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This article is about the canon astronomical object Kitel Phard, which is also an alternate name for the Star Wars Legends planet Atrisia. You may be looking for the canon astronomical object Atrisia.

Kitel Phard was an astronomical object located in the regions known as the Core Worlds[1] and the Interior,[2] in the grid square J-12[3] of the Standard Galactic Grid.[5] A hyperspace route connected it to[1] the planet[6] Giju.[1] Kitel Phard shared its name with the Kitel Phard dynasty. During the reign of the Galactic Empire, the latter was associated with a style of expensive vases.[7]

Long before the armed conflict between the First Order and the Resistance, Kitel Phard was governed by rulers known as Atrisian Emperors,[4] who shared their name with the celestial body Atrisia.[8] By the time of that conflict, Supreme Leader Snoke of the First Order utilized the Elite Praetorian Guard, a personal bodyguard unit of mysterious origins. The Praetorian Guard's name dated back to the reign of the 14th Atrisian Emperor of Kitel Phard.[4]

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Kitel Phard was first depicted in the current Star Wars canon on a galactic map in the 2016 article "Where in the Galaxy Are the Worlds of Star Wars: The Force Awakens?"[9] In the Star Wars Legends continuity, the first mention of "Kitel Phard" was in the Imperial Sourcebook, a 1989 supplement written by Greg Gorden for West End Games' Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game. However, the book did not definitively establish that "Kitel Phard" referred to an astronomical object instead of the Kitel Phard Dynasty.[10] That was finally done by Timothy O'Brien in his August 1997 article "From the Files of Corellia Antilles," which was published in Star Wars Adventure Journal 14.[11]

In addition, the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas by Daniel Wallace and Jason Fry established that "Kitel Phard" was an alternate name for Atrisia, a planet[12] also introduced in the Imperial Sourcebook.[10] Atrisia has since been re-introduced in the current canon, but no connection between it and Kitel Phard has been established.[8]

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