- "If we can get the Ansionians to commit to pulling out of the Republic, no one will really care. But because of their alliances, their withdrawal should be enough to sway their already vacillating partners in both the Malarian Alliance and the Keitumite Treaty to follow."
- ―Presidente Shu Mai
The Mondress system was an Expansion Region star system. In 27 BBY, it was visited by the starship Outbound Flight on its shakedown cruise. By the time of the Separatist Crisis, the Mondress system was affiliated via the Keitumite Mutual Military Treaty to seven other star systems. That alliance was part of a larger network of forty systems linked by various alliances and treaties to each other, centered on the inconspicuous planet Ansion.
In 22 BBY, when members of the Keitumite Mutual Military Treaty were considering seceding from the Galactic Republic, the Confederacy of the Independent Systems sought to facilitate the secession of the entire network of systems affiliated with Ansion. The Separatist plans were foiled by a Jedi mission to Ansion, which resulted in the planet and its partner systems remaining loyal to the Republic. Decades later, the Mondress system was a part of the New Republic.
The Mondress system was located in the Mondress sector, a part of the Outer Expansion Zone sub-region of the Expansion Region. It was connected by a hyperlane to the Horob system of the Vardoss sector as well as the Carvandir system in the sector of the same name.
A member of the Republic
- "The Malarian Alliance. On the face of it, one of hundreds of such casual alliances. Keitumite Mutual Military Treaty. Never invoked, but still in force. Now, observe this."
- ―Presidente Shu Mai, before displaying the network of star systems politically connected to Ansion
The Outbound Flight, a Galactic Republic vessel on a mission to explore and colonize the Unknown Regions, visited the Mondress system as part of a three-week-long shakedown cruise in 27 BBY. The meandering route of the tour was carefully mapped out to visit the home sectors of the most important backers of the Outbound Flight Project in the Galactic Senate of the Republic.
Five years later, the Mondress system was both a member of the Republic and a signatory of the long-standing yet never-invoked Keitumite Mutual Military Treaty, the latter of which placed it in a web of mutual affiliations with seven other systems: the Dorin system of the Expansion Region's Deadalis sector; the Eeropha system in the Colonies; and the Ansion, Glom Tho, Keitum, Lonnaw, and Malari systems in the Mid Rim. In addition, Mondress, its partner systems, and the Malarian Alliance—also affiliated with the planet Ansion—all had treaties of their own with other worlds, which led to the seemingly insignificant Ansion lying at the center of a network of approximately forty politically connected star systems. During the ongoing Separatist Crisis, signatory systems of both the Malarian Alliance and the Keitumite Mutual Military Treaty were individually considering leaving the Republic.
A Separatist plot
- "Assuming the internal divisions continue to widen, I would expect a formal vote on whether to withdraw from the Republic within half a standard year."
"At which point we can look on with satisfaction as those who have been traditionally allied to Ansion follow suit, and those allied to the allies fall in turn."
- ―Senator Mousul and Shu Mai
The Confederacy of Independent Systems intended to facilitate the secession of Ansion from the Republic, which was predicted by the Separatists to cause a cascade of secession by all the systems linked to the planet via its treaties, as well. Presidente Shu Mai of the Commerce Guild explained the Separatist plan to the Corellian industrialist Tam Uliss and his Twi'lek companion during a meeting with Ansion's Senator Mousul in a private chamber on Coruscant, a Core Worlds planet serving as the capital of the Republic, in 22 BBY. Mai also singled out the member systems of the Keitumite Mutual Military Treaty, including Mondress, for the group in a holographic projection of the galaxy.
However, a mission to Ansion undertaken at the time by members of the Jedi Order on behalf of the Republic resulted in that world and its partners remaining loyal to the galactic government, foiling the Separatist plans. At some point following the establishment of the Galactic Empire in 19 BBY, the newly-appointed Imperial Moff of the Mid Rim's Churnis sector declared all existing treaties and alliances involving Ansion to be null and void. The Mondress system fell within the borders of the New Republic by 12 ABY.
Behind the scenes
The Approaching Storm, a 2002 novel by Alan Dean Foster, featured a holographic representation of the several unnamed star systems connected to Ansion via the Keitumite Mutual Military Treaty. Drawing upon the name of the Mondress sector, which was originally introduced in the 1994 West End Games roleplaying game sourcebook Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters, one of those systems was identified as the Mondress system by the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas, authored by Daniel Wallace and Jason Fry, which placed it in grid square J-7.
- The Approaching Storm (First appearance) (Appears in hologram)
- The Approaching Storm audiobook (Appears in hologram)
Notes and references
- system in the Mondress sector, which Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters designates as part of the Outer Expansion Zone. places the Mondress
- The Essential Atlas
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- The Approaching Storm
- Star Wars: Force and Destiny Core Rulebook
- Outbound Flight
- The Essential Reader's Companion dates the events of The Approaching Storm, during which the Keitumite Mutual Military Treaty is in effect, to 22 BBY.
- Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters