Name: Exis Station
Class: Space station
Region: Outer Rim Territories
Sector: Auril sector
System: Teedio system
Points of interest: Docking Bay 17
Description: Exis Station was a Jedi space station in the Teedio system.
The Exar Kun War
The Battle of Kemplex IX caused the destruction of Cron Cluster. The emerging shockwave of ten supernova endangered the Great Jedi Library on Ossus. There wasn't much time to evacuate. The Jedi took as many of the ancient materials as they could and brought them to Exis Station. Later they were transferred to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.
Following the Great Sith War, Nomi Sunrider held a Jedi convocation on Exis Station.
Abandonment and resettlement
The station became unstable over the millennia because it was abandoned and drifted ever closer to its primary. During the last decades of the Republic, miners set up operations on Exis, using the station's proximity to its star to gather ion and solar-flare energy. As more and more beings came to the system, new satellite modules were built branching out from the pewter-colored central hub. These satellites catered to different species needs, one being filled with water, another circulating a high concentration of chlorine through the internal atmosphere, and yet another built with a higher gravity. Many extra modules were constructed; however, as Exis neared Teedio, the station was left abandoned once more. The Jedi treasures on the station were transplanted to libraries and archives across the Republic.
The Clone Wars
At the time of the Clone Wars, Exis Station served the Republic as a staging area during campaigns in the Meridian sector.
New Jedi Order
During Luke Skywalker's quest to find Jedi candidates for his new Praxeum, he encountered the historian Tionne aboard the station. The two Humans, along with the help of R2-D2 and several space station droids, managed to start the ancient engines in order to push Exis Station out of Teedio's reach, saving the station from destruction. Exploring the station, the Jedi found a hologram of Nomi Sunrider onboard. Before leaving, they programmed several docking bays to respond only to the Jedi's signal, including Docking Bay 17.
In 22 ABY, the so-called Mage of Exis Station, Orloc, set up his base on the station. He also took on a young naĂŻve Jedi trainee named Uldir Lochett, who believed that the Mage would be able to awaken the Force powers within him, which nobody at the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4 had been able to do. Uldir stole Master Ikrit's starship Sunrider (named after Nomi Sunrider) in order to fly to the station. The teenager also stole two Jedi artifacts recovered during the previous adventure at Bast Castle on Vjun: Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber and the holocron of the ancient Jedi Master Asli Krimsan. These he offered to Orloc as a sign of his good will.
In reality, Orloc had no Force powers but actually used high-tech gimmicks to deceive Uldir, as well as others, with demonstrations of his "real" powers. Luckily for Uldir, his friends Tionne Solusar, Ikrit, Anakin Solo and Tahiri Veila arrived at Exis Station on their Lore Seeker. Arriving, they tried to tell Uldir that Orloc was a fraud and that he had been deceived. The Mage attacked the four Jedi with his high-tech gimmicks, who fought back by using the Force.
During the duel, Tionne was wounded and Ikritâ€”who had sworn not to wield a lightsaber until he had found worthy studentsâ€”made his decision and joined Anakin and Tahiri in their fight. Uldir then saw that Orloc was little more than a charlatan who used technology to deceive others with demonstrations of power. Together, the Jedi defeated Orloc, thus removing a threat to the growing New Jedi Order and returning the Jedi relics to Luke Skywalker at the Praxeum.
Places of Interest
Docking Bay 17
Docking Bay 17, also referred to as Hangar Bay 17, was a cavernous docking bay located in the central hub of Exis Station. It was one of several docking bays programmed by Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and historian Tionne Solusar to respond only to the Jedi's signal.
In 22 ABY, during the Mission to Exis Station, Tionne and her companions Anakin Solo, Tahiri Veila, R2-D2, and Master Ikrit docked the ship Lore Seeker in Docking Bay 17. While the Jedi and astromech droid exited the bay, at least eight of "Mage" Orloc's droids attacked them with blasters. As the Jedi attempted to escape via a metal mesh walkway, Tahiri's blond hair snagged in the floor grating. Unable to pull herself free, Tahiri was saved by a swipe from Tionne's lightsaber. The Jedi quickly left the hangar and closed the blast doors behind them. However, R2's attempt to scramble the locks did not hold the pursuing droids for long; in the end, R2 gave himself up so that his companions could escape.