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'''Radiation''' was a byproduct of many natural and artificial substances. Deadly items that were of this nature were deemed '''radioactive'''. Radiation encompassed the entire electromagnetic spectrum, including [[gamma ray]]s, [[ultraviolet]], [[infrared]], and [[microwave]] radiation. It was categorized into five phases, with Phase 5 being the deadliest.
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'''Radiation''' was a byproduct of many natural and artificial substances. Deadly items that were of this nature were deemed '''radioactive'''. Radiation encompassed the entire electromagnetic spectrum, including [[gamma ray]]s, [[Ultraviolet/Legends|ultraviolet]], [[Infrared/Legends|infrared]], and [[microwave]] radiation. It was categorized into five phases, with Phase 5 being the deadliest.
   
 
Doses of radiation could produce genetic mutations in creatures, resulting in [[mutant]]s and other ghastly beings such as [[Coruscani ogre]]s.
 
Doses of radiation could produce genetic mutations in creatures, resulting in [[mutant]]s and other ghastly beings such as [[Coruscani ogre]]s.
   
 
==Sources of radiation==
 
==Sources of radiation==
Natural radiation of all kinds was emitted from stars and interstellar gases, as well as certain materials and elements such as [[uranium]], and even volcanic lava on various planets such as [[Qat Chrystac]].
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Natural radiation of all kinds was emitted from stars and interstellar gases, as well as certain materials and elements such as [[uranium]], and even volcanic lava on various planets such as [[Qat Chrystac/Legends|Qat Chrystac]].
   
 
Radiation was also weaponized, and used in launchers that delivered [[Radiation grenade|payloads]] of radioactive material.<ref name="Star Wars Battlefront">''[[Star Wars: Battlefront]]''</ref>
 
Radiation was also weaponized, and used in launchers that delivered [[Radiation grenade|payloads]] of radioactive material.<ref name="Star Wars Battlefront">''[[Star Wars: Battlefront]]''</ref>
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Radiation would also be emitted as propulsion from certain types of spacecraft as ion particles in [[Twin ion engine/Legends|twin ion engines]], and from certain atmospheric speeders like the [[Koro-2 all-environment exodrive airspeeder]].
 
Radiation would also be emitted as propulsion from certain types of spacecraft as ion particles in [[Twin ion engine/Legends|twin ion engines]], and from certain atmospheric speeders like the [[Koro-2 all-environment exodrive airspeeder]].
   
It was also produced from the explosion of [[nuclear bomb]]s and [[neutron bomb]]s. If a [[Hypermatter annihilator|Hypermatter reactor]] exploded, it could produce a cloud of radioactive dust.<ref name="DS">''[[Death Star (novel)|Death Star]]''</ref>
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It was also produced from the explosion of [[nuclear bomb]]s and [[neutron bomb]]s. If a [[Hypermatter annihilator|Hypermatter reactor]] exploded, it could produce a cloud of radioactive dust.<ref name="DS">[[Death Star (novel)|''Death Star'']]</ref>
   
Imperial [[TIE/LN starfighter/Legends|TIE fighters]] also used radioactive fuel.<ref name="DS">''[[Death Star (novel)|Death Star]]''</ref>
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Imperial [[TIE/LN starfighter|TIE fighters]] also used radioactive fuel.<ref name="DS" />
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
During the [[Invasion of Naboo/Legends|Invasion of Naboo]] and the subsequent [[Clone Wars/Legends|Clone Wars]], radiation launchers were used by the [[B1 battle droid/Legends|battle droid]] forces of the [[Confederacy of Independent Systems/Legends|CIS]]. They were known to have devastating effects.<ref name="Star Wars Battlefront">''[[Star Wars: Battlefront]]''</ref>
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During the [[Invasion of Naboo/Legends|Invasion of Naboo]] and the subsequent [[Clone Wars/Legends|Clone Wars]], radiation launchers were used by the [[B1 battle droid/Legends|battle droid]] forces of the [[Confederacy of Independent Systems/Legends|CIS]]. They were known to have devastating effects.<ref name="Star Wars Battlefront" />
   
The [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Galactic Empire]] created the elite [[Radiation zone assault trooper]], or Radtrooper, to work in environments saturated in radioactivity. A [[radiation bomb]] was also used by Commander [[Mitth'raw'nuruodo|Thrawn]] in [[27 BBY]] to eradicate life aboard [[Outbound Flight Project|Outbound Flight]].{{fact}}
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The [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Galactic Empire]] created the elite [[Radiation zone assault trooper]], or Radtrooper, to work in environments saturated in radioactivity. A [[radiation bomb]] was also used by Commander [[Mitth'raw'nuruodo/Legends|Thrawn]] in [[27 BBY/Legends|27 BBY]] to eradicate life aboard [[Outbound Flight Project|Outbound Flight]].{{Fact}}
   
 
'''Radiation detectors''' were worn around [[4 ABY/Legends|4 ABY]] to alert the wearer while in the presence of high levels of radiation.
 
'''Radiation detectors''' were worn around [[4 ABY/Legends|4 ABY]] to alert the wearer while in the presence of high levels of radiation.
The [[Bounty hunter/Legends|bounty hunter]] and [[slavery/Legends|slaver]] [[Bossk/Legends|Bossk]] wore a radiation detector on his hip while he inspected [[Boba Fett/Legends|Boba Fett's]] ship ''[[Slave I/Legends|Slave I]]'' for hidden traps.{{fact}}
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The [[Bounty hunter/Legends|bounty hunter]] and [[Slavery/Legends|slaver]] [[Bossk/Legends|Bossk]] wore a radiation detector on his hip while he inspected [[Boba Fett/Legends|Boba Fett's]] ship [[Slave I/Legends|''Slave I'']] for hidden traps.{{Fact}}
   
The [[Planet/Legends|planet]] [[Tund/Legends|Tund]] was turned into a virtual wasteland as a result of radiation emitted from an [[electromagnetic torpedo]], which was unleashed by the last [[Sorcerers of Tund|Sorcerer of Tund]], [[Rokur Gepta]].{{fact}}
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The [[Planet/Legends|planet]] [[Tund/Legends|Tund]] was turned into a virtual wasteland as a result of radiation emitted from an [[electromagnetic torpedo]], which was unleashed by the last [[Sorcerers of Tund/Legends|Sorcerer of Tund]], [[Rokur Gepta]].{{Fact}}
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*{{TOR|Rise of the Hutt Cartel}}
 
*{{TOR|Rise of the Hutt Cartel}}
 
*{{TOR|Knights of the Eternal Throne}} {{Mo}}
 
*{{TOR|Knights of the Eternal Throne}} {{Mo}}
*''[[Outbound Flight (novel)|Outbound Flight]]''
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*[[Outbound Flight (novel)|''Outbound Flight'']]
 
*''[[The Clone Wars: Shipyards of Doom]]''
 
*''[[The Clone Wars: Shipyards of Doom]]''
 
*{{TCW|Defenders of Peace}}
 
*{{TCW|Defenders of Peace}}
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*''[[Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon]]''
 
*''[[Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon]]''
*''[[Death Star (novel)|Death Star]]''
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*[[Death Star (novel)|''Death Star'']]
 
*''[[Han Solo at Stars' End]]'' {{Mo}}
 
*''[[Han Solo at Stars' End]]'' {{Mo}}
*''[[Star Wars: Rebellion (video game)|Star Wars: Rebellion]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[Rebel Force: Uprising]]''
*''[[Starfall (adventure)|Starfall]]''
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*{{Journal|5|A Bitter Winter}}
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*[[Star Wars: Rebellion (video game)|''Star Wars: Rebellion'']] {{Mo}}
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*[[Starfall (adventure)|''Starfall'']]
 
*''[[The Game Chambers of Questal]]''
 
*''[[The Game Chambers of Questal]]''
 
*''[[Planet of the Mists]]''
 
*''[[Planet of the Mists]]''
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*{{WEGCite|book=Supernova (WEG)|text=''Supernova''|story=The Mynock Conspiracy}}
 
*{{WEGCite|book=Supernova (WEG)|text=''Supernova''|story=The Mynock Conspiracy}}
 
*{{WEGCite|book=Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters|text=''Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters''|story=Two for the Price of One}}
 
*{{WEGCite|book=Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters|text=''Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters''|story=Two for the Price of One}}
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*{{Journal|4|Enemies for Life}}
 
*{{WEGCite|book=Shadows of the Empire Planets Guide|text=''Shadows of the Empire Planets Guide''|story=The Ganjuko Graveyard|stext=''The Ganjuko Graveyard''}} {{Mo}}
 
*{{WEGCite|book=Shadows of the Empire Planets Guide|text=''Shadows of the Empire Planets Guide''|story=The Ganjuko Graveyard|stext=''The Ganjuko Graveyard''}} {{Mo}}
 
*''[[The Mandalorian Armor]]'' {{C|Radiation detector}}
 
*''[[The Mandalorian Armor]]'' {{C|Radiation detector}}
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*{{WEGCite|book=The Politics of Contraband|text=''The Politics of Contraband''|story=The Art of Betrayal}}
 
*{{WEGCite|book=The Politics of Contraband|text=''The Politics of Contraband''|story=The Art of Betrayal}}
 
*{{WEGCite|book=Classic Adventures|text=''Classic Adventures''|story=The Art of Betrayal}} {{C|Reprint}}
 
*{{WEGCite|book=Classic Adventures|text=''Classic Adventures''|story=The Art of Betrayal}} {{C|Reprint}}
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*{{DarkStryder|Omens|The DarkStryder Campaign}}
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*{{DarkStryder|Artifact of Aaris|The DarkStryder Campaign}}
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*{{DarkStryder|Death Is Remotely Possible|The DarkStryder Campaign}} {{Mo}}
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*{{DarkStryder|Crisis (RPG adventure)|The DarkStryder Campaign}}
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*{{DarkStryder|Traitor in our Midst|The DarkStryder Campaign}}
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*{{DarkStryder|Little Empires|The Kathol Outback}}
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*{{DarkStryder|The Masters of Exocron|The Kathol Outback}}
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*{{DarkStryder|Waystation|The Kathol Rift}}
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*{{DarkStryder|Showdown (RPG adventure)|The Kathol Rift}}
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*{{Journal|8|Counterstrike (Adventure Journal)|Counterstrike}}
 
*{{Journal|15|Firestorm (short story)|Firestorm}}
 
*{{Journal|15|Firestorm (short story)|Firestorm}}
 
*''[[Jedi Search]]''
 
*''[[Jedi Search]]''
*''[[Dark Apprentice (novel)|Dark Apprentice]]''
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*[[Dark Apprentice (novel)|''Dark Apprentice'']]
 
*''[[Planet of Twilight]]''
 
*''[[Planet of Twilight]]''
 
*''[[Survivor's Quest]]''
 
*''[[Survivor's Quest]]''
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
{{Scroll box|content=
 
{{Scroll box|content=
*''[[Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game (first edition)|Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game]]''
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*[[Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game (first edition)|''Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game'']]
 
*''[[The Star Wars Rules Companion]]''
 
*''[[The Star Wars Rules Companion]]''
 
*''[[The Star Wars Sourcebook]]''
 
*''[[The Star Wars Sourcebook]]''
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*''[[Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim]]''
 
*''[[Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim]]''
 
*''[[Dark Empire Sourcebook]]''
 
*''[[Dark Empire Sourcebook]]''
*''[[Supernova (WEG)|Supernova]]''
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*[[Supernova (WEG)|''Supernova'']]
 
*''[[Super Empire Strikes Back Official Game Secrets]]''
 
*''[[Super Empire Strikes Back Official Game Secrets]]''
 
*[[Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races (Second Edition)|''Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races'', Second Edition]]
 
*[[Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races (Second Edition)|''Galaxy Guide 4: Alien Races'', Second Edition]]
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*{{Journal|3|Blasters for Hire}}
 
*{{Journal|3|Blasters for Hire}}
 
*''[[The Star Wars Planets Collection]]''
 
*''[[The Star Wars Planets Collection]]''
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*{{Journal|4|Cracken's Rebel Field Guide: Scanners}}
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*''[[Creatures of the Galaxy]]''
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*''[[Classic Campaigns]]''
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*''[[Goroth: Slave of the Empire]]''
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*''[[Galladinium's Fantastic Technology]]''
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*{{Journal|7|Cracken's Rebel Operatives (article)|Cracken's Rebel Operatives}}
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*{{Journal|7|The History of R-Series Astromech Droids}}
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*[[Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin (Second Edition)|''Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin'', Second Edition]]
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*''[[The DarkStryder Campaign]]''
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*[[Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi (Second Edition)|''Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi'', Second Edition]]
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*{{Journal|8|Scouts' Dispatch}}
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*''[[The Truce at Bakura Sourcebook]]''
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*''[[The Jedi Academy Sourcebook]]''
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*{{Journal|10|A Free-Trader's Guide to the Planets}}
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*''[[The Kathol Rift]]''
 
*''[[Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook]]''
 
*''[[Shadows of the Empire Sourcebook]]''
 
*''[[The Secrets of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire]]''
 
*''[[The Secrets of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire]]''
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*''[[The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook]]''
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*''[[Tales of the Jedi Companion]]''
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*''[[Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded]]''
 
*{{CCG|set=Hoth Limited|link=Hoth-Light/large/r2sensorarray.gif|cardname=R2 Sensor Array}}
 
*{{CCG|set=Hoth Limited|link=Hoth-Light/large/r2sensorarray.gif|cardname=R2 Sensor Array}}
 
*''[[Shadows of the Empire Planets Guide]]''
 
*''[[Shadows of the Empire Planets Guide]]''
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*''[[Cynabar's Fantastic Technology: Droids]]''
 
*''[[Gundark's Fantastic Technology: Personal Gear]]''
 
*''[[Gundark's Fantastic Technology: Personal Gear]]''
 
*''[[Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords: Prima Official Game Guide]]''
 
*''[[Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords: Prima Official Game Guide]]''
 
*''[[The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia]]''
 
*''[[The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia]]''
 
*''[[The Essential Guide to Warfare]]''
 
*''[[The Essential Guide to Warfare]]''
*''[[Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook]]''
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*[[Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook|''Star Wars: Edge of the Empire'' Core Rulebook]]
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*''[[Enter the Unknown]]''
 
*''[[Suns of Fortune]]''
 
*''[[Suns of Fortune]]''
 
*''[[Strongholds of Resistance]]''}}
 
*''[[Strongholds of Resistance]]''}}

Revision as of 13:00, December 10, 2019

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Radiation was a byproduct of many natural and artificial substances. Deadly items that were of this nature were deemed radioactive. Radiation encompassed the entire electromagnetic spectrum, including gamma rays, ultraviolet, infrared, and microwave radiation. It was categorized into five phases, with Phase 5 being the deadliest.

Doses of radiation could produce genetic mutations in creatures, resulting in mutants and other ghastly beings such as Coruscani ogres.

Sources of radiation

Natural radiation of all kinds was emitted from stars and interstellar gases, as well as certain materials and elements such as uranium, and even volcanic lava on various planets such as Qat Chrystac.

Radiation was also weaponized, and used in launchers that delivered payloads of radioactive material.[1]

Radiation would also be emitted as propulsion from certain types of spacecraft as ion particles in twin ion engines, and from certain atmospheric speeders like the Koro-2 all-environment exodrive airspeeder.

It was also produced from the explosion of nuclear bombs and neutron bombs. If a Hypermatter reactor exploded, it could produce a cloud of radioactive dust.[2]

Imperial TIE fighters also used radioactive fuel.[2]

History

During the Invasion of Naboo and the subsequent Clone Wars, radiation launchers were used by the battle droid forces of the CIS. They were known to have devastating effects.[1]

The Galactic Empire created the elite Radiation zone assault trooper, or Radtrooper, to work in environments saturated in radioactivity. A radiation bomb was also used by Commander Thrawn in 27 BBY to eradicate life aboard Outbound Flight.[source?]

Radiation detectors were worn around 4 ABY to alert the wearer while in the presence of high levels of radiation. The bounty hunter and slaver Bossk wore a radiation detector on his hip while he inspected Boba Fett's ship Slave I for hidden traps.[source?]

The planet Tund was turned into a virtual wasteland as a result of radiation emitted from an electromagnetic torpedo, which was unleashed by the last Sorcerer of Tund, Rokur Gepta.[source?]

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references

See also

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