|The Maridis Sector|
The Maridis Nebula
The Maridis Sector is home to the Antrixian Commonwealth, along with the ajoining Relkan Sector. The capital of the Commonwealth, Antrixies, is located within the Maridis Sector, along with a majority of the Antrixian colony worlds.
Sector Capital: Antrixies
The Maridis Sector was charted and named after the formation of the Antrixian Landsraad and the Antrixian Commonwealth was established, being added to the galactic cartography for navigational use. The Maridis Sector does not lie along and major trade routes or major hyperspace lanes. It is bordered by the Jaso and Reklan Sectors, the latter making up the other half of Commonwealth-controlled space.
Altogether, there are 16 major, habitable worlds within the Maridis Sector, falling under the govern of the Antrixian Commonwealth and the Houses of the Antrixian Landsraad that oversee direct operation of individual planets. The Maridis Nebula presents a large navigational hazard in the sector, but is located away from a majority of the planets in-sector.
The Maridis Sector has been formed around the original world of Antrixies when it was first colonized and then from all the outlying planets that were later colonized by the Antrixians.
First settled by colonists whose descendents would go on to become the Antrixians, the Maridis Sector was deemed unfit for colonization by the first scouts to chart the territory. Due to a hyperspace mishap, mainly on the part of the Maridis Nebula, a colony ship from Corellia ended up having to land on Antrixies. Finding the planet suitable for colonization, Antrixies was settled.
500 to 750 years after the establishment of Antrixies, a majority of the other planets that now make up the Antrixian Commonwealth were colonized and settled. Most of these worlds started out as mining operations of foodstuff productions which boomed into full-fledged civilizations at a fast pace, due to the untapped resources and demands for those resources on the sector's hub, Antrixies.
The main Hyperspace route through the Maridis Sector is unofficially known as the Ithic Corridor. This route starts on Ithica, traverses the Relkan Sector, and terminates in the Kiffu Sector. During the Clone Wars, the Republic used the Ithic Corridor as a transit to move ships and troops in the Kiffu Sector to comabt occupying Seperatist forces. The Maridis and Relkan Sectors were also used as staging areas for Republic forces to defend Thyferra and to mount attacks into the Kiffu Sector.
The Maridis Sector has seen conflicts primarily between rival Houses of the Landsraad and occupation by Imperial forces after the Clone Wars, up until a few years after the Battle of Yavin. For the most part, control of the sector has remained in Antrixian hands.