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Encyclopedia > Yavin IV
Yavin IV
Distance from Core 40,500 light years
Number of suns 1
Planet Yavin
Population Under 10 (after Rebel Alliance evacuation)
Surface water 8%
Affiliation Sith, Rebel Alliance, New Republic

Yavin 4 is one of the many moons of the gas planet Yavin in the Star Wars universe. It was home to the Rebel Alliance's main military base in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The Rebels established their base in the ancient Massassi ruins found in its lush jungles following the destruction of their previous base on the planet Dantooine. The Galactic Empire sought to use its new space station superweapon, the Death Star, to destroy the small jungle moon and crush the Rebellion. A force of thirty X-Wing and Y-Wing starfighters were sent to destroy the Death Star, however all but three were killed in the attack, the only survivors being Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antilles, and an un-named Y-Wing Pilot. With seconds remaining and the timely assistance of his friend Han Solo, Luke Skywalker was able to fire a proton torpedo into a small thermal exhaust port along the Death Star's equatorial trench, thus destroying the station and saving Yavin 4. A great ceremony was held following the Death Star's destruction, where Princess Leia bestowed medals of honor to Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, along with his Wookiee co-pilot, Chewbacca. A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... The Starbird, symbol of the Rebel Alliance In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, was an interstellar political resistance force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... The Starbird, symbol of the Rebel Alliance In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, was an interstellar political resistance force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... The New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... A gas giant is a large planet that is not composed mostly of rock or other solid matter. ... // Wayland Wayland first appeared in Timothy Zahns Heir to the Empire novel. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the revamped original Star Wars Trilogy. ... The Starbird, symbol of the Rebel Alliance In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, was an interstellar political resistance force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Spoiler warning: // Kaleesh The Kaleesh are a bipedal reptilian species from the planet Kalee. ... Dantooine is a fictional planet from the Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the regime established by then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic. ... The Death Star was an enormous military battle station in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... X-wing fighters on their way into battle in a still from Star Wars. ... The Y-wing is one of the Rebel Alliance starfighters in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... The Death Star was an enormous military battle station in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Luke Skywalker (born 19 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill. ... Wedge Antilles (b. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Luke Skywalker (born 19 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of Star Wars weapons. ... The Death Star was an enormous military battle station in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... The Death Star was an enormous military battle station in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Her Royal Highness, Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan (born in 19 BBY), born Leia Amidala Skywalker, is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by Aiden Barton in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, actress Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI, and by Ann... Luke Skywalker (born 19 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... A Wookiee is a member of a race of hairy bipeds in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Chewbacca (or Chewie) (c. ...


This battle became known as the Battle of Yavin, and its date is used as a place-marker for events in the expanded Star Wars universe. Events before the Battle of Yavin are marked by BBY, and events that occur after are marked by ABY. Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance Commanders Grand Moff Tarkin † Darth Vader Admiral Motti † General Tagge General Dodonna General Willard Garven Dreis (Red Leader)† John Vander (Gold Leader)† Strength TIE Fighters Darth Vaders TIE Advanced Death Star heavy, medium and light laser batteries Turbolaser batteries 30 Alliance starfighters, consisting of... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the revamped original Star Wars Trilogy. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) reckoned at the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ...


In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the scenes featuring the scenery of Yavin 4 were filmed in Tikal, Guatemala. This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Tikal Temples I, II and III Tikal (or Tik’al, according to the more current orthography) is the largest of the ancient ruined cities of the Maya civilization. ...


In the Expanded Universe

In Tales of the Jedi, it is stated that Yavin 4 was where Naga Sadow hid from the Republic in 5,000 BBY and was discovered several hundred years later by the fallen Jedi Freedon Nadd. According to the comic series, the Massassi warriors who built the ruins used by the Rebels were brought to the planet by the Sith Order in its early years. Tales of the Jedi is a series of comic books (published by Dark Horse Comics) that are part of the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. ... List of minor Star Wars Jedi characters List of minor Sith characters List of minor Rebel characters in Star Wars Minor villains in Star Wars Minor droids in Star Wars Minor bounty hunters in Star Wars Minor residents of Tatooine Miscellaneous minor characters in Star Wars This is a disambiguation... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... Jedi Knight redirects here. ... Freedon Nadd is an ancient Dark Lord of the Sith in the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Sith were a humanoid race enslaved by a group of warrior priests who follow the dark side of the Force and serve as the evil counterparts to the Jedi. ...


In Jedi Academy Trilogy, Kevin Anderson suggested that Exar Kun had the temples built. Enveloped in the dark side, Kun elevated himself to the stature of a god. He enslaved the Massassi and forced them to construct an intricate complex of massive temples that were used in arcane Sith ceremonies and rites as focuses for the dark side. The Jedi Academy Trilogy is a Star Wars series by Kevin J. Anderson. ... Kevin J. Anderson is a prolific science fiction author. ... -- Exar Kun Exar Kun, Dark Lord of the Sith, (lived circa 4,000 BBY, spirit destroyed 11 ABY) was a highly talented Jedi apprentice to the Old Republic Jedi Master Vodo-Siosk Baas. ... Massassi is a fictional acient culture from the Star Wars saga. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ...


In the young reader novel, The Lost City of the Jedi, it is discoved, as the title suggests, that the ancient Jedi built a lost city on Yavin 4. This city has not been seen in any other Star Wars work, due to the book's unpopularity. A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative in prose. ... The Lost City of the Jedi(1992) is the second book of the Jedi Prince series by Paul and Hollace Davids. ... Jedi Knight redirects here. ... In the popular imagination lost cities are real, prosperous, well-populated areas of human habitation that have fallen into terminal decline and been lost to history. ...


In the animated micro-series Star Wars: Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker has a fierce battle with Asajj Ventress, a follower of Count Dooku. Finally Anakin defeats Asajj, sending her falling down a dark abyss. Star Wars: Clone Wars (November 7, 2003 - present) is an animated Star Wars television series that chronicles the Clone Wars between the Republic under Chancellor Palpatine and the Confederacy of Independent Systems under Count Dooku. ... Anakin Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Asajj Ventress is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Count Dooku (also known as Darth Tyranus) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ...


Luke Skywalker later returns to the moon to found a Jedi academy there, rather than on Coruscant. The academy was destroyed by the Yuuzhan Vong in 26 ABY. Luke Skywalker (born 19 BBY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill. ... The Jedi Academy is a fictional training establishment in the Star Wars universe. ... Coruscant (pronounced //) is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) reckoned at the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ...



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Star Wars: Databank | Yavin 4 (847 words)
When Yavin 4 faces away from both the sun and the planet, or when the gas-giant eclipses the sun, the moon experiences dark night.
The jungles of Yavin 4 are never quiet, as the night brings about the howls of the woolamanders high in their trees, or the snuffling foraging of a Yavinian runyip or stintaril.
Asajj Ventress lured Anakin Skywalker to the decrepit Sith temples of Yavin 4, and engaged him in a blazing lightsaber duel.
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