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Mid Rim[1]


Teraab Sector[1]


Hoth's Brand system[1]


2: Hoth's Brand and Petja[1]


3:[1] Three Sisters

Rotation period

23 standard hours[1]

Orbital period

335 local days[2]




21,000 km[1]







Primary terrain
  • Desert[1]
  • Canyons
  • Caves
  • Rivers
  • Lakes
  • Formerly: forests
Points of interest
Native species
Immigrated species
Primary language(s)

Galactic Basic Standard[1]





  • 60% Bouncer[1]
  • 25% Ruusanians[1]
  • 10% Humans[1]
  • 5% other species[1]
Major cities
Major imports
Major exports


"I'm sick of this place. Things have gone bad ever since I got here."

Ruusan was a planet in the Mid Rim most famous for the Ruusan campaign, the last stand of the Brotherhood of Darkness under Lord Kaan. The planet lent its name to the Ruusan Reformations enacted after the battle.



Planet Ruusan with the Three Sisters.

Originally settled by the Mining Guild in 2,200 BBY as part of a wave of expansion in the Teraab Sector. Ruusan's mineral deposits proved disappointing however. Ruusan was originally a temperate, pleasant world, inhabited by Ruusanians, Humans, and a strange sentient species known as Bouncers.

It was the only source for the Ruusan crystal.

Ruusan had three moons, referred to by locals as the "Three Sisters." Smugglers claimed that at least one of the moons had ruins of an ancient civilization.


The surface of Ruusan.

Ruusan was the site of seven battles between the Sith's Brotherhood of Darkness and the Jedi's Army of Light. During the last battle of Ruusan (1,000 BBY) between the Jedi under Lord Hoth, and the Sith under Lord Kaan, much of the planet's surface, including several cities, were destroyed.

After the battle had ended, a Jedi Knight named Johun Othone petitioned the Galactic Senate to construct a grand mausoleum containing the one-hundred fallen warriors called The Valley of the Jedi, located on the former location of Olmondo.

Despite this, the world was quickly forgotten, as the Galactic Republic turned inward. Isolation and crossbreeding amongst the inhabitants produced a near-Human population that became known as Ruusanians. Shifting nebulae within the stellar nursery of the Teraab soon erased hyperspace routes to Ruusan, leaving it inaccessible from the galaxy at large. The Separatists briefly established a spy post in orbit of Ruusan during the Clone Wars, but it was soon destroyed. By the time of the Galactic Empire's reign, Ruusan was mostly forgotten.

Rediscovered by the smuggler Jerg in 11 BBY, the planet came to be used by independent spacers and merchants as a base of operations. A decade later, Rebel refugees from Sulon settled on the planet, following Jerg and Morgan Katarn.[3]

The planet's isolation would end shortly after the Battle of Endor. The Dark Jedi Jerec, informed of the location of the Valley of the Jedi, came to the planet intending to claim the Valley's power for himself. The Jedi Kyle Katarn, assisted by the spirit of Qu Rahn, managed to stop Jerec, slaying the Dark Jedi below the monuments that Othone had built centuries ago.[3]

Katarn would return to Ruusan in 14 ABY, during the Disciples of Ragnos crisis to investigate the Valley of the Jedi for cult activity.[4]


  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (Mentioned only)
  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
  • Jedi vs. Sith
  • Darth Bane: Rule of Two
  • Bane of the Sith (Mentioned only)
  • Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil (Mentioned only)
  •  RM&S Debates Calendar ReformHoloNet News Vol. 531 45 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duel of the Droids"
  • Echoes of the Jedi (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Galaxies
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (First appearance)
  • Dark Forces: Rebel Agent (First identified as Ruusan)
  • Dark Forces: Rebel Agent audio drama
  • Dark Forces: Jedi Knight
  • Dark Forces: Jedi Knight audio drama
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (Indirect mention only)


Notes and references


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


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