The Kuna's Eye system was a star system in the Outer Rim Territories' Zuma sector, within the Inner Zuma Region and the Moddell subsector. It was less than 1,000 light-years above the galactic plane—a trait that made it a part of the thin disk, which spanned 1,000 light-years vertically on both sides of the plane. The system contained the young blue giant Kuna's Eye and a protoplanetary disk, which was rich in minerals, metals, and alloys. As of 43 ABY, prospectors frequented the system, with a cobbled-together space station and shadowport, the Mote, serving their needs.
Description[edit | edit source]
The Kuna's Eye system was located in the Outer Rim Territories at grid coordinates H-16, west of the region known as the Western Reaches and southeast of Wild Space. The system was located within the Inner Zuma Region of the Zuma sector, inside the Moddell subsector. Its distance from the horizontal galactic plane was less than 1,000 light-years, which placed it within the thin disk, a tract of space whose vertical distance from the plane was no more than 1,000 light-years.
History[edit | edit source]
Members of two sentient species, the Tulgah and the Jindas, attempted to colonize the system from the factory world Eriadu circa 130 BBY, but their starship, the Free Enterprise, crashed on the forested moon Endor instead.
The sun of the system, Kuna's Eye, was considered to be young as of 43 ABY and was orbited by a protoplanetary disk of dust and rock that was rich in minerals, metals, and alloys. At the edge of the disk was the Mote, a cobbled-together space station and shadowport dedicated to fulfilling the needs of the prospectors that were attracted to the system. The station hosted 1,000 individuals of various species.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The first mention of the Kuna's Eye system was in the article "Endor and the Moddell Sector"—written by Craig Robert Carey, Daniel Wallace, and Jason Fry—in Star Wars Gamer 9, released on March 1, 2002. This appearance detailed the orbital bodies, the primary star, and the sectoral location. An indirect mention was found within the article "Castaways of Endor," authored by Wallace and Robin Pronovost and released on December 1, 2008, for StarWars.com's registration-exclusive fan club, Hyperspace, which has since been retired. The system was also mentioned in The Essential Atlas, a Del Rey reference book written by Fry and Wallace and released on August 18, 2009. The Kuna's Eye system was given an entry and placed on a map in the "A Closer Look: Endor and the Moddell Sector" chapter, which supplied descriptions for various astronomical objects, planets, and stars and also gave historical references and illustrations.
The sectoral location of the system is a subject of confusion. The Essential Atlas states that it is located in the Moddell subsector, which is said to be a freestanding subsector, while the newer Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion says that the Moddell is a subsector of the Zuma sector. This article assumes that the information from the Online Companion is correct.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Endor and the Moddell Sector"—Star Wars Gamer 9 (First appearance) "
- (Indirect mention only)
- The Essential Atlas