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"Welcome to Tython, Lord Vader."
―Doctor Chelli Aphra, to Darth Vader[src]

Tython was a terrestrial planet located in the galaxy's Deep Core region that was shrouded in myth. The Martyrium of Frozen Tears built by Jedi there, and some Jedi scholars made the case that Tython was the site of the Jedi Order's first temple. During the Galactic Civil War, Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra led Darth Vader to Tython's Meridional Ice Cap to mislead him as to the location of the Rebel Alliance's main base, which was actually on the Outer Rim planet Hoth.

Description[edit | edit source]

Tython was a terrestrial planet[2] located in the galaxy's Deep Core, positioned at the coordinates L-10[1] on the Standard Galactic Grid.[6] Known areas on its surface included the Meridional Ice Cap.[2] Tython was home to a number of beasts,[7] and Tythonian pendants shared their name with the planet.[5]

History[edit | edit source]

Shrouded in myth, some Jedi scholars made the case that Tython was the location of the Jedi Order's first temple,[8] although in reality, it was located on the planet Ahch-To.[9] The fabled planet was thought to have troves of holocrons and datacards filled with Jedi wisdom from throughout the ages, and if one were to discover it, they could gain access to unmatched power.[10] The sacred Jedi texts contained a description of Tython's notable beasts.[7]

During the Galactic Civil War, in her efforts to save her loved ones who were located at the Rebel Alliance's headquarters on Hoth, Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra brought Darth Vader and his Galactic Empire forces to Tython, distracting them from discovering the location of the rebel base. Aphra took Vader to the Martyrium of Frozen Tears in the Meridional Ice Cap on Tython, where the Empire was ambushed.[2]

Grogu meditating upon the seeing stone at the temple.

Around 9 ABY,[11] the former Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano instructed the Mandalorian Din Djarin to take the Force-sensitive child, Grogu, to Tython.[3] Djarin did so, traveling to Tython and placing Grogu on the seeing stone. Grogu entered a meditative state while perched on the stone. Meanwhile, the bounty hunter Boba Fett, along with his partner Fennec Shand, tracked Djarin to Tython, intent on reacquiring his armor. They were attacked by Moff Gideon's Imperial forces, and after a skirmish and the destruction of the Razor Crest, the child was ultimately abducted by dark troopers.[4]

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"Go to the planet Tython. There you will find the ancient ruins of a temple that has a strong connection to the Force."
―Ahsoka Tano, to Din Djarin[src]

Vader's forces gather over Tython.

A Tythonian mountain was the site of an ancient temple that had a strong connection to the Force, though it had fallen into ruin by 9 ABY. At the top of the mountain was a seeing stone.[3]

The Meridional Ice Cap contained the underground Martyrium of Frozen Tears, which had a Force-sensitive confessional made of solid kyberite. The ice cap was also dotted with ancient statues of robed figures near the Martyrium's entrance.[2]

The seeing stone was on the top of a hill in a scrubland area.[4]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

In The Mandalorian, the filming location of Tython was in Rocky Peak Park in Simi Valley, CA.[source?]

Tython was first mentioned in the Star Wars canon in Nexus of Power, a 2016 sourcebook for the Star Wars: Force and Destiny roleplaying game.[10] It first appeared in the 2019 comic book Doctor Aphra 40.[2]

In the Star Wars Legends continuity, Tython first appeared in the 2007 novel Darth Bane: Rule of Two,[12] where it was the original homeworld of the Je'daii Order[13] and its successor organization, the Jedi Order.[14]

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