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In 22 BBY,[2] the Pastoral Collective maintained the communally owned water meadows and pastures of the Mid Rim planet Naboo's Lake Country. Herders appointed by the communal organization attended to the large, peaceful flocks of the native shaak species that grazed upon the fertile, idyllic upland meadows in spring and summer, as the shaaks were susceptible to stubling off cliffs near waterfalls or becoming stuck on rocky ledges. In springtime, the meadows became the setting for the Festival of Glad Arrival.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Pastoral Collective was first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in the fifty-forth issue of the Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon series of magazines,[1] published by De Agostini around January 13, 2016.[3] The Collective was originally introduced by Simon Beecroft and Curtis Saxton in the 2003 Star Wars Legends reference book Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.[4]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Build the Millennium Falcon.png Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 54 (Guide to the Galaxy: Naboo Lake Country)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Pastoral Collective and its work are mentioned in a portion of Star Wars: Complete Locations that is set during Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, the events of which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 22 BBY.
  3. The second issue of the De Agostini weekly magazine Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon was set to be published on January 14, 2015, according to Wyman, Chris: De Agostini Publishing: Build the Millennium Falcon Magazine & Model (08-01-2015). theforce.net. TheForce.net. Archived from the original on November 6, 2016. Therefore, it can be calculated that Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 54 was published around January 13, 2016.
  4. Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones