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Discovered by Galactic Republic scouts circa 3,000 BBY, Akuria II joined the galaxy-spanning democracy as a member system after the downfall of the Brotherhood of Darkness during the New Sith Wars. Remaining loyal to the Republic for the next millennia, Akuria found itself in the space of the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. It wasn't until the rise of the Galactic Empire in 19 BBY that it could rejoin the galactic community.
Early in the Galactic Civil War, prior to the destruction of the first Death Star, the planet was the site of an Imperial base. The Imperials there were defeated by a Rebel force led by Colonel Odan. The Alliance originally considered basing themselves there, but chose Yavin 4 instead.
The planet was also the homeworld of the native Snow Demons, also known as Akurians, which the Empire hunted without realizing that they were particularly intelligent. After liberating the planet from the Empire, the Alliance allowed these creatures to reclaim their frigid world.
After the Battle of Yavin, the clean-up effort of the final remnants of the Imperial garrison there was also led by Colonel Odan. A young man named Maren Kelsome was given his first assignment with the Rebellion as a scout assigned to assist with the clean-up of Akuria II. He performed adequately, sweeping retreating Imperial troopers from the gutted garrison. For his efforts, Odan promoted Kelsome from private to corporal.
Kelsome's experience in arctic survival on Akuria II would inspire him to answer the call for service on the planet Hoth. Similarly, the leader of Akuria II's Imperial garrison was later transferred to Blizzard Force, and served during the Battle of Hoth. He was mauled to death by one of the Rebels' caged wampas inside Echo Base.
With the death of Emperor Palpatine, the surviving Imperials began to collect their holdings in the Outer Rim. Annexed as part of Oversector Outer, and later separating as solely the Oplovis sector. Aligning with Grand Admiral Thrawn during his campaigns against the New Republic, the world would remain with the Imperial Remnant, under the leadership of Admiral Gilad Pellaeon until circa 19 ABY. On its own, it was swiftly conquered by the Yuuzhan Vong during their invasion of the galaxy in 26 ABY. In urgent need of recovery funds, the planet was reabsorbed into the Imperial Remnant, of which it remained aligned as of 137 ABY.
- The Keeper's World (First mentioned)
- The Kingdom of Ice (First appearance) (First identified as Akuria II)
- "One Step Ahead"—Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back (Second Edition) (Mentioned only)
- Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back, Second Edition
- Droids, Technology and the Force: A Clash of Phenomena
- "20 Things You Don't Know About the Massassi Temples"—Star Wars Insider 92
- The Essential Atlas