"Bearing an experimental shield generator and a shimmering new energy skin, the cannonship Squintpipe threaded the enemy formation at Immalia, halting the orbital bombardment and sending the surviving ships scurrying for the jump beacon."
―Supreme Chancellor Nagratha[src]

Immalia was an Expansion Region celestial body located in the Immalia sector. It was home to the Humans known as Immalians. During the Waymancy Storm, the Signatories of Waymancy carried out an orbital bombardment of Immalia, which was halted by the Galactic Republic via the use of the experimental cannonship Squintpipe.

Millennia later, the astronomical object was the site of fighting between Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance forces. When the Alliance force noticed an Imperial squad donning radiation zone assault trooper armor, the Rebels incorrectly assumed they were fighting in a radioactive area and retreated.

Description[edit | edit source]

Immalia was a terrestrial astronomical object[3] located in the Immalia system. It was a part of the Expansion Region's Immalia sector, being located both in the Outer Expansion Zone sub-region and the Northern Dependencies portion of that region.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Republic warfare[edit | edit source]

By the time of the Waymancy Storm[7] of 7811 BBY,[6] a hyperspace jump beacon was situated in the vicinity of Immalia. During that conflict, the Signatories of Waymancy carried out an orbital bombardment of the celestial body. The Galactic Republic cannonship Squintpipe, equipped with an experimental deflector shield generator and an energy skin, threaded the formation of the Signatories' starships. As a result, the bombardment was ended and the surviving vessels of the Republic's enemy rushed to the jump beacon to escape the star system. At a speech delivered on the 25th anniversary of Victory in the Waymancy Storm in 7786 BBY, Republic's Supreme Chancellor Nagratha noted the Republic action at Immalia as one of the heroic moments of the Waymancy Storm.[7]

When the first campaigns of the Clone Wars were waged between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems in 22 BBY, the Fifteenth Army of the Republic Military, based in the Inner Rim's Bilbringi system, was tasked with defending the territory known as the Immalia Oversector against the military forces of the Confederacy.[6]

Galactic Civil War[edit | edit source]

"During the fighting on Immalia, we retreated when a squad of approaching radtroopers was spotted. We assumed we were operating in a contaminated zone."
―General Carlist Rieekan, in a margin note in a copy of Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide[src]

At some point during the Galactic Civil War, which was fought between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance[3] from 2 BBY to 4 ABY,[8] Immalia was the site of fighting between Imperial and Rebel forces, the latter of which included[3] Alliance General Carlist Rieekan. During the confrontation, the Empire outfitted a squad of soldiers with radiation zone assault trooper armor. When the Rebel force spotted the approaching squad, it assumed the presence of radtroopers meant the combat was occurring in an area that had been contaminated by radiation and subsequently retreated.[3]

Rieekan later learned the true circumstances of the incident on Immalia, which he recorded in a margin note in a captured copy of the an Imperial Military manual Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide.[3] Immalia later fell within the borders of the Rebel Alliance's successor, the New Republic, between 12 ABY and 13 ABY.[6]

Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

"The Immalians had a small outpost there to protect their mining operations from pirate attacks."
Jedi Master Mace Windu, on Mayvitch 7[src]

Immalia was home to[4] the Human[9] population known as the Immalians. They attempted to colonize Mayvitch 7, a moon in the[5] nearby[6] Chalenor system,[5] establishing mining operations there[9] by 33 BBY[10] as well as a small outpost for defense against pirate attacks. That year, the warlike Yinchorri launched an attack on the Mayvitch 7 colony,[9] killing most of its population.[5]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The name "Immalia" was used to refer to the Immalia star system in the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas, authored by Daniel Wallace and Jason Fry;[2] the StarWars.com Online Companion to that book;[11] and the 2012 book The Essential Guide to Warfare by Fry and Paul R. Urquhart.[6] The Essential Atlas placed the system in grid square K-8.[2]

A reference to Immalia as a distinct astronomical object was originally meant to be included in a section authored by Wallace for The Essential Guide to Warfare; however, the section was cut before the book's release. The information regarding Immalia was later released in 2014 as part of Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare Author's Cut, a series of articles published on the StarWars.com Blog by Fry and Erich Schoeneweiss containing various cut content from The Essential Guide to Warfare.[7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) places the Immalia system, and therefore the celestial body itself, in grid square K-8 as part of the Expansion Region's Immalia sector. The Essential Atlas designates the Expansion Region section of that grid square as part of the Northern Dependencies. In addition, StarWars.com Essential Atlas Extra: Expansion Region on StarWars.com (backup link) places the Immalia sector in the portion of the Expansion Region between the Mondress and Lostar sectors. Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters establishes both Mondress and Lostar sectors to be a part of the Outer Expansion Zone, which the Star Wars: Force and Destiny Core Rulebook further defines as a sub-region located in the northern section of the Expansion Region. Therefore, Immalia must also be a part of the Outer Expansion Zone.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Essential Atlas — Based on corresponding data for Immalia system
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Essential Atlas and Galactic Cartography: Official Discussion on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by jasonfry on December 11, 2007, 7:59am; accessed March 6, 2016) "I wouldn't get your hopes up re alien homeworlds, beyond simple stuff like the Planetnamian species getting a Planetnamia on the map or things Dan and I can account for with a relatively quick reference." (backup link) Jason Fry, co-author of The Essential Atlas, stated his intention to create homeworlds for numerous species based on context implied from their names. Given this principle, this article makes a similar basic assumption for the Immalians, which Jedi Council: Acts of War 1 depicts as Human, in relation to the Immalia system, and Immalia in particular.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 297 ("Mayvitch 7")
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 The Essential Guide to Warfare
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare Author's Cut, Part 4: The Rise of the Republic on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  8. The New Essential Chronology
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Jedi Council: Acts of War 1
  10. Jedi Council: Acts of War 1 is set thirty-three years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 33 BBY, according to The New Essential Chronology.
  11. StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
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