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Agamar was an agriworld in the Mirgoshir system of the Lahara sector. At one time part of the Rakatan Infinite Empire and home to an underwater civilization, Agamar became part of the Galactic Republic prior to the New Sith Wars and later joined the Confederacy of Independent Systems shortly before the Clone Wars. The site of fighting between Republic and Separatist forces, it was once more in Republic hands by the end of the Clone Wars, and subsequently became part of the Galactic Empire. Resistance to Imperial rule led to the destruction of the small town of Tondatha as punishment, after which the Agamar Resistance joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Agamar, however, remained in Imperial hands for several more years, before eventually joining the New Republic. During the early stages of the Yuuzhan Vong War, Agamar took in refugees from worlds hit by the Yuuzhan Vong, but eventually fell to the invaders. By the Second Galactic Civil War, the world was once more under Imperial control, and remained part of the Fel Empire in the following decades. During the Second Imperial Civil War, Agamar was part of deposed Emperor Roan Fel's Empire-in-exile and served as the site of a meeting between Fel and the Jedi Council.

Agamar had a mostly Human population and was governed by the Agamarian Council in its capital city of Calna Muun. As something of a backwater planet, Agamar was not a well-known world. Among those who had heard of the planet, Agamarians were stereotyped as dumb hicks, though many natives of the world played important roles in both the Rebel Alliance and New Republic, most notably the New Republic general and Jedi Keyan Farlander.

DescriptionEdit

Agamar was a small world,[7] located in the Mirgoshir system.[8] It was situated near the Mirgoshir hyperspace crossroads—[10] the intersection of the Braxant Run and Celanon Spur hyperlanes[2]—which eventually became a key route between the New Republic and Imperial Remnant.[11] Although one of 245 settled worlds in the Lahara sector,[8][12] its location within the Outer Rim Territories left it largely secluded from the rest of the galaxy[8] and, as a result, it was often regarded as a backwater world by many within the galactic community.

A terrestrial world, Agamar's surface featured several landmasses separated by oceans,[8] including the Bil Da'Gari[4] and the Crescent Sea.[5] The climate was warm and dry,[6] though the planet had large expanses of arable land.[1] Over time, natural bridges had developed on the planet's surface.[13] Much of the land was covered with forests of binka trees[8]—these trees, native to Agamar, grew regularly spaced, and as such became popular amongst youngsters to maneuver repulsorcraft through at high speeds.[7] The world developed a reputation as a rough planet where it was difficult to survive,[14] yet despite its reputation, those who visited Agamar would later comment on its natural beauty.[7]

Among the planet's indigenous fauna was the mugruebe, a small mammal roughly twice the size of a womp rat.[7] Often farmed at ranches,[8] the creatures were the main ingredient in the local dish, mugruebe stew, together with roots and bark from the planet's trees. Although mugruebe stew was popular among the Agamarian population, it remained largely unpopular throughout the galaxy.[7] During the years surrounding the Clone Wars, however, at least one Agamarian dish was served as far away as Dex's Diner on Coruscant. The meatless slider included a patty made from Agamarian soybeans topped with a slice of binka fruit and mugruebe spit-sauce.[15] Other fauna included a species of quadrupeds with four eyes, thick tails and bone protrusions rising from a flared crest at the rear of the head. These creatures were used as beasts of burden by Agamarian farmers.

HistoryEdit

Pre-RepublicEdit

Around 30,000 BBY, during the Pre-Republic era, the Rakatans spread out from their homeworld of Lehon and established the Infinite Empire, which would dominate much of the galaxy for almost five thousand years. Agamar was one of many worlds brought under Rakatan control during this time. With the collapse of the Empire in 25,200 BBY, the Rakata retreated to their homeworld, leaving little trace as to how and why they left.[2] At some point during Agamar's early history, an underwater civilization existed on the floor of the Crescent Sea. This civilization was long-extinct by the time of the Great Galactic War.

Galactic RepublicEdit

Though located in an area of the galaxy which was not fully explored until between 3000 and 1000 BBY,[2] Agamar itself was known to the Galactic Republic as early as the Great Galactic War.[3] Beginning with the Sith Empire's surprise attack on the Republic in 3681 BBY,[16] the Great Galactic War saw the Sith quickly seize control of several Outer Rim systems, winning numerous victories over Republic forces, including one battle fought in the forests of Agamar.[3] A decade after the end of the Great Galactic War, Agamar was represented in the Galactic Senate by the Human Oranda.[17] Around this time, Agamar suffered from severe droughts which revealed the ruins of its former underwater civilization on the Crescent Sea floor. The discoverer attracted many scavengers to Agamar in the hopes of looting its treasures.[5] Following the end of the war, Agamar remained under Republic control during the New Sith Wars between 2000 and 1000 BBY.[2]

At some point during the Old Republic era, the planet suffered an infestation of Lyran bloodslugs. The parasites left their homeworld of Lyran IV when a local crime lord used one of them to infect a visiting spacer. The spacer took his cargo of grain to trade on Agamar, where the parasite was able to multiply in the grain-rich starport. The creatures soon infested the starport, causing the deaths of over 100 victims, the largest bloodslug infestation on record.[18] New Agamar, also settled prior to the Clone Wars, was likely named after Agamar.[19]

By 33 BBY, the planet, and the Mirgoshir system, was administered by Governor Challep and already had a reputation as a backwater world. The planet's starfighter defenses were poor, with their starfighters unable to compete with the more advanced Z-95 Headhunters. They were also forced to rely on mercenaries to pilot the ships, and most mercenaries at the time spent a few months in Agamar's service.

Challep, however, was committed to building an advanced planetary defense force, and set about replacing the system's starfighter contingent. The world purchased new starfighters, including Z-95s and at least 100 Vulture droid starfighters, along with other weapons technologies, including at least two Hornet-class carriers. They also attempted to hire additional pilots for the new ships. One such pilot was Dren Melne, a Naboo who served in Bravo Squadron of the Naboo Royal Space Fighter Corps, who was paid over 100,000 credits for his services.[20]

The Naboo's N-1 starfighters and N-X Police Cruisers represented the sort of technology Challep sought, and the Agamarians made at least three attempts to purchase some of the starfighters, only to be rejected each time by Queen Padmé Amidala's Royal Advisory Council. Melne convinced Challep that even buying the parts direct from Nubia Star Drives, Incorporated would not allow them to replicate the technology, so Challep organized a raid on the Naboo system. Captain Sorran would lead the mission as two carriers attacked Station TFP-9 to draw out the Naboo defenses. After verifying their capabilities, Melne would turn on his own people to help the Agamarians disable some of the fighters to be returned to Agamar for study by engineers, with a view to replicating the technology.[20]

However, the mission went awry when Naboo fighter pilot Essara Till, together with Echo Flight, destroyed one of the carriers and forced Sorran to withdraw. Before fleeing, Sorran had Melne killed to prevent the Agamarians from learning the truth. Governor Challep denied any Agamarian involvement in the incident and no significant links were found between Agamar and Melne. The money placed in his account could not be tracked to its source. Even so, the Naboo requested that the Galactic Senate investigate the matter.[20]

In about 31 BBY,[21] Maegyn, the head chef of the Golden Cochlea restaurant on the planet Cularin, placed an order with Mothven Star Trading, to send some binka tree bark from Agamar to his restaurant.

Clone warsEdit

By 22 BBY, the planet was represented in the Galactic Senate by Tyreca Bremack, senator for the Lahara sector. Towards the end of the Separatist Crisis, on 22:4:4 BBY, high taxation led Senator Bremack to announce the sector's secession from the Republic.[12] Bremack subsequently brought the Lahara sector into the growing Confederacy of Independent Systems, taking Agamar with it.[10]

Later in 22 BBY, war broke out between the Republic and the Separatists. Agamar was drawn into the Clone Wars in the month following the Battle of Geonosis as the two sides fought a campaign for control of the Mirgoshir system.[10] Early fighting in the system went against the Republic, despite the efforts of their Jedi pilots, and the Republic forces eventually withdrew from the system. Around this time, Agamar was one of several worlds to be struck in devastating attacks by the ancient Force Harvester, recently uncovered by Count Dooku on Raxus Prime. The Force Harvester was intended to power the Dark Reaper, which Dooku's forces were excavating on Thule. Later that month, Republic forces struck at Thule and, during the subsequent battle, the superweapon was destroyed by Anakin Skywalker. Once Separatist forces withdrew from the Thurra system, the Grand Army of the Republic prepared to move back into the Mirgoshir system, in an attempt to secure Agamar.[23] Four months after this attempt began, Separatist armies were still fighting in the Mirgoshir system and unable to reinforce their comrades commanded by Shogar Tok on Brentaal IV.[24]

At some point during the Mirgoshir campaign, as Republic forces clashed with Separatists on Agamar, the heavy footfalls of Republic walkers caused the natural bridges they were crossing to collapse beneath them, resulting in many vehicles and soldiers being lost. This disaster prompted Kuat Drive Yards to team up with Mekuun to design the Unstable Terrain Artillery Transport, which the Republic used successfully on worlds including Mygeeto and Cato Neimoidia.[13]

In 21 BBY, Sergeant Kal Skirata of the Grand Army of the Republic, together with the Advanced Recon Commando Null-11, traveled to Agamar to purchase a Mon Calamari DeepWater-class light freighter from a Rodian merchant in Calna Muun, for use in a mission to locate the Kaminoan scientist Ko Sai.[4]

Around 20 BBY,[25] following the victory of King Ramsis Dendup and the Royal Onderon Militia over Separatist forces under the command of the super tactical droid General Kalani at the Battle of Onderon, Count Dooku ordered Kalani to withdraw his army and fall back to Agamar.

Galactic empireEdit

Following the end of the Clone Wars and the Declaration of a New Order, Agamar became part of the newly formed Galactic Empire's Oversector Outer.[2] The world came to be seen as unimportant by the new galactic government and officials from the Empire rarely visited the world, though on at least one occasion approximately five years into the reign of Emperor Palpatine, a small Imperial flotilla passed through the Lahara sector, stopping in orbit of Agamar and dispatching landing craft to the planet.[7]

However, the Empire struggled to maintain complete control over distant worlds in the Outer Rim and, over time, resistance groups began to develop on many disenchanted Rim worlds.[8] Agamar was one such world, and the Agamar Resistance formed sometime prior to 0 BBY.[7] Based mainly out of Calna Muun,[8] the movement attracted many who were opposed to Imperial rule but saw little opportunity to have a genuine effect on galactic affairs—despite Agamar's previous military buildup, only a handful of functioning Z-95s remained[7]—and stayed outside of the Alliance to Restore the Republic.

Even so, news of insurgents on the remote world eventually reached the Empire, and an Imperial-class Star Destroyer was dispatched to Agamar to end the insurrection. As an assault craft descended into the atmosphere over the small town of Tondatha, the Imperial commander announced that the inhabitants had been found guilty of sedition. The penalty for their supposed crime was severe—the Imperials poured turbolaser and concussion missile fire down on the settlement, leaving the buildings as smoking ruins and many residents killed or seriously injured. So great was the level of destruction that the survivors abandoned the ruins rather than rebuilding.[7]

The Resistance was shaken by the massacre at Tondatha, but more determined than ever to find a way to strike back at the Empire.[8] Several months after the destruction of Tondatha,[7] the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Independence arrived at Agamar, bringing Mon Mothma, former Chandrilan senator and current Chief of State of the Rebel Alliance, for a secret meeting to persuade the Resistance to join the Alliance. Around 200 members of the Resistance attended the meeting, held in an abandoned warehouse in Calna Muun, during which Mothma delivered a speech stressing the Empire's many atrocities and circulated the A Call to Reason pamphlet to persuade the attendees of the need to make a stand. Mon Mothma's visit had the desired result, and several of those present joined the crew of the Independence immediately, while Rebel advisors remained on Agamar to assist the Resistance.[27]

Following the destruction of Alderaan later that year, a refugee camp was established on Agamar for Alderaanians who had lost their home in the disaster. Through this refugee camp, the Rebel Alliance acquired several new members, including Kira Lar, who made the journey to Agamar after hearing the news in the hopes of contacting the Rebellion.

Fall of the empireEdit

Rebel agitation did not, however, give the Alliance control of the planet, and Agamar long remained part of Imperial Space. During the hunt for Warlord Zsinj in 7 ABY, the Agamarian Captain Choday Hrakness was given command of the CR90 corvette Night Caller, after it was captured by Wraith Squadron. Shortly afterwards, the Wraiths took advantage of the Agamarian stereotype on a mission to infiltrate the Imperial world of Storinal, when Garik Loran, Wedge Antilles, and Myn Donos disguised themselves as three yokel brothers from Agamar on a wife-hunting expedition.[14]

In 8 ABY, after the defeat of Zsinj, New Republic Supreme Commander Admiral Gial Ackbar led a campaign against the Imperial Remnant. Launching from Palanhi in the Inner Rim Territories, Ackbar's forces captured Ord Mantell before bringing Agamar under New Republic control. By 9 ABY, Agamar had become a New Republic stronghold. However, after Grand Admiral Mitth'raw'nuruodo returned from the Unknown Regions to lead the Imperial Remnant, Agamar was one of many worlds recaptured by the Empire as Thrawn's forces advanced on the Core Worlds.[2]

Agamar continued to change hands during the following years, falling out of Imperial control by 10 ABY, only to be brought back into the Imperial Remnant after Admiral Gilad Pellaeon became Supreme Commander in 12 ABY.[2] That year, Agamar served as a rendezvous point where Admiral Pellaeon mustered his fleet in preparation for an attack on Orinda. While the Imperials took on supplies and awaited Pellaeon's arrival, they deployed Immobilizer 418 cruisers to prevent passing traffic from spying on them. The Interdictors' gravity wells soon caused a New Republic ship transporting the captured renegade Jedi Dal Konur to Yavin 4 to be pulled out of hyperspace, though they were able to escape. Around the same time, a medical quarantine of Dathomir led to ships being diverted to Agamar, as well as Bandomeer.[29] When Pellaeon launched his attack on Orinda, he left the Star Dreadnought Megador to defend Agamar from a possible New Republic attack from Celanon or Ithor. In 17 ABY, after a failed Imperial offensive, Pellaeon's forces were driven back to Bastion and Agamar once more came under New Republic control.

Yuuzhan Vong warEdit

Agamar remained part of the New Republic by the time of the Yuuzhan Vong War. In 25 ABY, as the Yuuzhan Vong closed in on Republic space, a University of Agamar xenoarchaeological survey team, led by Doctor Anki Pace, discovered the mummified remains of Mongei Shai on Bimmiel. When the University administrators lost contact with the team, they asked the Jedi to investigate. Corran Horn and Ganner Rhysode located the survey team, but were forced to evacuate them back to Agamar after the discovery of more Yuuzhan Vong on the planet.

Around the same time, former New Republic Chief of State Leia Organa Solo, having failed to make the Senate accept the threat posed by the Yuuzhan Vong, decided to warn Outer Rim worlds directly. Her first stop was Agamar where, together with New Republic scientist Danni Quee, she stressed the imminent threat posed to all worlds in the Outer Rim and urged them to combine their forces. Organa Solo's impassioned plea was warmly received by the Agamarian Council, but powerful individuals within Agamarian society sought to rebuild their world rather than risk their people in another war. Though the Council could not commit to military action, they did agree to her request to take in refugees from worlds already attacked by the Yuuzhan Vong. Not long after Organa Solo's visit, the Agamarians sent every available ship to assist in the evacuation of Dubrillion. Several were lost in a subsequent attack by the Yuuzhan Vong.[6] Agamar's large amounts of land made it a natural choice for the sudden increase in population, and it was soon serving as a clearing station for refugees from other worlds, including Dantooine.[1] Nevertheless, the world quickly became overstretched with the influx of refugees[6] and the New Republic started organizing colonies to transport them further towards the Core Worlds.[11] As the extragalactic invaders continued to approach, the New Republic eventually began to evacuate the Agamarians themselves, transporting them to transit points including Gyndine.[1] The price of passage from Agamar quickly rose, and many independent captains took their ships there to make a profit from the mass evacuation.[11]

Agamar's location on a hyperlane linking the Republic to its new allies in the Imperial Remnant made it an important world to hold and, while the refugee operation was ongoing, Admiral Traest Kre'fey utilized it as a staging area for New Republic forces. However, Agamar lay directly in the Yuuzhan Vong's path, and as the Republic realized that it couldn't hold both Agamar and Ithor, Chief of State Borsk Fey'lya made the decision to all but abandon Agamar, instructing Kre'fey to focus on defending Ithor.[1] Deign Lian, serving under Shedao Shai, was given the task of planning a major assault on Ithor, after first leading a feint at Agamar. They would then return to complete the invasion of Agamar.[11]

Significant numbers of Agamarians had been evacuated by the time the world fell to the Yuuzhan Vong. Even so, Agamarians were among the groups hit hardest by the invaders. The abandonment of Agamar, along with other worlds in the Outer Rim, caused some unrest within the New Republic. Though it was justified as necessary to protect more strategically important worlds, there were many who suggested that it was the worlds that lacked strong representation in the Senate that were left to fall.

Later HistoryEdit

At some point between the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War in 29 ABY and the start of the Second Galactic Civil War in 40 ABY, Agamar once more came under Imperial control. By 130 ABY, the Empire had taken control of much of the galaxy from the Galactic Alliance. After Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Krayt attempted to depose Emperor Roan Fel, the Empire split into two, with Agamar becoming part of Fel's Empire-in-exile.[2]

In 137 ABY, Fel's Empire formed an alliance with the surviving forces of the Galactic Alliance to oppose the Sith. With rumors of Krayt's death, the Jedi Order felt the time had come for them too to join the fight and Agamar was chosen for a meeting between the Jedi Council and Fel. News of the rendezvous soon reached the Imperial regent, Morlish Veed, who ordered Moff Rulf Yage to lead an assault on the meeting.[31] The Fel loyalist Moff Nyna Calixte traveled to Agamar to warn the allies, landing her starfighter at a distant farm so as not to alarm either party. Paying a native farmer to hide her vessel, Calixte proceeded to the meeting aboard a borrowed Agamarian beast, disguised in the farmer's cloak and hat. The Imperial arrived at the meeting site shortly after Fel reached an agreement with Jedi Master K'Kruhk to coordinate future attacks against the Sith. However, the First Sith Imperial Strikeforce, led by Yage's Pellaeon-class Star Destroyer, the War Hammer, had already emerged from hyperspace in orbit of Agamar and engaged Fel's own Star Destroyer, the Dauntless.[9]

While the battle continued in orbit, the Jedi and Fel's Imperial Knights were soon confronted by a Sith strike team. Working together, the two groups were able to see Fel safely back to his shuttle, though Fel's daughter, Princess Marasiah Fel, was captured by the Sith during the evacuation. Despite taking heavy damage, the Dauntless held off the attacking Sith-Imperial force long enough for Fel's shuttle to clear the planet, but was destroyed soon after.

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