- "It'll be good to get back to a place that appreciates civilization and culture!"
The planet had a population of 24 billion and was covered in many high, steep, rugged, volcanic mountain chains. The atmosphere was heavy, and so it has a warm, wet climate. It was a large planet, with a diameter of 9,186 mi (14,783 km). Its capital city was Calamar, a cultured city that served as a center for education, art, recreation, and holoproduction. Esseles was known for its beautiful architecture.
It served as headquarters for Caldrahlsen Mechanicals, DynaCorp, Trinkatta Starships, and Damorian Manufacturing Corporation. Esseles was also the site of one of the Core Worlds' few podracing courses, the Togatto Speedway.
Old Republic eraEdit
Rise of the EmpireEdit
- "Governor Griff Takel was appointed to the world of Esseles, in the Darpa sector, after the local uprising overthrew that planet's Confederacy presence."
- ―CIS Shadowfeed
During the Clone Wars, an Esselian Separatist-funded government faction declared that the planet had joined the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The planet was retaken from the CIS by a Republic loyalist resistance movement in 21 BBY. Griff Takel was then appointed as Governor of Esseles by the Republic.
After several millennia of existence, the Esselian Empire eventually collapsed just after the end of the Clone Wars.
Galactic Civil WarEdit
- "With more than 50 dead and 250 injured, as well as an estimated 50 million credits in property damage, the strike ranks as the worst atrocity to hit Esseles since the Algeran Faction attacks during Emperor Palpatine's ascension to the throne."
- ―A Darpa SectorNet report
Esseles was formally ruled by President of the Esselian Hall Cambira Ralle in 0 ABY, but the planet's Imperial governor was still Griff Takel. It was also home to a very active Rebel cell. Although Esseles did not directly contest Imperial rule, the people had a high sense of nationalism with enthusiastic optimism for the future.
In 1 ABY, Esseles was the site of a series of terrorist attacks that was considered to be the worst atrocities to hit the planet since the Algeran Faction attacks during the rise to power of Emperor Palpatine.
After the Battle of Endor, Imperial Navy forces were retreating from Esseles when a battle erupted in the outer Essesia system. This battle was the only major battle in this star system during the Galactic Civil War. The Imperials eventually retreated and the planet Esseles joined the New Republic without suffering any damage. It emerged from the Galactic Civil War as a major high-tech industrial center. The planet later returned to Imperial control during Operation Shadow Hand.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
- Episode I Adventures 1: Search for the Lost Jedi
- Episode I Adventures 2: The Bartokk Assassins
- Episode I Adventures 3: The Fury of Darth Maul
- Episode I Adventures 4: Jedi Emergency (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Adventures 1: Hunt the Sun Runner
- Star Wars Adventures 2: The Cavern of Screaming Skulls (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Adventures 3: The Hostage Princess (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Adventures 4: Jango Fett vs. the Razor Eaters
- Star Wars Adventures 5: The Shape-Shifter Strikes
- Star Wars Adventures 6: The Warlords of Balmorra (Mentioned only)
- (Mentioned only)
- "CIS Shadowfeed Dispatch 14:9:15 Edition"—Star Wars Insider 70 (Mentioned only)
- Dark Times 4: The Path to Nowhere, Part 4 (Mentioned only)
- Dark Times 5: The Path to Nowhere, Part 5
- Dark Times: Blue Harvest, Part 1 (Appears in flashback(s))
- Dark Times—Out of the Wilderness 1 (Mentioned only)
- "Galaxywide NewsNets"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 3
- "Galaxywide NewsNets"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 5
- "Galaxywide NewsNets"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 6
- "Galaxywide NewsNets"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 8
- "Galaxywide NewsNets"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 9
- "Galaxywide NewsNets"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 11
- (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse (Mentioned only)
- Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin
- Cracken's Rebel Operatives
- "Into the Core Worlds"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 7
- Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin, Second Edition
- Heroes & Rogues
- The Jedi Academy Sourcebook
- Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook
- Cynabar's Fantastic Technology: Droids
- The Far Orbit Project
- Coruscant and the Core Worlds
- The Essential Chronology
- Power of the Jedi Sourcebook
- "Who's Who: Imperial Grand Admirals"—Star Wars Insider 66
- The New Essential Chronology
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 7 (PLA2, Planets of the Core Worlds)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 140 (HUT17, The Hutts)
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Hoth Limited (Card: Tamizander Rey)
- Star Wars: The Official Figurine Collection 53 (High-Speed Travel: Hyperspace Routes)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Atlas
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- The Bounty Hunter Code: From the Files of Boba Fett
- The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 8 (LEE1-2, LE-BO2D9 (Leebo))
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 The Far Orbit Project
- ↑ 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 Coruscant and the Core Worlds, p. 90
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 The Essential Atlas
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Into the Core Worlds"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 7, p. 223
- ↑ Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Galaxywide NewsNets"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 9
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Coruscant and the Core Worlds, p. 92
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 "Galaxywide NewsNets"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 6
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 Dark Times 5: The Path to Nowhere, Part 5
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Coruscant and the Core Worlds, p. 91
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 "CIS Shadowfeed Dispatch 14:9:15 Edition"—Star Wars Insider 70
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 The New Essential Chronology, p. 62
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 The New Essential Chronology, p. 155
- ↑ Star Wars Adventure Journal 7, p.221.