Yuvern was an Outer Rim Territories planet located in the Oplovis sector. It was the homeworld of the two-headed, snakelike Yuvernians. One young Yuvernian, Cane Adiss, dreamed of leaving his homeworld and becoming an explorer, and he was eventually taken offworld by the trader Kal'Falnl C'ndros. By 2 ABY, the Yuvernian had become a spice smuggler for the crime lord Jabba the Hutt, whose first assignment took Adiss back to Yuvern. Arriving in-system, the Yuvernian encountered the Imperial Oplovis Sector Fleet. Subsequently, an unexpected Rebel Alliance attack on the fleet prevented Imperial inspectors from discovering Adiss's illegal cargo, and the smuggler was later able to finish his mission to Yuvern.

Description[edit | edit source]

Yuvern was a planet[3] located in the Yuvern system, a part of the Oplovis sector[1] in the New Territories portion of[2] the Outer Rim Territories.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Yuvern was the homeworld of the Yuvernians, including Cane Adiss.

The Yuvernians,[4] a sentient species native to Yuvern,[3] were already known to the wider galaxy[4] by 6900 BBY.[5] At some point, the Yuvernian male Cane Adiss was born on Yuvern. In his youth, Adiss longed to leave Yuvern and explore the galaxy, but his parental collective admonished him for not paying attention to the matters of his homeworld. By the time Adiss had come of age, Yuvern was visited by the Quor'sav trader Kal'Falnl C'ndros, who took the Yuvernian offworld and taught him to become a pilot. The pair eventually parted ways on[3] the Arkanis sector planet[6] Tatooine, after which Adiss attempted to obtain a loan for a starship from the local Hutt[3] crime lord,[7] Jabba.[3]

The Hutt employed Adiss as a spice smuggler, but to the Yuvernian's dismay, his first assignment,[3] given by 2 ABY,[8] took him back to his homeworld. Upon arriving in the Yuvern system, Adiss discovered that the entire Oplovis Sector Fleet of the Galactic Empire was also present. The smuggler was forced to let Imperial inspectors aboard his ship; however, before Adiss's illegal cargo could be discovered, the Imperial fleet was unexpectedly attacked by a Rebel Alliance battle line. The Imperial officer aboard Adiss's ship then ordered the Yuvernian to regroup with the rest of the retreating fleet at Harrod's Planet. After transporting the Imperials per his orders, Adiss returned to Yuvern and finished his assignment for Jabba.[3]

Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

Yuvern was the homeworld of the sentient Yuvernians, a species of long,[3] two-headed, snakelike aliens.[9]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

"Yuvern was a planet first mentioned in the Rebel Alliance Sourcebook; […] The events surrounding Cane's return to Yuvern (as well as Yuvern itself) are from a vignette in the Rebel Alliance Sourcebook about Alliance Intelligence."
―John Hazlett[src]

The planet Yuvern was created as part of the backstory for Cane Adiss,[3] a background character appearing in the 1983 original trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.[7] John Hazlett,[10] writing as "jSarek," submitted an entry for Adiss[3] through the StarWars.com Hyperspace feature "What's The Story?," and it was added to the site's Databank on August 31, 2006.[11]

Addressing the origins of his story's subject matter, Hazlett later erroneously stated that the planet Yuvern was first mentioned in The Rebel Alliance Sourcebook,[12] a 1990 West End Games supplement published for use with Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, although only the Yuvern system is mentioned in both the first[13] and second editions of that book.[14] The 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas placed the Yuvern system, and therefore the planet Yuvern, in grid square M-5.[2]

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  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 Yuvern system
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Essential Atlas — Based on corresponding data for Yuvern system
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Databank title.png Adiss, Cane in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
  5. Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side establishes that the Human Dark Jedi Sorzus Syn knew of the Yuvernians by the time the Jedi Exiles arrived in Sith Space in the aftermath of the Hundred-Year Darkness. Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force dates the end of that conflict to 6900 BBY.
  6. The Essential Atlas
  7. 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  8. Databank title.png Adiss, Cane in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link) places Cane Adiss's first mission in the employ of Jabba the Hutt at the same time as the battle in the Yuvern system. In addition, The Rebel Alliance Sourcebook, Second Edition states that Rebel Alliance General Vernan was still alive eight months after that engagement. Finally, Alliance Intelligence Reports establishes that Vernan had died by the time of the sourcebook's setting. Since Alliance Intelligence Reports represents a collection of in-universe reports from "one year before the Battle of Hoth"—corresponding to 2 ABY per The New Essential Chronology—Adiss must have traveled to Yuvern on behalf of Jabba at some point by 2 ABY.
  9. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 11 ("Adiss, Cane")
  10. HyperspaceIcon.png The Written Word on Hyperspace (article) (content removed from StarWars.com and unavailable)
  11. StarWars.com What's the Story, Round 6 on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
  12. StarWarsDotComBlogsLogoStacked.png "Behind the Scenes - Cane Adiss" – jSarek's Infonet, John Hazlett's StarWars.com Blog (content now obsolete; archived from the original)
  13. The Rebel Alliance Sourcebook
  14. The Rebel Alliance Sourcebook, Second Edition
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