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Nelvaan was a frozen[3] Outer Rim world[1] located at grid coordinates Q-16[1][4] that was connected to the planets Tatooine, Geonosis and Llanic[1] via the Triellus Trade Route.[2] It was the homeworld of the sentient Nelvaanian species, as well as creatures such as the hairy white bantha and the hostile reptilian horax. The people of Nelvaan had a special ritual that required young males to acquire horax scales, which could be used to make an elixir with a scent that could repel the large beasts for a year, in order to join the ranks of the warriors.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Nelvaan was first mentioned in the book Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know,[3] written by Adam Bray, Cole Horton, Michael Kogge, and Kerrie Dougherty and released on September 4, 2015.[5] The world's first appearance in the Star Wars Legends continuity was in the novel Labyrinth of Evil,[6] written by James Luceno and released on January 25, 2005.[7] Though Absolutely Everything You Need to Know contains a disclaimer in the back saying that it draws on information from the Legends continuity,[3] a comment of Leland Chee's from the DK Star Wars books panel at Celebration Europe on July 17, 2016 was clarified on the liveblog, stating that all the information in the book is considered canon.[8] The roleplaying game Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game, released in 2016,[9] includes a poster map that shows the location of Nelvaan.[1]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
  2. 2.0 2.1 SWCustom-2011 Where in the Galaxy Are the Worlds of Rogue One? on (backup link) The article states that the Triellus Trade Route is the hyperspace route that the planet Molavar is on, and the map in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game shows Nelvaan connected to Tatooine, Geonosis and Llanic along an unlabeled hyperspace route that travels in the same direction and through the same planets as the Triellus Trade Route in the article. The web article also describes the path of the trade route in relation to the planet Scarif, which gives the reader enough information to deduce that the trade route that Nelvaan is positioned along is in fact the Triellus Trade Route.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
  4. The map for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game uses the same coordinates as the in-universe grid used for Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier. Therefore, this article assumes the grid coordinates on the game's map should be considered canon and in-universe.
  5. Amazon favicon Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know on (backup link)
  6. Labyrinth of Evil
  7. Amazon favicon Labyrinth of Evil (Star Wars, Episode III Prequel Novel) on (backup link)
  9. FFG The Force Is Calling to You - Enjoy New Adventures in the Star Wars™ Galaxy with The Force Awakens™ Beginner Game on Fantasy Flight Games' official website (backup link)
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