Ord Barrl was originally settled by the Old Republic during the first days
of their expanse into this region of the Mid Rim. Barrl was colonized as an
ORD (Ordnance/Regional Depot) during the outbreak of the Clone Wars as a
storage facility. The Palvar Sector, seeing no action during the Clone Wars,
had no real military need for an ORD, however, local government made use of
it by using it for storing supplies and goods of various types for trade and
export to and from the sector.
Ord Barrl, with its handful of settlers (approximately 15,000 at the time),
declared themselves allied with the Empire upon the fall of Delfii to the
Imperial armada. Moff Uhlmann upgraded the existing underground storage
facilities that the Old Republic constructed, and put them to their intended
use. For defense, the storage facilities (located in a series of caves in
the Falle mountain range) have an entire regiment of Imperial troops in
addition to a garison deployed from the Imperial Star Destroyer Destructor.
The storage facilities stretch for hundreds of kilometers, burrowing deep
into the planet's crust. There is only one opening to the caves, which is
big enough for a pair of AT-ATs walking side-by-side to enter with room to
spare. Since Imperial rule took over, the cave's mouth is protected by
several weapons emplacements (ranging from anti-vehicle to anti-infantry
batteries) and an emergency shield generator to seal off the entrance in
case of an attack. There is a brightly lit main tunnel, leading from the
mouth, that descends to a depth of five kilometers under the surface over
twenty kilometers of sloped path. Along this main path, is a repulsor train,
meant for ferrying workers and supplies in and out of the cave. If one
wanders out of the main passage and into one of the hundreds of side
passages (which are sometimes used to set up barracks depending on where
they lead), one may never be seen again.
The Barrl star system is a violent one, almost as if it wasn't meant to be.
The third planet, Varv, is breaking apart for an unknown reason, while the
fifth planet, a gas giant, is slowly spiraling into the sun. Barrl itself is
a barren, cold, and dry world, with no natural life at all. It is located
merely eight hours from Delfii, which is its only lifeline for new supplies
Type: Desert World
Location: Mid Rim: Palvar Sector
Atmosphere: Type I (breathable)
Gravity: 1.02 Standard
Terrain: Desert, wastelands, mountains
Length of Day: 34 standard hours
Length of Year: 439 local days
Sapient Species: Humans
Planet Function: Imperial prison world
Government: Imperial Governor
Tech Level: Space
Major Exports: Supplies
Major Imports: Prisoners, supplies, water
Name Planet Type Moons
Selious Molten Rock 0
Selin Barren World 0
Varv Volcanic World 0
Ord Barrl Desert World 0
Welkret Gas Giant 24
Selious: Selious is technically not a planet, but an egg-shaped asteroid
that is approximately 410 kilometers from one end to the other.
Selin: Selin is an extremely large planet, nearly twice the size that
Alderaan used to be. It is extremely hot, and completely barren of
Varv: Varv is an unstable world quickly approaching its end. For some
unknown reason, Varv is breaking apart. Current Imperial estimates
place its final demise only fifty standard years away.
Ord Barrl: See above.
Welkret: Welkret is a massive ball of gases in a degrading orbit around
Selia. There is a 45% chance that Welkret will collide with Ord
Barrl in two million years.