Region: Core Worlds
System: Foerost system
Grid coordinates: L-10
Points of interest: Foerost Shipyards
Immigrated species: Skakoans, Humans
Major cities: Hajibar
Description: Foerost was a Core planet on the Koros Trunk Line between Kuar and Kaikielius. It was orbited by the Foerost Shipyards, which was one of the Republic's largest and oldest shipyards. It even held the title of largest, and highest quality ships in the galaxy till Kuat later usurped the title in the Clone Wars. The shipyards' engineers removed raw materials from the planet and transported them to the shipyards in high orbit.
The planet was originally a vassal colony of Kaikielius, but had achieved full Republic membership by 11,000 BBY.
The Foerost Shipyards were engulfed by Naga Sadow's fleet during the Great Hyperspace War
In 3996 BBY, during the Great Sith War, a combined Krath/Mandalorian fleet stole 300 Galactic Republic warships from the shipyards for use in an assault on Coruscant. In 3959 BBY, Sith Lords Revan and Darth Malak stole a major Republic fleet from the shipyards, triggering the Jedi Civil War. In 522 BBY, the shipyards were purchased from the Republic by the Techno Union.
In 22 BBY, the Techno Union secretly tightened the security of the shipyards, in preparation for the Clone Wars. Later during that conflict, the system was blockaded by the Republic. In 20 BBY, the Techno Union broke the Republic blockade through the use of a fleet of Bulwark Mark I battlecruisers, setting off the epic Battle of Foerost. This fleet ravaged Sector Zero until it was stopped by a fleet of Victory-class Star Destroyers, the Victory Fleet.
Places of Interest
Hajibar was a city on the planet of Foerost.
The Foereost Shipyards was a shipyard that orbited the planet Foerost. They were originally used by the Galactic Republic, but were often targeted or taken over by the Republic's enemies.
The Krath and Mandalorians raided the Shipyards to acquire a fleet with which to attack Coruscant. Darth Malak and Revan later stole a fleet from the Shipyards when they broke away from the Republic and formed a new Sith Empire.
Millennia later, after the Republic Navy and the Republic Army were disbanded, the shipyards were sold to the Techno Union. The Separatists built the Bulwark Fleet at Foerost during the Clone Wars to break the Republic siege of the world and attack the Core Worlds.