Region: Outer Rim Territories
Sector: Dominus sector
System: Solay system
Grid coordinates: U-7
Points of interest: Solay Spaceport
Jump platform: Societal information
Native species: Humans, Solayan scorpion
Immigrated species: Various
Primary language(s): Basic
Major cities: Solay city (capital)
Description: Solay was the main planet in the Solay system in the Dominus sector of the Outer Rim Territories. Home to a variety of species, Solay remained in the hands of a despot for half a century, before the Rebel Alliance hero Luke Skywalker came to the assistance of the resisters. The Rebel victory was only short-lived, however, as the Galactic Empire quickly gained control over Solay, forcing Skywalker to flee.
The world of Solay was the main planet of an eponymous star system, a rare case of decuple systemâ€”with ten suns revolving around a common center of mass.
From around the year 46 BBY, Solay was ruled by a local tyrant, King Blackart. Following the rise of the Galactic Empire in 19 BBY, Blackart ruled his planet as the vassal of Emperor Palpatine. Six years into the Galactic Civil War, after half a century of fighting, the local resistance against King Blackart's tyranny managed to win over his forces.
The resistance, led by Raggold and Mary, enjoyed the support of Luke Skywalker, a Jedi in training and hero of the Rebel Alliance that opposed Palpatine and his Empire. While the the resisters prepared for the last battle, an unexpected turn of events occurred. Raggold had, at an early age, betrayed the planet to the Empire, promising to win over Blackart with Imperial funds and thus allow them direct control over the planet. Consumed by the guilt over his betrayal and what it would lead to now that he had won the war, Raggold committed suicide. The Empire shortly thereafter resubjugated the world as planned, killing Mary in the process. Being unable to help, Skywalker escaped the planet with the help of a local infochant named Braxas.
Solay Spaceport was a large spaceport on the planet of Solay. It contained a wide variety of spacecraft, including Solay rocket ships. In order to protect the ships from theft, a guard was stationed outside the entrance to the spaceport. Around 4 ABY, the guard was a four-armed individual. In the aftermath of the Battle of Solay, the spaceport was infiltrated by the ex-King Blackart, who was attempting to escape off-world. Blackart killed the guard and attempted to steal a rocket ship before he was stopped by Luke Skywalker, a Jedi Knight who had fought in the recent battle.
In addition to serving as a port for visiting spacecraft, the spaceport contained a jump platform, a device which could propel an individual into the air and allow them to glide across the landscape with the use of a wing pack.