List of Star Wars planets (W–Z)

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Wayland[edit]

Wayland first appeared in Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire novel. The planet was home to the Emperor's Mount Tantiss storehouse, which contained a cloaking device and cloning chambers that Grand Admiral Thrawn used in his war against the New Republic. Wayland was also home to the insane clone of the Jedi Master Joruus C'Baoth. The Mount Tantiss storehouse was eventually destroyed and C'Baoth killed.

Wayland is the homeworld for the Psadan and the Myneirshi.[1]

Wilipiet[edit]

Wilipiet is a planet with a Rebel Alliance depot during the times of the Galactic Empire.

Woostri[edit]

The planet that is home to the Woostoid species. In the book The Last Command, the Woostoid are referred to as the Woostroid.

Woteba[edit]

Woteba is in the Utegetu Nebula at the edge of Killik territory. It was discovered when the Millennium Falcon is forced to land there to fix a mysteriously damaged coolant line.

Originally planning to give the planet to the homeless Ithorians, they are forced to give it to the Killiks to prevent them going to war with the Chiss. The Hapan fleet helped the Qoribu nests move to Woteba.

A year later Han, Luke, Mara, and Leia are called back to Woteba by UnuThul. They find the world devastated by a mysterious plague known as the Fizz. Because the Killiks blame this disease on the Jedi, Han and Luke stay behind to find the cause while Leia and Mara bring a sample to Ossus. They discover that it is an environmental defense agent used to protect against foreign material. The Killiks attempt to evacuate the system but are stopped.

Wroona[edit]

Wroona is a small blue world in Wroona system, located on the far edge of the Inner Rim in the Rayter Sector. The planet's continents are separated by vast oceans, and their blue-sand beaches stretch for thousands of kilometers. The near-human inhabitants of Wroona, numbering over seven billion, are a blue-skinned species with a lighthearted and optimistic outlook on life. Their society emphasizes materialism and personal gain, and Wroonian merchants, smugglers, and pirates can be found throughout the galaxy pursuing their personal wealth. Their impulsive nature can be summed up by the ancient Wroonian folktale of Master Fate, a being who capriciously blows the winds wherever he pleases. Wroona is run by the Wroonian Guilds, groups that represent all the various trade organizations and businesses, and the planet's primary starport is located on the coast of its largest ocean. Animal life on the world includes Wroonian flycatchers, which hang from coastal cave ceilings by their tongues and swing down to catch their avian prey. The region of space known as Keller's Void acts as a shortcut between the Wroona and Calus systems.

Thousands of years ago, Wroona's civilization was centered around the seafaring trade. The inherent dangers of the sea helped contribute to Wroonians' fearless nature, and the unstable governments of the many coastal kingdoms also contributed to their distrust of authority. Wroona has long been a member of the Old Republic. Many years ago, a band of armored raiders utterly destroyed Wroona's spaceport and killed many, until stopped by the Jedi Knight Soonis. Later, during the rise of the Empire, the Imperials decided to take advantage of Wroona's tactical location. The Empire built a garrison on the surface, appointed an Imperial governor to run the trade guilds, and erected the Wroonian Stardock, a massive resupply and repair facility in close orbit, used only by capital ships too large to land on the planet. After the Battle of Endor, the Wroonians successfully revolted, deposing the Imperials in favor of the leadership of the Wroonian Guilds. Wroona remained independent from the New Republic, becoming a haven for smugglers and mercenaries.

Senator Chi Eekway and Baron Papanoida, both seen briefly in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, are Wroonian.

Xa Fel[edit]

Xa Fel is the capital world of Kanchen sector. It was a centerpiece of action during the Thrawn campaigns five years after the Battle of Endor. It was owned by the Kuat Drive Yards company for a very long time, and this badly polluted the entire planet, such that it is a virtual wasteland now. Following the Thrawn campaigns, a few raids were made on the planet by the Invids pirate group, led by Leonia Tavira and her Jensaarai Force-sensitive allies.

Xagobah[edit]

Xagobah is a planet in Sluis Sector. Xagobah's surface is covered with enormous mushrooms that can grow to be over 300 feet tall. Much of the actual surface is unexplored because of its harsh and often carnivorous ecosystem. The few inhabitants of the planet have created communities atop the giant mushrooms. Because of some unique gases in the atmosphere, Xagobah's skies have an orange tint during the day. This also affects the lighting of the planet. The further an object is from you, the darker it seems to be. Xagobah was the site of a major battle in the Clone Wars. It was also the home to one of the Techno Union's main factories. It was also where Boba Fett almost assassinated Wat Tambor.

Yag'Dhul[edit]

Yag'Dhul was the site of a Rogue Squadron orbiting base for training before the Battle of Thyferra. It was taken by the Yuuzhan Vong during their invasion. It is the home planet of the skeletal Givin species, who are capable of surviving in a vacuum—this is because the planet is at the mercy of atmospheric tides which leave part of it exposed.

Yalara[edit]

Yalara is a planet visited in Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy whose planet was once harnessed by Jedi Master Broden Kel Verdox to power a cloaking device. Darth Vader found the hidden planet and sent many Noghri to kill the native Yalarans that were guarding the device, and take their place. In Jedi Academy Jaden Korr destroys the cloaking device which has fallen into the hands of the Disciples of Ragnos.

Yanna[edit]

Yanna is a planet located in the Yapor System in the Colonies region of the galaxy. It is a commercial and trading hub along the important Rimma Trade Route near Fondor. It is inhabited the native Yannans, a reptilian humanoid race known for their cunning.

Yavin 4[edit]

Main article: Yavin 4

Yavin 4, first seen in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, was one of three habitable moons orbiting the gas giant Yavin. It was mainly covered in jungles and rainforest, but also contained large oceans and mountain ranges. It was also home to many native species as well.

During the era of the Old Republic, Yavin 4 was heavily controlled by the Sith. The Massassi, a sub-species of the ancient Sith species originally from Korriban, settled on Yavin 4 in 5,000 BBY after their leader, the Sith Lord Naga Shadow, was exiled from the Sith Empire. In 3,997 BBY, the fallen Jedi Exar Kun arrived on Yavin 4 and enslaved the Massassi.

During the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker first encountered Asajj Ventress on Yavin 4 after following her starfighter from Muunilist, and engaged her in a lightsaber duel, where Anakin emerged victorious and stole her starfighter to return to Muunilist.

Yavin 4 is probably best known as the Alliance to Restore the Republic's primary base of operations during the first year of the Galactic Civil War. The Empire sent the Death Star to destroy it, but a small force of starfighters counterattacked, and the station was destroyed by Luke Skywalker. Not long after the Death Star's destruction, the Imperial fleet managed to regroup and drive the Rebels off of Yavin 4.

Following the New Republic's rise to power, Skywalker had rebuilt the Jedi Order by 11 ABY and, after receiving permission from the Republic, built a Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4 to serve as the New Jedi Order's headquarters.

Yeltha[edit]

Yeltha is a burning rock planet in the Bothan system.

Yinchorr[edit]

Yinchorr is an ancient and remote world strewn with ruins from the species that used to live there, before they were slain. After their demise, the Empire used the now-harsh and desolate planet as a training center for the Imperial Guards.[2]

Ylesia[edit]

Ylesia is located in Hutt space in the Outer Rim. It plays minor roles in the Expanded Universe, particularly Ylesia e-book.

The planet is covered with shallow seas, resulting in many swampy areas, broken by three continents and numerous island chains. The northernmost continent is situated near the north pole of the planet, while the other two are located along the equator. The planet, rotating quickly in a ten hour day, has very strong wind currents in all layers of its atmosphere.

The planet was advertised as a religious colony and drew thousands of pilgrims. Once there, the pilgrims were indoctrinated into the cults by the t'landa Til, a species related to Hutts. T'landa Til males are able to produce empathic vibrations which have the effect of basically forcing any particular emotion on an unwitting recipient. The t'landa Til used the daily Exultation ceremony to addict the pilgrims to their "feel-good vibes." Once addicted to the Exultation, the pilgrims were used as slaves in the spice processing plants. The operation was run by Besadii, a clan of Hutts led by Aruk the Hutt.

Han Solo, operating under the alias Vykk Draygo, got his first piloting job running spice for the Ylesia operation. Solo was given a bodyguard, a Togorian named Muuurgh, who was working as a guard for the Hutts in order to earn money to continue his search for his mate. Muuurgh was supposed to spy on Solo and make sure he stayed in line. On Ylesia, Solo met and began to fall in love with a slave girl, a fellow Corellian named Bria Tharen. He was able to convince Muuurgh to effect a rescue of both Bria and Mrrov, Muuurgh's mate, who was also a slave in the spice factories. Solo, Bria, Muuurgh, and Mrrov laid waste to the High Priest's palace and robbed his treasure room before making their escape. Later, Bria Tharen got involved in the fledgling Rebellion and convinced Solo, now a smuggler, to help her and her Rebel squadron raid Ylesia, free the slaves, and rob the planet of all the treasures and spice to help fund the Rebellion. Solo enlisted the aid of his fellow smugglers, including Lando Calrissian, with a promise that the smugglers would receive a portion of the loot from the raid. Immediately prior to the raid, Bria received orders from her superiors to seize all of the treasure, for the Rebellion was desperate for funds. Once the planet was seized, the Rebels turned on the smugglers and cut them out of the treasure. The smugglers blamed Solo, for he was the one who had brought them into the operation. It was this situation that led Calrissian to turn his back on his friend Han Solo, and it was this situation that was referenced by Chewbacca in The Empire Strikes Back when the Millennium Falcon is heading for Cloud City and Solo says "I'm sure he's forgotten all about that."

The planet later became the capital of the Peace Brigade under the Yuuzhan Vong invasion.[3][4]

Yorn Skot[edit]

Yorn Skot is a gas giant located near Dargulli. It is a natural source of non spinsealed tibanna gas. It is owned and governed by Clode Rhoden, who became wealthy because of the Yorn Sknot Mining Station. He was a target for assassination by the Green Forge eco-terrorists. Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi went on a mission there to save Aurient Express from sinking into the gas giant.

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Yuuzhan'tar[edit]

Yuuzhan'tar is the Yuuzhan Vong homeworld and the capital of their Empire. Old Yuuzhan'tar was destroyed during the Cremlevian War, resulting in the moon M-18, later known as Zonama Sekot, taking off on its own. The Vong began a conquest 45 years in the making to take over the galaxy, resulting 2 years later in the New Republic being driven out of power and Coruscant being vong-formed into New Yuuzhan'tar. After 3 years, the New Republic (now the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances) defeated the Yuuzhan Vong Empire and took back Coruscant. A peace treaty was signed on the planet by both factions that ended the war.

Zaloris[edit]

Zaloris is a desert world. The first AT-AT walker was invented there. It formally declared its independence during the Rebellion Era, but Lord Vader denied the request and proceeded to liberate the AT-AT facilities as well as crush the militia and Rebels there. It was governed by Minister Trans Decar, and features in the video game Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds.

Zhar[edit]

Zhar is a planet located in the Cadavine Sector. It has two primary moons, Gall and Kile. This planet is notable for after a fight with IG-88's ship, Boba Fett and his ship Slave I was crippled. The bounty hunter then landed on the Imperial moon Gall for repairs. Also a temporary base for Rogue Squadron was set up on this planet's second moon, Kile. It is mostly a lush green world but with a major oil and resource supply. Lightsaber crystals are found in the deep caverns below the surface of the planet.

Zekiwa[edit]

Zekiwa is a planet in the inner rim and is the closest planet with inhabitants to Coruscant. It has a secret Sith base that is owned by Darth Sidious

Zeltros[edit]

Humans colonized this planet many thousands of years before Episode One: The Phantom Menace, although not much else is known about it. It is mentioned in the book Star Wars: a Pop- Up Guide to the Galaxy by Matthew Reinhart. It is believed that the materials used in the lasers of blaster rifles are present on the planet.

In accordance with that species' reputation, Zeltros was known as a luxury world, where many went to vacation, owing to the planet's abundance of pleasurable facilities ranging from amusement parks to theatres, night clubs, and much more. There was almost always a planet-wide party occurring, and even when it wasn't, the Zeltrons were looking for a reason to throw one. Like Naboo, it was ruled by an elective monarchy

The planet joined the Galactic Republic by 4,000 BBY. Despite its famous atmosphere of leisure, Zeltros maintained a substantial defense force, although it lacked planetary shielding and was susceptible to orbital bombardments. The planet was invaded twelve times in six centuries, the first invasion in 596 BBY and the twelfth battle in 4 ABY. The planet was never taken over by the Empire. To date, almost every invasion of Zeltros, save for a chain of three invasions shortly after the Battle of Endor, broke apart when the invaders made it planetside, the pheromones and party atmosphere overwhelming them.

Of those three, the first was an invasion by the insectile Hiromi, who succeeded in taking over a large kitchen in the royal palace (arguably because the Zeltrons didn't notice, or didn't care), before being interrupted by a successful invasion by the nearly emotionless Nagai, who were interrupted by a third invasion of the Tofs, their natural enemies, resulting in the Nagai (and the Hiromi) allying with the others on Zeltros (including several notable Alliance and Imperial members) to drive the Tofs back, resulting in one of the largest parties in history, no mean feat by Zeltron standards.

The planet was a member of the Alliance of Free Planets and also a New Republic stronghold during the Thrawn Campaign.[3]

During the Yuuzhan Vong War, Zeltros was attacked by the Yuuzhan Vong and the Ailon Nova Guard.[4]

During the Second Imperial Civil War, the scarcity of items caused the output of Hutt Queen Jool's illegal activities to skyrocket, allowing her to build the Paradise cantina on Zeltros. She noted that the Zeltrons were great partygoers and were very attractive, two things from which her business would profit.

Ziost[edit]

Ziost is an ancient world made up entirely of an ancient dark forest. Not only was it the focal point of the Dark Side but it is also rumored to be the planet where Lord Sidious allegedly first appeared. It was the heart of the Old Sith empire, after the failures of Naga Sadow during The Great Hyperspace War. Its destination has been forgotten in recent times, due to the secrecy of the newer Sith Lords. Many ancient and evil secrets remain in this place of great dark power.

The existence of Ziost is reaffirmed in the latest Star Wars novel, "Betrayal". Jacen Solo encounters a student of the Sith, Shira Brie, who entices him into studying the secrets of the Sith in greater detail in order to fully realise his destiny. She tells Jacen that she had been discovered as a Force-sensitive by Darth Vader and had studied the secrets of the Sith in the Sith citadel on Ziost. With lots of echoes of the history of Jacen's grandfather, Anakin Skywalker, Jacen is tempted to study the lore of the Sith to understand its greater secrets.

It is also the scene where Ben Skywalker is marooned for "testing" to see if he is a worthy Sith apprentice in the novel "Exile". His trials on planet include choosing whether or not to kill a young girl, fighting off ravinous neks, and finding a way to escape the dark powered planet. Ben finds a mysterious Sith craft.

Ziost was once also home to the corporation called Sith Warfare Construction Corporation (or SWC CORPS), which designed Sith starships, weapons, et cetera. The company's last leaders were President Arthur Darskull and Vice President Jon Vespo.

Ziux[edit]

Ziux is a barren rock planet in the Toydaria system, which has twenty-four moons.

Zoge Ver[edit]

A rocky planet in the Guter Wade/Rek system. It has six moons.

Zolan[edit]

Zolan is the homeworld of the Clawdites. This half-land, half-water planet gets thunderstorms approximately eighty-five percent of the time. The Clawdites sell off rare minerals found on their planet. Zam Wessel is a Clawdite native who frequently joined Jango Fett in his hunts, largely by accident.

Zonama Sekot[edit]

Zonama Sekot is a sentient planet capable of traveling through hyperspace. It is a peaceful world known for its fast and organic starships. The living world was also a seed of the original homeworld of the extragalactic Yuuzhan Vong, which was destroyed in a devastating civil war. Zonama Sekot plays an important role in the New Jedi Order novels, for it harbors the long-forgotten secrets of the Yuuzhan Vong.

The planet first appeared in the novel Rogue Planet, which was set during the time of the Old Republic. Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker travelled to Zonama Sekot to purchase a starship and to find fellow Jedi Vergere. The Jedi eventually learned that Zonama Sekot had been attacked by the Yuuzhan Vong after its inhabitants refused to give them one of their organic ships. The attack was stopped when Jedi Knight Vergere offered herself to the Yuuzhan Vong in order that the living world not be harmed. Zonama Sekot was later attacked by Tarkin, a Republic commander at the time. In response, the living world unveiled its massive hyperspace system and fled into the Unknown Regions.

Years later, after the Yuuzhan Vong captured the capital world Coruscant, Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade and Jacen Solo, along with several Jedi and droids, traveled into the Unknown Regions to find Zonama Sekot. In The Final Prophecy, the Executor Nom Anor, disguised as Yu'shaa, the leader of the underground Jeedai heretics, attempts to destroy the living world. Later, in The Unifying Force, Zonama Sekot travels to Yuuzhan Vong-held Coruscant (renamed Yuuzhan'tar) and welcomes the Yuuzhan Vong "home" revealing itself to be the seed of their primordial home world that fled when the Yuuzhan Vong became warlike and were stripped of the Force by the original Yuuzhan'tar. Taking the remaining Yuuzhan Vong the planet then returned to Unknown Regions. A Jedi representative was stationed there during the Killik crisis and the Vong have adjusted to peace somewhat.

Zor Vlahu[edit]

A gas giant planet in the Ruusan system that has twenty-two moons.

Z'fell[edit]

Z'fell was a planet in Z'fell System of the Koornacht Cluster. It was one of the original 13 planets of the Duskhan League.

It was attacked by the New Republic during the Battle of N'zoth in 17 ABY.

Z'trop[edit]

Z'trop is a tropical world noted because in the book Mission from Mount Yoda, Han Solo, Princess Leia and a few companions vacationed there. Z'trop also has 3 moons.

Zygerria[edit]

Zygerria was an Outer Rim world that served the homeworld of the near-Human Zygerrian species. During the Empire's height, the population had fortresses and cities built on top of the mesas scattered throughout the planet, using slave labor. After the collapse, these buildings remained impressive sights to tourists, bringing visitors even from Alderaan.

Aside from being a major slavery world it hosted several podraces annually, which attracted large numbers of spectators.

During the first year of the Clone Wars, the Separatist Council members Wat Tambor and Shu Mai were invited by the Queen of Zygerria to an auction of several slaves, including Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, it was a trap; Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, R2-D2, and Clone Captain Rex ambushed the two Separatist leaders and attempted to capture them, but failed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Timothy Zahn, Heir to the Empire, Book 1 of The Thrawn Trilogy (1992). ISBN 0-553-08574-3
  2. ^ Mike Richardson et al., Crimson Empire (1998). ISBN 1-56971-355-3
  3. ^ The Paradise Snare, 1st paperback printing, 1997. A. C. Crispin, ISBN 0-553-57415-9
  4. ^ Rebel Dawn, 1998. A.C. Crispin. ISBN 0-553-57417-5