- "Hey, one more thing. I'm being transferred off world to the officers' academy on Arkanis."
- ―Zare Leonis, to "Dev Morgan"
Arkanis was a rainy planet in the Arkanis sector of the Outer Rim Territories, and the throneworld of Leeya, the Empress of the Regency Worlds. The Galactic Empire's officers academy was located there. It was also the homeworld of Armitage Hux, one of the key leading figures in the First Order.
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.
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. 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.
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. Arkanis eventually became a wealthy planet of the New Republic, aligned with the Centrists, and represented in the Galactic Senate by Senator Carise Sindian.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Servants of the Empire: Rebel in the Ranks (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Rebels – "Vision of Hope" (First mentioned)
- Servants of the Empire: Imperial Justice (Mentioned only)
- "Assessment"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine 11 (Mentioned only)
- Servants of the Empire: The Secret Academy (First appearance)
- "Senate Perspective"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine 9 (Mentioned only)
- Leia, Princess of Alderaan (Mentioned only)
- Leia Organa: Ordeal of the Princess (Mentioned only)
- Lost Stars (Mentioned only)
- Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure (Mentioned only)
- Age of Rebellion - Princess Leia 1
- Aftermath: Life Debt (Mentioned only)
- Aftermath: Empire's End (Mentioned only)
- Bloodline (Mentioned only)
- Phasma (Mentioned only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 17 (Databank A-Z: Ewoks–Finn (FN-2187))
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 18 (Weapons & Uniforms: The First Order)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 24 (Databank A-Z: The HoloNet–General Hux)
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 36 (Databank A-Z: Cut Lawquane–Lothal)
- Dawn of Rebellion
- TIE Fighter Owners' Workshop Manual
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
- The Star Wars Book