- "I realize that you have been successful in shipping lommite through Malastare, and circling around Bestine to reach Fondor and the Core. But where will Eriadu be when Fondor opts to join the Confederacy?"
- ―Dooku questions Tarkin on his plans for the oncoming Clone Wars
Bestine IV, also known simply as Bestine, was a planet located in the galaxy's Inner Rim on the Corellian Trade Spine that held the fourth orbital position in the Bestine system. The Shahkirin mechanic Yipsit grew up on the cliffs of Bestine IV before joining the Resistance.
In the last years of the Galactic Republic, shipments of lommite from the planet Eriadu had to circle around Bestine to reach the Core Worlds. In attempting to recruit Eriadu's Governor Wilhuff Tarkin, Separatist Head of State Count Dooku revealed his understanding of the significance of the shipping route by warning that the route would soon be sabotaged by critical planets' secession from the Republic. However, Bestine would remain with the Republic during the ensuing Clone Wars and the Republic Navy would base a fleet there as part of the conflict.
In 3 ABY, the Rebel Alliance's Twenty-First was present on Bestine as a part of a coordinated effort to distract forces and escort allow the Alliance fleet to complete its withdrawal from the Mid Rim.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous" (First mentioned)
- Tarkin (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (Mentioned only) (Appears in deleted scene(s))
- "Desert Son"—From a Certain Point of View (Mentioned only)
- Battlefront: Twilight Company (Mentioned only)
- (First identified as Bestine IV)
- Ultimate Star Wars
- (First pictured)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
- Entertainment Weekly's Ultimate Guide to Rogue One
- Knights of Fate
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 79 (Helmets: History)
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
- (Indirect mention only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ Knights of Fate
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous"
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Battlefront: Twilight Company
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Tarkin
- ↑ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ The section of Battlefront: Twilight Company where - is set twenty-two years after the Clone Wars, which ended in 19 BBY, according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. The mention must have therefore happened in 3 ABY, with the events involving - occurring prior.