Lit Major Cities of Rishi

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Beaker416, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Beaker416 Jedi Knight

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    Not sure if this is the right place to ask this, so I apologize greatly if it's not. I'm doing some research into the planet "Rishi" and I"m trying to find out names of major cities on the planet. I've read that Talon Karrde had a base of operations there but I'm not sure in what city it was located in. Thanks for any and all help. :)
  2. Cronal Force Ghost

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    Don't think I ever heard of any named cities given to Rishi and Wookieepedia lists Rishi Base as Karrde's base of operations near Wozwashi Street but thats about it :(
  3. Beaker416 Jedi Knight

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    Yeah, that's all I could find too. It's kind of funny that we know what street the base is on but not the city no? Ah, keeps it fun
  4. Cronal Force Ghost

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    If I might ask, whats the research for? A story? A game? Or just general information? :)
  5. Beaker416 Jedi Knight

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    A story I've been working on. Trying to keep things canon takes a lot more work than I would have thought, but it's fun trying to make everything work as well. :) But hey, I suppose it wouldn't hurt just to know either right?
  6. Adrian the Cool Jedi Master

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    Are there any maps of planets in Star Wars? The Essential Atlas contains maps of the Star Wars galaxy and certain regions, but not single worlds.

    Hm... did you ever notice the fact in most space fantasy franchises every place is a planet?

    I mean, if a story is set on a planet called Magdalyn and a place named Jainyathan is mentioned, then Jainyathan could mean anything, well in this case it's a city.

    But if a story is set in an entire galaxy and someones tells about Yay-Antraneeon, it obviously is a planet. (in this case, it is)

    And everything is about planets or on planet-scale.

    Never a star empire is trying to conquer a continent or a planet's equator. Everytime it's the whole planet. If you come to a town, it may be relatively easy to find a person you search for without knowing his exact location. On a planet in most fictional universes, too, no matter if a planet is thousands of times bigger and has thousands of times more inhabitans.

    On many fictional universes' planets, most important places are within walking distance to a starport, so you don't have to take a train because the city you want to visit has no spaceport.

    To conquer a world, some troop carriers jumping out of hyperspace are shown, maybe able to carry some dozens or hundreds of thousands of troops, enough to break any defenses of a well-guarded city, same with a planet containing maybe dozens of those cities.
  7. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Hey, @jasonfry. We have a new project for you. [face_batting]
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  8. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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  9. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    And Rishi's the perfect one to start with. I hear it's a real maze.
  10. KamSolusar Force Ghost

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    Many of the old West End Games RPG books have maps or partial maps of of planets, regions and even cities. Some of the newer RPG books from Wizards of the Coast do, too.

    And there are some maps from games like Star Wars Galaxies or The Old Republic.
  11. jSarek VIP

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    No such map for Rishi. Indeed, the planet entry for Rishi in The Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook doesn't mention any cities by name. It does mention that most people live in a handful of deep, swampy valleys that are referred to as "city-vales" and are built from cream-white stone. With a population of 2 billion people, there are probably enough city-vales that you shouldn't feel bad in making one up. I might look to the planet J't'p'tan for inspiration in naming - it was named by H'kig followers, who make up the majority of Rishi's population.
  12. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Good ol jippy tippy tan.
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  13. cthugha Force Ghost

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    Taken to extremes in the 1st episode of TCW season 5... where some droid on the space station attacked by the Oppress Brothers overheard them talking about which sector they wanted to go to -- and next thing we know Obi-Wan is headed for the exact planet he just somehow knows they're on.

    And I say we keep this post on the first page until we get official surface maps. Without stickying it.

    So here's my map request: Coruscant, obviously. I remember making a BMP map of Imperial City and its surroundings back in the Bantam days... gotta look if I've still got it somewhere. (I also still want an Essential Guide to Coruscant.)
  14. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Gand would be easy. Continents are Gand. Bodies of water are Gand. Each pocket colony is called Gand. And spaceports are called Gand. Streets are called Gand. Thus...

    "Gand lives on 1535 Gand, Gand, Gand."
  15. KamSolusar Force Ghost

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    So that's why we see so few findsmen in the galaxy. Most of them are busy performing the findsmen's most sacred duty - working for the Gand Post Office.
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  16. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    CatCW had a map of Imperial City, and I want to see that the EGtPM had one as well.

    You're welcome :p
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