"Mar Balayan was believed killed nearly five years ago, prior to the debacle at Hoth, as all signs of him and his activities abruptly vanished after he was reported fighting a group of Stalimur pirates."
Airen Cracken, Wanted by Cracken[3]

Stalimur was an Outer Rim Territories world located in the Tion Hegemony sector. The stormy world featured moors inhabited by a population of farmers known as the Stalimurans, who observed a Tionese winter holiday known as the Devouring. The world was also home to the vicious Stalimur pirates.


Stalimur was a world[2] located in the Stalimur system.[1] It was a part of the Back Spiral area of the Tion Hegemony sector, which was situated in the Tion Cluster[2] within the Slice portion of the Outer Rim Territories.[1] Stalimur lay between the Brigia and Erediss systems on the hyperlane known as the Tion Trade Route. It was a stormy world of windswept moors, the seasons of which included winter.[2]


The inhabitants of Stalimur observed a holiday commemorating the Devouring (represented by the green arrow).

Stalimur was inhabited by the Stalimurans, a population of farmers who had a dour and surly disposition well known beyond their homeworld. Equally notorious were the world's[2] groups[3] of vicious pirates, who preyed on starships in the Stalimur system's asteroid belts.[2] The slaver Mar Balayan was reported fighting one group of the pirates[3] at some point between 2 ABY and 3 ABY[4] before disappearing from the galactic underworld for the following five years.[3]

On Stalimur, similarly to other Tion Cluster worlds, a holiday was observed in winter that commemorated the Devouring, the ancient and violent depopulation by the Hutt Empire of many Tionese colonies in the Tion Hegemony's neighboring Ash Worlds region. In the Stalimuran version of the holiday, local males lit candles and spent a night in silent confession of the past year's sins at specially-constructed shrines on Stalimur's moors.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

Stalimur was introduced in the form of a mention of the Stalimur pirates in the "Wanted by Cracken" segment of the May 1996 tenth issue of West End Games' Star Wars Adventure Journal. The segment was authored by C. Robert Carey.[3] The December 7, 2009 StarWars.com Hyperspace[5] article "Xim Week: The History of Xim and the Tion Cluster" by Jason Fry first identified Stalimur as a distinct world.[2] The August 18, 2009[6] reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Stalimur system, and therefore Stalimur itself, in grid square S-6.[1]


Notes and references[]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The Essential Atlas — Based on corresponding data for Stalimur system
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 StarWars.com Essential Atlas Extra: The History of Xim and the Tion Cluster on StarWars.com (article) (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 SWAJsmall.jpg "Wanted by Cracken" – Star Wars Adventure Journal 10
  4. SWAJsmall.jpg "Wanted by Cracken" – Star Wars Adventure Journal 1 establishes that the "Wanted by Cracken" segment of the Star Wars Adventure Journal represents an in-universe update to the datafile Wanted by Cracken, the original version of which is presented in the sourcebook Wanted by Cracken. The latter work is dated to three years after the Battle of Endor, and since The New Essential Chronology dates that conflict to 4 ABY, the placement of the sourcebook therefore translates to 7 ABY. Since SWAJsmall.jpg "Wanted by Cracken" – Star Wars Adventure Journal 10 establishes that Mar Balayan fought the Stalimur pirates at some point nearly five years prior and before the Battle of Hoth—dated to 3 ABY by The New Essential Chronology—the engagement must have occurred sometime between 2 ABY and 3 ABY.
  5. StarWars.com Xim Week: The History of Xim and the Tion Cluster on StarWars.com (article) (content now obsolete; backup link)
  6. PenguinRandomHouse.jpg The Essential Atlas: Star Wars on Penguin Random House's official website (backup link)
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