As it says on the tin: How many planets are populated in the Ori (ex-Alteran) Galaxy? Is it just the one or is it several?

Non-canon sources are welcome.

  • @ThePopMachine: I look forward to seeing your answer to the question. May 5, 2016 at 15:39
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    nice tactic, but I don't personally find the question interesting so I won't be putting effort into it. May 5, 2016 at 15:59
  • Planets circle around stars. Solar systems with a star in the center and probably one or more planets populate a galaxy. Do you really ask for count of planets in a galaxy without counting the Stars? I think planets and (any) galaxy are unrelated.
    – harper
    May 5, 2016 at 19:32
  • All of them, I always assumed, like in Pegasus only more so. Millions at least. Isn't that why the Ori were so powerful? May 7, 2016 at 3:15

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At least two planets are seen directly; Celestis (the homeworld of the Ori/Alterans) and the unnamed planet on which we find Ver Isca (Tomin's homeworld).

Vala also mentions (in SG1: Crusade) that there are potentially hundreds of inhabited world in the Ori Galaxy.

VALA: They are building ships and armies by the tens of thousands. The village I am living in is one of many, on a world among dozens like it.

Since she's evidently getting her info from Tomin (who seems quite a reliable source of general knowledge about the Ori), we really don't have any reason to doubt her.

  • Are Ver Isca and Ver Omesh planets or just villages? Ver Eger would point to villages. That is why I wanted evidence. But yes, just the second part is enough to accept the answer. May 5, 2016 at 18:05
  • @MartinHandrlica - I think you're right. Ver = village. That being said, Tomin's homeworld has a different coloured sun than Celestis, which points to it being a different planet. So at least two seen directly and "dozens" mentioned indirectly.
    – Valorum
    May 5, 2016 at 18:27

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