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"This is Bogano. A Jedi I knew discovered it before the Purge. You won't find it on any maps."
―Cere Junda[src]

Bogano was a grassy planet in the Outer Rim Territories. It was largely unexplored during the time of the Imperial Era and couldn't be found on any maps. Its surface was covered in mesas and wetlands. The planet was home to a great Vault built by the ancient Zeffo civilization. Bogano was important to the Zeffo due the presence of the Binog, a large creature important to Zeffo art and culture. Another reason for the Vault's location was theorized by Eno Cordova to be because of the light electromagnetic winds, although in much smaller conditions than Zeffo. At least one Zeffo Colony was located on Bogano likely as a pilgrimage site. The Vault hid away a holocron containing a list of Force-sensitive children in the galaxy, which was placed there by Jedi Master Eno Cordova.

Description[]

Bogano was a planet in the Outer Rim sector of the galaxy. It was a generally uninhabited world, and its nature was in turn relatively untouched. The world was primarily comprised of flat, grassy plains, broken up by massive ravines and sinkholes[3] made of limestone and clay.[2] There were also water-filled caves beneath the thin surface layer.[3]

History[]

Ancient history[]

Long before the Imperial Era, Bogano was an important world to the Zeffo species, due to the revered Binog, an amphi-mammalian creature native to the planet. The Zeffo built a Vault on Bogano that was protected by the Force.[3]

Imperial Era[]

Before the Great Jedi Purge, Jedi Master Eno Cordova discovered the planet, building a workshop there.[3]

In 14 BBY, Cal Kestis was brought to the planet by Cere Junda to unlock the secrets of the Bogano Vault in hopes of rebuilding the Jedi Order.[3]

Kestis eventually returned to the planet and used the astrium, an ancient Zeffo artifact that he had acquired from Dathomir, to unlock the Vault. He was followed by the Second Sister who stole the holocron and escaped. Several squads of stormtroopers were defeated by Kestis on the planet, meaning that the Galactic Empire had found Bogano.[3]

Galactic Civil War[]

During the Galactic Civil War, Princess Leia Organa visited the world to find out if Bogano could host a base for the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Immediately upon her arrival, she found her friend and fellow rebel Luke Skywalker. Leia asked why he was there and not checking out other planets. Luke said the Force took him there, and the two analyzed the planet together. The two found a small animal that led them to the Bogano Vault. Luke felt the Force was strong in the place, and although Leia thought the world might be a good base, Luke disagreed. Luke was proven correct soon thereafter, as the small animal led the two to a group of stormtroopers who were dealing with several animals of the same species.[4] The stormtroopers intended to sell the animals on the black market, but Luke and Leia defeated the Imperial troops after a clash and saved the animals before leaving the planet.[5]

Behind the scenes[]

Bogano is a location that was created for the game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, developed by Respawn Entertainment.[1] During development, the surface of Bogano was always imagined as a vast marsh. Respawn Entertainment faced the challenge of integrating wall running and platforming into a flat landscape. To solve this, Respawn Entertainment developed a layered geology for the planet consisting of constantly fracturing cratered limestone and clay, which in turn helped them introduce the visual themes of exploration and the continuous decay of time. Concept art for Bogano was done by Liam MacDonald and Gabe Yeganyan.[2]

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