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Ando was a star in the star system of the same name, located within the Mid Rim region of the galaxy. The star was orbited by four planets—Andando, Ando with its two moons, Ando Prime, and a planet that was blasted barren as a result of a civil war of the Aqualish species. The Ando system also contained a small planetoid and an asteroid field. Ando appeared from the surface of Ando Prime to be yellow in color. The star was visible in the skies of Ando Prime when the monks of the mystic Order of Dai Bendu entered the Tho Yor starship that was resting on the world. Millennia later, Ando was observed again on several instances from the planets of Ando and Ando Prime as well as the namesake system's planetoid.
Ando was a star in the star system of the same name, located within the Lambda sector of the Mid Rim region of the galaxy. The star was orbited by four planets—the molten rock world Andando, the oceanic planet Ando together with its two moons, the frozen world Ando Prime, and a planet that was blasted barren and uninhabitable as a result of a civil war among the Aqualish species. The Ando system also contained a small planetoid with a single moon that was located near the inner edge of an asteroid field. Ando appeared from the surface of Ando Prime to be yellow in color.
In the year 36,453 BBY, the star Ando emerged from the clouds in the skies of Ando Prime when the Tho Yor starship—which had been resting on the planet's surface for some time—beckoned the local monks of the mystic Order of Dai Bendu to enter the vessel. Millennia later, while the Republic Military was attacking a Separatist base in the Ando system during the Clone Wars, the namesake star dimly illuminated the remote planetoid on which the base was located. Around the time of the battle on Ando Prime during the same conflict, the star was seen during its sunset on the snow-covered world. In the following decades, Ando was observed on several occasions from its namesake planet. Two such instances happened during the rule of the Galactic Empire—one of them was when the Aqualish Myinyar rendezvoused with a Human female, who wanted to purchase the rare alloy sedrellium from Myinyar. The other sighting was when the pirate vessel Majestic attacked the fishing ship Nanda's Luck. In 26 ABY, the sun of Ando was seen by the Khommite Jedi Knight Dorsk 82 while he was protecting a crowd of droids in the city of Imthitill from a mob of the local Aqualish wanting to destroy them.
Behind the scenesEdit
The star Ando made its first in-universe appearance in Courier's Deal—a short story published in the 1994 sourcebook Creatures of the Galaxy that served as a supplement to Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game—published at that time by West End Games. Ando later appeared in The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest—a novel of The New Jedi Order book series that was written by Greg Keyes and published in April 2001—and was also depicted in the Star Wars Roleplaying Game web supplement Ando: Planet of the Walrus Men that was published by Wizards of the Coast in July 2003. The latter was notable for providing the star's canonical name. Ando subsequently made other in-universe appearances in Decision: Almas—a Star Wars Roleplaying Game adventure of the Living Force campaign published by the Wizards of the Coast in 2004—the 2009 The Clone Wars: Decide Your Destiny–series young reader book The Lost Legion that was written by Tracey West, and the first issue of the Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi series of comic books. The issue was published in February 2012, written by John Ostrander, and penciled by Jan Duursema. The Ando system—and therefore the star Ando—was placed in grid square Q-15 by The Essential Atlas—a reference book co-authored by Jason Fry and Daniel Wallace, and published in 2009.
- Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm 1 (Appears in flashback(s))
- The Clone Wars: Decide Your Destiny: The Lost Legion
- Decision: Almas
- (First appearance)
- The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 30 ("Ando")
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Decision: Almas, p. 9
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Decision: Almas, p. 10
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm 1
- ↑ Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void
- ↑ Decision: Almas, p. 16
- ↑ The Clone Wars: Decide Your Destiny: The Lost Legion
- ↑ , p. 7
- ↑ The Essential Atlas, p. 216
- ↑ The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest, Prologue