Ringo Vinda was a planet located in the galaxy's Mid Rim encircled by a massive civilian graving dock and controlled by the Galactic Republic. It was inhabited by a human cultural group, who spoke Galactic Basic Standard in a distinctive Ringo Vindan accent. During the waning decades of the Republic, Jedi Knight Rael Averross hailed from Ringo Vinda.
During the Clone Wars, Ringo Vinda was captured by the Confederacy of Independent Systems, which resulted in an extended campaign to retake the planet in the year 19 BBY. However, Republic forces withdrew from Ringo Vinda when 501st Legion clone trooper CT-5385 "Tup" executed Jedi Master Tiplar when Protocol 66 was accidentally triggered in his inhibitor chip, leaving the world under Separatist control. Officially, Tup's mental instability was said to be caused by a parasitic infection native to Ringo Vinda that caused his inhibitor to decay, and a vaccine was prepared to inoculate the other clones and prevent similar incidents in the future, hiding the true nature of Order 66. The same excuse was used to discredit the ARC trooper CT-5555 "Fives," who had been killed attempting to reveal the truth about the chips to the Jedi.
After the war, Ringo Vinda fell under the control of the Galactic Empire, and its space station was converted into an enormous construction facility that churned out Imperial-class Star Destroyers for the Imperial Navy.
Behind the scenes
- "Battle for Ringo Vinda! Republic forces are locked in heated combat with the droid armada on a massive space station that encircles an entire planet."
- ―Ringo Vinda identified in the opening newsreel for "The Unknown"
Ringo Vinda first appeared in "The Unknown," the first episode of the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars' sixth season, which originally aired in Germany on February 15, 2014. While unidentified in the episode itself, it was named in the opening newsreel. The planet's design was derived from early concept art of Cato Neimoidia developed by Ryan Church during the concept design phase of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
- Master & Apprentice (Mentioned only)
- Master & Apprentice audiobook (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Unknown" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Conspiracy" (In flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Orders" (In flashback(s))
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 18 (Databank A-Z: First Order–Fyrnocks)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 34 (Databank A-Z: Davish Krail–Kuat Drive Yards)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 56 (Databank A-Z: Tractor Beams–Tri-Fighters)
- Collapse of the Republic