The Gizer System is made up of 4 planets (Gizer I, Gizer (II), Gizer II, Arstyn) and one asteroid belt (Shadeez Belt) that orbit the system’s cool sun, Gizer. The system is located on two hyperlanes, Perlemian Trade Route and the terminus of the Vaathkree Trade Corridor. Gizer was once a bustling system and trade route transfer point, but has declined into an isolated backwater world. Today, Gizer is known for its ale, abandoned battlestation, and ancient hyperlane navigation buoy near the outer planet, Arstyn.
Map image captured from Star Wars Galaxy Map. Inspiration for the Gizer System drawn from the Battle of Gizer from Star Wars Fanon.
Gizer I is a small barren world within the first orbit around the system’s star. It is uninhabited and covered in a thick atmosphere of carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid.
Gizer (aka, Gizer II) is the primary habitable planet within a system that rose to its peak during New Sith Wars. Gizer became a key defensive system along the Perlemian Trade Route, which resulted in the construction of the orbital Gizer Battlestation to serve as a secondary defensive point if Lantillies fell. The resulting wartime boom created prosperity for the world and system, which expanded even more with the opening of the Vaathkree Trade Corridor.
At the end of the New Sith Wars, improvements in astrogation and hyperspace technology reduced Gizer’s importance as an interstellar waypoint and strategic military outpost. In 1005 BBY, the battlestation was decommissioned and converted into the planet’s primary orbital starport. Years of economic decline coupled with failing infrastructure resulted in the abandonment of the orbital starport in 223 BBY, which remains in orbit but quiet to this day.
Seeing an opportunity for an economic boost, a group of Gizer regional politicians sought secret favor with the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. The CIS took advantage the naive politicians and granted starship assembly contracts to produce what became known as the Gizer L-6 freighter. Gizer’s government, apparently unaware of the secret deal, quickly found itself embroiled in a political scandal. The Republic lodged a formal protest, embargoed the system, and suspended Gizer’s seat in the Senate. Upon losing the Senate seat, Gizer’s government fell and never reformed. Planetary leadership devolved into competitive city-states and the system never regained representation under the Empire.
Now a political pariah that offers little value to the Empire, Gizer has grown isolated, faded, and forgotten in the trials and tribulations of the galaxy.
Gizer III is a large yellow-rust gas giant surrounded by a sparse ring of large asteroids and rocky debris. The planet’s atmosphere is composed of primarily hydrogen with measurable volumes of helium, methane and other trace gasses.
Less an asteroid belt and more of a orbiting cluster of debris, the Shadeez Belt is the remnants of an uninhabited backwater planet, Gizer IV. Gizer IV was destroyed over 3000 years ago when a rogue planet entered the system and collided with the world, triggering its catastrophic destruction. The belt was renamed in 1,390 BBY in honor of Karr Shadeez, a Kel-Dor Jedi Knight errant, who was assassinated during the signing of the Accords of Cooperation.
Arstyn is a barren, rocky world in the outermost orbit of the system. Once named Gizer V, Arstyn was renamed in 1,390 BBY in honor of Admiral Herqilius Arstyn who was assassinated during the signing of the Accords of Cooperation. Arstyn contains the archeological remains of an ancient hyperspace base camp that was abandoned once the original Gizer hyperlane navigation buoy was activated approximately 18,000-20,000 years ago.
Star System Data
|Galactic Region||The Expansion Region|
|Hyperlanes||Perlemian Trade Route (M) and Vaathkree Trade Corridor|
|System Government||Decentralized City-States|