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"Chandrila is a jewel of the Core Worlds but has historically harbored factions of dissent and treason."
―Colonel Maximilian Veers, Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide[12]

Chandrila was an agriworld located in the Chandrila system of the Core Worlds' Bormea sector. The planet had two continents and two moonsChandra and Chandrakant—and lay on the Perlemian Trade Route. The world was relatively rural, though it had 1.2 billion residents and was home to several cities.

The planet was an early member of the Galactic Republic and remained a part of the body for thousands of years, except during a brief conquest in the New Sith Wars. Chandrila hosted the Grand Army of the Republic's Third Mid Rim Army during the Clone Wars against the Confederacy of Independent Systems, a conflict which saw a bioweapon attack on its capital, Hanna City.

When the Galactic Empire was formed from the Republic, Chandrila was absorbed into the new government. A series of Imperial-appointed governors were placed in charge of the planet; nonetheless, the democratic Chandrilan House was not dissolved, and opposition to the Empire remained strong among the democratically-inclined populace. Two Chandrilan Senators—first Mon Mothma, then Canna Omonda—were harsh critics of the Empire. The first was forced to resign from the Imperial Senate, while Omonda, her replacement, was eventually executed. Harsh agricultural tariffs were placed on Chandrilan products and the planet was blockaded. However, the Rebel Alliance, of which Chandrilan resistance fighters were a founding member, sent Rogue Squadron to break the blockade.

Later in the war, when the conflict had turned in the Rebellion's favor, Grand Vizier Sate Pestage sent another blockade to Chandrila, which he hoped to use as a bargaining chip. The plan ultimately failed and Chandrila became a part of the newly-formed New Republic. It remained a part of the state through the Yuuzhan Vong War and was able to avoid invasion.

Description[]

"Only after I was living in the forest on Pzob I realized how much I loved it, how much I'd missed the woods and the trees of Chandrila."
―Triv Pothman reminiscing about Chandrila[13]

The canyons on Chandrila in 14 ABY

Located in the Chandrila system, a part of the Ringali Shell portion of the Core Worlds' Bormea sector, Chandrila was a temperate terrestrial agriworld.[4] The remote planet was one of the most sparsely populated in the Core[14] and was covered in plains, forests, hills, and oceans. Chandrila was kept far more pristine than many other Core Worlds,[4] and its beauty was regularly compared to that of Alderaan.[8] Industry was only allowed in Emita, one of the planet's largest cities, and even there was subject to strict environmental regulations.[4]

Chandrila had a diameter of 13,500 kilometers and was orbited by two moons, Chandra and Chandrakant.[4] It was located on the Bormea/Darpa Corridor section of the Perlemian Trade Route, eleven hours standard hours by hyperdrive from Corulag, eighteen hours from Brentaal IV, ninety-two hours from Ralltiir, thirty-four hours from Esseles, and sixty-one hours from Rhinnal.[6] Chandrila's location on the Perlemian put it on the border between the Northern Dependencies and Arrowhead portions of the Core.[5] A day on Chandrila lasted 20 standard hours, while a year was 368 standard days in length.[4]

The lush planet had two main continents—Ananta and an eastern continent[4]— which were covered with rolling, grassy plains. An idyllic world, Chandrila remained temperate year round, with gentle winters and warm summers. Dry seasons were interspersed with mild drizzles, leading to a lack of drought. Even the winds were mild. Chandrilans lived in harmony with nature, educated from birth in proper maintenance of a balanced ecosystem. Furry squalls could be found wandering within cities, protected by law from harm. They also maintained game preserves where the forest's birds, such as blackbacks, were hunted for sport.[3] Chandrila's carefully-managed hunting grounds were one of the only such facilities in the Core.[6]

Chandrila also had huge Crystal Canyons, with bridges and gaps connecting them. The tomb[15] of the third Barsen'thor of the Jedi Order[16] could be found there.[15] Tours of the canyons were offered by the company Chandrilan Adventure Travel.[4] Sights on the planet included the attractive Gladean State Parks, a wild game reserve near Hanna, Brionelle Memorial Military Academy, and a dacha owned by Rebel Alliance founder Mon Mothma on the shores of Lake Sah'ot. Just offshore of Hanna lay a spectacular coral reef.[3]

Flora and fauna[]

A Chandrilan squall

Chandrila's native fauna were extremely important to the Chandrilan populace, and it was not uncommon to see wild creatures—especially the squall and fecklen—roaming wherever they wished. Other Chandrilan creatures included the blackback, a bird of prey, and the cairnmog, a horned lizard. Despite their overall protectiveness of the environment, Chandrilan hunted both cairnmogs and blackbacks (though doing so required an expensive permit) and fished the planet's seas. The equinoid ghorla was ridden by Chandrilans and used to hunt the blackback.[4] One Chandrilan hunter was Kylo Batta, who settled on the planet and started a family with his wife and son, Kaori.[17]

Though much of Chandrila was covered by farmland, native plants could still be found on the planet. These included the tintolive[4] and sienta trees, which made up part of the forest in the Hanna Wild Game Reserve.[3] Balmgrass and bristing lined the coast of the Silver Sea.[7]

History[]

Early history[]

"But [Xendor] failed, and it was war—war on Chandrila and Brentaal, then Coruscant and Metellos"
―Warrior Arden Lyn speaking in a debriefing to Imperial troops about the Great Schism[2]

Chandrila in 3642 BBY

Chandrila was settled by 25,000 BBY—a time that saw the Galactic Republic's first expansion in the galaxy—and in 25,000 BBY became one of the Core Founders that came together to form the Republic,[5] and claimed to be the first agriworld to join that body.[4] Soon after its settlement, the First Great Schism began. The Schism was a conflict between rival factions of the Jedi Order[2] that began in 24,500 BBY,[18] and during the struggle, battle was fought on the planet,[2] although it was not a major battle.[19]

At some point in the planet's history, a Chandrilan language was used on the planet. By the Imperial Period, the language was only used by academics , but its legacy lived on in the names of Chandrila's moons, which meant "point" and "counterpoint" in Chandrilan.[4] During the first five Alsakan Conflicts, which stretched between 17,000 BBY and 12,000 BBY, Chandrila was located in territory controlled by Alsakan.[20]

Age of the Sith[]

"The Library of Chandrila did uncover a Sith text, as they predicted. Our shadow agent on the scene disposed of the text. No one was harmed."
―Haazen reporting to Krynda Draay on the text found in the Library of Chandrila[21]

Around 4017 BBY,[22] future Jedi Knight Keval Raffaan was born on Chandrila.[23] 54 years later, in 3963 BBY, the Library of Chandrila discovered a Sith document, which was quickly disposed of by an agent of former Jedi Krynda Draay and Haazen.[21] Also in that year, the brothers Del and Dob Moomo were instructed by Jervo Thalien to find the Snivvian Marn Hierogryph on the streets of Chandrila in order to participate in an operation on Taris.[24] Hierogryph came to the planet after he and his partner, Slyssk, accidentally saved a battalion of Republic soldiers during the Mandalorian Wars. There, he was commended by a group of Ministry of Defense officials, who spun a false narrative about how "Benegryph Goodvalor" had saved the soldiers.[25] During the Mandalorian Wars, Chandrila was represented in the Galactic Senate by the mother of Dallan Morvis.[26]

Markus Thul settled on Chandrila.

In 3643 BBY, the Alderaanian Markus Thul fled his homeworld with his wife and daughter and settled with his family in a vineyard on Chandrila.[27] Although for 25,000 years after its settlement, no major battles occurred on Chandrilan soil,[3] around 3642 BBY[28] a battle did occur on an station in Chandrilan orbit between the forces of the Sith Empire and the Republic, which was aided by Chandrilan Security Force personnel The battle ultimately resulted in the defeat of the Sith Lord Darth Ikoral.[29] Admiral Brionelle of the Security Force fought and died on the station, and a military academy on the surface was later named for her.[4]

By the time the New Sith Wars broke out[3] in 2000 BBY,[30] the planet was able to import most of the industrial goods that it needed from other worlds while making use of agriforests and automated agricombine farms to grow beans, grains, and produce for export. The planet was also the location of a Jedi temple and the tomb of the third Jedi Barsen'thor, a hero of the Great Galactic War.[4] Although initially located in Republic space,[5] the world was captured by the Brotherhood of Darkness near the end of the New Sith Wars.[31]

Chandrila's early settlers were particularly interested in preserving the planet's natural beauty and establishing a representative democracy. They made sure to invest in education in the early era of Chandrilan settlement, which they felt was necessary to prevent anyone from infringing upon the people's power to self-govern.[4] At some point prior to the Galactic Civil War, the Chandrilans also established a colony world on G'rho in Wild Space, but it was only ever sparsely settled. One of its few residents was Dev Sibwarra, who was born on Chandrila[11] around 11 BBY[32] but moved to G'rho with his mother, hoping to avoid the Empire after the disappearance of another Force-user. Ydra Sibwarra, Dev's mother, had been working on a book that detailed the history of Chandrila's subversion at Imperial hands.[33]

The Republic's Final Years[]

Palpatine[]

"My father arrived unexpectedly on Chandrila. He had me taken from the youth program vessel and brought to our ship. My mother and siblings were already aboard. After the launch I learned that I was being taken to Chommell Minor. Just as you warned. We fell into an argument…then, I'm not sure what happened—"
"Tell me what happened"
"I killed them. I killed them—even the guards.
"
―Palpatine to Darth Plagueis, describing the murder of his father[34]

The future Sith Palpatine visited Chandrila.

As the era of the Republic drew to a close, the Legislative Youth Program, a mock senate for children, met on Chandrila to emphasize political discourse among the young. The meeting, which was reported on in an article by HoloNet News CoCo District Edition, saw the youth legislature narrowly approve the Military Creation Act in a mock vote.[35] Palpatine, the future leader of the Republic and of its replacement, the Galactic Empire,[4] participated in the program and had the opportunity to explore Chandrila's parks, wilderness, and farmland in 67 BBY. While in the Hanna Wild Game Reserve, Palpatine was visited by Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Plagueis, who was surprised to find that Palpatine already knew that he was coming. Plagueis's droid, 11-4D, was also present for the meeting.[34]

Plagueis realized that Palpatine was strong in the Force and encouraged him to seek freedom from his father, Cosinga Palpatine. Ultimately, Plagueis was able to get the younger Palpatine to admit his desire to rule over the galaxy and promised to help him. Weeks later, as Palpatine prepared to leave the planet, he was surprised by the sudden arrival of his father, who took his son offworld using his own ship. Onboard the ship, Palpatine killed his father, his two brothers, and his two sisters. On Plagueis's advice, he then returned to Chandrila, the authorities of which questioned him. By that point in Chandrila's history, the planet's wealth was greater than that of the Mid Rim planet Naboo and comparable to that of Kuat.[34]

Years later, around 52 BBY[36] the Chandrilan government commissioned the CR90 corvette Freedom's Messenger for use as a diplomatic ship.[37] In 37 BBY,[38] future Admiral Hiram Drayson was born on Chandrila.[39]

In 26 BBY,[40] the governments of Alderaan and Chandrila negotiated a joint mining venture on Ardius. However, after receiving information from a group known as the Friends of the Republic that showed that the venture would lead to an enormous humanitarian crisis, both governments ended the project.[41]

The Clone Wars[]

"You failed and now thousands of Chandrilans and other Republic citizens lie dead in the streets, their bodies so horrifically mutilated they might never be identified."
―Chancellor Palpatine berates Jedi Grand Master Yoda for not stopping the Separatist bioweapon attack on Chandrila[42]

General Lok Durd led a bioweapon attack on Chandrila.

The planet remained loyal to the Republic during the Clone Wars between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems and was host to the former's Third Mid Rim Sector Army, making it the capital of the region known as Sector 3.[2] During the conflict, Chandrila was represented by Senators Mon Mothma, Ran Harva,[42] and Den Skeenah in the Galactic Senate.[43] Despite the planet's overall support of the Republic, 575 employees of the Public Safety Commission—a Hanna City-based organization responsible for responding to emergencies—walked off their jobs in protest of the Senate's recent vote approving the creation of a Grand Army of the Republic, which funneled Chandrilan tax revenue towards the central government's military project. In a response to the protest that appeared in an article by the HoloNet News CoCo District Edition, governor Tanis Mothma noted that Chandrila's government had always supported free speech, and that the fact that the protestors had left droids in their place to continue their work would be taken into account when they were judged.[44] Another political flashpoint occurred in 22 BBY[45] when the Core World of Ralltiir's senator suggested that Chandrila, Coruscant, and Alderaan should subsidize the defenses of planets like Ralltiir that were closer to the edge of the core, a proposal that was opposed by Alderaanian senator Bail Prestor Organa.[41]

Around the same time, an exhibit entitled "Cradle of the Galaxy" toured the Core Worlds and was tentatively scheduled to be displayed in the Hanna Institute of Antiquities on the date 14:5:2 under the Great ReSynchronization. The tentative schedule for "Cradle of the Galaxy"'s appearances was published in an article by HoloNet News CoCo District Edition.[46] After the passage of a reflex amendment on 14:10:03, the Chandrila Defense Fleet's command was shifted from Hiram Drayson[47]— whom had run a fleet of shipping barges to being appointed to the Defense Fleet[39]— to Kohl Seerdon, an official appointed by Palpatine. This action earned criticism from Mothma.[47] Later, the large fleet was absorbed into the Republic Navy entirely.[4] During Drayson's time as a Defense Fleet admiral, the smuggler Lando Calrissian made multiple profitable smuggling runs to Chandrila.[48]

Yoda was blamed by Chancellor Palpatine for not stopping the attack on Chandrila.

Chandrila's era of peace ended during the Clone Wars when the Confederacy carried out an attack on Hanna City using a damotite bioweapon. The weapon was released from security cameras manufactured by Shield Securities and turned thousands of individuals belonging to multiple species into bloody slime and froth. The attack was orchestrated by Separatist General Lok Durd, while the weapon itself was created by Bant'ena Fhernan. In the aftermath of the attack, Palpatine—now the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic—returned to Chandrila in an attempt to raise the morale of the people of the Core Worlds. Later, upon meeting Master Yoda, leader of the Jedi Order, Palpatine blamed him for not stopping the attack. Other planets worked to help Chandrila recover from the attack, including Naboo. Because that planet had a close relationship with the Sisterhood of Ta'fan-jirah, a Chandrila-based organization, it received special consideration from the Chandrilans. This led Naboo's senator, Padmé Amidala, to instruct her personal assistant, Sovi, to work with the Chandrilan senatorial on coordinating Naboo's relief efforts. Meanwhile, the Republic's Special Operations Brigade worked with the Chandrilan Security Bureau to investigate the attack.[42]

The Emperor's New Order[]

Before Yavin[]

Early dissent[]
"We're getting recruits in from Alderaan every day. And there are so many Bothan and Sullustan Pilgrims on Ylesia, those worlds might send us some troops and ships. It's worth asking them. And what about Chandrila? They're part of the new Rebel Alliance—sworn to help us!"
―Bria Tharen to Pianat Torbul[49]

The symbol of the newly-formed Galactic Empire

Chandrila became part of the new Galactic Empire after its formation, and the Chandrilan Jesco Comark, whose family included socialite Amber Comark and owned an orchard near Nayli, was appointed governor. Eventually, Comark was convinced to resign by Mon Mothma.[50] Under the New Order, the democratic Chandrilan House was not abolished—despite the Empire's dictatorial tendencies—though it was overseen by Grandon Holleck, who became governor after Comark.[3] Near the beginning of the Emperor's reign, the former Jedi Jin-Lo Rayce temporarily settled on Chandrila after stowing away on a freighter before traveling to another Core World.[51] Later in the Imperial Period, Bynder Zebb, an employee of TaggeCo, traveled to a number of planets, including Chandrila.[52]

Chandrila was placed in the same Imperial Oversector as the galactic capital world Coruscant[12] and was one of the signatories of the Corellian Treaty, which founded the Rebel Alliance.[53] As the Alliance evolved, Chandrila remained one of its major players. Tension between Chandrila and fellow Alliance planets Alderaan and Corellia ultimately led to the appointment of General Jan Dodonna as the Alliance's military commander, as he was someone who could manage the three planets' disagreements.[2]

In 2 BBY,[54] the same year as the signing of the Corellian Treaty,[2] Corellian Resistance–turned Rebel Alliance commander Bria Tharen asked her commanding officer, Pianat Torbul, if she could use Alliance troops to free the slave on the planet Ylesia. When Torbul said that he was not sure the Corellian Resistance had enough troops to carry out such an operation, Tharen mentioned that because Chandrila had become a sworn member of the Alliance, they were obligated to help the Corellians in such an operation. Ultimately, Chandrilan troops did join in the assault on the planet.[49]

The Premier[]
"The throng outside the Imperial Cavalcade of Stars last night waited nearly six hours in near-freezing rain to get a glimpse of holo-vid star Quintana Trill"
―Morgraine Delefrenquin, Chandrila Daily Messenger[55]

The Imperial Cavalcade of Stars was a holotheater located on the Chandrila.[56] On one night during the reign of the Empire, as reported by the Chandrilan Daily Messenger holo-vid star Lady Quintana Trill came to the theater for the premier of her holofilm Denizens of Dakaret IX. A crowd waited outside the theater for six hours in freezing rain for her arrival, which they expected to be impressive.[55]

Trill arrived in a speeder three minutes before the start of the film, escorted by eight men. She then stepped out covered in liquid fire of several colors. The crowd was astounded, and the writer Morgraine Delefrenquin described Trill as looking like a mythological heroine.[55]

Mothma's replacement[]
"Canna Omonda, former senator of Chandrila and protégé of Mon Mothma, yesterday submitted a written and oral confession in which she admitted to acts of treason against the Empire"
―"Rebel Omonda Faces Execution," Coruscant Daily NewsFeed[57]

Chandrila Senator Canna Omonda

Mon Mothma, who helped to found the Rebel Alliance, was forced out of the Imperial Senate and replaced by Canna Omonda. When Senator Omonda criticized the Emperor for disbanding the Senate, Palpatine charged Omonda with treason and sent three Star Destroyers to Chandrila to seize her; her public execution was scheduled during Coruscant's Fete Week. Not long after Omonda was captured, Cynabar's InfoNet reported that Palpatine had said that because his reward for showing favor to Chandrila was that the planet sent two traitorous Ssnators in a row, the planet should be more closely supervised. As such, the network suggested divesting from any holdings its listeners held on Chandrila.[57]

At some point after Mothma was forced out of her seat, an exhibit opened in the Hanna Institute of Antiquities entitled "The Courage of Palpatine," which focused on Palpatine's bravery during the Clone Wars. The exhibit was the least visited in the institute's history. Meanwhile, Alliance agents on the planet hid weaponry in odorous crates of crustaceans from the Silver Sea, which were therefore able to avoid customs inspections.[4]

Under new management[]
"Emperor Palpatine announced the appointment of Gerald Weizel as Governor of Chandrila. Weizel will be replacing Governor Grandon Holleck, who tendered his resignation early last week"
―A Coruscant Daily Newsfeed report on Chandrila's new governor[58]

COMPNOR placed agricultural tariffs on the Bormea sector.

The Commission for the Preservation of the New Order, or COMPNOR, instituted a set of new tariffs on Bormea sector luxury agricultural products[59] The newly-imposed tariffs caused economic problems, but the planet was able to escape serious damage from the sanctions.[3] Though the Empire's anger inspired significant anger from the planet's populace, many Chandrilans felt that they were lucky compared to other Imperial victims.[8] Governor Holleck, meanwhile, said that although he would work towards the repeal of the tariffs, Chandrila's government should work to improve its relationship with the Empire.[59]

Eventually, Holleck resigned, citing health problems.[58] At the urging of Grand Admiral Rufaan Tigellinus and Moff Jamson Caglio,[60] he was replaced by the aloof Gerald Weizel, who ruled from the Imperial base on the outskirts of Hanna and answered to Moff Kohl Seerdon.[4] Unlike his predecessor, Weizel rarely interacted with the Chandrilan populace, in large part because he understood that neither he nor his aides were able to match the native Chandrilans in political debate.[61] Weizel's replacement of Holleck was reported on by Amier Candle in the Coruscant Daily Newsfeed.[58] In 0 BBY,[62] the Gran businessman, Zhir Tolavor, visited the planet to finalize a deal on fine wine.[63] By that same year,[64] the freighter Happer's Way, captained by Norello, was operating out of Chandrila. It was hired by the Empire to carry a cargo of fifty All Terrain Scout Transports.[65]

Pacification of Salline[]
"When the Rebel Alliance seized the port city of Salline, the Empire had to move quickly to remove the infestation."
―General Maximilian Veers's report on the Pacification of Salline[12]

The Pacification of Salline was led by Maximilian Veers.

Between 2 BBY and 0 BBY,[66] the port of Salline was taken over by Alliance to Restore the Republic forces. The Rebels launched their operation in response to a declaration that Salline's governing council was traitorous because of its opposition to arrests carried out by the Imperial Security Bureau. General Maximilian Veers was placed in charge of the Imperial efforts to dislodge them. Although Veers would have liked to use All Terrain Armored Transports for the attack's primary vehicle, a recent debacle on Ord Torrenze gave him pause. In the end, he chose to deploy two of the walkers, along with four All Terrain Scout Transports.[12]

Early in the morning, Veer's troops advanced. The Rebels had fortified the city's government center, so the walkers marched down Guildhead's Way, which led directly to the building. The Rebel troops attacked the advancing Imperials multiple times, but they were only able to damage one of the AT-ATs. Veers blew open the compound and demanded that the Rebels surrender. Instead of doing so, they fled on watercraft and were destroyed by Imperial TIE fighters. Veers would eventually write a report on the battle, which was included in the document Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide with the subtitle "The Importance of Unit Support in Armored Assault." In the report, Veers called Chandrila a "jewel of the Core Worlds" but noted its history of subversive activity. Another report in the book, entitled IMQ-54544-XX-07 Security Clearance Black DS-1 Orbital Battle Station, listed Chandrila as a world that provided the Alliance with "political or strategic aid."[12]

Blackwing's Aftermath[]
"My name's Zahara Cody. I worked with your husband aboard the Prison Barge Purge. Your husband had something he meant to pass on to you. I just wanted to make sure that you got it."
―Zahara Cody speaks to Kai Zook on Chandrila[67]

Zahara Cody traveled to Chandrila after escaping the Purge.

In 1 BBY,[68] a virus spread aboard the Imperial prison barge Purge, killing most of the crew. After they escaped the Purge, two of the ship's survivors, medical officer Zahara Cody and former prisoner Trig Longo, traveled to Chandrila, where the locals believed them to be siblings. There, they walked along the shores of Lake Sah'ot, and Longo noted that Chandrila's air was clean and cool, noting that he could imagine settling on the planet.[67]

On the lakeshore, Longo and Cody located a small community of fishermen and farmers, who directed the pair to a nearby ranch. There they found Kai Zook, the wife of Omar Zook, an Imperial Corrections Officer on the Purge, and delivered a letter that Omar had written to her. Kai read the letter and tearfully thanked Longo and Cody, then invited them into her home for tea.[67] The same message was later recovered from the Purge itself.[69] Also in 1 BBY,[70] future Jedi Octa Ramis was born on Chandrila.[71]

Poisoned Politics[]

Ratambo Gale assassinated Tristan Pex on Chandrila.

During the Imperial Period, an election was held in Hanna in which Jovive Centi ran for reelection as the city's governor. Centi spent much of her free time walking through the streets of Hanna, talking with her citizens. She was always accompanied by her bodyguard Tristan Pex, a former member of the Bounty Hunters' Guild. During one of Centi's rallies, an assassin attacked Centi with a poisoned weapon known as a datadagger. Pex was able to throw himself onto the blade, saving Centi at the cost of his own life.[3]

However, Centi had not been the target of the assassination—Pex had. The assassin, Ratambo Gale, was a member of the Malkite Poisoners, a group that for at least forty years had carried out assassinations on Chandrila. Pex had been targeted because his contacts in the Bounty Hunters' Guild were engaged in a conflict with the Poisoners. Meanwhile, Gale hid the poisoned datadagger in the possessions of a group of individuals who had been assigned to oversee the election. The group was therefore forced to attempt to find Gale in order to clear their names.[3]

Two Hunts[]

On another occasion, a fugitive was pursued by law enforcement to the Hanna Wild Game Reserve, where they had previously stashed a Z-95 Headhunter starfighter. Most of the hunters in the park were evacuated, but not all received the instructions to do so. The trigger-happy hunters posed a danger to the heroes sent in after the the fugitive.[3]

At a different date, the assassin Kodi Vilthar—who had killed the Corellian Cilyn Gara—was seen on Chandrila. Cilyn's daughter, Magda Gara, hired several agents to find Vilthar and bring him to Corellia. Vilthar was on Chandrila to meet with crime boss Yustavan Dreezian, who operated a spice plant in Hanna City. The agents hired by Magda found Vilthar at Dreezian's spice plant, where they either saved the assassin from the crime boss or allowed the former to die.[3]

After Yavin[]

"My lord…the family that lives here is named Mothma. One of the leaders of the Rebel Alliance is named Mothma."
―Nanda discovers the Mothma estate[72]

Kell Bircher's childhood home on Chandrila

Just after the Death Star—the Imperial battlestation that had destroyed Alderaan—was also destroyed in 0 BBY, the Sith Lord[5] Darth Vader and Ensign Nanda of the Imperial Navy traveled to Chandrila. Nanda landed on one of the planet's continents and then walked to the childhood home of Rebel spy Kell Bircher,[72] a member of the Chandrilan Special Forces.[73] After reading several gravestones that lay next to the home, including those of Far, Finna, andArtar Mothma, Nanda realized that Bircher was part of the same family as Mon Mothma. Upon receiving this news, Vader flew the CR92a Assassin-class corvette Archer to the house and proceeded to fire upon it. Nanda, who was still nearby, received an enormous concussion and required medical care for three months afterward.[72]

Following the Battle of Yavin, the Alderaanian noble Cael Hanarist traveled to Chandrila in order to find and join the Rebellion, which he did.[74] At some point before the Battle of Hoth[2] in 3 ABY,[30] multiple Chandrilan families were assisted by Chandrilan authorities in faking their deaths in a transport crash. One of these families was the Farr family; two of its members, Samoc and Toryn Farr, immediately joined the Rebel Alliance as pilots.[2]

Nayli blockaded[]
"Rebel scum, this is Moff Seerdon. Your resistance is useless. As you can see, I have blockaded the city and Chandrila is now mine. You will surrender or I will shoot you all down."
―Moff Kohl Seerdon ordering Rogue Squadron to stand down during the Blockade on Chandrila[10]

Rebel forces battling in Nayli after the city was blockaded by Imperial forces

Later, Rebel Alliance's victory on Fest months after the Battle of Yavin left Moff Seerdon furious. Though the theft of AT-PTs on Fest had no relation to Chandrila, he nonetheless chose it as his target for retaliation.[3] Attacking his own homeworld, he sent squads of TIE Fighters to harass the city[10] of Nayli[4] and blockade it with wall builders.[10]

To prevent the loss of the capital, the Alliance's Carlist Rieekan sent an armored hovertrain escorted by Rogue Squadron. The train carried supplies vital to the prevention of the wall builders. After reaching the city, the Rogues took out most of the Imperial attack force,[3] including attacking TIE bombers, TIE Interceptors, and six AT-ST walkers. The Rebels evacuated the city with three Lambda-class shuttles, winning the battle, although Seerdon was able to escape the planet in his own Lambda. Seerdon's attack on Chandrila prompted the Alliance to launch its own attack on[75] the Outer Rim Territories planet[5] Sullust.[75]

Seerdon escapes Chandrila in his shuttle

Although Seerdon was forced off the planet, he stationed Imperial Star Destroyers at the nearby planets of Corulag and Brentaal IV, effectively blockading the planet nonetheless. The Chandrilan Imperial garrison remained untouched through the conflict, though the Chandrilan Defense Fleet in orbit was prepared to destroy the garrison if Governor Weizel offered any provocation. In the meantime, Chandrilans relied on smugglers to bring in supplies.[4]

After Endor[]

"Both sides want to use Brentaal to show that Endor was a fluke, and that they've recovered."
"And Brentaal IV is the key to the Bormea sector, which we want because Mon Mothma's homeworld Chandrila is here.
"
―New Republic pilots Wedge Antilles and Avan Beruss[76]

After the Battle of Endor, Chandrila became a part of the Alliance of Free Planets.

Around the time of the Battle of Endor, the Imperials deployed a massive invasion force that was ready to move on Chandrila, and had the Rebels not won the battle, the Chandrilans would have had only a few months before the second Death Star would arrive to destroy the entire planet alongside Mon Calamari, which would be stuck in a similar problem.[2] After the Death Star's destruction and the Emperor's death, Mon Mothma signed the declaration that created the Alliance of Free Planets—and interim government that would eventually become the New Republic—on Chandrila's behalf.[11]

In the six months after the Battle of Endor, the Empire withdrew all ground forces from Chandrila, cleared out and abandoned all of its facilities on the surface, and deployed seven Star Destroyers in picket formation around the planet. The Star Destroyers, along with support vessels, enforced a blockade, whereby all starship traffic to and from Chandrila's starports was forbidden. With the absence of Imperial ground forces, a provisional government allied with the New Republic was formed, and though it was able to maintain order on the planet, it had little power against the blockade. As Chandrila held little strategic value, the reasons for the blockade were unclear to the New Republic.[77]

Sate Pestage ordered the blockade of Chandrila.

The ultimate reason for the blockade was that Grand Vizier Sate Pestage hoped to use the planet as a bargaining chip against the New Republic's forces, though his plan failed after he was deposed by Ysanne Isard.[8] New Republic officials had speculated as much, but they knew that their forces in the region were unable to match the Imperial Fleet and therefore let the Imperials be.[77] Because it was Mothma's homeworld, Chandrila was a target for the New Republic military.[76] Shortly after the fall of Imperial-held Coruscant, Chandrila was liberated by the New Republic[3] and a proud Mon Mothma returned home.[8]

The New Republic[]

"There was a woman in the quartermaster's office asking about you"
"Really?"
"Really. She's cute, from Chandrila.
"
Tycho Celchu sets up Wedge Antilles with Reina Faleur[78]

Chandrila became a member of the New Republic.

Mon Mothma once again took up leadership of her homeworld and Chandrila became a member in good standing of the New Republic.[3] One of the New Republic Defense Fleet's corvettes shared its name with the planet,[79] and at least one Chandrilan pilot, Ran Kether, served in the Republic's famous Rogue Squadron.[80] Another Chandrilan, Reina Faleur, was a lieutenant in the New Republic Quartermaster Corps.[78] During Operation Shadow Hand,[3] a series of attacks carried out by followers of the reborn Emperor Palpatine,[2] Chandrila acted as a haven for wounded evacuees and soldiers.[3] Following his career as a shockboxer, Lobar Aybock moved to Chandrila.[81]

During Operation Shadow Hand in 10 ABY,[30] New Republic historian Arhul Hextrophon traveled to Chandrila to recuperate from injuries received on Caprioril. While there, he gave a lecture to the Brionelle Memorial Military Academy in Hanna City. After his lecture, Hextrophon met with a Captain Flin to discuss a memorial fund.[82] However, Chandrila too returned to Imperial control under Operation Shadow Hand.[30] In 12 ABY,[83] stormtrooper Triv Pothman noted that although he had grown used to living on starships, being stationed on the planet Pzob reminded him of how much he missed Chandrila's forests and trees.[13]

Korr's visit[]

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"Rest peacefully."
―Jaden Korr closing the Barsen'thor's tomb on Chandrila[15]

Korr in the Crystal Canyons

When the Disciples of Ragnos crisis broke out in 14 ABY,[30] cultists and Imperials, led by Tavion Axmis, broke into the Barsen'thor's tomb in the Crystal Canyons and attempted to siphon its Force power. After Chandrila's government requested help from the reformed Jedi Order, Jaden Korr was sent to the world. There, Korr engaged with the cultists and ultimately used the Force to collapse the chamber containing the tomb, sealing it.[15]

During the Black Fleet Crisis[48] of 16 to 17 ABY,[84] Calrissian and Hiram Drayson discussed the former's earlier smuggling runs to Chandrila. Calrissian described the fortune that he had made on his runs and jokingly suggested that he should have used some to bribe Drayson, who was frustrated that he had never been able to catch Calrissian.[48] At some point after 24 ABY,[85] Chandrila was mentioned in The Essential Chronology, a document created by the New Republic Historical Council.[86]

Yuuzhan Vong War[]

Safe haven[]

The former Jedi Vergere traveled to Coruscant on a route that passed by Chandrila.

At the time of the Yuuzhan Vong War, Chandrila hoped to be overlooked by the Yuuzhan Vong invaders due to its lack of strategic military bases,[3] although units from the New Republic's First and Fifth fleets were deployed to defend the planet. It was one of several worlds mentioned by bel-dar-Nolek as being important enough that he believed the New Republic would make an effort to defend it, in contrast to his own world, for which the Republic had not done so.[87]

Late in the war, Chandrila had yet to be the target of a major assault and, at the urging of a majority of its populace, opened its borders to thousands of refugees and displaced citizens of the New Republic,[3] though some Chandrilans feared that the drastic increase in population would disturb the world's ecological balance. During an operation against Yuuzhan Vong forces, the Vong priestess Elan and former Jedi Vergere were sent to Coruscant through a circuitous route that passed through Chandrila.[87]

Durron and Solo visit Chandrila[]
"It may be a fueling device, of course. That doesn't mean it isn't a weapon. If that ship can manipulate gravity at that scale, only fools wouldn't understand its military implications. Whatever you might say about the Yuuzhan Vong, they aren't fools."
―Kyp Durron reporting to Wedge Antilles while on Chandrila[7]

Wedge Antilles was on Chandrila when he was visited by Jaina Solo and Kyp Durron during the Yuuzhan Vong War.

Retired New Republic general Wedge Antilles was living on the planet[7] by 26 ABY.[88] There, at a ranch along the Silver Sea, he was visited by the Jedi Kyp Durron and Jaina Solo, the latter of whom considered Chandrila's open spaces and blue skies to be the best meeting place she could imagine, especially when compared to the cramped cockpit of an X-wing starfighter. The Jedi were there to report the existence of what they believed to be a Vong superweapon at Sernpidal to Antilles and Gavin Darklighter. Though Antilles had harsh words for the pair—and cautioned them that the New Republic would not launch an official strike against the weapon—he was concerned, and promised to contact Admiral Traest Kre'fey with the information. Darklighter, meanwhile, planned to lead an all-volunteer Rogue Squadron on an-unsanctioned attack on the weapon.[7]

After the meeting, Solo walked off alone. Durron was able to quickly find her near an abandoned villa on a hillside covered with tintolive trees. There, Durron asked Solo why she had been avoiding him and revealed that he hoped to make Solo his apprentice.[7] Shortly afterward, disgraced Senator Viqi Shesh adopted the pseudonym "Welda Kether" and claimed to have met Jaina's father, Han Solo, on Chandrila on two different occasions.[89] The planet stayed out of Vong hands for the rest of the war,[90] although anxiety about an attack prompted a team to move the Hydians Auction House from Nayli to the more isolated world of Epica.[91] In 28 ABY,[92] after seeing the way that the Vong had changed the, Bilbringi asteroid fields Antilles quipped that he should get the Vong to redecorate his home on Chandrila in a similar fashion.[93]

After the war[]

In 36 ABY, an updated version of The Essential Chronology, entitled The New Essential Chronology, was published. Like its predecessor, it mentioned Chandrila.[30] Later, during Operation Roundabout, an operation carried out against the planet Corellia by the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances[94] in 40 ABY,[95] the Galactic Alliance deployed a shuttle called the Chandrila Skies.[94]

Inhabitants[]

Chandrilans[]

"Chandrila has always encouraged and fostered free, responsible speech"
―Governor Tanis Mothma during her response to a walkout at the Chandrilan Public Safety Commision[44]

A Chandrilan with a group of squalls

Chandrila's inhabitants were known as Chandrilans and spoke primarily Basic and High Galactic. Chandrilans placed heavy emphasis on political education and encouraged political debates in the planet's public spaces. Chandrilans were known for their political candor and were often viewed by outsiders as being intelligent but unaccustomed to hard work[3] and hypocritical for simultaneously condemning the industrialism on other worlds and relying on their purchases of Chandrilan crops.[4]

During the Imperial Era, the planet's ties to the Rebel Alliance made it even easier to criticize its populace. Though not all Chandrilans were Rebels, it was true that Alderaanians and Chandrilans made up a large percentage of Rebel Alliance personnel and that most Chandrilans at least disapproved of Imperial policy and sympathized with the Rebellion.[4] A few Chandrilans, however, argued vigorously in support of the body,[74] or even joined its military, as did Colonel Ardax[96] and Triv Pothman.[13] Similarly, Dem Keval was appointed the Imperial governor of Tasariq.[9] Two other Chandrilans, Kithriss[97] and darksider Savuud Thimram, were close allies of Emperor Palpatine.[98] Those Chandrilans who did join the Imperial ranks were often not able to advance very far due to their general lack of respect for authority.[4]

Chandrilans who were members of the Rebellion ranged from its leader, Mon Mothma, to Jyn Freila, a pilot.[4] The Chandrilan Starship engineer Gen Tiraan was not a member of the Alliance, but was a part of the team that helped develop the Alliance's T-65 X-wing starfighter. Both Tiraan and Chandrila were mentioned in Wanted By Cracken, a report published by New Republic general Airen Cracken.[99] Meanwhile, the Coruscanti Edallia Monotheer and her husband worked to provide intelligence to anti-Imperial factions on Chandrila itself.[80] Maarisa Zsinj, mother of the Imperial Warlord Zsinj, was a Chandrila native and served in the Republic Outland Regions Security Force. After the Republic became the Empire, Maarisa scorned its corruption and became a pirate.[100]

Chandrilans tended to be quiet and contemplative in private situations, but tended to present strongly-held opinions when in public. They made regular use of sarcasm during debates and arguments and, unlike some other Core residents, did not accept the precept that progress necessarily entailed separation from nature.[61] Chandrilans generally enjoyed such hobbies as walking, debating, sailing, boating, yachting, and recreational fishing. Most Chandrilan farmers owned stun rifles.[4] Chandrilans were also noted gardeners,[6] and elaborate gardens were seen as a mark of high status.[61]

The 1.2 billion Chandrilans were overwhelmingly Human, with just 4% being members of other species. The planet's population changed little over time due to strict laws that were designed to help maintain the ecosystem. The laws were ratified by every city on the planet and prevented families from having more than one child unless they submitted special permits.[4] Even those families that had multiple children rarely had more than two.[61] Nonetheless, the planet's citizenry swelled by thousands of individuals when Chandrila decided to accept numerous refugees from the Yuuzhan Vong War.[3] Wealthy individuals regularly constructed retirement homes and holiday estates on the planet.[4] Both Mon Mothma and New Republic Intelligence Service operative Bhindi Drayson spoke with the same accent, which marked them as both being from Chandrila.[101] Some Chandrilan women, including Mothma, wore a piece of jewelry called a Hanna pendant.[102]

Mon Mothma was the most well-known Chandrilan.

Because of Chandrilan settlers' early investments in education, by the Imperial Period education was widespread on the planet. And because Chandrilans' interest in education was deeply tied to politics—it was believed that a well-educated population was harder for politicians or corporations to seize power from—political and legal knowledge were as common as knowledge of science and the arts. One major educational institution on Chandrila was the Chandrilan Academy of Sciences. Chandrilans of all social levels regularly debated one another in public spaces using advanced rhetorical techniques and commonly represented themselves in the planet's courts, which emphasized debate and negotiation.[4]

Culture[]

Chandrila's Rotunda was a place of free speech and intelligent discourse.

The inhabitants of Chandrila tended to live in scattered, small communities instead of large metropolises. Family homes regularly contained a flower garden, fish pond, or insect hive.[3] Chandrila was regarded as a haven for art and culture among the Core Worlds planets.[14] Recreational fishing was popular on the planet, though it was tightly regulated by the government. In addition to fishing, Chandrila's government supported regattas and the racing of vehicles called sun jammers. One such race, held annually after the harvest, was known as the cometary games and attracted racers from beyond Chandrila.[4] The Chandrila Equinoid Derby was another sporting event that shared its name with the planet.[103] A slow and intimate dance from Chandrila had made its way off the planet[104] by 7 ABY.[105]

Chandrilans acquired a reputation throughout the galaxy as arrogant and argumentative, due partly to their emphasis on political education and debate. Since Chandrila was a world with perfect climate and docile animal life, native Chandrilans were unfamiliar with the everyday struggles of life in less comfortable environments. Eager to share their paradisiacal way of life, they found resistance to their ideas baffling. Those who left their homeworld typically found employment as diplomats, negotiators, or artists,[3] as did opera singer Amaro Fonteen.[5] The right to protest on Chandrila was unparalleled, and Chandrilans took advantage of their right regularly. Political engagement and debate were similarly important in Chandrilan society; even the planet's moons were said to represent the value of debate and peaceful coexistence, as well as the importance of moving on when a debate was finished.[4] Chandrilan culture was considered contrary to the culture of the other Core Worlds.[61]

Chandrilan cuisine, especially the dish Chandrilan squall tendermeat with a fresh colla sauce, was praised for its use of fresh, Chandrilan-sourced ingredients.[4] Two other dishes, Chandrilan herb tea[55] and Chandrilan hors d'oeuvres, shared their name with the planet.[106] The art of flat-sculp, created by the Vathkree species, was popular on the planet, as were dance, spoken word poetry readings, live theater, and holovids. Museums, such as the Hanna Institute of Antiquities and[4] the Tagge Holographic Museum could be found on the planet.[107]

Government[]

All citizens had a direct voice in government, and were known for vociferously arguing politics among each other. The planet was ruled by the democratic Chandrilan House.[3] The House was an assembly of the governors of Chandrila's cities, the most influential of whom was Jovive Centi. The House met in Hanna City, and though the body had floor debates, most legislative work occurred in private. Other governors during the Galactic Civil War included Millae of Nayli and Dehsea of Emita.[4] The Chandrilan House's sessions were rowdy and sarcastic, in constrast with the staid procedure in the Imperial Senate. However, this apparent boorishness hid complex political maneuvering, especially by those members of the House who stayed quiet, for they often manipulated others from ehind the scenes. Despite the Chandrilan House's legislative role, all Chandrilans were able to vote on major issues.[61]

So strong was the public's value of democracy that during Imperial rule, Governor Gerald Weizel chose not to disband the Chandrilan House. Though debates were largely civil, they sometimes became heated enough to lead to violence. Although Chandrila had little experience with open war, some natives were known to nurse grudges and even attempt assassinations, hence the development of personal weapons such as the datadagger. The Malkite Poisoners were an organization that carried out many assassinations on Chandrila.[3] Despite the importance of democracy to the Chandrilan people, there was at least one noblewoman, Hella Cordoni, who hailed from Chandrila.[108] Another nobleman, Lord Haakon, owned land on Chandrila, but was forced to sell it by the Rebellion era.[109]

Each city was ruled by an elected official known as a governor. Over 1,000 governors held office at any one time, and the governors of many smaller communities represented their homes in the Chandrilan House. Individual cities had considerable freedom to create their own laws, and each one had a location in the city center—usually a rotunda, such as the Debate Rotunda in Hanna City—that was used for public debate. Chandrila had a planetary security force, the Chandrilan Security Force, and a navy, the Chandrila Defense Fleet.[4] The fleet made use of the Corellian corvette Stormstrike, the crew of which included Chandrilan quartermaster Kylan DuPre.[39]

Chandrila's government earmarked funds annually to repair damage caused by squalls.

Chandrila's government included customs officials who worked to prevent parasites and other invasive organisms from damaging the planet's ecosystem; the Galactic Empire also operated customs vessels in orbit, until they were eventually driven off. The planetary government used its tax revenue to fund the Gladean State Park system and its rangers.[4] Every year, government funds were also earmarked for "squall maintenance," and were used to repair damage caused by the ubiquitous animals. The government also issued a seal of approval for squall farms on other planets.[110]

Economy and infrastructure[]

Muja fruit was one of several crops grown on Chandrila.

Chandrila was one of the few agriworlds—planets focused on farming—in the Core, and one of the only ones that did not make use of oxygen factories.[6] Chandrila specialized in crops that did not last long enough for long hyperspace travel;[61] the planet's crops included grains, muja fruit, jaquira fruit, vegetables, beans,[4] and spices,[59] all of which were widely exported, especially to other Core Worlds. Although in previous years Chandrilans grew their crops in fields, these crops were grown in orchards, vegetable farms, and vineyards, a change that was necessary to make in order to compete with other agriworlds, who were much less environmentally conscious than Chandrila. Chandrilan crops were often sold to fine restaurants in the Core Worlds prior to their harvest.[4] Squalls were sometimes smuggled off the planet for use as pets and meat on other worlds; although technically illegal, the squall population was large enough that Chandrilan authorities rarely prosecuted the crime, although they sometimes issued small fines.[110] Chandrila's major imports included high technology.[6]

Chandrila also grew the Chandrilan grappaberry, which could be used to produce fine wines such as Chandrilan Blue '439.[4] By the time of the Clone Wars, Chandrilan wines were found on worlds such as Coruscant[111] and Tatooine, where the gangster Jabba the Hutt possessed fine Chandrilan wines.[112] Chandrila also produced brandy.[4]

The Wookiee Cheyerooto worked on Chandrila as a bioengineer.

Chandrila's economy was dependent on the sales of its crops to other planets—especially to other Core Worlds—though it also did produce some manufactured goods of its own.[4] By the Imperial Period, Chandrila was one of the largest food exporters in the Core and had practically cornered the Core's market on perishable luxury foods and spices.[59] Although similar products could be sourced from the Mid Rim, Chandrila's were of higher quality.[61] At least one bio-engineer, the Wookiee Cheyerooto, gained renown while working on Chandrila.[113] Chandrila was a tourist destination.[4]

Because Chandrila's major settlements and farming communities were so spread out, a system of hovertrains was built across the planet. These trains, which because of their repulsorfield generator posts could reach speeds of up to 200 kilometers per hour, were used to carry people and goods, especially to the planet's spaceports. Only three such facilities existed on Chandrila, though the largest was capable of landing ships of up to 600 meters in length.[4] The travel agency Star Tours carried passengers from other planets to Hanna's spaceport.[114] Roads on Chandrila were sparse, and both livestock and wild squalls were allowed to be on them, which sometimes caused traffic jams.[8]

Individual Chandrilans[]

Chandrilan Jedi Suljo Warde

Multiple Chandrilans, such as Suljo Warde,[115] Avan Post,[116] Keval Raffaan,[117] and Octa Ramis joined the ranks of the Jedi Order.[71] Many others, including Mon Mothma, Admiral Hiram Drayson,[39] slicer Gowan Ch'lessan,[118] and Corporal Midge, were members of the Alliance to Restore the Republic.[119] Aelon Reglis was a Chandrilan male who ultimately became a gambler and traveled in his starship, Adventurer, until he gifted it to his daughter, Lynx.[120] By 3 BBY,[121] Chandrilan Pira Bland had become a spice smuggler operating on Tatooine.[122] The shipping magistrate Halbard was a Chandrilan.[61] Birrge was a Chandrilan who worked as a sanitation worker on Chandrila during the Imperial Period.[123] Zurel Hoban, an Imperial pilot crewman, grew up on Chandrila and was the son of an aide to one of Chandrila's senators.[124]

Mon Mothma was born on Chandrila and raised in Hanna City, of which her mother was governor. Her father served the Republic as an arbiter-general. Mothma joined the Republic's Senate while still a teenager and, after the body was reformed as the Imperial Senate, became one of Emperor Palpatine's harshest critics. Ultimately, she became a founding member of the Rebel Alliance and eventually its leader. When the Alliance transitioned to the New Republic, Mothma kept a leadership role, becoming Chief of State of the new government. During that time, she reminisced fondly of her time on Chandrila. When she returned to her homeworld, she was welcomed as a hero and bought a dacha near Lake Sah'ot.[125]

Locations[]

Topographical features[]

"I learned to love the Silver Sea."
―Mon Mothma[126]

The Silver Sea

Water was a salient feature of Chandrila's landscape. The Emerald Ocean was one such body of water; it was located between the cities of Hanna and Emita. The Silver Sea was another large sea, this one located right next to Hanna. Lake Sah'ot was also near Hanna City and was connected to the Silver Sea by the Jhanjaari River.[4] The Silver Sea contained multiple reefs that teemed with life, some of which were visited by New Republic pilot Gavin Darklighter, whose wife was Chandrilan.[127]

The Crystal Canyons were a large network of canyons that contained the ancient tomb of a Jedi Master. Blackback birds hunted in the area[4] and Chandrilan rebel Zal Artha raced speeders through the canyons.[74] The Shashwaat Mountains were a mountain range from which the Jhanjaari River issued.[4]

Cities[]

Chandrila's capital, Hanna City

Chandrila's capital was Hanna City, located between the Silver Sea and Lake Sah'ot. The city was founded as a small fishing village,[4] but evolved into a metropolitan area. It was home to Chandrila's largest spaceport, an Imperial garrison, a harbor, the Brionelle Memorial Military Academy,[3] the Alderaan Expatriate Club, and the Chandrilan House.[4] The Brionelle Academy trained officers for Chandrila's home defense fleet.[3] Hanna was separated from the nearby Hanna Wild Game Reserve by the Jhanjaari River, which ran along its southern edge from Lake Sah'ot to the Silver Sea. Chandrila's bureaucracy was focused in the city, which also served as an academic center.[4]

Located on Chandrila's Ananta continent, Emita was another of the three Chandrilan cities that contained a spaceport. The city was the only area of Chandrila that was zoned for industrial manufacturing, although its factories were still heavily regulated and taxed. Emita was home to the headquarters, warehouse, and primary factory of ChandrilTech, a major technology firm led by Hella Thimram and founded by her grandfather. Emita also contained most of the Gladean State Parks, a planet-wide system of parks that were named for a historical governor and included the Crystal Canyons, the Gladean Arboretum, and the Gladean Gardens Botanical Park of Chandrila.[4] The parks were renowned across the galaxy.[16] During the Imperial Period, Emita's governor was Dehsea.[4]

Nayli

Nayli was centered on its own spaceport. The city was surrounded by green hills and was located in the center of Chandrila's equatorial belt and produced a significant portion of its produce exports.[4] Salline was a port city that was temporarily taken over by the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War.[12] Located somewhere on Chandrila was a procession route known as Grand Avenue.[128]

Behind the scenes[]

The Star Wars Sourcebook contained the first mention of Chandrila.

Chandrila was first mentioned in West End Games's 1987 The Star Wars Sourcebook.[129] It made its first proper appearance in the 1998 LucasArts game Star Wars: Rebellion; image used by the game to represent Chandrila was also used to represent other worlds, such as Uvena and Geedon V.[130] The August 8, 2009[131] reference book The Essential Atlas, written by Jason Fry and Daniel Wallace, placed the Chandrila system, and therefore Chandrila itself, within grid square L-9.[5]

Star Wars: Rebellion mistakenly places Chandrila in the Sesswenna sector[130] (a misspelling of the true Seswenna sector), which was actually located in the Outer Rim.[5] The 2005 video game Star Wars Galaxies's expansion pack Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookiees mistakenly spells the planet's name as "Chandrillia,"[113] while the September 10, 2009 StarWars.com article Death Troopers: Recovered Messages from Purge—a tie-in to the novel Death Troopers, spells it as "Chandrilla."[69] The December 3, 1998[132] Star Wars: Rogue Squadron and its official guide, released the same year, mistakenly refer to the city of Nayli as Chandrila.[10][75] The 1995 reference book The Essential Guide to Characters states that Mon Mothma's mother was the governor of all of Chandrila,[133] while later sources such as the 2002 book The New Essential Guide to Characters describe her mother as governor of only Hanna City.[125] This article assumes that the latter is correct.

Multiple unlicensed Star Wars sources have mentioned Chandrila. The magazine Casus Belli HS24 featured the Chandrilan character Irem Gehldon, who was an ambassador at a Chandrilan Embassy,[134] and the magazine Shadis 18.5 included Jax Keyn, a Chandrilan freighter pilot.[135]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) – based on corresponding data for Chandrila system
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 The Essential Guide to Warfare
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 3.36 3.37 3.38 3.39 3.40 3.41 3.42 3.43 3.44 3.45 3.46 3.47 3.48 3.49 Coruscant and the Core Worlds
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 4.36 4.37 4.38 4.39 4.40 4.41 4.42 4.43 4.44 4.45 4.46 4.47 4.48 4.49 4.50 4.51 4.52 4.53 4.54 4.55 4.56 4.57 4.58 4.59 4.60 4.61 4.62 4.63 4.64 4.65 4.66 4.67 4.68 4.69 4.70 4.71 Strongholds of Resistance
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 The Essential Atlas
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 The Far Orbit Project
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons
  9. 9.0 9.1 SWAJsmall.jpg "Tasariq: The Crystal Planet" – Star Wars Adventure Journal 15
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 The Truce at Bakura Sourcebook
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Children of the Jedi
  14. 14.0 14.1 The Official Star Wars Fact File 7 (PLA1–2, Planets of the Core Worlds)
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  16. 16.0 16.1 Star Wars: Force and Destiny Core Rulebook
  17. Wretched Hives of Scum & Villainy
  18. Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
  19. Coruscant and the Core Worlds establishes that no major battles were fought on Chandrila for 25,000 years after its settlement, meaning that the battle must not have been a major battle.
  20. The Essential Guide to Warfare shows that the area of the Perlemian Trade Route between Brentaal IV and Corulag was controlled by Alsakan. Since the The Essential Atlas establishes that Chandrila was located on the Perlemian Trade Route between those two planets, it must have been located in territory controlled by Alsakan.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Knights of the Old Republic 33
  22. Tales of the Jedi Companion establishes that Keval Rafaan was 17 years old 4000 years before the Battle of Yavin. Therefore, he must have been born around 4017 BBY.
  23. WEG icon2.jpg "Ruins of Kabus-Dabeh" – Tales of the Jedi Companion
  24. Knights of the Old Republic 40
  25. Knights of the Old Republic 47
  26. WizardsoftheCoast.png "KOTOR Campaign Guide Web Enhancement 2" on Wizards.com (original article link, content now obsolete; backup link)
  27. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—The message My Thanks from Markus Thul
  28. SWTOR mini.png STAR WARS: The Old Republic - Question! :) - Page 3 on The Old Republic's official website (backup link) — This forum post from Star Wars: The Old Republic's lead writer, Daniel Erickson, indicates that the game takes place about ten to twelve years after the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant. According to The Essential Atlas, the Treaty is signed in 3653 BBY, placing the Red Reaper Flashpoint around 3642 BBY.
  29. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Flashpoint: "The Red Reaper"
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 The New Essential Chronology
  31. Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
  32. The Essential Guide to Characters establishes that Dev Sibwarra was fifteen years of age at the time of his death. As Sibwarra's death occurred during the events of The Truce at Bakura, which is dated to 4 ABY by The Essential Reader's Companion. Therefore, he must have been born around 11 BBY.
  33. WEG icon2.jpg "Strangers with Sweets" – Truce at Bakura Sourcebook
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Darth Plagueis
  35. HNNsmall.jpg Legislative Youth Program Role-Plays VoteHoloNet News Vol. 531 #50 (content now obsolete; backup link)
  36. Per The DarkStryder Campaign, the FarStar was built around 60 years before the events of The DarkStryder Campaign, which take place four years after the Battle of Endor. The Battle of Endor is dated to 4 ABY by The New Essential Chronology. Therefore, the FarStar must have been built around 52 BBY.
  37. The DarkStryder Campaign
  38. Dark Force Rising Sourcebook establishes that Drayson was forty-six years old during the events of Dark Force Rising, which are dated to 9 ABY by The Essential Reader's Companion. Therefore, Drayson must have been born in 37 BBY.
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook
  40. Per The Clone Wars: Wild Space, the negotiations between Alderaan and Chandrila occurred four years prior to the events of the novel, which The Essential Reader's Companion dates to 22 BBY. Therefore the negotiations must have occurred in 26 BBY.
  41. 41.0 41.1 The Clone Wars: Wild Space
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 Clone Wars Gambit: Siege
  43. Republic Commando: True Colors
  44. 44.0 44.1 HNNsmall.jpg Army Vote Prompts Chandrilan Public Safety Walk-outHoloNet News Vol. 531 #46 (content now obsolete; backup link)
  45. The events of The Clone Wars: Wild Space are dated to 22 BBY by The Essential Reader's Companion.
  46. HNNsmall.jpg New Xim Exhibit to TourHoloNet News Vol. 531 #47 (content now obsolete; backup link)
  47. 47.0 47.1 SWInsider.png "Republic HoloNet News Core Edition 14:10:03" – Star Wars Insider 71
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 Before the Storm
  49. 49.0 49.1 Rebel Dawn
  50. SWAJsmall.jpg "Death-Hunter" – Star Wars Adventure Journal 9
  51. The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide
  52. Star Wars Trilogy Sourcebook, Special Edition
  53. The Essential Reader's Companion
  54. The Essential Reader's Companion dates the events of Rebel Dawn to 2 BBY.
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 55.3 Galladinium's Fantastic Technology
  56. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 87 ("Imperial Cavalcade of Stars")
  57. 57.0 57.1 SWAJsmall.jpg "Galaxywide NewsNets" – Star Wars Adventure Journal 4
  58. 58.0 58.1 58.2 SWAJsmall.jpg "Galaxywide NewsNets" – Star Wars Adventure Journal 7
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.3 SWAJsmall.jpg "Galaxywide NewsNets" – Star Wars Adventure Journal 6
  60. SWAJsmall.jpg "Galaxywide NewsNets" – Star Wars Adventure Journal 8
  61. 61.0 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 SWAJsmall.jpg "Into the Core Worlds" – Star Wars Adventure Journal 7
  62. Child of Light establishes that Zhir Tolavor traveled to Chandrila at the same time as the Destruction of Alderaan, which The Essential Atlas dates to 0 BBY.
  63. Child of Light
  64. The Essential Reader's Companion dates the events of Allegiance to 0 BBY
  65. Allegiance
  66. Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide places the publication of the Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide before the Battle of Yavin, which per The Essential Atlas took place in 0 BBY. The Pacification of Salline involves the Alliance to Restore the Republic, which was formed in 2 BBY according to the comic Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Therefore, the Pacification must have taken place sometime in between 2 and 0 BBY.
  67. 67.0 67.1 67.2 Death Troopers
  68. The Essential Reader's Companion dates the events of Death Troopers to 1 BBY.
  69. 69.0 69.1 Death Troopers: Recovered Messages from Purge
  70. Fate of the Jedi: Vortex states that Octa Ramis is "about ten years older than Jaina Solo". Per StarWarsDotComBlogsLogoStacked.png "Major Character Birth Years" – Keeper of the Holocron's Blog, Leland Chee's StarWars.com Blog (content now obsolete; archived from the original) , Jaina Solo was born in 9 ABY; subtracting ten years from this date gives a year of 1 BBY for Ramis' birthdate.
  71. 71.0 71.1 Legacy of the Force: Fury
  72. 72.0 72.1 72.2 Star Wars (2013) 14
  73. Star Wars (2013) 12
  74. 74.0 74.1 74.2 Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook
  75. 75.0 75.1 75.2 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
  76. 76.0 76.1 X-Wing Rogue Squadron 22
  77. 77.0 77.1 HyperspaceIcon.png Recon & Report on Hyperspace (content removed from StarWars.com; backup link)
  78. 78.0 78.1 X-Wing Rogue Squadron 32
  79. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 119 ("Chandrila")
  80. 80.0 80.1 X-Wing: Solo Command
  81. HyperspaceIcon.png Fists of Ion on Hyperspace (article) (content removed from StarWars.com; new link on Suvudu; backup link)
  82. WEG icon2.jpg "A Rebel's Job is Never Done ..." – Dark Empire Sourcebook
  83. The Essential Reader's Companion dates the events of Children of the Jedi to 12 ABY.
  84. The Essential Reader's Companion dates the events of the Before the Storm, which include the Black Fleet Crisis, to 16 to 17 ABY.
  85. The Essential Chronology is an in-universe document that details events from 24 ABY. Therefore, it must have been written after that year.
  86. The Essential Chronology
  87. 87.0 87.1 The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial
  88. The Essential Reader's Companion dates the events of The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory II: Rebirth to 26 ABY.
  89. The New Jedi Order: Star by Star
  90. The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force
  91. Millennium Falcon
  92. The Essential Reader's Companion dates the events of The New Jedi Order: The Final Prophecy to 28 ABY
  93. The New Jedi Order: The Final Prophecy
  94. 94.0 94.1 Legacy of the Force: Betrayal
  95. The events of Legacy of the Force: Betrayal are dated to 40 ABY by The Essential Reader's Companion
  96. The Jedi Academy Sourcebook
  97. WizardsoftheCoast.png "The Queen of Air and Darkness" on Wizards.com (original article link, content now obsolete; backup link)
  98. WizardsoftheCoast.png "Byss and the Deep Core Part 1" on Wizards.com (original article link, content now obsolete; backup link)
  99. Wanted By Cracken
  100. StarWars.com The Imperial Warlords: Despoilers of an Empire, Part 1 on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  101. The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream
  102. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 14 ("Hanna Pendant")
  103. Stay on Target
  104. X-Wing: Iron Fist
  105. The Essential Reader's Companion dates the events of X-Wing: Iron Fist— the novel in which the dance is seen beyond Chandrila—to 7 ABY.
  106. SkyeWalkers: A Clone Wars Story
  107. Creatures of the Galaxy
  108. WizardsoftheCoast.png "Young love... such a pain!"—Secrets of Naboo
  109. WEG icon2.jpg "Elusive" – No Disintegrations
  110. 110.0 110.1 WizardsoftheCoast.png "Domesticated Squall" on Wizards.com (original article link, content now obsolete; backup link)
  111. Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
  112. Boba Fett: Hunted
  113. 113.0 113.1 SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookiees
  114. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
  115. Chronicles of the Gatekeeper
  116. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 119 ("Chandrila")
  117. WEG icon2.jpg "Ruins of Kabus-Dabeh" – Tales of the Jedi Companion
  118. SWAJsmall.jpg "Do No Harm" – Star Wars Adventure Journal 10
  119. Swccglogolg.png Star Wars Customizable Card GameDeath Star II Limited (Card: Corporal Midge) (backup link)
  120. Stock Ships
  121. SWAJsmall.jpg "Passages" – Star Wars Adventure Journal 7 is dated to 3 BBY by The Essential Reader's Companion.
  122. SWAJsmall.jpg "Passages" – Star Wars Adventure Journal 7
  123. Platt's Smugglers Guide
  124. Murder on the Executor
  125. 125.0 125.1 The New Essential Guide to Characters
  126. X-Wing: The Krytos Trap
  127. The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide II: Ruin
  128. Goroth: Slave of the Empire
  129. The Star Wars Sourcebook
  130. 130.0 130.1 Star Wars: Rebellion
  131. PenguinRandomHouse.jpg The Essential Atlas: Star Wars on Penguin Random House's official website (backup link)
  132. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. IGN. Archived from the original on June 30, 2021.
  133. The Essential Guide to Characters
  134. CasusBelliLogo.png "Il faut sauver Miss Pickalho"—Casus Belli HS24
  135. ShadisLogo.png "The Spark Before the Flame"—Shadis 18.5
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