Near Pando was an emerging trade world that was located within the Near Pando system in Hutt Space, a region of the galaxy controlled by the Hutt species. The planet lay on the hyperlane called the Pando Spur that connected it to the world of Far Pando. Near Pando was the site of ancient and mysterious ruins known as the Malabar Construct.
Behind the scenes
Near Pando was first mentioned in The Essential Atlas, a 2009 reference book co-authored by Jason Fry and Daniel Wallace, which placed the planet in grid square S-14. The planet was also going to be mentioned in Adventures in Hyperspace: The Big Switch, a young-readers book written by Ryder Windham; however, that book was postponed and eventually cancelled.
The Big Switch
Approximately four thousand years before the Battle of Yavin, a portrait bust of the Hutt Bogga came to rest on Near Pando. Four millennia later, the bust was excavated from the ruins on the planet.
- Adventures in Hyperspace: The Big Switch (Mentioned only) (Canceled)
- The Essential Atlas (First mentioned)