Region: Outer Rim Territories
Sector: Belderone sector
System: Belderone system
Grid coordinates: R-6
Trade routes: Salin Corridor
Atmosphere: Type I (Breathable)
Points of interest: Belderone AT-AT factory
Immigrated species: Humans, Firrerreos, Stenaxes
Primary language(s): Galactic Basic Standard
Description: The Belderone system was a star system located within the Belderone sector in the Outer Rim region of the galaxy. It contained the worlds of Belderone and Kulthis, and was situated along the Salin Corridor.
Belderone, originally known as Vartholium, was the sector capital of Belderone sector in the Outer Rim Territories. Located on the Salin Corridor, Belderone had two inhabited moons.
Known in the Pre-Republic era as Vartholium, Belderone first came to galactic prominence as a possession of the empire of Xim the Despot, becoming one of the Thanium Worlds.
After the conclusion of the New Sith Wars in 1000 BBY, the planet was involved in the Belderone Contention with the Galactic Republic. The Republic's Judicial Forces brought the conflict to a violent end at the Battle of Dandrian's Ring. In the millennia after the Cron Supernova, Belderone hosted a cottage industry of treasure hunters that made the dangerous jumps in the direction of Ossus.
The Confederacy of Independent Systems tried to conquer the planet shortly before the Battle of Coruscant to act as a fortress for the Separatist Council, but were thwarted by Galactic Republic forces led by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. General Grievous's flagship, the Invisible Hand, did, however, manage to kill twenty-seven Jedi Knights attempting to evacuate the populace of Belderone, among them Flint Torul and thousands of civilians aboard the evacuation ships. The Separatist Council fled to Utapau instead. Amongst the civilian survivors was Flint, the son of a Jedi Knight killed in the battle.
Kuat Drive Yards later assembled AT-ATs on the planet, which the Galactic Empire used to destroy Flint's hometown. The death of Flint's mother led to him being seduced to the dark side of the Force by Darth Vader and later becoming the Dark Lord of Belderone, apprenticed to Lumiya. Many refugees from Belderone fled to nearby Naldar, but that world was conquered after the Battle of Endor by Imperial Remnant forces led by Flint himself. However, Luke Skywalker managed to redeem Flint. Flint returned to Belderone to help his people rebuild.
Belderone and Kulthis both had Stenax colonies. The reason the Stenaxes colonized these planets is unknown. They remained isolated from the other inhabitants, on Belderone settling a previously uninhabited continent. Thankfully, they did not participate in the Stenax Massacres.
The New Republic eventually destroyed AT-AT facilities on Belderone. After the defeat of Waru and the destruction of the star Crseih, the New Republic sought to relocate the homeless Firrerreos, whose homeworld had been desolated by the Galactic Empire. The Firrerreos had been placed in suspended animation in slaveship by the Empire. Flint persuaded the Belderonians to accept the Firrerreos on Belderone. However, rivalry between the two peoples arose. The Yuuzhan Vong used this rivalry to their own ends, setting the Firrerreo and Belderonians against each other. Belderone, weakened by internal conflict, was then easily conquered by the Yuuzhan Vong, who enslaved the Belderonians and rendered the Firrerreo all but extinct.
Zana's Tavern was a cantina on the planet Belderone. It was run by Zana, an older woman who had once had a relationship with a Jedi Knight, Flint Torul. Locals would stop by the place to have a drink before their shifts at the factory, and Zana was happy to accommodate them. Around 3 ABY, the Rebel heroes, Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, and Leia Organa came to the tavern to try to discover clues about what the Imperials were doing on Belderone. During their stay, they were attacked by assassins sent by General Andrid, but they were able to fend them off.
During the Battle of Belderone, an Imperial AT-AT broke loose from the battle, and rampaged through the city. The tavern was completely obliterated, and Zana was killed. Her son, Flint would discover her lifeless body among the wreckage of the tavern the next morning.
Belderone AT-AT factory
The Belderone AT-AT factory was a major facility on the planet Belderone. Established by the Galactic Empire, the Imperials sent several supervisors to the planet to force the populace to work shifts at the factory. There were strict penalties for anyone that missed their shifts, and the Belderonians made sure to always be on time. The All Terrain Armored Transports were produced for the purpose of invading a Rebel base on the nearby planet of Kulthis. However, the Rebels learned of the plan, and a task force was sent to investigate. After discovering the factory, the Rebels attacked the facility, eventually destroying it with a commandeered AT-AT.
Kulthis was a planet in the Belderone system that was the site of a Rebel Alliance base.
Belderone and Kulthis both had Stenax colonies. The reason the Stenaxes colonized these planets is unknown. They remained isolated from the other inhabitants. Thankfully, they did not participate in the Stenax Massacres.