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Wayland was a lush, semi-tropical planet in the Outer Rim Territories.
Wayland was discovered and colonized during the Galactic Republic's second wave of expansion, and served as a field hospital during the Mandalorian Wars. It was also the site of a factory for Lhosan Industries. A filing error removed all record of the planet from astrogation charts and planetary logs, so that years later, people were unsure if "Wayland" was the planet's real name or an Imperial codename. The Human colonists quickly came into conflict with Wayland's indigenous sentient species, the "crystal-skinned" Myneyrshi and the "lumpy armor-plated" Psadans. In their early years, the colonists came to dominate the Myneryrshi and Psadans with Republic technology, but isolated over time, the colonists technologically regressed to the level of the indigenous species.
Centuries later, Wayland was rediscovered by Palpatine, who determined its isolation and uncharted nature made it ideal for a storehouse of arcane artifacts and secret technology. Palpatine built his storehouse into Mount Tantiss in Wayland's northern hemisphere and placed a Dark Jedi as its guardian. This may or may not have been Joruus C'baoth, an insane clone of the Jedi Master Jorus C'baoth; accounts differ. C'baoth remembers a Force duel with the guardian, as do the inhabitants of Wayland. Whether this really happened, or is the result of Force-induced mass delusion spread from C'baoth to the inhabitants, is unknown.
C'baoth, hungry for power, established himself as the hand of justice on Wayland, installing a cruel, twisted Jedi code. The mad clone used his powers to bring a forced peace between the Humans, Psadans and Myneryrshi, culminating in a tense coexistence in a city southwest of Mount Tantiss.
In 9 ABY, Grand Admiral Thrawn descended upon Wayland to claim the cloaking shield technology and thousands of Spaarti cloning cylinders that he used in his war against the New Republic. The Mount Tantiss storehouse was eventually destroyed by Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca, and C'baoth killed by Mara Jade.
After the destruction of Mount Tantiss, Wayland became a planet of particular interest to the New Republic. Researchers and Intelligence officers scoured the planet and ruins for clues to aid in their defeat of Imperial warlords, discovering evidence that would lead to the political fallout of Bothan involvement in the destruction of Caamas. The New Republic also relocated the Noghri to the colony of New Nystao on Wayland to escape their collapsing home world of Honoghr.
In 25 ABY, Wayland acted as the site of the first interrogation of the Yuuzhan Vong priestess Elan and her familiar Vergere, but due to an attack by Yuuzhan Vong forces they were relocated. It also served as a safe world for New Republic personnel during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. Wayland's secrecy was disrupted by Elan, who transmitted its location to the Vong with a hidden villip. The Yuuzhan Vong subjugated Wayland, converted it to a organic weaponry breeding ground and destroyed much of the planet's crust and mantle with Chom-Vrone. The New Republic later raided the world.
The world was later one of the first subjects of the Ossus Project, but it was also one of the first failures of the project. In addition, it served as the site of Cade's father, Jedi Master Kol Skywalker.
The following animals or plants inhabited Wayland:
Wayland was the name of a Norse god.
In the 2006 video game Star Wars: Empire at War, Raymus Antilles sends C-3PO and R2-D2 to the planet. However, in the 1991 novel Heir to the Empire, which takes place long after the game in 9 ABY, no one seems to have heard about the planet except for certain high-ranking Imperial officials. This may be a continuity error.
The name may be derived from the Weyland-Yutani corporation from the Alien franchise.
Wayland was a planet located in the Outer Rim. Emperor Palpatine had a secret stronghold located on the planet. It was here where the Emperor and Darth Vader, brought Abigaile Jade, Nathaniel Kenobi's wife and their child Abigaile Jade. Nathan later came to Wayland to rescue his family. Wayland would later be attacked by the Reavers, and as a result, all intelligent life was decimated. The planet would become the location of yet another Reaver base.