"[…] to this day one occasionally sees this script used in military contexts with little attention paid to its sinister origins. Military bunkers on Storinal and Hanod, New Republic task forces, and even a few Ordnance/Regional Depot worlds such as Ord Dalet were identified by Common Sith letters."
―Doctor Milanda Vorgan, "The Written Word: A Brief Introduction to the Writing Systems of Galactic Basic"[src]

Hanod was a terrestrial astronomical object[3] located in the Hanod system, a part of the Corva sector[1] in the New Territories portion of[2] the Outer Rim Territories.[1] At some point by 38 ABY, military bunkers on Hanod were identified by letters from the ancient Common Sith writing system, a fact which was noted by the xenolinguist Doctor Milanda Vorgan in her publication "The Written Word: A Brief Introduction to the Writing Systems of Galactic Basic."[3]

Behind the scenes[]

Hanod was introduced in the article "The Written Word," which was authored by John Hazlett and published on StarWars.com Hyperspace on March 5, 2010.[3] The 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Hanod system, and therefore Hanod itself, in grid square P-3.[2] Although the entry for the system in the 2008 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia claims that it was situated in the Borderland Regions,[4] that placement was overridden by The Essential Atlas, which established that the region did not, in fact, intersect square P-3.[2]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) — Based on corresponding data for Hanod system
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Essential Atlas — Based on corresponding data for Hanod system
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 HyperspaceIcon.png The Written Word on Hyperspace (article) (content removed from StarWars.com and unavailable)
  4. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. II, p. 14 ("Hanod system")