the homeworld of Imperial Admiral Firmus Piett, the last commanding officer of Darth Vader's Death Squadron. During the Clone Wars, Axxila was part of the Ciutric Hegemony. When the Hegemony, along with Axxila, joined the Separatists, many Axxilan, known as the Free Axxilans, fled the planet and relocated to the planet Halmad.
Following the end of the Clone Wars, many Separatist forces retreated to the neighboring Ciutric sector. The Crimson Dagger Command was relocated to Axxila in order to launch a reconquest campaign. Several months after the Battle of Endor, Ysanne Isard sent Admiral Delak Krennel to attack the planet in order to prevent Sate Pestage from giving Coruscant to the New Republic. Krennel wiped out many civilians in the strike. Krennel later took control of the Ciutric Hegemony, excepting Axxila.
Axxila was conquered by the extra-galactic Yuuzhan Vong during the Yuuzhan Vong War after their acquisition of Vinsoth in 25 ABY, though it was not attacked outright. In 27 ABY, the world was used by the invaders as a platform for a string of assaults on Pedd 4, Celanon, Feriae Junction and Yavin 4. It remained under Yuuzhan Vong control until the end of the war in 29 ABY. Located in Galactic Alliance space during the Second Galactic Civil War, Axxila was later a member state of Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire, situated near the edge of Roan Fel's Empire-in-exile.
Behind the scenes
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Masquerade (First appearance)
- Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Mandatory Retirement (Mentioned only)
- X-Wing: Isard's Revenge (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Handbook 1: X-Wing Rogue Squadron
- The New Essential Guide to Characters
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 70 (PIE1, Firmus Piett)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 139 (PES4, Sate Pestage)
- The New Essential Chronology
- "The Empire's Finest: Who's Who in the Imperial Military"—Star Wars Insider 96
- Star Wars: The Official Figurine Collection 48 (Imperial Admiral: Firmus Piett)
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 5 (Admiral Firmus Piett)
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 7
- Star Wars Fandex Deluxe Edition
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Atlas
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
- Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook
- The Bounty Hunter Code: From the Files of Boba Fett