- "I don't know how they picked Okator VIII. It doesn't really matter, I suppose. It could have been a lot of places in the Divide. They could have picked Matabre, or Ilamna or Cortilium Major. But they didn't. They picked Okator."
- ―Baragwin sense lattice imprinted by a Republic soldier
Matabre was an astronomical object located in the Eucer sector's Matabre system. It was considered a part of the Mid Rim, although it was situated in the region known as the Divide during the Tionese War, which was fought between the Galactic Republic and the Honorable Union of Desevro & Tion. Matabre had been settled by Republic colonists by that time.
A Tionese military force destroyed Republic settlements on the Divide celestial body Okator VIII shortly before the war's end around 23,900 BBY. At some point, a local farm boy who had witnessed the attack and had later become a Republic soldier at some point imprinted an audio-visual account of the attack in a Baragwin sense lattice, speculating that the Tionese could have just as well chosen as their target any of the other settled astronomical objects of the region, including Matabre.
Behind the scenes
Matabre was originally meant to be mentioned in the 2012 reference book The Essential Guide to Warfare by Jason Fry and Paul R. Urquhart; however, the section that would have mentioned the astronomical object was cut before the book's release.
The information regarding Matabre was later released in 2014 as part of Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare Author's Cut, a series of articles published on the StarWars.com Blog by Fry and Erich Schoeneweiss containing various cut content from The Essential Guide to Warfare. The StarWars.com Online Companion to the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Matabre system, and therefore the celestial body itself, in grid square Q-7.
- (First mentioned)