Aeos Prime, also simply known as Aeos, was an ocean planet in the Aeos system of the Outer Rim Territories, home to the aquatic Aeosian species. The Aeosians allowed the Rebel Alliance to utilize an outpost on the planet, which was attacked by the First Order during its war against the Resistance.
Some time after the attack, the space station Colossus attempted to find refuge on Aeos Prime, but the Aeosians initially did not welcome them. The Aeosians eventually allowed the Colossus and its inhabitants to stay on the planet, but they were discovered by the First Order, who returned to Aeos to attack the Colossus. With the help of the Aeosians, the space station managed to escape into hyperspace. The First Order later destroyed the Aeosian settlement that assisted the Resistance in an orbital bombardment that left the surrounding area devastated.
Description[edit | edit source]
Located in the Aeos system of the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories, Aeos Prime, or simply Aeos, was a terrestrial planet covered in vast oceans, surrounded by a planetary ring. The ocean surface of Aeos was broken up by small islands, and a number of rocky caverns and tunnels were located beneath the surface.
Aeos Prime was home to the krakavora, a species of aquatic creature that could fly using webbed wings, which the Aeosians often used as transportation. The atmosphere of Aeos Prime was breathable to a number of species, including the native Aeosians and humans.
History[edit | edit source]
Refuge[edit | edit source]
During the Galactic Civil War, the Aeosians allowed the Alliance to Restore the Republic to operate a rebel outpost on Aeos Prime. By the time of the New Republic, the outpost had been abandoned. During the war between the First Order and the Resistance, the First Order learned of the old rebel outpost on Aeos Prime. Wishing to destroy any old rebel bases to prevent the Resistance from making use of them, the First Order attacked Aeos Prime, destroying an Aeosian village.
Seeking a place to dock and refuge from the First Order, the space station Colossus, commanded by Captain Imanuel Doza, arrived above Aeos Prime. Doza, unaware that the planet was inhabited, chose to claim Aeos as the new home of the Colossus. While on a reconnaissance mission, Kazuda Xiono and Griff Halloran, members of the Colossus's Ace Squadron, discovered the devastated village, and Xiono learned that the Rebellion had once resided on the planet. However, the two Aces were captured by the Aeosians, who believed that they were behind the attack on the village, launching an attack on the Colossus.
Under attack[edit | edit source]
The Aeosian queen wanted Xiono and Halloran to be fed to the krakavora as punishment, but decided to let them live after Xiono used medicine to heal an injured Aeosian. The queen visited the Colossus, calling off the attack and choosing to help the citizens of the station in return for medicine, allowing the Colossus to stay on Aeos Prime.
However, the First Order were alerted to the presence of the Colossus when Xiono, attempting to return to his Resistance comrades, was spotted by a First Order probe droid. The First Order, who had been hunting the station for some time, sent a Star Destroyer to attack the Colossus, launching a number of TIE fighters and bombers. The Aeosian queen chose to remain behind and help the Colossus escape, and the Aeosians helped to defend the station from the TIEs. The Colossus managed to clear the atmosphere of Aeos Prime, and jumped into hyperspace, escaping the First Order while the Aeosians retreated beneath the ocean.
While the Colossus managed to escape unharmed, the First Order would not let the Aeosians go unpunished for harboring the Resistance on their world. Some time after the Colossus's escape from Aeos Prime, the First Order dispatched a number of Star Destroyers to the Aeos system. As the Aeosians looked up at the incoming fleet, the First Order opened fire on the village that helped the Resistance, bombarding the planet from orbit. The orbital bombardment destroyed the village and the surrounding land, leaving devastation visible from space.
Inhabitants[edit | edit source]
Aeos Prime was home to the Aeosians, a sentient aquatic species. For some time, the planet also harbored members of the Rebel Alliance, and years later, the residents of the Colossus space station.
Locations[edit | edit source]
The Aeosians resided in tunnels beneath the surface of Aeos Prime. An Aeosian village was located on the planet, and fell victim to a First Order attack. A former outpost of the Rebellion was also located on Aeos Prime. The Colossus space station docked on Aeos for some time, but was later forced to escape the planet.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Aeos Prime first appeared in the Star Wars Resistance episode "The New World," which aired on January 12, 2020. While "The New World" gave the planet's name as Aeos, it was identified as Aeos Prime in the following episode, "No Place Safe," which aired on the same day.
Concept art of Aeos Prime's surface was created by Jason Pichon, while Jim Moore created concept art of the planet as seen from space. To illustrate the Aeosians' balance of technology and nature, the design team added veins of gold in the sea rock of the planet's tunnels, visually tying into the gold metal of the Aeosians' armor and weapons.
In earlier drafts of "The Escape," the First Order were to attack Dendro IV in the episode's opening sequence rather than Aeos Prime. The location of the First Order's attack was changed to Aeos after the development of the two episodes it featured in, to connect the series finale to earlier episodes and better give a face to the consequences of the First Order's actions. However, the episode's StarWars.com concept art gallery included an image captioned as art of Aeos following the attack, but its appearance differs to that of the ocean planet, and is labeled "planetballDendroDstrd."
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Resistance – "The New World" (First appearance)
- Star Wars Resistance – "No Place Safe" (First identified as Aeos Prime)
- Star Wars Resistance – "The Escape"
Sources[edit | edit source]
- "Kylo Ren and Other Dark Side Followers" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
- "TIE Fighters" – Star Wars Encyclopedia