- "I…I need somewhere to go. Snoke said maybe you would…"
"Snoke, huh? Yeah, okay. Come to Vanrak [sic] in the Mid Rim. We'll be there for a bit."
- ―Ben Solo and Ren
Varnak was an astronomical object located in the galaxy's Mid Rim. After escaping the destruction of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker's Jedi temple, former student Ben Solo contacted "Ren," leader of the Knights of Ren. Ren told Solo to meet him and the Knights on Varnak, as they would be there for some time. After a brief confrontation with several former students of Skywalker's, Solo traveled to Varnak, joining the Knights of Ren.
Description[edit | edit source]
Varnak was a terrestrial astronomical object located in the galaxy's Mid Rim. Its surface was covered in areas of brown liquid, with plant life surrounding the edges. Varnak had an atmosphere that was breathable to humans, among other species.
History[edit | edit source]
- "Well, look who it is. Ben Solo. You took your time getting here. Lucky you caught us. We're leaving soon."
After the destruction of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker's Jedi temple in 28 ABY, Ben Solo, one of Skywalker's students who had been involved in a confrontation with Skywalker shortly before the destruction, went in search of the dark side organization known as the Knights of Ren. The Knights, and their leader, "Ren," intended to visit Varnak for some time, and instructed Solo to meet them there when he contacted them.
On Varnak, the Knights visited a cantina, where they were later met by Solo, who had been held up with a duel with several of Skywalker's former students on the planet Elphrona. Solo told Ren and the Knights about the events of the duel, in which Solo caused the death of Hennix, one of the students. Ren, who looked for a "good death" when recruiting new members into the Knights, was not entirely satisfied with Solo's story, but allowed him to join. The Knights returned to their starship, Night Buzzard, intending to depart Varnak.
Inhabitants[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
A structure was located on Varnak, housing a cantina and several landing pads where starships could be docked.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Varnak was first mentioned in the comic The Rise of Kylo Ren 2, written by Charles Soule and published by Marvel Comics on January 8, 2020, first appearing in the following issue, also written by Soule, illustrated by Will Sliney, and published on February 12, 2020. While its name is spelled "Vanrak" in its mention in The Rise of Kylo Ren 2, the third issue gives its name as "Varnak". As the third issue is the most recent source, this article currently uses the second given spelling.
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Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- The Rise of Kylo Ren 2
- The Rise of Kylo Ren 3
- The Rise of Kylo Ren 1
- According to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary, Luke Skywalker's Jedi academy was destroyed six years before the Starkiller Incident, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY. Therefore, the destruction of Luke Skywalker's Jedi Temple takes place in 28 ABY.