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The Cassander sector was a sector located in the galaxy's Trans-Hydian Borderlands that contained the Kalki Nebula and the worlds of Mamkoda, Caraxl and Sheh Soahi. By 34 ABY, during the cold war between the Resistance and the First Order, pirates backed by the First Order tried to take control of the sector. As an answer to the threat of losing it the Resistance sent an attack group to repel the pirates. After a series of battles the Resistance defeated the pirates and gathered information about the First Order.

DescriptionEdit

The Cassander sector was located in the Trans-Hydian Borderlands. The sector contained the Kalki Nebula and the worlds of Mamkoda, Caraxl,[1] and Sheh Soahi.[2]

HistoryEdit

"When the First Order tried to take over the Cassander sector, in the Borderlands between the New Republic and First Order Space, Rose and I had our first mission."
―An excerpt from Paige Tico's journal[src]

For centuries, pirates in the sector had organized hit-and-run attacks to nearby star systems using hidden bases inside the Kalki Nebula.[1]

First Order

The First Order wanted to take control of the sector with the help of pirates.

Around 34 ABY,[3] during the cold war between the First Order,[1] the successor of the Galactic Empire,[4] and the Resistance,[1] a small military force created by the New Republic senator Leia Organa,[5] a group of pirates in the sector aided by the First Order was attempting to take control of it. With the support of the First Order, the pirates took control of a local spaceport on the world of Mamkoda and turned it into a base of operations.[1]

After the Resistance learned about the threat of the First Order in the sector, they sent a group of RZ-2 A-wing interceptors and MG-100 Starfortress bombers to repel the pirates. The Resistance's first target in the sector was to destroy the local pirate base on Mamkoda. During the battle, A-wings led by Resistance pilot Tallissan Lintra and bombers from Crimson Squadron and Cobalt Squadron, destroyed the spaceport, without taking losses. Three days after the mission on Mamkoda, a group of bombers were dispatched to Caraxl in a relief mission to deliver supplies. During their attempt to deliver the supplies, Lintra reported that First Order TIE fighters approached their position. As they had orders to avoid any confrontation with the First Order that could cause problems in the New Republic Senate, they aborted the mission and returned to the Free Virgillia-class Bunkerbuster Ninka.[1]

The Resistance group traveled to Sheh Soahi after they got information from spies who located the main pirate base there. Once on Sheh Soahi the Resistance launched an assault on the pirate base. During the battle, pirates destroyed two A-wing fighters and damaged the Cobalt Scarab, but after a tough fight the Resistance accomplished their objectives by destroying their base and defeating the pirate forces. The Resistance also intercepted a transmission during the battle, where the pirates demanded help from the First Order, which they planned to present to the New Republic Senate. Some time after after the missions, Resistance gunner Paige Tico wrote about the missions in her journal, which would end up in possession of her sister Rose Tico.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Cassander sector was first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in the 2017 replica journal book The Last Jedi: Bomber Command, written by Jason Fry.[1] The sector was originally introduced in the Star Wars Legends continuity in the 2004 Wizards of the Coast sourcebook Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds. In the Legends continuity, the sector was located in Outer Rim Territories and was divided into three subsectors named the Cassandran sectors,[6] with grid coordinates of K-5 and L-5.[7]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 The Last Jedi: Bomber Command
  2. 2.0 2.1 According The Last Jedi: Rose Tico: Resistance Fighter, the Resistance's missions against the Sheh Soahi's pirates took place in the Cassander sector. Since those missions included the battle of Sheh Soahi, according to The Last Jedi: Bomber Command, Sheh Soahi must therefore also be located in the Cassander sector.
  3. According to The Last Jedi: Bomber Command, the Resistance's missions against the Sheh Soahi's pirates took place shortly before the Atterra campaign. The Last Jedi: Cobalt Squadron indicates the Atterra campaign was concurrent with the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY.
  4. Bloodline
  5. StarWars-DatabankII The Resistance in the Databank (backup link)
  6. Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds
  7. SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
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