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Ansion
Astrographical
Region

Mid Rim

Sector

Churnis sector

System

Ansion system

Suns

1: Ansion

Orbital position

3

Moons

2

Grid coordinates

I-6

Rotation period

22 standard hours[1]

Orbital period

344 local days[1]

Physical
Class

Terrestrial

Diameter

9,250 km[1]

Primary terrain
  • Grassy plains
  • Hills
Points of interest
Societal
Native species
Immigrated species
Primary language(s)
Government

Oligarchy

Population

25 million[1]

  • 72% Ansionian
  • 11% Humans
  • 9% Armalat
  • 8% Other
Major cities
Major imports

Technology, consumer goods[1]

Major exports

Foodstuffs, textiles[1]

Affiliation
"Tradition seems to mean everything on this planet."
Barriss Offee

Ansion was a planet in the Mid Rim near Vortex and Bilbringi with wide plains dotted with cities and villages.

Contents

Features and wildlife

The planet had a very extensive animal life. Native mammals included the suubatar, a six-legged animal primarily used as a luxury mount, the sadain, a mount often used by those who couldn't afford a suubatar, the shanh, a feared predator that hunted in packs, the surepp, a domestic animal often herded by the nomadic Alwari, and the lorqual, the largest creature of the Ansionian plains. There were also many other creatures, like the spiky tumbleweed-like creature called the Chawix, which was actually a plant. It impaled its prey as the wind carried it. A species of insects called Kyren would often darken the skies. Another being of the planet was the gairk, a creature that would capture prey that fell into its watery habitat by fitting together with others of its kind like a jigsaw puzzle. The weirdest of Ansionian fauna was probably the ongun-nur, a huge but light flying creature that relied on the wind to travel around the plains.

Though small stands of trees dotted the landscape, the world was often swept by high winds, as the number of trees was not plentiful enough to disrupt the airflow. Most species were either avians who rode the wind or sure-footed enough to remain on the ground. Volcanic vents were also common on the planet's surface. There were few hills on the vast prairies, some of them home to the Gwurran, a species related to the dominating native race, the Ansionians. Though definitely smaller, they were very akin to the Ansionians.

Involvement in Galactic History

The plains of Ansion.
"Ansion! Look at it. Small, backward, unimportant. If queried, I wager not one politician or merchant in a hundred could tell you anything much about it."
Shu Mai

In 42 BBY, Ansion formed the Malarian Alliance and signed the Keitumite Mutual Military Treaty. The planet was represented in the Galactic Senate by Senator Mousul. Ansion became the site of a border dispute between the Unity of Community government and the nomadic Alwari, which was resolved by Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luminara Unduli and their respective Padawans Anakin Skywalker and Barriss Offee. The planet was important to the Republic, as other worlds could have been drawn away from the Republic's control if Ansion had seceded, due to its vast array of convoluted interlocking treaties and alliances. The planet chose to remain loyal to the Republic during the Clone Wars.

Decades after not following Dooku and the Separatists into secession, Ansion was overrun by the Yuuzhan Vong as they made their way toward Coruscant.

Appearances

  • The Approaching Storm (First appearance)
  •  Would-Be Saboteur CapturedHoloNet News Vol. 531 53 (Mentioned only)
  •  Jedi Settle Ansion DisputeHoloNet News Vol. 531 54
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones novel (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones comic (Mentioned only)
  • "MedStar: Intermezzo" - Star Wars Insider 83 (Mentioned only)
  • Labyrinth of Evil (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novel (Mentioned only)
  • Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Rebellion 14: Small Victories, Part 4 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Rebellion 15: Vector, Part 7 (Mentioned only)
  • Exile (Mentioned only)

Sources

Notes and references

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