LAND of the GOLDEN STAR

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Official Name: The Land of the Golden Star (see comments)

Nature: Extraterrestrial planet, Milky Way galaxy (near Vrellnex)

Natives: The native population of Golden Star is unrevealed.

     Those seen appear to be members of unrelated races, but perhaps they are a world where the Celestial-created Deviant population came to dominate.

Residents: Oona and his/her/its mate and other auction attendees, the Resistance (Gregor and many unidentified, including an unidentified elder), unidentified gruel-server,
    unidentified rodent

Non-native inhabitants: A number of Sssth (including Sssthgar) and Vrellnexians; the Vrellnexians' mercenary army

Visitors: Fandral, Hildegarde, Hogun, Odin Borson, Thor Odinson, Silas Grant, Starjammers (Ch'od, Corsair, Hepzibah, Raza), and Tana Nile, apparently numerous unidentified Asgardians;
    possibly briefly Karnilla and Sif

Population: Unrevealed

Capital City: Unrevealed

Government: Unrevealed;
    formerly/briefly ruled Sssthgar and the rest of the
Sssth;
    formerly ruled by an alliance of Vrellnexians and
Sssth;
    government prior to being conquered by the Vrellnexians and Sssth unrevealed, but considered a paradise by at least some of its natives.

Languages: Unrevealed;
    Thor and his allies didn't need any sort of translation technology, etc., but perhaps that just occurred off-panel

National Defense: Unrevealed

Places of Interest: Auction Hall, Drug factories, dungeon, harbor/port, Mondurian steel door, Resistance base, unidentified base from which Sssthgar ruled

First Appearance: Thor I#212 (June, 1973)
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Features
: The Land of the Golden Star seemed to be comparable to Earth in terms of atmosphere, gravity, temperature, etc., as not only the Asgardians and Tana Nile, but also the mortal humanoid Silas Grant, did not comment on anything uncomfortable, nor did they require any special equipment to survive.

     Large waterways facilitated travel by boat to port cities.

     While the Vrellnexians and Sssth gathered the beings who were auctioned, there were apparently plenty of beings who were willing to purchase such slaves.


History
:

(
Thor I#213 (fb)) - Golden Star was once filled with gleaming, gilded spires reaching triumphantly for the heavens, and peace and prosperity were spread across the land.
   
     Some of its natives considered it to be a paradise.













pre-takeover by Sssth and Vrellnexians

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(
Thor I#213 (fb)) - A fleet of Sssth and Vrellnexians traveled to the planet Golden Star where the ship flew through its atmosphere raining carnage and devastation across its surface.
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(
Thor I#213 (fb)) - After the planet was in flaming ruins, the ships landed, and the Sssth and Vrellnexian crews emerged and gathered the residents and placed them in their slave pens.
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(Thor I#212 (fb) - BTS / Thor I#213 (fb) /  Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe#10: Appendix to Alien Races: Sssth) - The Sssth were partnered with the insectoid Vrellnexians to enslave and sell intelligent beings from other worlds, using the conquered world "Golden Star" as a base.

(Thor I#212 (fb) - BTS) - When the Vrellnexians assaulted Asgard and captured a number of Asgardians, a number of Sssth departed the Vrellnexian ship (or were marooned there by the Vrellnexians) and inhabited Asgard.

(Thor I#212 (fb) - BTS / Thor I#212 (fb) - BTS) - The Vrellnexians used drugged food to make Odin and the other captured Asgardians submissive upon their arrival back at Golden Star.

(Thor I#212 (fb) - BTS) - After the Asgardian Thor led fellow Asgardians Fandral, Hildegarde, and Hogun, as well as the Blackworld native Silas Grant, and the Rigellian Tana Nile to Asgard, Sssthgar agreed to lead him and his allies to the Golden Star, noting that the Sssth, too, had a reason for revenge.

(Thor I#213 (fb) - BTS) - Sif and her sorceress companion (Karnilla) were sold to the Miners of the Dark Nebula scant hours before the Space/Starjammer had arrived on Golden Star.

(Thor I#212 (fb)) - Aboard Thor's galley (aka Voyager/Spacejammer/Starjammer),  they reached the Golden Star, and Sssthgar guided them to a port where they found Odin being auctioned off.

    Thor and his allies attacked the Vrellnexians, while Sssthgar informed his allies that with their former partners on the run, they would become the masters of the Golden Star.

    After Thor and his allies defeated the Vrellnexians, the Sssth surrounded them and Sssthgar revealed that the Vrellnexians had been the Sssth's partners before marooning them on Asgard.

(Thor I#213) - Distracted by Odin's pleas that they had no hope in battle, Thor and his allies were ultimately defeated and imprisoned by the Sssth. golden_star-planet-maxsecdp

(Thor I#213 (fb) - BTS) - Fandral, Hogun, and other captives consumed the drugged food and became submissive.