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For other uses, see Rion (disambiguation).
Bzorn: "The planet Rion is a known Rebel base, professor!"
Volz: "But… there are millions of innocent creatures down there, also!"
Captain Bzorn and Professor Renn Volz[src]

Rion was a planet located in the Kessel sector of the Outer Rim Territories.


"Rion is one of my favorite planets, Luke... A gorgeous tropical paradise… with friendly, beautiful natives..."
Mira Volz, to Luke Skywalker[src]
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The Ionic Ring devastates the tropical environment of Rion

Rion was once a planet with a tropical climate. It was considered to be a paradise with friendly inhabitants. Customers at Tana's Resort enjoyed this favorable weather wearing swimsuits.[2]

After its devastation by the Ionic Ring, Rion became a frozen wasteland. From then on, the planet was covered with ice and storm clouds, and was frequently struck by blizzards[2]


Dark TimesEdit

Jennir: "I had high hopes for Rion, but seeing it first-hand..."
Sahdett: "What should we be looking for?"
Jennir: "Well, consider our own situations. Would you feel safe living in a place as open as this?"
Dass Jennir and Beyghor Sahdett[src]
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A marketplace on Rion during the Dark Times

A few months after the creation of the Galactic Empire in 19 BBY, the crew of the Uhumele traveled to Rion during their search for Jedi Master Kai Hudorra. Dass Jennir and Beyghor Sahdett had narrowed the investigation to a list of planets that were neither famous, nor affiliated with the Hutts. Rion met those requirements and, as such, was the seventeenth planet inspected by the crew.[3]

Galactic Civil WarEdit

"It's horrible, Han—! All our food is frozen… people dying… because we refused to surrender the Rebels on Rion—!"
Tana, to Han Solo[src]
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Rion after its devastation by the Ionic Ring

During the Galactic Civil War, Rion was used as a base by the Rebel Alliance. In 0 ABY, Captain Bzorn traveled to Rion aboard the Ionic Ring and demanded that all Rebels on the planet be arrested. When the people of Rion refused, the Galactic Empire shattered the environment of the planet, transforming it into a frozen wasteland. As a result, all the food on Rion was frozen and people began dying of starvation.[2]



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