- "Rishi? I've heard of Rishi. It's a planet. Some kind of pirate resort? Sounds like a real dive. I've kinda always wanted to go."
- "Why you want to live in hot, humid lowlands? Mountains are much better."
- ―A Rishii questions non-Rishii settlers' choice of home location
Rishi was a planet located in the Abrion sector of the Outer Rim Territories, along the Manda Merchant Route. It was also the endpoint of the only well-traveled hyperlane into the Rishi Maze, the Zareca String.
In addition to the lush tropical terrain, Rishi's surface featured mountains, valleys, and swamps. Human and alien colonists lived in the deep valleys, while the Rishii lived in the high mountains.
Old Republic eraEdit
- "Nothing on Rishi but pirates and gunrunners."
Rishi was discovered more than a century before the Galactic War by a group of pirates, the Nova Blades, when their starship crash-landed on the planet after a failed attempt to explore the Rishi Maze. Unable to leave Rishi, the Nova Blades settled on the planet and eventually learned to refine its fossil fuels. However, the Nova Blades later chose to stay on the planet and made Rishi a paradise for many criminals in the galaxy. During the Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, Rishi was the theater of the Battle of Rishi.
Shortly after the Battle of Rishi, the deceased Jedi Master Orgus Din gave his Padawan a last lesson in form of a Force Ghost, having encouraged the Padawan to help the people of Rishi and be reminded through good deeds what it truly means to be a Jedi. To fullfill his Master's last wish, the Padawan and Archiban Frodrick Kimble cured homeless people of the Corellian Tanamen Fever for free. Having cleared rubble and repaired the monsoon baffles aswell, Orgus Din revealed to his Padawan that the upcoming year will have a better wet season on Rishi.
10 Years after the Battle of Rishi - according to a Force vision experienced and shared by Orgus Din - the people of Rishi chased away the pirates except for those that have settled down completely. And a century later, Rishi might have become a thriving planet with its locals living in harmony with life and nature.
In 60 BBY, some 50,000 H'kig fundamentalist followers left the Core world of Galand and founded a religious colony on Rishi. However the group quickly dissolved in religious schism, with a minority who left the planet and settled another colony on J't'p'tan. Many smugglers later used Rishi as a base because of the colonists' tolerance.
During the Clone Wars, the Confederacy of Independent Systems attempted to plunder Rishi's rich exonium mines. This invasion was repulsed by Kit Fisto, his clones, and the native Rishii. During the Clone Wars, there was a small Republic listening post on Rishi's moon. Because of its close proximity to Kamino, Rishi was considered a last defense of the clone-producing planet. This base was used to warn the Republic fleet of any CIS ships entering the area. The base was attacked by the Confederate General Grievous and his forces during the war. The station was destroyed by CT-782 when he sacrificed himself to alert the Republic Navy, forcing the Separatist fleet to retreat.
During the Galactic Civil War, the smuggler Talon Karrde and his lieutenant Mara Jade had a base here, which became his main base of operations after his base at Myrkr was compromised during the Thrawn campaign. The base was quickly abandoned after the bounty hunter Gunner Groth discovered the presence of Karrde's smugglers on Rishi.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Galactic Strongholds
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan
- (Mentioned only)
- (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire (Mentioned only)
- The Clone Wars: The Gauntlet of Death
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies"
- Star Wars: Rebellion
- X-Wing: The Bacta War (Mentioned only)
- Dark Force Rising (First appearance)
- Before the Storm (Mentioned only)
- Legacy 38: Tatooine, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
- Dark Force Rising Sourcebook
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
- The Last Command Sourcebook
- "Creatures Preview"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 4
- The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook
- Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- "The Unseen Planets of Episode II"—Star Wars Insider 80
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Complete Locations (galaxy map)
- The New Essential Chronology (galaxy map)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Atlas
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 32
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 The Essential Atlas
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies"
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 Dark Force Rising Sourcebook
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Dark Force Rising
- ↑ 7.0 7.1
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 The Clone Wars: The Gauntlet of Death
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 The Essential Atlas, p. 96
- ↑ Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "Exonium"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "The Settlement of Rishi"
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan—Jedi Knight Mission: "The Scars We Bear" on Rishi