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Taanab JA
Taanab
Astrographical information
Region

Inner Rim[1]

System

Taanab system[1]

Suns

1: Tive[1]

Orbital position

2[1]

Moons

1[1]

Grid coordinates

O-8[1]

Rotation period

46 standard hours[1]

Orbital period

594 local days[1]

Physical information
Class

Terrestrial[1]

Diameter

13,090 km[1]

Primary terrain
Points of interest

Jedi chapter house[1]

Societal information
Immigrated species
Primary language(s)

Galactic Basic Standard[1]

Government

Corporate[1]

Population

980 million[1]

Major cities
Major imports
  • Fertilizers[1]
  • Pesticides[1]
  • Machine parts[1]
Major exports

Foodstuffs[1]

Affiliation

Taanab was a planet of green meadows in the Taanab system. It was primarily used for agriculture and farming. Its populace was known for always maintaining an air of formality. Taanab had problems with seasonal pirate raids from bandits striking from the planet Norulac for millennia prior to the Battle of Taanab.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Inner Rim planet of Taanab was a world with abundant sunlight, mild climate, almost no tectonic activity with grassy landmasses, always close to meandering strips of water. The planet was overgrown with green jungles, but no animal life at the time of its colonization.[1]

Near the equator, the fields and factory farms were formed into a hexagonal tessellation. Much of its climate was optimized for bumper yields by weather-controlling satellites and orbital mirrors.[1]

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A herd of Ambrian staga on the fields of Taanab.

The fauna was imported, with some becoming feral. The untamed former herd members had their numbers checked by by droid sharpshooters.[1]

The administrative capital was Pandath. Tanaab was sponsored by agricultural conglomerates like Arcon Multinode, Tagge Restaurant Association, and Core Foodstuffs. The Banthal Company transported cargo to poorer worlds.[1]

HistoryEdit

The planet was first discovered between 25,000 BBY to 20,000 BBY, sometime between the Tionese War and the settling of the Slice.[1] During the Great Sith War, a battle was fought here during the Krath Holy Crusade which the Sith had won.[1]

It was later colonized in 2320 BBY, when Taanab was once a world covered in thick, inhospitable jungle, similar to Felucia. During the New Sith Wars, the Brotherhood of Darkness captured the planet and used it as an outpost.[1]

The planet was especially known for its roba steak. Eventually the Jedi Order established a chapter house for the Agricultural Corps in the capital city of Pandath.[1]

Taanab people

A Taanab fleet pilot (left) and wealthy patron (right).

Huff Darklighter once employed farmers from Taanab, as well as Bandomeer and Salliche, to staff his underground hydroponic gardens on Tatooine.

The Battle of Taanab took place over its skies five months after the Battle of Yavin. In the battle, Lando Calrissian defeated attacking pirate raiders from Norulac against the Banthal Company docks.[1]

Years later, Jedi Knight Jaden Korr went to Taanab to discover more about the operations going on in its spaceport by the Disciples of Ragnos. Jaden battled a mutant rancor which the Disciples intended to release in a populated place so they could pillage the area during the chaos.[3]

Rogue Squadron veteran Wes Janson was a native of Taanab. He named the Taanab Yellow Aces after the world.

In 44 ABY, refugees from the Jedi Academy on Ossus were taken to this world by a royal Hapan fleet.

Behind the scenesEdit

In the Star Wars RPG: Revised Core Rulebook, the Tales of the Jedi, the PC games Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, and the Star Wars: Rebellion, the planet is misspelled Tanaab. Also, in Omnibus: X-wing Rogue Squadron Volume 2, Taanab is misspelled Taanad.

Additionally, Rebellion mistakenly places Taanab in Farfin sector, a misspelling of the true Farrfin sector, within the Core Worlds.

During the development of the MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies, the developers apparently considered using Taanab as one of the planets that can be explored by players in the game. The creation of the planet was canceled for unknown reasons, however some files of the released game still contain textures and other data relating to what was to be Taanab.

AppearancesEdit

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Another view of Taanab

Non-canon appearancesEdit

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