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"We've got the fighters who survived the Tocan system disaster recuperating in Ghorman; they'll be maybe 75% effective in two weeks. Plus, we can strip Tierfon, Homon and Farstey for the other wing, if the Imps hold off on their offensive in that region."
―Rebel Alliance Chief of Sector Command[src]

Farstey was an Expansion Region astronomical object situated in the Farstey sector. During the Galactic Civil War, while the Galactic Empire was carrying out an offensive in Farstey's vicinity, the Rebel Alliance Chief of Sector Command suggested during a meeting of the Alliance High Command that the Rebel starfighter base at Farstey could be stripped to form a fighter wing for a planned assault on an Imperial base over the planet Mantooine.

Description[]

Farstey was an astronomical object[3] located in the Farstey system, a part of the Farstey sector in the Trans-Hydian portion of the Expansion Region.[1]

History[]

"We've got two wings of X- and Y-wings available during that time […] Sector Command says they can scrape up two more—"
"Probably."
―Rebel Alliance Chief of Starfighter Command and Chief of Sector Command[src]

During the Galactic Civil War, a Rebel Alliance starfighter base was located at Farstey.[3] At some point between 0.5 ABY and 2 ABY,[4] the Galactic Empire was carrying out an offensive in the region that, in addition to Farstey, included the[3] Mid Rim[5] planet[6] Homon and the[3] Expansion Region[5] planet[7] Tierfon.[3]

At the 251st meeting of the Alliance High Command held during that time, the Rebel Chief of Sector Command noted that the bases at Farstey, Homon, and Tierfon could be stripped of their starfighters in order to form an additional fighter wing for the purposes of Operation Cobolt,[3] a planned Alliance assault on an Imperial base located in orbit of the[8] Outer Rim Territories[9] planet Mantooine.[10] According to the Chief of Sector Command, however, such relocation of Alliance resources could only be done if the Empire did not continue its offensive in the region containing Farstey.[3] Ultimately, the Alliance did draw the starfighters from the Farstey, Homon, and Sumitra sectors[11] and carried out the planned assault.[12]

Behind the scenes[]

Farstey was introduced via mention in "Extract of Minutes from the 251st Meeting of the Alliance High Command," a short companion narrative included in The Rebel Alliance Sourcebook, which was authored by Paul Murphy and published in 1990 for use with West End Games's Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game.[13] The StarWars.com Online Companion to the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Farstey system, and therefore the celestial body Farstey, in grid square O-8.[2]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) places the Farstey system, and therefore Farstey itself, in grid square O-8 as part of the Expansion Region's Farstey sector, which lies north of the super-hyperroute The Essential Atlas identifies as the Perlemian Trade Route, according to StarWars.com Essential Atlas Extra: Expansion Region on StarWars.com (backup link). The Essential Atlas also places the portion of the Expansion Region north of the Perlemian within the Trans-Hydian.
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) — Based on corresponding data for Farstey system
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 WEG icon2.jpg "Extract of Minutes from the 251st Meeting of the Alliance High Command"—The Rebel Alliance Sourcebook, Second Edition
  4. The Rebel Alliance Sourcebook, Second Edition, including "Extract of Minutes from the 251st Meeting of the Alliance High Command," is set between the end of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and the beginning of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, which The New Essential Chronology dates to 0 ABY and 3 ABY, respectively. Furthermore, Crix Madine is a Rebel Alliance general in "Extract of Minutes from the 251st Meeting of the Alliance High Command." Since The New Essential Chronology establishes that Madine joined the Rebel Alliance between 0.5 ABY and 2 ABY, the short companion narrative must be set at some point between 0.5 ABY and 3 ABY.
  5. 5.0 5.1 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) — Based on corresponding data for Homon and Tierfon systems
  6. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 55 ("Homon")
  7. The Official Star Wars Fact File 122 (TIE1, Tierfon Rebel Base)
  8. WEG icon2.jpg "Minutes of the Planning Meeting for Operation Cobolt"—The Rebel Alliance Sourcebook, Second Edition
  9. StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) — Based on corresponding data for Mantooine system
  10. The Rebel Alliance Sourcebook, Second Edition
  11. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 416 ("Operation Cobolt")
  12. WEG icon2.jpg "General Madine's Report on Operation Cobolt"—The Rebel Alliance Sourcebook, Second Edition
  13. WEG icon2.jpg "Extract of Minutes from the 251st Meeting of the Alliance High Command"—The Rebel Alliance Sourcebook
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