|Founded|| Year 2 Day 129 (as Outrider Trading)|
Year 6 Day 232 (as Kathol Republic)
|Dissolved||Year 9 Day 64 (see: Krath Dynasty)|
The Kathol Republic was a short lived government which experienced a meteoric rise in wealth and territory in the Outer Rim Territories which existed from Year 6 Day 232 to Year 9 Day 64. The government was situated in the far-flung Kathol Sector also known as the Kathol Outback. Circa Year 9, the Kathol Republic dropped its economic agenda, abolished the Senate and House of Representatives, adopted the religion of Krath as its guiding principles, created a Ruling Council to govern and thereby formed a new theocratic polity known as the Krath Dynasty.
The origins of lay in the joining of two industrialists Samuel Vimes and Malakai Brooks in common cause. Samuel Vimes had a vision of a new government in the outer rim on the principles of trade and growth. His vision included an economic empire to rival that of the Galactic Empire and New Republic. Vimes sought out former long time Prime Minister of the New Anzat Order, Malakai Brooks. Brooks was the then owner of Drax Industries, a fledgling ship producer Brooks had purchased from Kulthar Drax. Brooks previously had turned the NAO backwater government into a self sufficient entity and Vimes wanted his help to form the foundations of the new Kathol Republic.
Together they started recruiting some of the top soldiers and brightest minds to join them. Some notable figures included Mystiel Raleigh, Squall Chitose, Han Hunter and Elm Aran. From its creation until its demise, the Kathol Republic created a variety of subsidiaries. These include Kathol Mining Company, Uukaablis Trans-Systems, Creshaldyne Industries, Nakesh Alliance Extractions and Minos-Mestra Munitions.
Several years after its creation, Outrider Trading was given to Keir Santage by Mystiel Raleigh. Santage transformed Outrider Trading into the first organized group of thieves who used the unofficial name of "Eidola." when Santage obtained Biotech Medical on Year 4 Day 322, Outrider Trading was sold to a new owner and eventually came into the possession of Samuel Vimes who transformed the company deed and title into the Kathol Republic.
When Auron Tamerin and Eliana Tamerin departed the Corporate Sector Authority and joined the Kathol Republic, the latter government quickly earned a reputation as a haven for thieves. Under the auspices of Auron and Eliana, the Kathol Republic ill-advisedly developed a firm rapport with the Galactic Empire, but this relationship was permanently severed when Moff Jake Kiltar attempted a failed hostile takeover of Kathol territories and assets.
Years before the collapse of the Old Republic, people began to foreshadow the crumbling of their democracy into a despotic sith regime. Groups of colonists and refugees began moving away from the centres of galactic politics and many were lead to the Outback of Kathol, a collection of 23 mostly uninhabited planets, which required vast amounts of work to make livable. The carving of a new life in the far reaches of the outer rim was tough and many systems created their own governments, religions and developed independent cultures. However, to ensure the defense of the member states, they formed an alliance, signed a mutual defence pact and placed the capitol on the Dayark moon. Times changed and alliances began to falter, the colonized systems began to slip off the galactic radar. Eventually, the Kathol Republic was not heard from in years, it had stopped participating in the galactic area. Soon, entire generations had gone by without word from the Outback and were forgotten or lost in the quagmire of the civil war. Yet, while the first Kathol Republic was eventually forgotten and rendered obsolete, a new Kathol Republic has emerged, emanating from the planet Kathol.
The wars of the galaxy have sent millions of people to the Kathol Sector seeking refuge from the Empire and Rebels. New industries were developed, jobs were created and trading between the Kathol systems grew. Two corporations led the new Kathol economic resurgence, the Kathol Mining Company and Drax Industries. These two companies have helped grow Kathol and the interdependent links between the systems have led to the commencement of the formation of a second Kathol Republic.
The Republic capital is located on the planet Kathol, located in the Kathol System.
- Kathol Republic: History (Archived)
- Kathol Republic (Archived)