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Belderone, originally known as Vartholium,[2] was the sector capital of Belderone sector in the Outer Rim Territories. Located on the Salin Corridor, Belderone had two inhabited moons.


Known in the Pre-Republic era as Vartholium, Belderone first came to galactic prominence as a possession of the empire of Xim the Despot, becoming one of the Thanium Worlds.[2]

Belderone shared its name with the Belderone Contention, a conflict that took place during the Unification Campaigns of the 900s BBY, in the aftermath of the New Sith Wars. The Galactic Republic's Judicial Forces brought the Belderone Contention to a violent end at the Battle of the Dandrian Ring.[3]

In the millennia after the Cron Supernova, Belderone hosted a cottage industry of treasure hunters that made the dangerous jumps in the direction of Ossus.[4]

The Confederacy of Independent Systems tried to conquer the planet shortly before the Battle of Coruscant to act as a fortress for the Separatist Council, but were thwarted by Galactic Republic forces led by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. General Grievous's flagship, the Invisible Hand, did, however, manage to kill twenty-seven Jedi Knights attempting to evacuate the populace of Belderone, among them Flint Torul and thousands of civilians aboard the evacuation ships. The Separatist Council fled to Utapau instead. Amongst the civilian survivors was Flint, the son of a Jedi Knight killed in the battle.

The Battle of Belderone during the Galactic Civil War.

Kuat Drive Yards later assembled AT-ATs on the planet, which the Galactic Empire used to destroy Flint's hometown. The death of Flint's mother led to him being seduced to the dark side of the Force by Darth Vader and later becoming the Dark Lord of Belderone, apprenticed to Lumiya. Many refugees from Belderone fled to nearby Naldar, but that world was conquered after the Battle of Endor by Imperial Remnant forces led by Flint himself. However, Luke Skywalker managed to redeem Flint. Flint returned to Belderone to help his people rebuild.

Belderone and Kulthis both had Stenax colonies. The reason the Stenaxes colonized these planets is unknown. They remained isolated from the other inhabitants, on Belderone settling a previously uninhabited continent. Thankfully, they did not participate in the Stenax Massacres.

The New Republic eventually destroyed AT-AT facilities on Belderone.[5] After the defeat of Waru and the destruction of the star Crseih, the New Republic sought to relocate the homeless Firrerreos, whose homeworld had been desolated by the Galactic Empire. The Firrerreos had been placed in suspended animation in slaveship by the Empire. Flint persuaded the Belderonians to accept the Firrerreos on Belderone. However, rivalry between the two peoples arose. The Yuuzhan Vong used this rivalry to their own ends, setting the Firrerreo and Belderonians against each other. Belderone, weakened by internal conflict, was then easily conquered by the Yuuzhan Vong, who enslaved the Belderonians and rendered the Firrerreo all but extinct.



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