HOLMRIGfrom orbit

Official Name: Holmrig

Nature: Extraterrestrial world, presumably within the Milky Way galaxy (see comments);
    located in the Crynbur Pelago (see comments)

Natives: Possibly Viz Glazgon and the Iforani;
    it is uncertain what, if any, race is native to Holmrig; a few different races were shown on Holmrig, but it is unrevealed whether any or all of these beings are natives or just residents who traveled there from other worlds

Population: Unrevealed

Capital City: Unrevealed

Government: Unrevealed

Languages: Unrevealed

National Defense: Unrevealed

Places of Interest: Iforani headquarters

Visitors: Colonel Castonis, Harith Damyish, Sinindru & Mermarth Quarrel, Ship/Rora (partner; possibly not the Reality-791 version), Starlord (Sinjin Quarrel)

First Appearance: (Mentioned) Starlord#2 (January, 1997)
    (full) Starlord#3 (February, 1997)

 

 

 

History:
(Starlord#3 (fb) - BTS) - Planet Holmrig was considered the cultural hotspot of the Crynbur Pelago, with some of the best night life in this part of the galaxy.

(Starlord#2 (fb) - BTS) - Holmrig was home to General Viz Glazgon and his Iforani mercenary group.

(Starlord#3 (fb) - BTS) - The presence of the Iforani and perhaps other reasons also made Holmrig one of the safest places to enjoy the nightlife, as few wished to make trouble in the Iforani's home ground.

 

 

(Starlord#3 (fb) - BTS) - Information, documents, and materials were transported via secure message pods that floated through local tractor beams across the city. All of the buildings had street-side access panels for them, plus interior duct systems to take them directly to their target office. These ducts were far too small for human travel and were also riddled with sensor traps.

(Starlord#2 - BTS) - Seeking to prevent the secretly telepathic Harith Damyish from uniting with Glazgon and the Iforani in an assault on Carina Prime, Rora and Starlord (Sinjin Quarrel) prepared to travel to Holmrig and meet with Glazgon.

(Starlord#3 (fb) - BTS) - Damyish had his enforcer Colonel Castonis (or other agents) kidnap Sinindru and Merimarth Quarrel and bring them to Holmrig to use as leverage in case Starlord opposed him. Damyish promised the mercenary Iforani leader Viz Glazgon to give him the information he had used to blackmail Glazgon in return for Glazgon capturing Starlord and his ship.

 

(Starlord#3) - Rora and Starlord arrived at Holmrig, hoping that had beaten Damyish there and that they could find a way to persuade him not to help Damyish with his planned coup. Taking the form of a Kinderish mercenary freighter ship (one of the most common freighter types around the galaxy...

(Starlord#3 - BTS) - Rora safely entered Holmrig's atmosphere and allowed Sinjin to disembark in Holmrig's spaceport.

(Starlord#3) - Sinjin traveled through customs, exited the spaceport, crossed the streets, and entered the Iforani Corporate headquarters.

(Starlord#3) - Starlord instructed ship to find the message pod containing the information Damyish held over Glazgon, while he revealed Damyish to be a telepath. Starlord then had 'Rora send the information pod flying into the room, correcting counting on Castonis' hair trigger reflexes to cause him to shoot and destroy the pod as soon as it flew into the room.
    With Damyish's leverage over and agreement with Glazgon non-existant, Glazgon took Damyish and Castonis prisoner. Starlord was allowed to go freely, while Glazgon took Sinindru & Merimarth Quarrel back to Iolium.

 

Comments: Created by Timothy Zahn and Dan Lawlis.

    Starlord (Sinjin Quarrel) referred to his predecessor, Peter Quill, as being from "a minor planet called Earth," but further noted his was mobile throughout "the entire galaxy." Since Sinjin said "the galaxy," I'd think that meant he considered Earth to be in the same galaxy as the Carinian Cluster...which would make the Carinian Cluster in the Milky Way galaxy.

    Holmrig was sufficiently far from the Carinian Cluster that a customs agent, at least, had never head of the Probiti. When Sinjin came to Holmrig, someone in a customs-type position noted he was from the Carinian Cluster and commented that he was a ways from home.

    I don't know what the Crynbur Pelago means, but I would GUESS that Pelago is meant to be a derivation of archipelago, which is a chain, cluster, or collection of islands. I would take that to perhaps refer to a local system or cluster of planets, with Crynbur being the formal name. But...maybe not.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Holmrig has no known connections to


images: (without ads)
Starlord#3, pg. 1 (from space);
        pg. 3, panel 1-3 (customs);
            panel 4 (street with Sinjin);
        pg. 4, panel 1 (city as seen from Rora's cockpit)
        2nd to last page, panel 1 (from orbit)


Appearances:
Starlord#2-3 (January-February, 1997) - Timothy Zahn (writer), Dan Lawlis (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)



 

Last updated: 04/04/15

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