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This article is about the actual city. You may be looking for the book of the same name.
Lost City of the Jedi
General information
Constructed

c. 3,996 BBY

Destroyed

5 ABY

Location information
Planet

Yavin 4

Societal
Era(s)
Affiliation

Jedi Order

"The Lost City of the Jedi is only a legend!"
Trioculus

The Lost City of the Jedi was a secret underground city on the moon of Yavin 4.

Contents

History

"Of all the explorers who have searched for the Lost City. I don’t know of any who has lived to tell the tale."
Zorba Desilijic Tiure.

This settlement was built by the Jedi shortly after the Great Sith War, in order to help restore the moon's ecosystem following the defeat of Exar Kun. The city also had the unintended side-effect of keeping Kun's spirit largely trapped in his temple. Thousands of years ago, it was known that Yavin Four was a cold as well as a barren world until a group of Jedi Masters discovered that they could change the planetary climate by finding a way of bringing heat from the moon's core to the surface. This involved drilling deep shafts into Yavin Four which were designed to release steam as well as heat into the atmosphere. This in turn led to the development of the Weather and Climate Command Center was established that manipulated the planet's environmental conditions which made the planetoid warmer and more tropical. Once this was done, they began seeding the continents thus allowing lush forests to grow on Yavin Four.

Upon the completion of this terraforming process, the Jedi began to make their placements for an underground city which, in time, would become known as the Lost City of the Jedi. The settlement was created on the fourth of the largest continent of the planet where it was built deep underground and below the rainforest. Using deep shafts similar to the ones used to release the heat in the moons core, they created tubular transports that allowed for travel between the underground city and Topworld which was the name given to the surface. One method of entry was a round wall made of green marble which was in the forest that provided entry into the city by tubular transports that went deep underground. Inside the underground cavern were numerous dome houses that used to house Jedi Knights as well as various pieces of advanced equipment.

After its founding, droids took over the care-taking of the fort which was located in a huge underground cavern. The facility consisted of travel tubes, computer cubes as well as droids of every possible design. This high degree of automation meant that the city was highly busy due to its droid occupants who were always modifying the computers, making new droids or repairing old ones and doing other maintenance duties such as working on the power generators, cleaning as well as maintaining the hundred domes that dominated the city. In time, the city became forgotten and was considered nothing but a legend in the centuries that followed its creation. Though this was the case, the city remained active and its droid occupants would, on occasion, journey to the surface of the planet and gather information which was used to update the history of the galaxy for the Lost City's Jedi Library.

An unknown brown-robed Jedi Master, who could have been Obi-Wan Kenobi, would later bring Ken, the supposed grandson of Emperor Palpatine, to the city to keep him safe.

The last that anyone saw of the Lost City of the Jedi was when the Grand Computer was destroyed by blaster fire in 5 ABY, leaving Supreme Prophet Kadann, DJ-88 and other Prophets and stormtroopers inside the crumbling city. Although they escaped, the city had been damaged enough that Exar Kun was now free to wander the entire moon.

Design

"This city is a sacred place, and no Imperial must ever set foot in it."
DJ-88 to Luke Skywalker and Ken.
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Jedi Library

"It contains all the secrets of the Jedi Knights."
High Prophet Jedgar.

Within the Lost City of the Jedi was a great library which possessed records that dated back for thousands of years. The majority of the records were located within a master computer that possessed files placed in their by the Jedi. In addition to these electronic records, there were also ancient manuscripts as well as books that were located within the Jedi Library. Inside this repository of knowledge was information of all civilizations and the history of all planets as well as moons that had intelligent life on them.

Weather and Climate Command Center

A complex facility developed by the Jedi thousands of years ago and placed within the Lost City. It consisted of a series of pipe shafts that tapped into the planetary core and brought heat as well as steam to the surface. This allowed a level of control over the weather patterns of the moon and allowed it originally to be transformed from a barren wasteland into a tropical forest planet. Through a special code, the computer was capable of being accessed and release steam thus creating new climate changes such as bringing the rain season early.

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Star Wars Fanon

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The Lost City of the Jedi was built using the Force by 20 Jedi Knights to create a city for survivors of Order 66. It was situated under a Massassi Temple, and was impenetrable to anyone not a Jedi. The city never served its' purpose though. Most of the survivng Jedi did not live to here of the city, and those that did could never reach it. All but one of the Jedi guarding the city were killed during the Exodus of Yavin IV by stormtroopers and Darth Vader, and the remaining Jedi was killed by Brantis Antilles.


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

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