"Well, truth to tell, when I left, home was pretty shoddy and run down, but now Delemede is a thriving place. I can't wait to get back, but this time I'll fly transit."
―Bosbit Matarcher, HoloNet News report[4]

Delemede was an Outer Rim Territories astronomical object located in the Rseik sector. Overseen by a Galactic Republic governor, Delemede was struck by a plague around 3643 BBY. At that time, the governor refused to provide medical aid to Sith Empire refugees on Delemede, but he eventually changed his mind.

In 212 BBY, Bosbit Matarcher, a native of Delemede, left the celestial body on a faulty starship. Upon the engagement of the vessel's jump drive, Matarcher was transported 190 years into the future. When Matarcher was subsequently interviewed by HoloNet News, he claimed his homeworld had prospered during his decades-long trip and that he intended to return there.


Delemede was a terrestrial astronomical object[3] located in the Delemede system, a part of the Outer Rim Territories' Rseik sector.[1]


A plague on a Republic world[]

This section of the article assumes 100% game completion of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Any alternate stories may be noted in the "Behind the scenes" section. The events in this section may or may not have been confirmed as canon within the Star Wars Legends continuity.

By 3643 BBY,[5] Delemede was a member of the Galactic Republic and was administrated by a governor. That year, a plague broke out on the celestial body, and the governor denied medical aid to a group of refugees from the reconstituted Sith Empire.[3]

Subsequently, a Republic-allied individual dispatched a companion who reminded the governor that if he helped more people, the Republic would in turn grant him more resources. As a result, the governor acquiesced and granted the refugees treatment.[3]

Time-traveler's home[]

"I engaged the jump drive for a trip in outsystem. It took about two hours. When I got out, it was 200 years later."
―Bosbit Matarcher, HoloNet News report[4]

Bosbit Matarcher, native of Delemede

The Human Bosbit Matarcher[4] was born on Delemede[6] in 247 BBY.[7] When he was 35 standard years old, Matarcher, who had acquired a Delemedian starhopper starship, engaged the vessel's jump drive while on a[4] regular,[6] two-hour-long trip in the Delemede system. Due to the starship's faulty relativistic shielding, the starhopper—and Matarcher himself—was propelled 190 years into the future.[4]

On the date 13:3:21, Matarcher's story was reported on from Wozin, Delemede in an issue of the CoCo District Edition of the HoloNet News. When interviewed, the accidental time-traveler compared the "shoddy" and "run-down" home on Delemede he had left behind to the celestial body that was thriving[4] by 22 BBY.[7] Matarcher also expressed his desire to return to Delemede, although, given his experience, he stated he would fly transit.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

Delemede was first featured in HoloNet News Vol. 531 #48, an in-universe issue of the HoloNet News[4] written by Pablo Hidalgo and Paul Ens[8] and published on the HoloNet News website on March 21, 2002.[9] The 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Delemede system, and therefore Delemede itself, in grid square N-20.[2]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) — Based on corresponding data for Delemede system
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Essential Atlas — Based on corresponding data for Delemede system
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Diplomacy Crew Skill mission: "On Both Their Houses"
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 HNNsmall.jpg 225-year Old Man's Secret? Time DilationHoloNet News Vol. 531 #48 (content now obsolete; backup link)
  5. Per the reasoning here, Act I of Star Wars: The Old Republic takes place around 3643 BBY. Since players of The Old Republic can assign their companions on the mission "On Both Their Houses" independently of the main class storyline at any point during the game, the mission must take place at some point around 3643 BBY.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 293 ("Matarcher, Bosbit")
  7. 7.0 7.1 HNNsmall.jpg 225-year Old Man's Secret? Time DilationHoloNet News Vol. 531 #48 (content now obsolete; backup link) establishes that Bosbit Matarcher was 225 years old on the date 13:3:21 and that he traveled in time at the age 35. Since the date 13:3:21 corresponds to 22 BBY, per the reasoning here, Matarcher must have been born in 247 BBY and must have time-traveled in 212 BBY.
  8. HNNsmall.jpg CreditsHoloNet News Vol. 531 (content now obsolete; backup link)
  9. JCF-favicon.png The Official HoloNetNews Discussion Thread on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by PrinceXizor on March 21, 2002 at 3:24 PM; accessed September 20, 2020) (backup link)