Rion was a planet in the Outer Rim Territories of the galaxy, orbited by multiple moons. During the High Republic Era, the Skembo Ceeril served as the ambassador of Rion. The human Jedi Kanan Jarrus and the Twi'lek pilot Hera Syndulla spent time together on the planet's moons during the early years of the Galactic Empire's reign. Jarrus would later be reminded of his time on Rion's moons while drinking Spiran caf with Syndulla onboard the VCX-100 light freighter Ghost. After the Battle of Yavin, the Rebel Alliance sent the Millennium Falcon to the planet on a mission to buy supplies from Razian. Han Solo almost derailed the operation when he signed up to race the Rion Swoop.
Behind the scenes
Rion was first mentioned in canon in the StarWars.com trivia gallery for the Star Wars Rebels episode "Out of Darkness." It first appeared in "Swoop Racers," a comic written by Cavan Scott, illustrated by Derek Charm, and published in Star Wars Adventures (2017) 21 on May 8, 2019.
- "Starlight: First Duty"—Star Wars Insider 201–202 (Mentioned only)
- The High Republic: Tempest Runner (Mentioned only) (In flashback(s))
- "Swoop Racers"—Star Wars Adventures (2017) 21 (First appearance)
- (First mentioned)