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The Douglas system was a part of the Centrality sector in the Slice portion of the Outer Rim Territories. It was situated at the endpoint of the Falko Run hyperlane, which linked it to the Paulking system.[1] The third orbital position in the star system was occupied by[2] the terrestrial[3] planet Douglas III. The Douglas system was named after the famous hunter Mendel Douglas, who traversed Douglas III[2] at some point by 3 BBY[4] in order to hunt down the planet's elusive jackelope creature, but he never returned from the expedition.[2]

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The Douglas system was first mentioned in "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, How I Wonder Where We Are," a 1990 roleplaying game source article published in the thirteenth issue of the Voyages SF magazine,[5] based on the mention of Douglas III in Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu, the 1983 first entry in the The Lando Calrissian Adventures trilogy of novels written by L. Neil Smith.[6] "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, How I Wonder Where We Are" placed the system in the Jospro sector. Since that article was released outside of the Lucas Licensing process, its canonicity within the Star Wars Legends continuity was never confirmed.[5]

In 1998, Douglas III, and therefore the Douglas system, made its first appearance in the video game Star Wars: Rebellion, which also placed it in the Jospro sector.[3] The Wizards of the Coast roleplaying game source article "A Campaign Guide to the Centrality"—authored by Michael Kogge and published in the fifth issue of the Star Wars Gamer magazine[2] on July 24, 2001[7]—marked the first time the name of the Douglas system was featured in an undeniably licensed Star Wars source. The article also established that the Douglas system was a part of the Centrality,[2] a placement that was confirmed by the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas, which pin-pointed the system's location to grid square U-8.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The Essential Atlas
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 SWGsmall.jpg "A Campaign Guide to the Centrality"—Star Wars Gamer 5
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Rebellion
  4. The Essential Reader's Companion dates the events of The Lando Calrissian Adventures novel trilogy, of which Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu is the first installment, between 3 BBY and 2 BBY. Since by the time of the events of Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu Douglas III had already been named and since SWGsmall.jpg "A Campaign Guide to the Centrality"—Star Wars Gamer 5 establishes that that name honored Mendel Douglas, who had visited the planet, Douglas's visit to Douglas III must have occurred at some point by 3 BBY.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Voyages.png "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, How I Wonder Where We Are"—Voyages SF 13
  6. Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu
  7. StarWars.com Gamer #5. A Domain of Evil it is. on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
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