The Gestrex system was a part of the Calaron sector[1] in the Slice portion of[2] the Outer Rim Territories.[1] It was connected to the Kegan and Norval systems via the hyperlane known as the Triellus Trade Route.[2]

The Gestrex system contained the terrestrial astronomical object Gestrex III, which housed a base of the Galactic Empire's Navy during the Galactic Civil War.[3] At some point between 2 BBY and 1 BBY,[4] the facility was decimated by a team of Rebel Alliance commandos. The base was subsequently abandoned.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

The Gestrex system was first mentioned in the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas, authored by Daniel Wallace and Jason Fry, which placed it in grid square T-9.[2]


Notes and references[]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 The Essential Atlas
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters
  4. Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters is set between the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, which corresponds to the time period between 0 ABY and 4 ABY per The New Essential Chronology. The former book further specifies that the Gestrex III Imperial Navy base was decimated at least five years prior and following the establishment of the Rebel Alliance, which The New Essential Chronology dates to 2 BBY. The Gestrex III base must have therefore been attacked sometime between 2 BBY and 1 BBY.
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