- "This is the Kolatill Council…all New Republic forces, please send assistance immediately. After imprisoning the Imperial governor we have been attacked by TIE bombers. Domaz, our capital, is in flames. Please send emergency medical assistance."
- ―Distress call from Kolatill
Domaz was the capital city of Kolatill, a planet on the Trition Trade Route in the Kathol sector of the Outer Rim Territories. Placed under martial law by its Imperial governor in 0 ABY, the population of the city eventually rebelled eight years later, overthrowing the Imperial authorities after news of the New Republic's successful liberation of the sector capital Kal'Shebbol reached them. In retaliation, the Imperial Ton-Falk-class escort carrier Kathol Protector deployed TIE bombers to attack the city, which they left ruined and in flames. The survivors banded together and began recovery and relief efforts. They were assisted by the crew of the New Republic CR90 corvette FarStar, as well as medical ships provided by Governor Monjai, the New Republic administrator of Kal'Shebbol.
Description[edit | edit source]
Domaz was situated on Kolatill, a planet on the Trition Trade Route in the Outer Rim Territories' Kathol sector. As the capital city of Kolatill, Domaz was the location of the planetary government—this was usually the Kolatill Council, but Imperial Governor Tetrum ruled the planet from 0 ABY to 8 ABY in the name of both the Galactic Empire, and later, the warlord Moff Kentor Sarne. The city was divided into several districts, which included a capital district, several residential districts, and outlying neighborhoods. The heart of the city was dominated by a large park, and Domaz had at least one hospital within its limits.
History[edit | edit source]
In 0 ABY, Moff Kentor Sarne, Imperial ruler of the Kathol sector, appointed Governor Tetrum to oversee the planet of Kolatill. Acting on Sarne's orders, he placed the world under martial law, and turned the planet's extensive repulsorlift industry into a war machine to supply Sarne's forces with combat speeders. The Empire enforced martial law in Domaz along with all other settlements, arrested the Kolatill Council, and Tetrum used the city as his base. In 4 ABY, Moff Sarne seceded from the Empire, and established his own warlord regime that included Kolatill within its borders.
In 8 ABY, following news that Sarne had been ousted from the sector capital of Kal'Shebbol by New Republic forces, the population of Kolatill imprisoned their Imperial governor and declared their allegiance to the New Republic. In retaliation, the Imperial Ton-Falk-class escort carrier Kathol Protector arrived in-system and launched TIE bombers. They assaulted the city with conventional explosive weapons, leaving many areas reduced to rubble and much of the capital in flames. The Kolatill Council, having been restored to power with the incarceration of Governor Tetrum, sent out a distress call to the New Republic forces at Kal'Shebbol. The transmission was intercepted by the CR90 corvette FarStar, in orbit around the planet at the time. The corvette left for Kolatill immediately, while the newly-installed New Republic Governor Monjai promised to send medical relief ships as soon as she was able to.
Following the attack, the large park in the middle of the city was turned into an emergency landing field and aid station, with scores of makeshift tents for those who had been injured or made homeless during the attack. A teenager, Lon Bennor, took responsibility for organizing the recovery efforts, distributing medical aid and care to those who needed it. Another citizen named Tren oversaw the allotment of food to the survivors. Four days after the attack, the FarStar arrived in orbit, and sent shuttles with relief teams to the surface. They brought medical aid and supplies to assist in the recovery efforts.
Recovery efforts around Domaz increased, with many citizens forming volunteer groups to tend to the injured, coordinate rescue efforts, and fight the many fires that burned around the city. Former Imperial soldiers who had been on the planet at the time assisted in the relief operations, discarding their weapons and joining the volunteer forces. Help arrived from other cities, as convoys ferried in food and medical supplies. However, the vehicles had to be guarded from wild animals and looters that sought to prey on the misfortune of the city. By night, wild creatures from beyond Domaz's limits came into the city to scavenge for food, forcing the citizens to post patrols and guards to safeguard the civilian refugee camps.
Inhabitants[edit | edit source]
The city of Domaz had several notable residents, including Councilor Kause, one of the last surviving members of the Kolatill Council; Lon Bennor, a young teenager who organized medical relief efforts in the wake of the attack; and Tren, a middle-aged man who ran the food distribution service following the assault.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Domaz was created for the roleplaying adventure Omens by Bill Smith, which appeared in The DarkStryder Campaign, published by West End Games. Assisting in relief efforts in and around the city is one of the players' first tasks in the adventure, and several encounters are suggested to test the roleplaying skills of the individuals playing the game.