- "Bet we could arrange for him to be sold to the lava mines on Vanan…"
- ―One of Lumiya's guards, on Finn
Vanan was a terrestrial astronomical object located in the Atravis sector's Vanan system in the Western Reaches portion of the Outer Rim Territories. In 4 ABY, when members of the slaver group known as the Herdessan Guild working for the Dark Adept Lumiya captured a miscreant, Finn, one of them suggested selling the offender as a slave to work in the lava mines on Vanan.
Behind the scenes
Vanan was mentioned in the eighty-eighth issue of Marvel Comics' Star Wars series, which was written by Mary Jo Duffy and published on July 17, 1984. The 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Vanan system, and therefore Vanan itself, in in grid square L-19.
- Star Wars (1977) 88 (First mentioned)