The Piryn Shar sector was located in the Expansion Region. It contained the Natalon, Noe'ha'on, and Ohratuu systems, with the Great Gran Run hyperlane passing through the former two systems. The Ohratuu system contained a planet of the same name, while the Natalon system was the origin point of the Natalon Core Bandits. Noe'ha'on was a jungle world that was home to the sentient Noehons and the predatory k'lor'slug creatures.

The area of space surrounding Noe'ha'on was explored between 1000 BBY and 25 BBY, although off-worlders had already visited the world millennia earlier. Imperial Military forces and those of the extragalactic Nagai and Tof species traveled through the Piryn Shar sector in 17 BBY and 4 ABY, respectively. Between 3 ABY and 4 ABY, the former Rebel Alliance general Reesen Jivrak established a base on Ohratuu.

Description[edit | edit source]

The Piryn Shar sector was a part of the Expansion Region. By 0 ABY, the sector bordered the Vensensor sector in the spinward direction and formed a four-way border with the Har Worlds, the Trans-Jardeen sector, and the Vatha sector Coreward. Together with the Har Worlds and the Vatha sector, the Piryn Shar sector also formed the Expansion Region's Rimward boundary with the Oriolan, Sombure, and Wornal sectors of the Mid Rim.[4]

The Natalon, Noe'ha'on, and Ohratuu systems all lay in the Piryn Shar sector.[1] The hyperlane known as the Great Gran Run[2] passed through the Natalon and Noe'ha'on systems on its way from the Vatha sector to the Har Worlds.[4]

History[edit | edit source]

As part of the Western Reaches Operation in 17 BBY, military forces of the Galactic Empire traveled along the section of the[5] Great Gran Run passing through the Piryn Shar sector[2] prior to the battle in the Mid Rim's Halm system.[5] Similarly, while moving Coreward as part of secondary movements of their separate invasions of the galaxy in 4 ABY, the forces of the extragalactic Nagai and Tof species moved along[6] the Piryn Shar sector's segment of the hyperspace route.[2]

Locations[edit | edit source]

The Natalon and Ohratuu systems[edit | edit source]

The Natalon system was the origin point of the Natalon Core Bandits.[7][8] At some point between 14 BBY and 0 BBY, the Human smuggler Han Solo was involved in a shootout in the system.[6]

The Ohratuu system contained[1] a terrestrial planet of the same name. It was home to a species of docile land-based herd creatures known as deripors.[9] At some point between 3 ABY and 4 ABY,[10] the former Rebel Alliance general Reesen Jivrak and his small group of followers established a base on Ohratuu. Jivrak utilized deripors altered by strength-increasing and aggression-heightening toxins in hit-and-run attacks.[9]

Noe'ha'on[edit | edit source]

The jungle world Noe'ha'on[3] was located in the eponymous system.[1] It was the homeworld of the k'lor'slug,[11] a species of aggressive, worm-like swamp predators[12] that eventually found their way off-world as pests.[13] Noe'ha'on was also inhabited by the Noehons, a species of sentient arboreal insectoid.[3]

The area of space surrounding Noe'ha'on was explored between 1000 BBY and 25 BBY,[6] although off-world paleontologist expeditions had already visited the world[14] by 3630 BBY.[15] Noe'ha'on fell within the borders of the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars of 22 BBY19 BBY.[6] During the first campaigns of that conflict, the Nineteenth Army of the Republic Military was tasked with defending the system's vicinity against the military forces of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Between 19 BBY and 17 BBY, Noe'ha'on was incorporated into the territory controlled by the Galactic Empire.[5]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Piryn Shar sector was established in the StarWars.com Online Companion to the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas, which was written by Daniel Wallace and Jason Fry.[1] In 2012, the sector was depicted on a map designed by Modi and published in the Online Companion feature "Essential Atlas Extra: Expansion Region."[4]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Essential Atlas identifies the hyperlane that StarWars.com Essential Atlas Extra: Expansion Region on StarWars.com (backup link) depicts passing through the Piryn Shar sector as the Great Gran Run.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ultimate Alien Anthology
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 StarWars.com Essential Atlas Extra: Expansion Region on StarWars.com (backup link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 The Essential Guide to Warfare
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 The Essential Atlas
  7. A Valentine Story
  8. The Essential Atlas and Galactic Cartography: Official Discussion on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by jasonfry on December 11, 2007, 7:59am; accessed March 6, 2016) (backup link) (screenshot) "I wouldn't get your hopes up re alien homeworlds, beyond simple stuff like the Planetnamian species getting a Planetnamia on the map or things Dan and I can account for with a relatively quick reference." Jason Fry, co-author of The Essential Atlas, stated his intention to create homeworlds for numerous species based on context implied from their names. Given this principle, this article makes a similar basic assumption for Natalon Core Bandits in relation to the Natalon system.
  9. 9.0 9.1 SWAJsmall.jpg "Toria Tell's Droid Journal"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 10
  10. SWAJsmall.jpg "Toria Tell's Droid Journal"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 10, which is set during the Galactic Civil War between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance, states that Science Research Droids were introduced shortly after the Battle of Hoth. The New Essential Chronology further dates that battle to 3 ABY and also establishes that the Rebel Alliance transformed into the New Republic in 4 ABY. Per "Toria Tell's Droid Journal," Reesen Jivrak employed a Science Research Droid on Ohratuu, therefore he must have established his base on the planet at some point between 3 ABY and 4 ABY.
  11. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 222 ("k'lor'slug")
  12. Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
  13. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "K'lor'slug"
  14. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne—Scavenging Crew Skill Mission: "Fossil Records"
  15. SWTOR mini.png Forums: Dear Story Team, What Year Are We Currently In? on The Old Republic's official website (backup link) — According to Star Wars: The Old Republic's lead designer, Charles Boyd, the events of the digital expansion Knights of the Eternal Throne take place in 3630 BBY. The Crew Skill mission "Fossil Records" is part of the Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion and therefore also takes place in that year.
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