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Alderaan

Peaceful World

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If ever one needed an example of the irredeemable evil that was the Empire, turn to the shattered remains of Alderaan. An influential world, Alderaan was represented in the waning days of the Republic by such venerated politicians as Bail Antilles and Bail Organa. A peaceful world, Alderaan was bereft of weaponry in an era of galactic strife. It was not without spirit, however. Alderaan was one of the earliest supporters of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, though its officials prudently kept all ties to the Rebellion secret. Despite such discretion, the Empire knew it to be a haven of Rebel activity, and Grand Moff Tarkin targeted the beautiful world for reprisal as soon as the Death Star was operational. The massive primary weapon of the battle station obliterated Alderaan, leaving only a lifeless asteroid field behind.

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Terrain
Mountainous
Affiliation
Galactic Republic

Relationships

Princess Leia Organa

Princess
Leia Organa

During the time of the Empire, Alderaan's representative in the Senate was Princess Leia Organa. Using her political stature and inherent diplomatic immunity, Organa was able to skirt past Imperial blockades on missions of mercy that aided beleagured Rebel units.

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Bail Organa

Bail Organa

In the days of the Clone Wars, Senator Bail Organa represented Alderaan. He led a number of crucial missions of mercy and diplomacy. Bail survived the war, but died when the Empire destroyed the planet.

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Tarkin

Tarkin

When Princess Leia was his captive, Grand Moff Tarkin demanded to know the location of the Rebel hidden fortress. When Leia refused to divulge that information, Tarkin targeted the Death Star's prime weapon on Alderaan. Leia attempted to spare her homeworld a horrible fate by giving Tarkin a false answer.

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Death Star

Death
Star

Leia's bluff was no use. Tarkin unleashed the Death Star's power regardless of her answer. With a single blast, Alderaan was reduced to rubble, and its population, numbering in the millions, was killed in the titanic explosion.

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Alderaan cruiser

Alderaan cruiser

For missions of diplomacy, the Royal House of Alderaan used speedy cruisers to bypass any trouble and shuttle its ambassador to safety.

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Captain Antilles

Captain Antilles

Captain Antilles served as a ship commander within the Royal House of Alderaan.

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Padmé Amidala

Padmé
Amidala

As Senator of Naboo, Padmé Amidala was a political ally to Alderaan, admiring much of the world's beauty and freedoms that so very closely mirrored the ideals of her own home planet. During a convocation on Alderaan, Amidala was targeted for assassination by bounty hunter Aurra Sing.

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C-3PO (See-Threepio)

C-3PO

After the Clone Wars, C-3PO served Captain Antilles and the Royal House of Alderaan as a protocol droid. Threepio's mind was wiped of any memory of the Clone Wars, though the droid never lost his aversion to conflict and far preferred the tranquility of Alderaan to any sort of hostility.

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R2-D2

R2-D2

During his service to the House of Alderaan, R2-D2 was an astromech droid stationed aboard an Alderaanian consular ship.

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