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Outer Rim Territories[1]


Savareen sector[2]


Koobi system[1]



Grid coordinates


Rotation period

24 standard hours[3]

Orbital period

349 local days[3]




85% standard[3]

Primary terrain
  • Mountainous[1]
  • Mesas[1]
  • Streams and forests[1]
Points of interest
Native species


Immigrated species
Primary language(s)




  • 96% Nelvaanian
  • 3% Skakoans
  • 1% Other species[3]
Major cities


Major imports


Major exports



Techno Union

Nelvaan was an icy planet in the Koobi system in the Outer Rim Territories and the homeworld of the Nelvaanian people.


Geographic features

Nelvaan's three moons.

A planet in the Koobi star system, Nelvaan is a primitive world of low gravity experiencing the onset of an ice age. Three moons orbit Nelvaan. It was in close proximity to Tythe. A world without a terrible amount of gravity, it was home to several massive life forms, including the vicious Horax.

Nelvaan is also dominated by a landscape of precarious mesas that would have fallen in standard gravity worlds. These mesas are home to the primitive Nelvaanians—blue-furred lupine humanoids. Lacking a planetary government and holding no allegiance to either the Separatists or Republic, it was a rarely visited world useful only to Bothans, who regularly siphoned water from the glacial fields, a practice that did not concern the Nelvaanians.


The icy landscape of Nelvaan.

During the Clone Wars, it was home to a Techno Union laboratory that experimented on the warriors of the Nelvaanian tribes, unhappy with the progress of the Confederacy droid army and in awe of the prowess of General Grievous. Their experiments, based around a siphon generator that drained thermal energy from the surrounding area, resulted in the endless winter experienced all over the planet. The base was destroyed by Anakin Skywalker and freed the mutated yet liberated Nelvaanian warriors in the Battle of Nelvaan.

It was on this planet that Anakin Skywalker experienced visions inside a cave, symbolically depicting his corruption by the dark side of the Force. These visions came true as Darth Sidious transformed Anakin into his new apprentice, Darth Vader.

Later, before the Battle of Coruscant, Count Dooku, having fled Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tythe, made a brief stop at Nelvaan in order to discourage pursuit by Republic forces.

Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi may have visited the planet, assuming Obi-Wan's remark about he and Jinn traveling together and learning about Nelvaanians was true.


A Nelvaanian

Behind the scenes

The planet gets its name from Nelvana, the animation company that made the animated segment in The Star Wars Holiday Special, and produced the Ewoks and Droids animated series.[4] The Star Wars mythos also pays homage to the company's animation predecessors in the form of the planet's dog-like inhabitants, who resemble characters from Rock & Rule, the studio's first film.[5]

Star Trek: The Next Generation has also made reference to the Nelvana company name with a system of five planets named after it. One of them, "Nelvana III", is notably mentioned in the episode "The Defector".[6]



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  Nelvaan in the Databank
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Essential Atlas Online Companion
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 The Clone Wars Campaign Guide
  4. IMDb trivia for Star Wars: Clone Wars
  5. Trivia for Star Wars: Clone Wars at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved June 28, 2006.
  6. Episode information for "The Defector" at Retrieved June 28, 2006.

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Star Wars Fanon

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Nelvaan was an Aanian outpost from which the Aan Empire launched attacks on Ta-tooin from. In general, the Aan would not have inhabited a planet this far out in the Rim, but militarily General Yisk felt it was a strategic move.

This article is a stub by Riffsyphon1024. The author might eventually expand it.

See also

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