Ilum

Astrographical information

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Region: Unknown Regions
Sector: 7G
System: Ilum system
Suns: 1: Asar
Orbital position: 5
Moons: 2
Grid coordinates: G-7
Rotation period: 66 standard hours
Orbital period: 1,078 standard days

Physical information

Class: Terrestrial
Diameter: 5,870 km
Atmosphere: Type I (breathable)
Climate: Extreme cold; planet 90% ice
Gravity: Standard
Primary terrain:
Ice flows
Caverns
Icy mountains
Snow
Points of interest:
Jedi Temple
Crystal Caves
Native fauna:
Asharl panther
Gorgodon

Societal information

Immigrated species: None
Primary language(s): None
Government: None
Population: None
Major imports: None
Major exports: None

The mountainous ice planet Ilum is home to one of the Jedi Order’s most distant outposts. Nestled between snow-covered crags is an enclave used by the Jedi for generations, a shelter from the cold and a launching point for journeys into Ilum’s exotic crystal caves. These caves produce some of the most rare and powerful lightsaber crystals in the galaxy. Ilum hosts no indigenous population, although a number of larger animals survive in its environment. Its temperatures fail to reach the extremes of Hoth, but it has never been a target for colonization or occupation.

“To Ilum we must go.”
―Yoda

Because its existence was not known generally to non-Jedi, Ilum was virtually forgotten after the destruction of the Jedi and Palpatine’s information purges. This gave the remaining Jedi a safe harbor. After Order 66, Obi-Wan Kenobi received intelligence that his friend, Jedi Master Garen Muln, had returned to Ilum to hide in the crystal caves. Ferus Olin, a former Jedi apprentice, returned to the caves to retrieve crystals to build a new lightsaber and he also found Garen. The Jedi Master had grown weak during his time on Ilum. He gave Ferus his old lightsaber, which needed new crystals. Ferus inserted his crystals and carried the weak Jedi Master out of the caves. Obi-Wan came to their rescue before the Imperials could take them hostage. Another Jedi also took refuge there: Fy-Tor-Ana. However, according to Garen, she returned to Coruscant to see if any other Jedi had survived. She did not return, but it was rumored that she was imprisoned on Coruscant.

Ilum

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