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"Hey, one more thing. I'm being transferred off world to the officers' academy on Arkanis."
―Zare Leonis, to "Dev Morgan"[src]

Arkanis was a rainy[4] planet in the Arkanis sector of the Outer Rim Territories,[1] and the throneworld of Leeya, the Empress of the Regency Worlds.[6] The Galactic Empire's officers academy was located there.[5] It was also the homeworld of Armitage Hux, one of the key leading figures in the First Order.[8]

The planet had at least one ocean and large cliffs on the coastline. The aquatic regions on Arkanis supported the planet's fishing industry. The Scaparus Port was a hub for fisherfolk and had shops with supplies that were catered for their business. Downpours happened on Arkanis at least 2-3 days a week, with the standard otherwise being a near-continuous drizzle. The appearance of sunshine was considered a rare event.[4]

During the Imperial Era, the Venator-class Star Destroyer Vensenor was operating in the planet's orbit as the Vensenor Flight Academy, which produced Imperial Navy officers and pilots, including a number of decorated soldiers.[6] Arkanis was also host to Project Harvester, an Imperial project regarding Force-sensitives. Zare Leonis's sister, Dhara, was sent here after she was identified as one by the Grand Inquisitor.[9]

Following the Galactic Empire's losses at the Battle of Endor, Arkanis remained under the Empire's control for a time, but the system was targeted by the New Republic, freed from the Empire's influence and claimed for the New Republic's side.[2] Arkanis eventually became a wealthy planet of the New Republic, aligned with the Centrists, and represented in the Galactic Senate by Senator Carise Sindian.[7]

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