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"So how do we play this? Like we did on Bakura? Or like that time on Lehon?"
―Venisa Doza, to Torch — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Rakata Prime, also known as Lehon, was the homeworld of the long-extinct Rakata species, who were rumored to be the first to develop hyperspace travel, and was one of the few navigable worlds located in the Unknown Regions. At some point, the Resistance pilot Venisa Doza visited the planet along with her astromech droid, Torch. The Zabrak pirate Tryki was also once arrested for attempting to board a First Order cruiser near Rakata Prime.

Description[]

Rakata Prime, also known as Lehon, was a terrestrial planet[5] located in the grid area G-11[2] of the Unknown Regions.[1] Even though the cosmic bramble of hyperspace anomalies known as the Galactic Barrier prevented the exploration of the region, Rakata Prime was one of the few navigable worlds that were found by rare exploratory missions, and the planet could be reached by cautiously stepped hyperspace jumps.[6]

History[]

"Of course, if you believe the Legend of Lehon, Tatooine was once covered by lush jungle, the domain of the Kumumgah, although little evidence has been found for their existence."
―A B'omarr monk — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Venisa Doza and Torch traveled to Lehon.

The Zabrak pirate Tryki was once arrested for attempting to board a First Order cruiser near Rakata Prime, and her starship was destroyed as a result.[7] At some point, the Resistance pilot Venisa Doza and her astromech droid, Torch, also traveled to the planet. Later,[3] in 34 ABY,[8] when the duo was about to be captured by the First Order, Doza brought up their time on Lehon while planning how to escape their present predicament.[3]

The world shared its names with the historical Rakatan Infinite Empire,[9] the mystical antiquities known as Rakatan wraith boxes,[10] and the Legend of Lehon. According to the legend,[11] the desert planet of[12] Tatooine was once covered by lush jungle and inhabited by the Kumumgah.[11]

Inhabitants[]

Lehon was the home planet of an amphibious humanoid species known as the Rakata, who, according to a legend, were the first in developing hyperspace travel. The species was said to be corrupted by the dark side of the Force a long time ago, and eventually went extinct.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

"Venisa mentions the planets Bakura and Lehon. Both have origins in fan-favorite Star Wars storytelling. Bakura is from the 1993 novel, The Truce at Bakura, and Lehon is another name for Rakata Prime, a world from The Knights of the Old Republic video game."
―The Bucket's List installment for "Rendezvous Point" — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Rakata Prime, as it appears in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Rakata Prime was first mentioned as Lehon—an alternate name for Rakata Prime in the Star Wars Legends continuity[13]—in the new Star Wars canon in the forty-seventh issue of the Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon series of magazines, published by De Agostini[4] around November 25, 2015.[14] The name Rakata Prime was later introduced to canon on a map of the galaxy[15] created for Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary,[16] a reference book written by the Lucasfilm Story Group's Pablo Hidalgo for the film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens and released on December 18, 2015.[17] The aforementioned map was initially revealed prior to the book's release through an article by Empire magazine on November 26, 2015.[15]

Rakata Prime originally first appeared in the 2003 Legends video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic as the "Unknown World."[18] The 2005 reference book The New Essential Chronology, written by Daniel Wallace, introduced the name Rakata Prime,[19] while the 2006 novel Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, written by Drew Karpyshyn, introduced the name Lehon.[20]

Appearances[]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 SWResistanceLogo.jpg Star Wars Resistance – "Rendezvous Point"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Build the Millennium Falcon.png Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 47 (Secrets of Spaceflight: Hyperspace)
  5. StarWarsKids.jpg Bucket's List: "Rendezvous Point" - Star Wars Resistance on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  6. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
  7. Star Wars Adventures, Volume 1: Heroes of the Galaxy
  8. The Star Wars Resistance episode "Rendezvous Point" establishes that the escape of Venisa Doza from the First Order takes place six years after the formation of the Resistance, which occurs twenty-eight years after the Battle of Yavin (28 ABY), according to Star Wars: On the Front Lines. Therefore, the escape of Venisa Doza must have occurred thirty-four years after the Battle of Yavin, which corresponds to 34 ABY, per Star Wars: Galactic Atlas.
  9. Nexus of Power
  10. Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
  11. 11.0 11.1 Choose Your Destiny: An Escape Mission
  12. StarWars-DatabankII.png Tatooine in the Databank (backup link)
  13. StarWars.com Bucket's List Extra: 7 Fun Facts from "Rendezvous Point" – Star Wars Resistance on StarWars.com (backup link)
  14. The second issue of the De Agostini weekly magazine Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon was set to be published on January 14, 2015, according to Wyman, Chris: De Agostini Publishing: Build the Millennium Falcon Magazine & Model (08-01-2015). theforce.net. TheForce.net. Archived from the original on November 6, 2016. Therefore, it can be calculated that Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 47 was published around November 25, 2015.
  15. 15.0 15.1 De Semlyen, Phil: Exclusive: Empire reveals names of new Star Wars planets (2015-11-26). Empire. Bauer Media Group. Archived from the original on October 10, 2019.
  16. TwitterLogo.svg Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) on Twitter: "WARNING, INCOMING PLUG: That galaxy map was generated for the TFA Visual Dictionary, btw. PLUG COMPLETE." (screenshot)
  17. DK-Logo.svg Star Wars: The Force Awakens The Visual Dictionary on Dorling Kindersley's official website (backup link)
  18. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  19. The New Essential Chronology
  20. Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
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