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Lit The Essential Atlas and Galactic Cartography: Official Discussion

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CeiranHarmony, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. jasonfry

    jasonfry VIP star 4 VIP

    Nov 11, 2003
    I don't know exactly how LFL treats FFG material, but no reason FFG star systems can't be included in the appendix, and FFG folks have helped me catalog their contributions. The inaugural Atlas appendix included star systems from things that were "quasi-canonical" parts of the EU, such as old Polyhedron and Dragon articles for the WEG systems. Basically, the rule we went with then was "the planet exists even if the events might or might not have happened." Same philosophy works here.

    Yeah, sometimes you just sprinkle. And sometimes Dan and I used that for suggesting stories: there are a lot of GCW battlefields around Virgillia to suggest a long-running rebel conflict, CW battlegrounds around the "foundry of the Confederacy" near Metalorn, etc.
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  2. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

    May 28, 2003
    Yeah, I loved how you did a similar thing when mapping out Mon Cala space and their surrounding region. Placing New Alderaan, Telaris, Hast, Sanctuary, Dornea, in close proximity makes a lot of sense.

    Also- what are your thoughts on the Lothal Sector? I'm assuming a subsector of the Dominus Sector? Or something entirely separate?

    --Adm. Nick
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  3. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

    Oct 29, 2005
    Question: I assume you guys discussed this when it came out originally, but I'm late to (returning to) the game here - but the TOS article about the worlds of the Force Awakens mentions... Zonama Sekot? I mean, I realize there's no context for the reference, but is the appearance of the name officially canon?
  4. JediBatman

    JediBatman Jedi Knight star 3

    May 3, 2015
    Hmmmm . . . I'd guess it's an oversight.

    The TFA Beginner's Game for the SW roleplaying game includes a map. It's identical to the Legends maps they had in their Core Rulebooks, with two exceptions: It includes the planets from TFA, and Zonoma Sekot isn't on the map.

    Now Fantasy Flight Games products are in a Canon grey area, but I think it's still relevant.
  5. bsmith7174

    bsmith7174 Jedi Knight star 3

    Apr 17, 2015
    I know this has been asked before (and I'm sure I've been one of those to ask haha) but have we ever gotten a definitive answer about Starkiller Base = Ilum?
    I think it would be cool if we got a novel (Star Wars: Starkiller Base) that showed the change over time.
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  6. cartographer

    cartographer Jedi Master star 1

    Jan 2, 2003
    Have been avoiding spoilers, but I can't wait to find out what planets are in Solo and where they fall on the map. Less than a week!
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  7. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Jedi Knight star 1

    Jul 15, 2010
    Starkiller so far is Ilum in everything but name, it's the same diameter as Ilum, snow covered and full of Kyber crystals

    LucasFilm is still not saying yes or no..
  8. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Oct 29, 2012
    So, apparently,
    the Vandor-1 from Solo is a *frontier* world, and thus not at all in the Core Worlds (the Legends version was in the Coruscant system). Not sure why they chose a name from Legends only to place it in a different region. Not that it matters much, but it's still a little weird.
  9. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 14, 2006
    Rodia got moved across the border to the Outer Rim from the Mid Rim.
  10. ToilesHeroiques

    ToilesHeroiques Jedi Knight

    Apr 28, 2010
    And we have a completely new planet, Numidian Prime, in the Inner Rim ... It's the only one. Perhaps a clue for Star Wars Resistance, Star Wars: Episode IX or Kenobi: A Star Wars Story.
  11. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

    Dec 16, 2012
    Probably just to troll the kind of SW fans that take that kind of things to serious
  12. JediBatman

    JediBatman Jedi Knight star 3

    May 3, 2015
    Did I miss something? Where are people getting this info? Did a cross section book leak or did they post a map on or something?
  13. jSarek

    jSarek VIP star 4 VIP

    Feb 18, 2005
    People are seeing the movie overseas. I presume the details in question are made apparent from context.
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  14. bsmith7174

    bsmith7174 Jedi Knight star 3

    Apr 17, 2015
    There is a map floating out there
  15. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

    Oct 29, 2005
    Eh, even back in the day of being a vry srs person about that sort of thing I'd just think it was lazy writing. I mean, that was pretty much a regular occurence in the Clone Wars cartoon.
    Besides, the US is lousy with towns with same name. I figure a galaxy with millions of systems is going to have repetition.
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  16. TalonCard

    TalonCard •Author: Slave Pits of Lorrd •TFN EU Staff star 5 VIP

    Jan 31, 2001
    Exactly. It's probably a forgotten mythological or historical figure that has a bunch of cities/planets/asteroids/holo-greeting cards named after him/her/them.

  17. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Sep 7, 2012
    Unless I'm mistaken, the movie also changes the location of Savareen, as well.