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Kessel: Hell in Space

Planet Hoppers: May 2003

Welcome to "Planet Hoppers," a new feature on the Star Wars Roleplaying Game website. Each month, we'll bring you a set of articles on a particular world in the Star Wars galaxy that a Gamemaster can use separately or as a linked series of events.

This month, the infamous spice-mining planet that's the source of the galaxy's best-selling contraband -- Kessel. Part 1 is online now, and be sure to check back each week for the next installment!

Part 1: Rotten to the Core
In which a young Wookiee accepts enslavement on Kessel to save his family's lives.

Part 2: In the Land of the Blind
In which young Wookiee slave Gyylghrard gets a dressing-down from prisoner-official Moruth Doole.

Part 3: Hope in Darkness
In which a few bold Wookiees and a group of slave children honor tradition even in the Mines of Kessel.

Part 4: On the Moon
In which Gyylghrard pulls janitorial duty in the administrative wings of the prison.

Part 5: The Warden
In which a young Wookiee slave meets his oppressor and makes a fateful choice.

About the Author
One-time Star Wars Roleplaying Game editor Cory J. Herndon is now a freelancer. Cory's work has appeared in Amazing Stories, Duelist, TopDeck, Star Wars Gamer, Dragon, and SCIFI.com. He has done additional design work on the Star Wars Roleplaying Game revised core rulebook (primarily the Droids chapter), The Dark Side Sourcebook (creatures and archetypes), and the Wheel of Time Roleplaying Game. He is also the author of Volumes 5 and 6 of the Magic: The Gathering Encyclopedia. Cory's short story "Like Spider's Silk" appears in the Secrets of Magic Anthology. He asks that you please purchase a copy of it and the D&D novel The Living Dead for every room in your home. Cory is currently authoring original content for Xbox.com, writing the third book in an upcoming Magic: The Gathering novel trilogy, and continuing to design Star Wars Roleplaying Game material for the Wizards website.

Learn more than you probably ever wanted to know about Cory at www.hernco.net.

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