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Denon, a planet located between Osarian and Nubia, was an ecumenopolis world, with city growth covering the entire surface, similar to Coruscant.


Denon was at the confluence of the Hydian Way and the Corellian Run.[2] Denon was a heavily-populated world that rose to prominence during the rule of the Galactic Republic.[7] In terms of being an ecumenopolis,[3] it was second only to Coruscant.


Pre-Republic era[]

The planet was a former colony of the Rakata in the Pre-Republic era.[2]

Old Republic era[]

"We were holding territory on Denon. Locals rioted, and orders were to open fire until they stopped. None of us even wanted to be there.. massacring civilians? That's not how Zakuul is supposed to operate."
Koth Vortena[8]

Denon joined the Galactic Republic early in its history, sometime between 25,000 BBY and 22,000 BBY.[2] During the Alsakan Conflicts, it supported Coruscant.[5]

Battle in Denon exosphere during the Galactic War.

During the Great Sith War, the planet was the site of a battle won by the Republic. The Galactic Republic was once again victorious at Denon during the Jedi Civil War.[2]

During the Galactic War, Denon exosphere was the site of skirmishes between Republic and Sith forces.[9] Around the same time, the money reserves of 30 of Denon's most important companies vanished without a trace. This apparent mass-embezzlement was later investigated.[8]

Several years later, during the Eternal Empire campaign of conquest of the galaxy, Denon was invaded and occupied. Riots soon erupted in the population and Captain Koth Vortena and his troops were ordered to fire on civilians.[6] Millennia later, Denon was successfully defended by the Jedi during the New Sith Wars.[2]

During the final decades of the Galactic Republic, investors from Denon and the nearby planet Ardru created the Denon-Ardru Mutual, a powerful mining and refinery corporation known for its tyrannical methods.[4] Denon was where Zam Wesell trained to become an assassin, and was the location of a murder trial against Doctor Evazan, though he ultimately escaped from the courtroom.

During the Clone Wars, the 2nd Sector Army was in charge of defending the vital hyperlane junction at Denon.[5]

Galactic Civil War[]

By 4 ABY, Denon had become an Imperial fortress world. The planet was liberated by the New Republic after a savage battle in 6 ABY.[2]

Rebel pilot Puck Naeco was a native to Denon.[5]

Imperial General Maximilian Veers was also native to Denon.

The world was a New Republic stronghold during the Zsinj and Thrawn campaigns but surrendered to the Empire during Operation Shadow Hand.[2]

Later history[]

A New Republic stronghold during the Yuuzhan Vong War, Denon was not attacked by the invaders.[2] The planet was later adopted as the temporary capital of the Galactic Alliance following the resolution of the war in 29 ABY.[7][3] Denon was chosen as the new galactic headquarters due to the fact that it had escaped the Yuuzhan Vong invasion unscathed, and thanks to its proximity to the Core Worlds. By 30 ABY, Coruscant had become the galactic capital once more.

Following the Yuuzhan Vong War, the Vahali family, which had fled Kaikielius during Operation Shadow Hand, regained wealth and importance on Denon.[10]



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