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"No vessels, Lord Vader. But there is a small Imperial garrison on Jaguada."
―Appo, to Darth Vader[3]

Jaguada was a desert planet and the only inhabited world of the Jaguada system, located in the Sith Worlds region of the Outer Rim Territories' Esstran sector. It orbited a star and had one moon. A colony world of the Sith species that was settled around 27,700 BBY, Jaguada remained a part of both the ancient Sith Empire and the old Sith Empire. By 533 BBY, it was the site of a bastion constructed by the Sith Master Darth Gravid and his apprentice, Darth Gean. Around that year, they fought a duel there that cost Gravid his life.

Jaguada was used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems for storage of war machinery during the Clone Wars. Near the end of that conflict, it hosted a garrison of Republic clone troopers, ostensibly to recover the Separatist technology that had been abandoned on the planet and its moon. In 19 BBY, the garrison was ordered to pursue the surviving Jedi Roan Shryne and his companions, who were hiding on Jaguada's moon. Following the Battle of Yavin, it was speculated that Jaguada was one of the ancient homeworlds of the Sith and that it had been explored and blockaded by the Galactic Empire.

Description[]

"The Jaguada system, Lord Vader. More precisely, the moon of the system's only inhabited world."
―An Internal Security Bureau technician, to Darth Vader[3]

Jaguada was the only inhabited world of the eponymous system,[3] located in the Sith Worlds region of the Esstran sector[1] in the Trans-Hydian portion of[2] the Outer Rim Territories.[1] It orbited a star that was dying[3] by 19 BBY[7] and was in turn circled by a single moon.[3] It lay along the Kamat Aegit hyperlane between the planets Ashas Ree and Khar Delba, while the Kamat Krote hyperspace route linked Jaguada to the world of Dromund Kaas.[2] The planet had an arid climate, and its surface was covered in deserts.[3]

History[]

Early history[]

"Following the invasion of Korriban by the Rakata, the Sith gained access to their rudimentary hyperspace technology, and carried these scripts to worlds such as Ziost, Jaguada, and Tund."
―Doctor Milanda Vorgan, "The Written Word: A Brief Introduction to the Writing Systems of Galactic Basic"[5]

Members of the Sith species (pictured) colonized Jaguada after the Korriban civil war.

After an invasion by the Infinite Empire of the Rakata species[8] and a civil war[9] on their homeworld Korriban around 27,700 BBY,[10] surviving members of the Sith species colonized Jaguada with Rakatan vessels, bringing the High Sith and Common Sith scripts with them and integrating the planet into the ancient Sith Empire.[5] Around 5000 BBY, Jaguada was under the control of the old Sith Empire[2] that was formed by the Jedi Exiles in 6900 BBY.[11]

Order of the Sith Lords[]

"Their Order might have already been decimated had it not been for the setback Darth Gravid dealt the Sith."
―Darth Plagueis, to Darth Sidious, regarding Darth Gravid's role in hindering the Grand Plan against the Jedi Order[4]

On Jaguada, Darth Gravid destroyed generations of Sith knowledge, including all traces of the transfer essence ability (pictured).

By 533 BBY,[12] the Sith Master Darth Gravid and his apprentice, Darth Gean, constructed a bastion on Jaguada. Gravid came to believe that the Sith should merge their teachings with those of the Jedi, and those attempts drove him increasingly mad.[4]

Around that year,[12] Gravid—who had concluded that his repository of Sith holocrons and tomes needed to be destroyed so that he could rebuild the Sith Order—raised Force barriers around the Jaguada bastion and began eradicating generations worth of knowledge inside, including all traces of the transfer essence ability. Gean broke through the shields around the stronghold and confronted her master in a duel. During the fight, Gean was gravely injured after Gravid cleaved off one of her arms and shoulders as well as the left side of her face and chest. However, Gean gained the upper hand, killing Gravid despite being unarmed.[4]

The Clone Wars and beyond[]

"Your goal couldn't be more noble. And for all I know there are five hundred Jedi scattered throughout the Rim in need of rescue. My point is, I don't want to see your name added to the casualty list. What happened at Jaguada is only a foretaste of what's in store for us if we continue to band together."
―Roan Shryne, to Olee Starstone[3]

During the Clone Wars, the Confederacy of Independent Systems stored war machinery on Jaguada. Near the end of that conflict, the Galactic Republic had established a clone trooper garrison[6] in Jaguada's population center,[3] ostensibly to recover the Separatist technology that had been abandoned on the planet[6] and its moon. The garrison would later serve the Republic's successor, the Galactic Empire.[3] In 19 BBY,[7] the Corellian freighter Drunk Dancer arrived in a stationary orbit on the moon's far side without being detected by the local garrison. Roan Shryne, Olee Starstone, and several other Jedi Purge survivors then landed in a dropship at the moon's Separatist communications facility and used its equipment to remotely access the Jedi Temple databanks on the world of Coruscant.[3]

Darth Vader (in the foreground) ordered the Jaguada garrison to pursue Roan Shryne and his companions.

Their activities were detected from the Temple beacon room by the Imperial Internal Security Bureau chief, Armand Isard, and his crew of ISB technicians, who traced the group to Jaguada's moon and relayed the information to Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader. As a large holomap displaying the Jaguada system, including the planet and its moon, emerged before Vader, he stepped into the hologram and indicated Jaguada's moon in it. Commander Appo relayed information on the location to Vader, including the fact that an Imperial garrison was present on Jaguada. Vader then had Appo order the garrison commander to pursue Shryne and his cohorts.[3]

Following the Battle of Yavin, several shadowfeeds claimed that Jaguada, alongside the planets Begeren and Korriban, as well as the moon Khar Shian, had been explored and blockaded by the Galactic Empire. Others speculated that those worlds were possibly ancient homeworlds of the Sith.[13] In 38 ABY, Jaguada was mentioned in the xenolinguist Doctor Milanda Vorgan's article "The Written Word: A Brief Introduction to the Writing Systems of Galactic Basic."[5]

Inhabitants[]

Around 27,700 BBY,[10] the Sith species settled Jaguada and brought the High Sith and Common Sith scripts there before eventually vanishing from the world.[5] By 19 BBY,[7] Jaguada maintained a modest population and hosted a clone trooper garrison.[3]

Locations[]

Jaguada was the site of a bastion constructed by Darth Gravid and his apprentice, Darth Gean,[4] by 533 BBY.[12] Additionally, a population center was located on the planet.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

Jaguada was introduced in the 2005 novel Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader, written by James Luceno. Apart from being mentioned in the novel, the planet also appeared in a holographic representation of the entire Jaguada system.[3] The 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the world in grid square R-5.[2] The 2012 reference book The Essential Reader's Companion, authored by Pablo Hidalgo, misleadingly claims that Jaguada[7]—instead of Jaguada's moon specifically[3]—was "visited," and therefore made a full appearance, during the events of Dark Lord.[7]

Appearances[]

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Notes and references[]

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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 Jaguada system, and therefore the planet Jaguada, in the Outer Rim Territories' Sith Worlds, which StarWars.com The Essential Atlas Extra: Outer Rim Sectors on StarWars.com (backup link) establishes to have been a part of the Esstran sector.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 The Essential Atlas — Based on corresponding data for Jaguada system
  3. 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 Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Darth Plagueis
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 HyperspaceIcon.png The Written Word on Hyperspace (article) (content removed from StarWars.com; backup link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 134 ("Jaguada")
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 The Essential Reader's Companion
  8. HyperspaceIcon.png Evil Never Dies: The Sith Dynasties on Hyperspace (article) (content removed from StarWars.com; backup link)
  9. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex: "Galactic History 07: The First Spaceflights"
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Essential Atlas
  11. Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 StarWarsDotComBlogsLogoStacked.png "Major Character Birth Years" – Keeper of the Holocron's Blog, Leland Chee's StarWars.com Blog (content now obsolete; archived from the original) establishes that Padmé Amidala was born 46 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 46 BBY per The New Essential Chronology. Chapter 25 of Darth Plagueis establishes that Amidala had "only just turned thirteen," Darth Gravid's reign "elapsed some five centuries earlier," and that he died in that time, thus placing that chapter in 33 BBY and Gravid's death around 533 BBY.
  13. Star Wars: Force and Destiny Core Rulebook
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