For other uses, see Ividal (disambiguation).

"The next day they loaded our Zs on a Venator headed back to Ividal."
―Jorn Kulish[src]

Ividal was an astronomical object[3] located in the Ividal system,[1] a part of the Slice portion of[2] the Mid Rim.[1] During the Clone Wars, the Foxfire Squadron, a unit of the Ividal Sector Forces equipped with Z-95 Headhunter starfighters, was stationed at Ividal.[3]

At some point during that conflict, the military forces of the Galactic Republic recruited the Foxfire Squadron for a bombing attack on Separatist starfighter bases on Ongary IX. On the day that followed the Republic's destruction of one of the Separatist bases, the Foxfire Squadron's starfighters were loaded aboard a Republic Venator-class Star Destroyer bound to return to Ividal. One of the Foxfire Squadron pilots, Jorn Kulish, however, had decided to leave the service after the experience of the Ongary IX attack and instead left on the Coreward-bound freighter Stellar Envoy.[3]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Ividal was originally intended to be introduced in the 2012 reference book The Essential Guide to Warfare by Jason Fry and Paul R. Urquhart; however, the section that would have mentioned the celestial body was cut before the book's release.[3]

The information regarding Ividal 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.[3] The StarWars.com Online Companion to the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Ividal system, and therefore the astronomical object Ividal, in grid square P-14.[1]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) — Based on corresponding data for Ividal system
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) places the Ividal system, and therefore the celestial body Ividal, in the Mid Rim's Ividal sector. Furthermore, StarWars.com Essential Atlas Extra: Sectors of the Mid Rim on StarWars.com (backup link) depicts the Ividal sector as being located between the super-hyperroutes The Essential Atlas identifies as the Corellian Run and the Perlemian Trade Route. Finally, The Essential Atlas also designates the portion of the Mid Rim situated between those two hyperlanes as being a part of the Slice.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare Author's Cut, Part 10: The Rise of the Empire on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
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