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Aaron was a planet located within the Aaron system of the Outer Rim Territories. It was home to a facility operated by the Fromm Gang, a crime family headquartered on the planet Annoo. The multi-level facility was involved in mining, research, and other activities. The droids C-3PO and R2-D2 were imprisoned in the complex, but they escaped and made their way to a higher story, where Thall Joben and Jord Dusat rescued them.

DescriptionEdit

Aaron was located in the eponymously named system of the Tharin sector, in the north-eastern quadrant of the Outer Rim Territories.[2]

HistoryEdit

Aaron shared its location in the Tharin sector with the planet Annoo,[2] which was the headquarters of the Fromm Gang, a crime family run by the corpulent Annoo-dat Blue Sise Fromm. The Fromm Gang operated during the early years of the Galactic Empire, circa 15 BBY,[4] and they established an eight-level facility on Aaron. There, they engaged in mining, manufacturing, and research.[3]

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C-3PO and a Fromm droid

During this period, the Fromm Gang captured the droids C-3PO and R2-D2, imprisoning them deep within their Aaron facility.[3] The two droids, a protocol and astromech droid respectively, were at this time owned by the Human Thall Joben, an inhabitant of Ingo who had numerous hostile encounters with the Fromm Gang.[4] The droids managed to escape from their cell, ascending eight levels of the facility and evading capture from numerous Fromm Tower Droids and other droid workers. Once out of the facility, they found Joben and his friend Jord Dusat waiting to eescue them from the planet.[3]

InhabitantsEdit

The Fromm Gang facility on Aaron was staffed by a variety of droids. These included Fromm Tower droids, guard droids, repulsor balls, Boiler droids and Strong Arm Droids; a mix of both repulsorlift and bipedal designs.[3]

LocationsEdit

The Fromm Gang facility on Aaron contained at least eight levels, each allocated to a different purpose. The bottommost floor operated as a prison, while built on top of this were mining, factory, and research levels. These were followed by a story allocated to domestic purposes, communication, security, and finally control. The levels were separated by elevators activated by entering the correct sequence of colored keys. Also installed at various points on the ceilings of these levels were gun emplacements.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

"Congratulations! You escaped from the Fromm Gang! Jord and Thall are now waiting to rescue you from this planet."
―The message on successful completion of Star Wars: Droids[src]

Aaron is the setting for the video game Star Wars: Droids released in 1988 for the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, and Commodore 64 platforms. The "Aaron" in the title was not explicitly identified as a planet in the game—which had little plot overall—although it was implied by the game's concluding text. The summary on the game's box actually referred to the location as "Ingo's moon — Auren,"[5] though its designation as a moon was absent from later sources. Aaron was later referenced in 2009's The Essential Atlas and its online companion in the form of the Aaron system. It was not until the 2013 StarWars.com article The Droids Re-Animated that the planet was officially called a planet.

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