Star Wars: Another Longshot
The Hagen Sector
Located in the mostly unexplored Wild Space of the galaxy (Galactic Grid S-19), the Hagen Sector is a sector of over 2,000 stars of various shapes and sizes. Few of these stars contain habitable planets, and even fewer are habited. The population of the sector are mostly descended from colonists; there are some native near-human species within the sector, but it is believed that they are descendants of ancient sleeper-ships or placed there as slaves by one of the many ancient empires. Culture and technological levels are widely varied; there are planets that have cities that resemble the spires of Coruscant and the other densely populated core worlds, and there are whole planets where the technical level barely rises above steam driven engines and slugthrowing weapons.
While some planets within the sector have been populated for millennia, the sector was not declared so as a whole until it was logged 130 years ago with the New Republic Astrological Guild by Captain Hagen of the freighter Smokey. Naming the Sector after himself, he returned to the Hagen Sector to further explore the planets and systems there-in. Astrologically close to the southern end of the Corellian Run, but still quite a ways off the mapped paths of the galaxy, it wasn’t until 98 ABY before other galactic powers took interest in the Sector. The Galactic Federation of Free Alliances eventually made offers of trade with the planets within the sector, and the Jedi Order sent a group of Masters and several Knights to the sector to search for Force Sensitive beings and research the Sector’s Force Traditions and history.
In 112 ABY, vast aurodium deposits were found on Borocta III. In addition, neuranium veins were found on Aquilae. Several gas giants in the area offered up valuable elements, including tiabanna gas. With these discoveries, large corporations sought to establish profitable operations in the Sector, but also drew individual prospectors seeking private fortunes. Interest in the Hagen Sector grew, bringing a new host of problems for the colonists, and the denizens who originally called the sector home. Piracy, slavery hidden under the guise of Corporate Service, exploitation of natural resources, taxation and corruption of governing bodies; the problems of the Core Worlds came to the Hagen Sector rather quickly. The Galactic Alliance and the Jedi Order attempted to curtail the criminal activities within the Sector, but with the start of the Sith-Imperial War their focus was drawn elsewhere in the galaxy.
Ironically, where the Galactic Alliance failed, the Sith succeeded. With the end of the War, Darth Krayt’s Sith Empire tightened its grip on the galaxy. In need of the various minerals and gas mines within the Hagen Sector, the Moff Council assigned Moff Fulton Antilles as ruler of the sector to keep war materiel flowing back to the Empire’s production factories. Using his Paelleon-class Star Destroyer Judgement of the Empire as a mobile office, Moff Antilles is able to move about the Sector to wherever his attention and direct guidance is needed, or where the presence of the Empire’s might is required to maintain order. Antilles has wiped out several pirate bands operating in the area as well as two large pirate havens. While the Empire has taken control of key corporate operations within the Sector, the treatment of the workforce has only marginally improved. The riches of the Sector are mined with Imperial efficiency and transported back to the heart of the Empire by protected convoys.
Several of Darth Krayt’s Sith Lords have also been seen in the Hagen Sector, presumably to keep the Moff on edge and to remind him of his obligations to the throne.