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Lehon
Lehon
Astrographical
Region

Unknown Regions[1]

System

Lehon system[2]

Suns

1: Abo[2]

Orbital position

4[2]

Moons

2[1][2]

Grid coordinates

G-11[2]

Rotation period

18 standard hours[2]

Orbital period

278 local days[2]

Physical
Class

Terrestrial waterworld[2]

Diameter

9,120 km[2]

Climate

Tropical[1]

Gravity

Standard[1]

Primary terrain
  • Oceans[2]
  • Tropical islands[2]
  • Rocky outcroppings
Points of interest
Societal
Native species

Modern: None[2] Historic (1,000 BBY): Rakata

Immigrated species

Gizka, Rancor

Primary language(s)

Rakatan language[2]

Government

Tribal[1]

Population

Modern: None[2] Historic: 11 billion[2]

  • 90% Rakata[2]
  • 10% Other slave species[2]
Major imports

Historic:

  • Slaves[2]
  • Treasure offered in tribute[2]
Major exports

Historic:

  • Warships[2]
  • Technology[2]
  • Manufactured goods[2]
Affiliation
"This world is… odd. It looks like a battlefield, but the environment is green and lush. Whatever happened here was a long time ago. I have seen many strange worlds in my time, but this world is stranger still. I don't like this place. Something happened… or is happening here and I don't like it. We should get out of here as soon as possible."
Canderous Ordo regarding Lehon

Lehon, also referred to as Rakata, Rakata Prime, and the Unknown World, was the homeworld of the Rakata species and the capital of their Infinite Empire.

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Description

"This planet's a technological graveyard."
Canderous Ordo

Lehon was a tropical world that inhabited a remote and relatively unknown corner of the galaxy known as the Tempered Wastes, a largely void area of space. Its surface was largely covered by oceans which were dotted by numerous clusters of islands and archipelagos. It was the only planet in the Lehon system, but it shared an orbit around its primary star with the Star Forge, an ancient Rakatan space station and factory which drew its fuel directly from the system's primary star. The planet itself was orbited by two small moons, but one of them was close enough to be visible from the surface during daylight, covering a significant portion of the sky.

History

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Infinite Empire

Millennia before the birth of the Galactic Republic, the planet was the capital of the ancient Infinite Empire of the Rakata (49,00025,200 BBY). The Rakata were a scientifically advanced species, though they used their knowledge to enslave and subjugate other, less-developed or evolved species. They were responsible for creating several technological marvels including the semi-sentient Star Forge, which churned out war droids and spaceships at an alarming rate. The Rakata built large cities on their homeworld, which later became crumbling ruins reclaimed by the jungle.

Crashed spacecrafts on Lehon, including a Hammerhead-class capital ship.

The Infinite Empire, which at its peak included approximately 500 planets, ten billion Rakata, and over a trillion slaves, ended in a brutal civil war. During the final days of the Empire, the Rakata were forced to flee back to their homeworld due to widespread slave insurrections and the ravages of a deadly plague, but on its surface their war continued. The surviving Rakata, now extinct beyond their homeworld, succumbed to barbarism, with cannibalism becoming common among their warring factions. Battling warlords severely damaged the surface of Rakata Prime through the use of weapons of mass destruction that fragmented it into islands. The majority of the species were forced to flee underground because their planet had become almost uninhabitable.

Jedi Civil War

During the reign of the Galactic Republic, various Rakatan tribes, including the tribe of the One, emerged back on to the surface of the now backwater planet, but their civilization was still one of battle and bloodshed. Only the Elders—descendants of the priest caste of the Infinite Empire—kept memories of their once glorious past alive. Only they had access to the advanced technologies their species had created long ago. They used it to isolate and guard their forbidden lore in the Temple of the Ancients.

The planet itself was protected by a disruptor field that could disable any incoming ship's communications and navigational systems. This field, operated from the summit of the Temple, was originally constructed to protect the Star Forge. Over the millennia, the planet had become a technological graveyard, with its tropical islands strewn with the wreckage of spaceships unfortunate enough to have stumbled across the mysterious planet's hidden location. The planet was infested with foreign fauna including rancors and gizka which the Rakata said came from the sky aboard crashed ships.

Lehon during the Jedi Civil War.

Lehon was visited by Revan twice, in 3,959 BBY and 3,956 BBY, during the Jedi Civil War. Both times he used the help of the Elder Rakatan tribe to enter the Temple of the Ancients and was granted passage to the Star Forge itself. However, the first time, as Dark Lord of the Sith, he lied to the Rakata, saying that he would destroy the great factory, while in fact he wanted to claim it for himself and use it to build an immense Sith fleet to challenge the Republic. The second time, after his redemption, Revan was given the task of freeing an elder from the Black Rakata. After entering the one's chambers Revan killed the One and other Black Rakata. With this the elders allowed Revan to enter the temple. Revan disabled the disruptor field to allow the Republic fleet and his own ship, the Ebon Hawk, to breach the factory's defenses.

When the Star Forge was eventually destroyed in a fierce battle between the Republic and the Sith, the Republic commanders—Admiral Forn Dodonna and Jedi Master Vandar Tokare—celebrated the end of the Jedi Civil War at the Temple exterior. During the ceremony, Revan and his companions were each awarded with the Cross of Glory.

Post-Civil War

After the Jedi Civil War, the entire Lehon system was littered with wreckage from the destroyed Star Forge and the remnants of crippled vessels which had fought in the final battle of the war. Lehon itself became surrounded with asteroid-like rings of rubble which made navigation to and from the planet extremely dangerous. Though the wreckage would have been valuable as a source of resources, the Galactic Republic chose to make the entire system a protected historical site which was not to be entered without permission.

Eventually, the planet became accessible to the rest of the galaxy. Lehon was incorporated into the Galactic Republic. However, its true nature was kept secret to avoid creating a panic or encouraging opportunists to attempt to make use of Rakatan secrets. The declining population refused to move off-world and as the gene pool diminished, the Rakata died out within a few generations, leaving Lehon devoid of sentient life.

Around 1,000 BBY, Darth Bane arrived on Lehon to access Darth Revan's holocron. Upon landing on the surface, he sensed that the planet was still deeply steeped in the dark side of the Force, even more so than Korriban. By the time of his arrival, the planet was reasonably well-known, but it was largely ignored because many of the darker aspects of Rakatan history had been suppressed by the Republic and the Jedi. In a battle with the Sith Lord Kas'im, Bane destroyed much of the Temple of the Ancients.

Behind the scenes

In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the planet was referred to as the "Unknown World". NEC was the first source to give an official name as "Rakata Prime", until its native name was eventually given as Lehon in Darth Bane: Path of Destruction.

In a non-canonical ending of Knights of the Old Republic, if Revan goes to the dark side at the top of the Temple when he reaches the shore announcing his turn, Carth Onasi runs off into the forest while Mission Vao is shot and killed either by Revan in which Zaalbar is also killed, or Mission is killed by Zaalbar under the Forceful persuasion of Revan. At this point, Carth is not heard from again until Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (Mentioned only)
  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction (First identified as Lehon)
  • Darth Bane: Rule of Two (Mentioned only)

Sources

Notes and references


This article uses material from the "Lehon" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Star Wars Fanon

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Lehon was the homeworld of the Rakata. Situated in the Unknown Regions, this planet, also refered
Lehon
to as Rakata and Rakata Prime, this planet was home to the Rakata. The planet was protected by a disruptor field, controlled from inside the Temple of the Ancients, so there were many ruined ships there, which Merkory Chal'wala later resurrected. Because of this, it was a graveyard world. It's only native species was the Rakata, but immigrated species included Gizka and Rancors. It was visited by many lost travellers, including Rempek Noral, Merkory Chal'wala and Revan. It was the home of many damaged ships, which would be resurrected to form the Rakatan Fleet that terrorised the galaxy during the Lorcrimian War.

This article uses material from the "Lehon" article on the Star Wars Fanon wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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