The Ianane Ring was a ring-like structure, the ruins of which orbited the planet Ianane III within the Ianane system of Wild Space. The surface features of the ring had at some point been reduced to black ash, which contrasted with the white color of Ianane III's surface—the result of sunlight reflecting off the deep layer of sand encasing the entire planet. The Ianane Ring was widely believed to be constructed by members of the sentient Celestial species, who had disappeared from the galaxy by 30,000 BBY.
Behind the scenes
The Ianane Ring was originally meant to be mentioned in the 2012 reference book The Essential Guide to Warfare by Jason Fry and Paul R. Urquhart; however, the sidebar that would have mentioned the ring was cut before the book's release. The information regarding the structure was later released in 2013 as part of Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare Author's Cut, a series of articles published on the StarWars.com Blog by Fry and Erich Schoeneweiss containing various cut content from The Essential Guide to Warfare. The StarWars.com Online Companion to the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Ianane system, and therefore the Ianane Ring, in grid square I-10.
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