"Who knows, maybe this will be just another milk run. By the red seas of Knores, we sure could use one to fill up the next several hours."
―A smuggler discusses a business proposition with a partner[3]

Knores was a Mid Rim world located in the Senex sector that was famous for its red seas. The world also featured a deep equatorial trench, appealing cities, and violent weather. By 3637 BBY, the seismologist Fez Burba hypothesized that a civilization once existing on Knores had been rendered extinct due to shifts in Knores' crust. Millennia later, the world was ruled by the aristocratic House Viholn.


Knores was a terrestrial world located in the Knores system of the Senex sector, a part of the Senex-Juvex region in the Western Reaches portion of the Mid Rim. It was linked via hyperlanes to the Adoris, Nars, and Senex systems.[1]

The world's surface featured red seas, for which it was famous,[1] and a deep trench was located on Knores' equator.[2] Knores was a beautiful world, although its weather conditions were exceptionally violent.[1]


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At some point around 3637 BBY,[4] the seismologist Fez Burba claimed that a civilization that had once existed on Knores had gone extinct due to shifts of the world's crust. In response,[2] the future commander of the Eternal Alliance[5] sent a companion to Knores. The companion then traveled into the world's equatorial trench in order to confirm the hypothesis advanced by Burba.[2]

At some point between 4 ABY and 9 ABY,[6] the Zarian con artist Woetar offered a business proposition to a smuggling duo on the planet Antiquity. One of the smugglers then mentioned the seas of Knores to the other while expressing the need to accept the Zarian's proposal in order to stave off boredom.[3]


The seismologist Fez Burba hypothesized by 3637 BBY that a civilization that once existed on Knores had gone extinct due to that world's tectonic activity.[2] When the aristocratic Ancient Houses established themselves as the rulers of the Senex-Juvex region at some point following the Battle of Ruusan of 1000 BBY, Knores came to be controlled by House Viholn.[1]


Knores featured handsome, safe, and logically constructed cities that were architecturally and culturally uninteresting.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Knores was introduced in "Free Time," a roleplaying adventure written by Gary Haynes for use with West End Games' Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and published in the 1992 supplement The Politics of Contraband.[3] The 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the world in grid square L-17.[1]



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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 The Essential Atlas
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan—Archaeology Crew Skill mission: "The Burba Assignment"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 WEG icon2.jpg "Free Time" – The Politics of Contraband
  4. SWTOR mini.png Forums: Dear Story Team, What Year Are We Currently In? on The Old Republic's official website (backup link) — According to Star Wars: The Old Republic's lead designer, Charles Boyd, the majority of the events of the digital expansion Shadow of Revan take place in approximately 3637 BBY. The Crew Skill mission "The Burba Assignment" is part of the Shadow of Revan expansion and therefore also takes place around that year.
  5. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire—Chapter III: Outlander establishes that the Outlander—who becomes the commander of the future Eternal Alliance in "Chapter IX: The Alliance"—also was the player-controlled character in Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan.
  6. The roleplaying adventures published in The Politics of Contraband, including "Free Time," are set in the time period between the Battle of Endor and the events of Heir to the Empire. The New Essential Chronology dates the former to 4 ABY, and The Essential Reader's Companion sets the latter in 9 ABY.
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