- "I'm from the planet Aaeton, only half-day's journey from here. Young people from my planet often go on survival camping trips on Ragoon-6 when we reach fourteen years of age. We have a special allowance from the Senate because we gave the elders of Ragoon refuge when they handed the planet over to the Senate."
Aaeton was a planet of the Aaeton system, in the Core Worlds region. As a member world of the Galactic Republic, Aaeton's surface was victim of an Imperial chemical attack during the Cold War between the Republic and Sith Empire. Its space was contested thousands of years later during the New Sith Wars, once again between the Republic and Sith, though it was eventually secured by the Republic Navy and the Army of Light. During the last days of the Republic, the government of Aaeton had authorization to allow its citizens to visit the generally off-limits neighboring world of Ragoon VI.
Aaeton was located in the remote Aaeton system, situated in the Core region of the galaxy. Its galactic coordinates were K-9. Eventually, Aaeton became part of the Galactic Republic, a representative democracy that ruled most of known space for thousands of years.
During the stand-off conflict named the Cold War between the Republic and Sith Empire, a dormant Imperial bioweapon was activated on the planet, causing the rapid spread of toxic molds through its settlements. Thousands of years after, Aaeton saw more action between the Sith of a new Sith Empire and the Republic when both factions contested its surrounding space. The Republic finally secured Aaeton when the Republic Navy and the Jedi-led Army of Light joined forces and pushed the Sith back.
In the final days of the Republic, the ruling government of Aaeton had exclusive permission to allow its citizens to visit the normally off-limits Ragoon VI, a world half-a-day's hyperspace journey away. In 27 BBY, the bounty hunter Floria, when lying about her homeworld being Aaeton, claimed that the reason the government had been given the authorization from the Galactic Senate, the legislative branch of the Republic, was because of Aaeton's refuge of Ragoon VI's natives after the latter handed their homeworld to the Senate. According to Floria, the young people from Aaeton—after reaching an age of fourteen years—would often travel to Ragoon VI on survival camping journeys with that permission, being among the few off-worlders allowed on the planet.
Aaeton remained within the Republic's space during the Clone Wars, a conflict between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Eventually, with the Republic's demise, the planet fell within Imperial territory by 7 ABY and Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire's as of 137 ABY.
Behind the scenesEdit
The planet Aaeton was first mentioned in the young readers novel Jedi Quest: The Trail of the Jedi (2003), part of the Jedi Quest series. In the novel, the planet is described by Floria, who first claims that Aaeton is her homeworld but eventually reveals that she was lying and that her homeworld is, in fact, Thracior, casting doubt on the rest of her information about the planet.
Aaeton was later mentioned in The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, published in 2008, and again in 2009 in The Essential Atlas and its accompanying Online Companion. The planet has been most recently mentioned in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game developed by BioWare and released in 2011, in which it was used as a possible location for Republic players to assign their companions on individual quests.