FANDOM


m
m (Formatting fixes)
 
(30 intermediate revisions by 17 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
  +
{{Eras|type=legends}}
 
{{Planet
 
{{Planet
|image=[[File:Lurrian.jpg|A Lurrian native.]]
+
|image=
 
|name=Lur
 
|name=Lur
|region=[[Outer Rim Territories]]
+
|region=[[Outer Rim Territories/Legends|Outer Rim Territories]]<ref name="atlas">''[[The Essential Atlas]]''</ref>
|sector=[[Aparo sector]]
+
|sector=[[Aparo sector]]<ref name="atlas" />
|system=[[Lur system]]
+
|system=[[Lur system]]<ref name="atlas" />
 
|suns=
 
|suns=
 
|position=
 
|position=
 
|moons=
 
|moons=
|coord=R-4
+
|coord=R-4<ref name="atlas" />
  +
|xyz=
  +
|routes=
 
|distance=
 
|distance=
 
|lengthday=
 
|lengthday=
 
|lengthyear=
 
|lengthyear=
|hidep=
 
 
|class=
 
|class=
 
|diameter=
 
|diameter=
Line 18: Line 18:
 
|climate=
 
|climate=
 
|gravity=
 
|gravity=
|terrain=*Ice
+
|terrain=*[[Water/Legends|Ice]]<ref name="hsc">''[[Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook]]''</ref>
*Snow
+
*Snow<ref name="hsc" />
 
|water=
 
|water=
 
|interest=
 
|interest=
|hides=
+
|flora=
|species=[[Lurrian]]s
+
|fauna=*[[Asgnat]]<ref name="hsc" />
  +
*[[Grebnar]]<ref name="hsc" />
  +
*[[Lurrian rimebat]]<ref name="catcw">''[[Coruscant and the Core Worlds]]''</ref>
  +
*[[Noahound]]<ref name="hsc" />
  +
|species=[[Lurrian]]s<ref name="hsc" />
 
|otherspecies=
 
|otherspecies=
|language=[[Lurrian language]]
+
|language=
 
|government=
 
|government=
 
|population=
 
|population=
  +
|demonym=
 
|cities=
 
|cities=
 
|imports=
 
|imports=
 
|exports=
 
|exports=
|affiliation=*[[Galactic Republic]]
+
|affiliation=*[[Galactic Republic/Legends|Galactic Republic]]<ref name="cis">''[[CIS Shadowfeed Dispatch 14:7:01 Edition]]''</ref>
*[[Galactic Empire]]
+
*[[Galactic Empire/Legends|Galactic Empire]]<ref name="hsc" />}}
}}
+
{{Quote|How are things on Lur, by the way?"<br />"Chilly. But the air's clearer than it is here. Not as much smoke blowing around, know what I mean?|[[Hart-and-Parn Gorra-Fiolla]] and Han Solo|Han Solo's Revenge}}
'''Lur''' was a [[planet]] in the [[Outer Rim Territories]]. The planet was noted for its geneticists. The world remained loyal to the [[Galactic Republic]] during the [[Clone Wars]], although restrictions on non-military cloning hindered much of the [[Lurrian]]s' genetic research. Under the [[New Order]], Lur was quarantined as in fear that the Lurrian's technology would be used for evil, though this quarantine was lightly enforced.<ref name="TEA">''The Essential Atlas''</ref> The Empire would often raid the planet for slaves as well. During the [[Yuuzhan Vong War]] the [[New Republic]] took great interest in the Lurrian's bioengineering. <ref name="TEA" />
+
'''Lur''' was an [[Water/Legends|icy]] [[Planet/Legends|planet]] on the [[Outer Rim Territories/Legends|Outer Rim]], known for the native [[Lurrian]] [[Species/Legends|species]], who were masters of genetic engineering. Located near the [[Corporate Sector/Legends|Corporate Sector]], Lur was racked by severe storms and high winds, and the planet's dangerous wildlife forced the Lurrians to band into tight family groups as they evolved. As the planet's harsh environment limited their technological development, Lurrians advanced their society by mastering the flora and fauna around them, breeding and [[Cloning/Legends|cloning]] purposely designed creatures that helped them build cities within Lur's glaciers. The Lurrians' genetic mastery attracted much attention to their beloved [[Homeworld/Legends|homeworld]], especially in the aftermath of the [[Clone Wars/Legends|Clone Wars]], when the [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Galactic Empire]] quarantined the world due to fears their knowledge could be used for ill. That notoriety made Lur a popular target for [[Slavery/Legends|slavers]], as Lurrian genetic experts became valuable properties on the [[Invisible Market]] due to [[The galaxy/Legends|galaxy-wide]] restrictions on genetic experimentation.
  +
  +
==Description==
  +
{{Quote|How am I supposed to know how thick the ionization layer is? The instrumentation's jittery from the discharges, it doesn't show anything clearly. What do you want me to do, drop a plumb line?|Han Solo, during a difficult landing on Lur|Han Solo's Revenge}}
  +
Located in the [[Outer Rim Territories/Legends|Outer Rim]]'s [[Aparo sector]], Lur was located just a stone's throw away from the [[Corporate Sector/Legends|Corporate Sector]], off a short detour from the [[hyperlane]] known as [[Etti Route Major]].<ref name="atlas" /> Lur was a frigid [[Planet/Legends|world]] covered in [[Water/Legends|snowy]] glaciers<ref name="hsc" /> and suffered from extremely harsh weather, including unceasing gale-force winds and intense electrical storms caused by the planet's heavily ionized [[Atmosphere/Legends|atmosphere]]. As such, the planet was exceptionally perilous for landing [[Starship/Legends|spacecraft]], and required attentive instrument flying to navigate safely. [[Human/Legends|Human]]s typically had to wear [[thermosuit]]s with full facebowls in order to comfortably survive in the elements.<ref name="hsr">''[[Han Solo's Revenge]]''</ref> Nevertheless, Lur had a rich, abundant ecosystem, and was known for its dangerous wildlife. The [[Sentience/Legends|sentient]] [[Species/Legends|species]] known as the [[Lurrian]]s over time learned to alter and manipulate these creatures' genetic code, creating many new creatures that served specific purposes in the growth of their society. Among the animals that joined Lur's food chain were the burrowing [[asgnat]]s, [[grebnar]]s which were bred for meat, and the fierce [[noahound]]s.<ref name="hsc" />
  +
  +
==History==
  +
{{Quote|Anyway, Sonniod told me about some job for an unnamed party on Lur. Only when we get there, we meet some low-lifes. Slavers..."<br />"I think I've heard something about that."<br />"Well, we weren't so lucky.|Han Solo and [[Voren Na'al/Legends|Voren Na'al]]|Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook}}
  +
[[File:Lurrian.jpg|thumb|left|250px|A Lurrian.]]
  +
Lurrian society flourished in the [[Standard year/Legends|years]] after their evolution from nonsentient herbivores, as the diminutive [[Humanoid/Legends|humanoids]] learned to alter the plants and animals around them to form the bedrock of their civilization,<ref name="hsc" /> and Lur eventually became a full member of the [[Galactic Republic/Legends|Galactic Republic]].<ref name="cis" /> But despite the fact that Lurrians rarely ever left their icy [[Homeworld/Legends|homeworld]], word got out about their talent for working with genetic codes.<ref name="hsc" /> Their renowned abilities attracted [[Geneticist/Legends|geneticists]] from across [[The galaxy/Legends|the galaxy]], including the [[Shi'ido]] [[Mammon Hoole]], who traveled to study on Lur during the waning years of theGalactic Republic.<ref name="aite">''[[Aliens in the Empire]]''</ref> The Lurrians' feats of bioengineering garnered much more attention during and after the [[The galaxy/Legends|galaxy]]-spanning conflict known as the [[Clone Wars/Legends|Clone Wars]]. The Republic passed a decree during the war banning all non-military [[Cloning/Legends|cloning]] on member worlds, and while some [[Confederacy of Independent Systems/Legends|Separatist]] news reports stated that therapeutic cloning centers on Lur had been shut down,<ref name="cis" /> Lur was granted an exemption by the [[Galactic Senate/Legends|Galactic Senate]].<ref name="colors">''[[Republic Commando: True Colors]]''</ref> The planet was also visited during the war by the experimental [[Jango Fett/Legends|Jango Fett]] clones known as the [[Null-class Advanced Recon Commando|Null ARCs]], who mined Lur's genetic research in the hopes of finding a way to stop their accelerated aging.<ref name="order66">''[[Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel]]''</ref>
  +
  +
After the cessation of hostilities, the atrocities of the Clone Wars led to a harsh crackdown on genetic manipulation from the [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Galactic Empire]], which quarantined Lur due to the natives' abilities, although little effort was ever made to truly enforce the act.<ref name="hsc" /> The quarantine of Lur was a disaster for the [[Droid/Legends|droid]] manufacturer [[Cybot Galactica/Legends|Cybot Galactica]], which had created an entire line of [[PD-series protocol droid]]s specifically to finally crack the difficult Lurrian market&mdash;[[Droid/Legends|droids]] were never commonplace on Lur due to the planet's harsh climate. Thousands were produced, but due to the Imperial quarantine, they were unable to sell the droids and it turned into a major loss.<ref name="egd">''[[The Essential Guide to Droids]]''</ref> The restrictions put in place after the Clone Wars also ensured that Lurrian gene experts became a valuable item on the [[Invisible Market]], and Lur became a target for [[Slavery/Legends|slavers]].<ref name="hsr" /> One slaving group from the [[Corporate Sector/Legends|Corporate Sector]], led by a [[Human/Legends|Human]] named [[Zlarb]], made several trips to Lur from [[6 BBY/Legends|6 BBY]] to [[2 BBY/Legends|2 BBY]] and carried off several hundred Lurrians.<ref name="hsc" />
   
Lur was one of the places the [[Shi'ido]] anthropologist [[Mammon Hoole]] visited after his graduation from the [[Chandrilan Academy of Sciences]] to study genetics.
+
Zlarb and his gang made one last run to Lur in 2 BBY, hiring an unsuspecting [[Corellian/Legends|Corellian]] [[Smuggler/Legends|smuggler]] named [[Han Solo/Legends|Han Solo]] to transport a cargo that he did not realize would be living. But when Zlarb attempted to commandeer Solo's ''[[Millennium Falcon/Legends|Millennium Falcon]]'', a frenzied fight broke out which resulted in Zlarb's [[Death/Legends|death]] at the hands of one of his Lurrian captives. Solo and his [[Wookiee/Legends|Wookiee]] companion [[Chewbacca/Legends|Chewbacca]] freed the Lurrians, and turned over to them the surviving slavers to do with as they pleased.<ref name="hsr" /> Lur's tradition of genetic engineering survived the Imperial years, through at least the era of the [[New Republic/Legends|New Republic]]. During the [[Yuuzhan Vong War|war]] with the [[extra-galactic]] [[Yuuzhan Vong]], who were themselves accomplished bioengineers, Lurrian geneticists received heavy attention from New Republic scientists.<ref name="atlas" />
   
It was also one of the many organizations the [[Null-class Advanced Recon Commando|Null Arcs]] stole data from in order to gather enough information on how to stop their accelerated aging.
+
==Inhabitants==
The slaver [[Zlarb]] would attempt to transport Lurrian slaves as geneticists, saying they would fetch around a thousand credits
+
{{Quote|Those little beauties back there are worth four, five, maybe even six thousand apiece on the Invisible Market. They're natural-born experts at genetic manipulation, and in great demand, my friend. Not everyone is happy with the rigid restrictions that were imposed after the Clone Wars. It seems these creatures like their own world too much, though, and wouldn't sign out on contract labor for anything. So my associates and I rounded up a bunch.|Zlarb, to Han Solo|Han Solo's Revenge}}
  +
Lur's sole native sentient species, Lurrians were short, furry humanoids that evolved from nonsentient herbivores and banded together into large family units in order to better survive their homeworld's dangerous predators. The lack of readily available materials like wood or metal forced Lurrian society to develop in a different way from most: they instead became masters of the wildlife around them, learning how to genetically manipulate Lur's flora and fauna through selective breeding and experimenting with herbs, roots and natural compounds. Their knowledge of genetic manipulation soon became the basis of an advanced culture, as the Lurrians lived peacefully in cities burrowed into Lur's glaciers by one of their creations, the asgnats. These underground warrens were connected by a primitive hook-and-line system, as Lur's high winds made [[Repulsorlift/Legends|repulsorlift]] vehicles impractical.<ref name="egd" /> Lurrians were known to have extremely strong family ties, and had a love for their homeworld that was so strong that very few ever willingly left.<ref name="hsc" />
   
{{Planet-stub}}
+
==Behind the scenes==
  +
Lur first appeared in ''[[Han Solo's Revenge]]'', a novel written by [[Brian Daley]] and released in [[1979]].<ref name="hsr" /> Extensive background information on the world was later given in [[1993]]'s ''[[Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook]]'',<ref name="hsc" /> and in [[2009]]'s ''[[The Essential Atlas]]''.<ref name="atlas" />
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[CIS Shadowfeed Dispatch 14:7:01 Edition]]'' {{Mo}}
 
*''[[CIS Shadowfeed Dispatch 14:7:01 Edition]]'' {{Mo}}
 
*''[[Republic Commando: True Colors]]'' {{Mo}}
 
*''[[Republic Commando: True Colors]]'' {{Mo}}
*''[[Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel]]'' {{Mo}}
+
*''[[Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel]]'' {{Mo}}
*''[[Han Solo's Revenge]]''
+
*''[[Han Solo's Revenge]]'' {{1st}}
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
*[[A Guide to the Star Wars Universe (First Edition)|''A Guide to the Star Wars Universe'']]
+
*''[[A Guide to the Star Wars Universe]]''
*[[A Guide to the Star Wars Universe (Second Edition)|''A Guide to the Star Wars Universe'', Second Edition]]
+
*''[[Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook]]''
  +
*''[[A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded]]''
 
*''[[The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology]]''
 
*''[[The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology]]''
  +
*''[[Alien Encounters]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars Encyclopedia]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars Encyclopedia]]''
 
*''[[The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons]]''
 
*''[[The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons]]''
Line 58: Line 60:
 
*{{FFCite|32|MAN4, ''Droid Manufacturers''}}
 
*{{FFCite|32|MAN4, ''Droid Manufacturers''}}
 
*''[[Aliens in the Empire]]''
 
*''[[Aliens in the Empire]]''
  +
*{{CSWECite|II|267|Lur}}
 
*''[[The Essential Atlas]]''
 
*''[[The Essential Atlas]]''
*{{DB|technology|cloning|Cloning}}
+
*{{DB|technology|cloning|cloning|archivedate=20100927035003}}
 
*''[[The Essential Reader's Companion]]''
 
*''[[The Essential Reader's Companion]]''
   
Line 69: Line 72:
 
}}
 
}}
   
  +
[[Category:Aparo sector planets]]
  +
[[Category:Galactic Republic planets]]
 
[[Category:Ice planets]]
 
[[Category:Ice planets]]
[[Category:Outer Rim planets]]
 

Latest revision as of 19:18, June 17, 2020

"How are things on Lur, by the way?"
"Chilly. But the air's clearer than it is here. Not as much smoke blowing around, know what I mean?
"
Hart-and-Parn Gorra-Fiolla and Han Solo[src]

Lur was an icy planet on the Outer Rim, known for the native Lurrian species, who were masters of genetic engineering. Located near the Corporate Sector, Lur was racked by severe storms and high winds, and the planet's dangerous wildlife forced the Lurrians to band into tight family groups as they evolved. As the planet's harsh environment limited their technological development, Lurrians advanced their society by mastering the flora and fauna around them, breeding and cloning purposely designed creatures that helped them build cities within Lur's glaciers. The Lurrians' genetic mastery attracted much attention to their beloved homeworld, especially in the aftermath of the Clone Wars, when the Galactic Empire quarantined the world due to fears their knowledge could be used for ill. That notoriety made Lur a popular target for slavers, as Lurrian genetic experts became valuable properties on the Invisible Market due to galaxy-wide restrictions on genetic experimentation.

DescriptionEdit

"How am I supposed to know how thick the ionization layer is? The instrumentation's jittery from the discharges, it doesn't show anything clearly. What do you want me to do, drop a plumb line?"
―Han Solo, during a difficult landing on Lur[src]

Located in the Outer Rim's Aparo sector, Lur was located just a stone's throw away from the Corporate Sector, off a short detour from the hyperlane known as Etti Route Major.[1] Lur was a frigid world covered in snowy glaciers[2] and suffered from extremely harsh weather, including unceasing gale-force winds and intense electrical storms caused by the planet's heavily ionized atmosphere. As such, the planet was exceptionally perilous for landing spacecraft, and required attentive instrument flying to navigate safely. Humans typically had to wear thermosuits with full facebowls in order to comfortably survive in the elements.[5] Nevertheless, Lur had a rich, abundant ecosystem, and was known for its dangerous wildlife. The sentient species known as the Lurrians over time learned to alter and manipulate these creatures' genetic code, creating many new creatures that served specific purposes in the growth of their society. Among the animals that joined Lur's food chain were the burrowing asgnats, grebnars which were bred for meat, and the fierce noahounds.[2]

HistoryEdit

"Anyway, Sonniod told me about some job for an unnamed party on Lur. Only when we get there, we meet some low-lifes. Slavers..."
"I think I've heard something about that."
"Well, we weren't so lucky.
"
―Han Solo and Voren Na'al[src]
Lurrian

A Lurrian.

Lurrian society flourished in the years after their evolution from nonsentient herbivores, as the diminutive humanoids learned to alter the plants and animals around them to form the bedrock of their civilization,[2] and Lur eventually became a full member of the Galactic Republic.[4] But despite the fact that Lurrians rarely ever left their icy homeworld, word got out about their talent for working with genetic codes.[2] Their renowned abilities attracted geneticists from across the galaxy, including the Shi'ido Mammon Hoole, who traveled to study on Lur during the waning years of theGalactic Republic.[6] The Lurrians' feats of bioengineering garnered much more attention during and after the galaxy-spanning conflict known as the Clone Wars. The Republic passed a decree during the war banning all non-military cloning on member worlds, and while some Separatist news reports stated that therapeutic cloning centers on Lur had been shut down,[4] Lur was granted an exemption by the Galactic Senate.[7] The planet was also visited during the war by the experimental Jango Fett clones known as the Null ARCs, who mined Lur's genetic research in the hopes of finding a way to stop their accelerated aging.[8]

After the cessation of hostilities, the atrocities of the Clone Wars led to a harsh crackdown on genetic manipulation from the Galactic Empire, which quarantined Lur due to the natives' abilities, although little effort was ever made to truly enforce the act.[2] The quarantine of Lur was a disaster for the droid manufacturer Cybot Galactica, which had created an entire line of PD-series protocol droids specifically to finally crack the difficult Lurrian market—droids were never commonplace on Lur due to the planet's harsh climate. Thousands were produced, but due to the Imperial quarantine, they were unable to sell the droids and it turned into a major loss.[9] The restrictions put in place after the Clone Wars also ensured that Lurrian gene experts became a valuable item on the Invisible Market, and Lur became a target for slavers.[5] One slaving group from the Corporate Sector, led by a Human named Zlarb, made several trips to Lur from 6 BBY to 2 BBY and carried off several hundred Lurrians.[2]

Zlarb and his gang made one last run to Lur in 2 BBY, hiring an unsuspecting Corellian smuggler named Han Solo to transport a cargo that he did not realize would be living. But when Zlarb attempted to commandeer Solo's Millennium Falcon, a frenzied fight broke out which resulted in Zlarb's death at the hands of one of his Lurrian captives. Solo and his Wookiee companion Chewbacca freed the Lurrians, and turned over to them the surviving slavers to do with as they pleased.[5] Lur's tradition of genetic engineering survived the Imperial years, through at least the era of the New Republic. During the war with the extra-galactic Yuuzhan Vong, who were themselves accomplished bioengineers, Lurrian geneticists received heavy attention from New Republic scientists.[1]

InhabitantsEdit

"Those little beauties back there are worth four, five, maybe even six thousand apiece on the Invisible Market. They're natural-born experts at genetic manipulation, and in great demand, my friend. Not everyone is happy with the rigid restrictions that were imposed after the Clone Wars. It seems these creatures like their own world too much, though, and wouldn't sign out on contract labor for anything. So my associates and I rounded up a bunch."
―Zlarb, to Han Solo[src]

Lur's sole native sentient species, Lurrians were short, furry humanoids that evolved from nonsentient herbivores and banded together into large family units in order to better survive their homeworld's dangerous predators. The lack of readily available materials like wood or metal forced Lurrian society to develop in a different way from most: they instead became masters of the wildlife around them, learning how to genetically manipulate Lur's flora and fauna through selective breeding and experimenting with herbs, roots and natural compounds. Their knowledge of genetic manipulation soon became the basis of an advanced culture, as the Lurrians lived peacefully in cities burrowed into Lur's glaciers by one of their creations, the asgnats. These underground warrens were connected by a primitive hook-and-line system, as Lur's high winds made repulsorlift vehicles impractical.[9] Lurrians were known to have extremely strong family ties, and had a love for their homeworld that was so strong that very few ever willingly left.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Lur first appeared in Han Solo's Revenge, a novel written by Brian Daley and released in 1979.[5] Extensive background information on the world was later given in 1993's Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook,[2] and in 2009's The Essential Atlas.[1]

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

In other languages
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.