|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 Landsting and the Antrixian Commonwealth was established, being added to the galactic cartography for navigational use. The Maridis Sector butts up against the Jaso Sector to form the start of the Ithic Corridor, leading to the Engstrom Trust. It is bordered by the Jaso and Reklan Sectors, the latter making up a quarter 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 Landsting 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 had 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. Refugees fleeing from Arakus following the revolt against the Rakata eventually crashed on Antrixies and formed a colony world.
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 and production of foodstuffs 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 Engstrom Trust's Selconra Sector. During the Clone Wars, the Republic used the Ithic Corridor as a transit to move ships and troops in the surrounding sectors 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, Jaso Sectors, and the Engstrom Trust.
The Maridis Sector has seen conflicts primarily between rival Houses of the Landsting 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.