The Biivren sector was a space sector located in[1] the Slice portion[2] of the Expansion Region. By 0 ABY, the Biivren sector bordered the Dona Laza sector spinward and formed a four-way border with the Annecy and Couronne sectors and the Ghost Nebula in the Rimward direction. Together with the Dona Laza sector and the Ghost Nebula, the Biivren sector formed the Expansion Region's Coreward border, neighboring the Inner Rim.[1]

The Biivren sector was the site of the Biivren system,[3] which contained the terrestrial planet of the same name,[4] and the Werania system,[3] which was the origin point of the items known as Weranian holocards.[5][6]

Following the fragmentation of the Galactic Empire during the Battle of Endor[7] of 4 ABY,[8] the Imperial forces retreated from Biivren, leaving the industrial world to face a shortage of drinking water as a result of contamination. A group of free-traders subsequently shipped in large amounts of potable water to sell it to the highest bidder.[7]

Behind the scenes[]

The Biivren sector was first mentioned in the StarWars.com Online Companion to the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas, which was written by Daniel Wallace and Jason Fry.[3] In 2012, the sector was depicted on a map designed by Modi and published in the Online Companion feature "Essential Atlas Extra: Expansion Region."[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 StarWars.com Essential Atlas Extra: Expansion Region on StarWars.com (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarWars.com Essential Atlas Extra: Expansion Region on StarWars.com (backup link) places the Biivren sector in the Expansion Region, between the hyperlanes The Essential Atlas identifies as the Corellian Run and the Perlemian Trade Route. The Essential Atlas also places that part of the Expansion Region in the Slice.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  4. Platt's Smugglers Guide
  5. Shadows of the Empire novel
  6. The Essential Atlas and Galactic Cartography: Official Discussion on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by jasonfry on December 11, 2007, 7:59am; accessed March 6, 2016) "I wouldn't get your hopes up re alien homeworlds, beyond simple stuff like the Planetnamian species getting a Planetnamia on the map or things Dan and I can account for with a relatively quick reference." (backup link) Jason Fry, co-author of The Essential Atlas, stated his intention to create homeworlds for numerous species based on context implied from their names. Given this principle, this article makes a similar basic assumption for Weranian holocards] in relation to the Werania system.
  7. 7.0 7.1 SWAJsmall.jpg "Recon & Report: The Journey to Coruscant" – Star Wars Adventure Journal 2
  8. The New Essential Chronology