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The Quess sector was located in the Mid Rim and contained the Old Mankoo, Sayblohn, Tendo, and Trevi systems as well as several hyperlanes. It included the planets Old Mankoo, Sayblohn, and Trevi IV, as well as several worlds in the Tendo system, where the murderer Stalnus maintained a network of contacts.

Old Mankoo was an impoverished planet whose royal family had been overthrown by 23 BBY, and Trevi IV was a trade world that was originally settled by Truishii traders at least two decades before the Galactic Civil War. The latter planet had a population of thirty-five million beings of various species. During the Galactic Civil War, the Galactic Empire maintained a light presence in the Trevi system, and it also occupied Sayblohn, the badlands of which additionally hosted a hidden pirate base.

Description[]

The Quess sector was located in the Trailing Sectors portion of the Mid Rim.[1] By 0 ABY, it bordered the Mulgard sector Coreward, the Chommell and Vish sectors spinward, and the Dustig sector in the trailing direction. Rimward, the sector bordered the Alui sector as well as forming a part of the Mid Rim's border with the Outer Rim Territories' Grumani sector.[4]

The northernmost section of the Quess sector contained the Old Mankoo and Sayblohn systems, while the Trevi system lay in the more southward portion of the sector.[5] The Tendo system was also a part of the sector.[2] The Trevi system was located along several hyperlanes used in interstellar commerce.[3]

Locations[]

The Trevi system contained the planet Trevi IV.[3] The Old Mankoo and Sayblohn systems[2] included the worlds Old Mankoo[6] and Sayblohn, respectively,[7] and the Tendo system contained several planets as well.[8] An impoverished world[9] whose royal family had been overthrown[10] by 23 BBY,[11] Old Mankoo was the homeworld of the[10] Human[6] Princess Tsian,[10] who eventually left the planet for the wider galaxy.[6] By 7 ABY,[12] the Riorian murderer Stalnus frequented the worlds of the Tendo system, in which he maintained a network of contacts.[8]

The Quess sector contained, among others, the Old Mankoo and Trevi systems.

Trevi IV was a dry planet of barren plains, deserts, plateaus, and urbanized areas. At some point, a caravan of Truishii traders passing the Trevi system experienced an accident in hyperspace, and a Truishii starship landed on Trevi IV so that it could be repaired. The traders decided to establish a colony on the planet, and it rapidly developed into a spaceport settlement known as Trevi City.[3]

Trevi IV eventually became a trade world inhabited by thirty-five million sentient beings of various species, including Humans and aliens from a thousand worlds. The inhabitants of Trevi IV imported foodstuffs and medical supplies on their homeworld while exporting luxury goods and technology to the rets of the galaxy. Slightly more than twenty years before the Galactic Civil War, the Bith entrepreneur Fiz Cor'gril also arrived on the planet and established in Trevi City a used starship dealership called Fizzi's Slightly Used Starships. During the Galactic Civil War, a small post located just outside Trevi City constituted the Galactic Empire's token presence both on Trevi IV and in its star system.[3]

A world with a pirate base hidden in its badlands, Sayblohn was occupied by the Empire during the Galactic Civil War. At some point during that conflict,[7] a special operative team of the Rebel Alliance[13] traveled to Sayblohn to retrieve a stolen art object that held significant religious importance to the Okfili species. On the planet, the operatives eventually retrieved the artifact from the local pirate group and smuggled it onto their starship without attracting Imperial attention.[7]

Behind the scenes[]

The Quess sector was established in "Fizzi's Slightly Used Starships," a roleplaying game source article written by John J. Richardson III and published in February 1996 in the ninth issue of West End Games' Star Wars Adventure Journal.[3] In 2012, the sector was depicted on a map designed by Modi and published in "Essential Atlas Extra: Sectors of the Mid Rim," a feature of the StarWars.com Online Companion[4] to the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas.[2]

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Notes and references[]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 StarWars.com Essential Atlas Extra: Sectors of the Mid Rim on StarWars.com (backup link) places the Quess sector in the Mid Rim, between the hyperlanes The Essential Atlas identifies as the Corellian Run and the Rimma Trade Route. The Essential Atlas also designates that part of the Mid Rim as the Trailing Sectors.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 SWAJsmall.jpg "Fizzi's Slightly Used Starships"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 9
  4. 4.0 4.1 StarWars.com Essential Atlas Extra: Sectors of the Mid Rim on StarWars.com (backup link)
  5. StarWars.com Essential Atlas Extra: Sectors of the Mid Rim on StarWars.com (backup link) places the Quess sector systems of Old Mankoo and Trevi in the northernmost and the more southward sections of the sector, respectively. In addition, StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) places the Sayblohn in grid square N-16, which also corresponds to the sector's northernmost part per the former source.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Republic 47
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
  8. 8.0 8.1 Wanted by Cracken
  9. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 407 ("Old Mankoo")
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Republic 48
  11. Star Wars: The Comics Companion dates the events of the Honor and Duty story arc of the Star Wars: Republic comic-book series, which includes its forty-eighth issue, to twenty-three years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 23 BBY according to The New Essential Chronology.
  12. Wanted by Cracken is dated to three years after the Battle of Endor. Since The New Essential Chronology dates that conflict to 4 ABY, the placement of the sourcebook therefore translates to 7 ABY.
  13. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 406 ("Okfili")
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