Yde was an astronomical object[3] located in the Yde system, a part of the Nicandra sector[1] in the New Territories portion of[2] the Mid Rim.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Yde was first mentioned in the 1993 book Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas, a publication that combines creature designs and photographs from various projects of George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars franchise, with original text by Bob Carrau. In the book, Yde was introduced as an astronomical object that was the site of the location Desultori. The latter was given as the home of the alien inventor and scholar Aanxi Raanxi Laanxi, who chaired four subcommittees for the University of Desultori.[3]

Lucasfilm employee Leland Chee, who maintains the Holocron continuity database, has indicated that information contained in Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas is non-canonical[4] with respect to the Star Wars Legends continuity.[5] However, Jason Fry,[6] co-author of the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas,[7] has stated that the star systems listed in the book's Appendix section are named after the most prominent planets or celestial bodies located in those systems. This article therefore considers the existence of Yde to be canonical with respect to the Legends continuity.[6] The Essential Atlas placed the Yde system in grid square M-7.[2]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 StarWars.com Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) — Based on corresponding data for Yde system
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Essential Atlas — Based on corresponding data for Yde system
  3. 3.0 3.1 Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas
  4. StarWars.com Holocron continuity database questions on StarWars.com Message Boards. Posted by Leland Y Chee on May 3, 2006 at 5:45 PM. (content now obsolete; backup link) "And is information from Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas canon? Unless referred to by a source that is in-continuity, the information is non-continuity."
  5. StarWars.com The Legendary Star Wars Expanded Universe Turns a New Page on StarWars.com (backup link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 TwitterLogo.svg Jason Fry (@jasoncfry) on Twitter: "Pretty much." (In response to "the systems in the Atlas's appendix are named after their most prominent planet/celestial body, correct?") and "planets not assigned a system in [a] published source can be assumed to reside in [the] system of [the] same name." (screenshot)
  7. The Essential Atlas