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Species: Human
Level(s): 10



Ando is from the northwestern village Zehlon Reach. He stayed in the village only to protect his family from the Irontooth Drakes in the area.

Quests Involved In


  • Istan
    • Zehlon Reach (in the northwestern area of the map, only during the above quest)


"I don't think I can take another day in this place. Would you stay here if you didn't have to? No. I didn't think so. I have to get out of here somehow!"


It is possible that his name is a direct reference to Ando Masahashi from the TV series heroes. His attitude is also similar to that of Ando.

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Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.


Mid Rim[1]


Lambda sector


Ando system[1]


1: Ando[1]

Orbital position




Rotation period

26 standard hours[1]

Orbital period

342 local days[1]




14,885 km[1]




Temperate and humid[1]


1.22 standard[1]

Primary terrain
  • Open saltwater oceans[1]
  • Swamps[1]
  • Small rocky islands[1]
  • Caves
  • Rainforests
Surface water


Points of interest
Native species


Immigrated species
Primary language(s)

Military administration (Imperial)[1]


850,000 (97% Aqualish, 2% Human, 1% other)[1]

Major cities

Quantill City (capital)

Major imports
Major exports

Located in the Ando system of the Mid Rim, the ocean world Ando was home to the Aqualish. Ando had a diameter of 14,885 kilometers and was orbited by two moons.



With 95 percent of the surface covered in water, the Aqualish used what little land remained and supplemented it with sailing ships that doubled as mobile homes. Quantill City, the planetary capital city, was one of the few established urban areas. The majority of the islands were sustained by a decaying swamp ecosystem and covered in steamy mist.

The Aqualish people consisted of three subspecies, constantly at war with each other: the Quara of the wetlands, the Aquala (the baseline race) of the oceans, and the Ualaq of the caves and dark rainforests. Each race believed they were the dominant branch, leading to constant warfare.

This soon sparked the Aqualish Civil War, started by the Aquala who blamed the other two races for the declining harvests of fish. The war ultimately ended in the unification of all three races, however, when a group of explorers, believed to be from either Corellia or Duro, landed on Ando. The races destroyed the "invaders", seeking to learn the secrets of space travel from their exploratory craft. The three races then set forth on a campaign of conquest to a neighboring sister planet, which they blasted uninhabitable.

When the Galactic Republic attempted to make contact with the inhabitants of Ando, they were rebuked with hostile fire. This quickly led to the Aqualish-Republic War that, while bloody, quickly ended in the defeat of the Aqualish. Ando then joined the Republic in 15,000 BBY. Decades before the Clone Wars, the Republic grew concerned over the perpetual violence on the world and dispatched the Ando Demilitarization Observation Group to ensure the de-escalation of violence; Jedi Master Jorus C'baoth served as one of the group's observers. In 102 BBY, the Aqualish colonized Andosha II and the other Andoan Free Colonies. The Ando separation occurred somewhere during this time.

The planet was represented in the Galactic Senate by Po Nudo until 23 BBY, when Ando and Sy Myrth became the first of many worlds to secede from the Republic. Under the leadership of Ualaq Senator Po Nudo and First Minister Daragi Hoba, Ando touched off a string of secessionist worlds that would later form the Confederacy of Independent Systems in 22 BBY. Nudo became a prominent Separatist leader. It should be noted that the Andoan Free Colonies did not support the political decisions of Ando and sided with the Republic during the Clone Wars, being represented separately in the Senate by Gorothin Vagger. The Battle of Ando was fought 22 BBY.

The establishment of the Galactic Empire brought a heavy clamp on Ando. Nudo was succeeded by an Aquala Senator, who served until the Senate was disbanded by Emperor Palpatine. Fueled by the New Order's pro-Human policies, Ando's Separatist position in the Clone Wars, and the Aqualish reputation for violence, the Imperial military established a heavy garrison on Ando and kept the planet under careful observation. Several Imperial and corporate interests were permitted to ravage Ando's natural resources.

By 9 ABY, Ando was a member of the New Republic and was the target of a feint attack by Grand Admiral Thrawn's Star Destroyer Bellicose before his assault on Ukio.

Sixteen years later, during the Yuuzhan Vong Invasion, Ando was offered to be spared by Warmaster Tsavong Lah if the Aqualish destroyed all droid units and killed any Jedi on the planet. Thus, the Aqualish killed Dorsk 82, only to be invaded and crushed regardless. After the war's end, the Yuuzhan Vong abandoned the planet, thus freeing the Aqualish from foreign occupation. The world however, remained independent and disunited, there fore was not part of the Galactic Alliance.

Behind the scenes

The PC game Star Wars: Rebellion mistakenly places Ando in the Fakir sector of the Galactic Core. The Fakir Sector is actually located in the Inner Rim Territories. Moreover, Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide includes an appendix of all sectors and planets appearing in the game, but where the planet Ando would otherwise be included, the strategy guide strangely refers to the planet "Abdrim" instead of Ando, which is not a planet that appears in the game.



Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25  Ando: Planet of the Walrus Men on (article)
  2. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

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