Druckenwell was an industrial world in the Doldur sector, on the Corellian Run. A Trade Federation world, it was loyal to the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. It was best known for a BlasTech weapons manufacturing complex that was located there.
Description[edit | edit source]
Druckenwell was located in a star system in the Doldur sector of the Mid Rim. An overcrowded urban world governed by corporate guilds, Druckenwell's several large cities and industrial regions were divided by vast oceans, and almost all of the planet's available land had been developed. As a result, great care was taken to reduce the risk of pollution and to protect the planet's few remaining resources. Druckenwell's 9.3 billion inhabitants were mostly workers for the massive corporations on-world.
Druckenwell's cities were planned with social and corporate order in mind and had specific zones for different worker classes—blue-collar districts, business offices, industrial areas, and a handful of pleasant parks and gardens for the corporate elite. Couples could not legally marry until they could prove themselves financially self-sufficient. The capital city of Il Avali housed Happy's Landing tavern and the I'att Armament complex, where a personal shielding device to protect stormtrooper armor from blaster fire was developed. Druckenwell was also home to the corporate offices for SGI Systems, Inc., a major producer of black-market assassin droid components.
History[edit | edit source]
Old Republic era[edit | edit source]
In 3653 BBY, during the Great Galactic War between the Galactic Republic an the Sith Empire, a major battle occurred above the planet. Moff Broysc, the Imperial commanding officer, made a critical mistake during the battle, but one of his subordinates disobeyed the orders and returned the advantage to the Empire, resulting in a Republic defeat.
Clone Wars[edit | edit source]
During the Clone Wars, Druckenwell, already a Trade Federation world, was held by the CIS as a foundry world, a status it was keen to maintain. Jedi Master Jai Maruk was from the world, and so struggled to prove his loyalty when dealing with those unaware of his Jedi status.
Imperial occupation[edit | edit source]
During the Rebel Alliance's early days, Rahm Kota and Juno Eclipse cooperated in a raid on the Imperial presence on Druckenwell, one of a string of hit-and-run attacks that also took in Kuat, Selonia, and Cato Neimoidia.
When Imperial Moff Eisen Kerioth tried to claim the energy shield as his own invention just prior to the Battle of Yavin, Tinian I'att (young heiress of the I'att Corporation) escaped with the shielding device components and fled Druckenwell with the help of Twilit Hearth's musical band. Tinian's lover Daye Azur-Jamin managed to destroy the I'att Armament complex and its Imperial invaders, but was almost killed in the effort. Sometime after the Battle of Yavin, Imperial officials nationalized SGI Systems, Incorporated along with several other droid corporations, giving them control of the Mid Rim droid market.
Later history[edit | edit source]
Later a member state of the New Republic, Druckenwell was conquered by the extragalactic Yuuzhan Vong during their attempt to conquer the galaxy in 26 ABY. While a small percentage of the population was evacuated aboard the freighter Chilastra and other ships, those left behind were forced into labor camps after offering up little resistance to the invaders. These individuals were tasked with dismantling Druckenwell's cities and using arable land to grow Yuuzhan Vong foodstuffs. Following the Yuuzhan Vong's defeat in 29 ABY, Druckenwell was located in Galactic Alliance space, and remained an Alliance member state during the Second Galactic Civil War between 40 and 41 ABY. As of 137 ABY, Druckenwell was located in territory controlled by Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
- Outward Bound (First appearance)
- Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (Mentioned only)
- The Force Unleashed II novelization (Mentioned only)
- "Tinian on Trial"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 4
- "To Fight Another Day"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 6 (Mentioned only)
- "Galaxywide NewsNets"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 6
- "The Great Herdship Heist"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 15 (Mentioned only)
- "Only Droids Serve the Maker"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 10 (Mentioned only)
- The Prize Pelt: The Tale of Bossk (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Balance Point (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic III: Reunion (Mentioned only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Platt's Smugglers Guide
- Pirates & Privateers
- "Who's Who in the New Jedi Order"—Star Wars Insider 57
- The New Jedi Order Sourcebook
- Hive of the Infidel"—Star Wars Gamer 8 "
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 19 (MID4, Planets of the Mid Rim)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 138 (Waste Disposal)
- Starships of the Galaxy, Saga Edition
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Atlas
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- The Essential Reader's Companion
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
- Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook