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.
- Untitled Pizzazz Star Wars Story, Part I (First mentioned)
- Untitled Pizzazz Star Wars Story, Part II (Indirect mention only)
- The Kingdom of Ice! (First appearance)
- The Snow Demons!
- Death Trap!
- Snow Fury!
- The Ice Worm Cometh!
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- Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back, Second Edition
- "20 Things You Don't Know About the Massassi Temples"—Star Wars Insider 92
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook