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- "Lord Vader has also revised the targeting list. Have the operations people retarget probe droids for the planets Allyuen, Tokmia, and Hoth."
- ―Captain Lorth Needa, Star Destroyer Avenger
Tokmia was a mostly icy, snow-covered planet in the remote Anoat sector's Tokmia system, within the Greater Javin region of the Outer Rim Territories. Home to the primitive, barely-sentient Oku species, Tokmia featured bountiful crystal and ore deposits, from which the Figg Excavations mining company earned a fortune. In 3 ABY, Tokmia was one of three worlds in the Anoat sector, including Hoth, to which the Galactic Empire sent reconnaissance probe droids in search of the hidden Rebel Alliance base.
Tokmia was a frigid, frozen tundra world covered with vast flatlands of snow and ice, with lush forests mixed in, located in the Tokmia system of the remote Anoat sector, in the Greater Javin region of the Outer Rim Territories. The planet was positioned at the virtual center of the Anoat sector, at the terminus of a minor hyperlane connected to the major Corellian Trade Spine by way of the Ione system.
Tokmia numbered among a cluster of three other nearby, similarly mineral-rich planets—Burnin Konn, Allyuen, and Isis—collectively known as the Mining Worlds. Tokmia boasted rich crystal and ore deposits, an enticing draw for mining prospects. A day on Tokmia lasted eighteen standard hours, and a year 220 local days. The planet had 90 percent standard gravity and a Type I atmosphere breathable for Humans.
Figg Excavations, the mining subsidiary of the Outer Javin Company, once turned Tokmia into a hugely lucrative money-making venture by exploiting the planet's crystal and ore deposits. The Tokmia mining enterprise earned Figg Excavations a fortune, and company employees distributed handouts to the planet's native Oku species during each operation. Once the planet's mines ran dry, Figg Excavations pulled out and abandoned Tokmia, leaving behind a strange cargo cult among the Oku, who, remembering the gifts they had been given, burned huge fires to resemble landing lights in prophesy that the magical starships of the offworlders would one day return.
Search for the Rebel baseEdit
In early 3 ABY, during the height of the Galactic Civil War, Tokmia briefly attracted the interest of the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader and the Galactic Empire. As part of his search for the hidden Rebel Alliance base following the Battle of Yavin, Vader ordered his personal Star Destroyer fleet, the Imperial Death Squadron, to dispatch reconnaissance Viper probe droids to three icy planets in the Anoat sector to which the Empire suspected the Rebellion may have relocated: Tokmia, Allyuen, and Hoth.
Specifically, the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Avenger, under the command of Captain Lorth Needa, sent out the probe droid assigned to explore Tokmia. Vader's directive to search Tokmia, Allyuen, and Hoth was a departure from the Avenger's original target schedule. The Empire ultimately discovered that Hoth was, in fact, the planet hosting the Rebellion's new base.
Tokmia was the homeworld of some 400,000 Oku, a barely-sentient, primitive species of white-furred aliens who governed themselves in tribal councils. The abandonment of Figg Excavation's mining operation on Tokmia had a deeply profound impact on the Oku mythos, in which the Oku prophesied that their benevolent offworld visitors would return to their planet again.
Behind the scenesEdit
Notable appearances and inconsistenciesEdit
The planet Tokmia was first mentioned in the script for the 1983 radio adaptation of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back as one of three planets, Hoth included, that Captain Needa of the Star Destroyer Avenger is assigned to send probe droids to in search of the secret Rebel base. However, the dialogue portion of this scene that included the Tokmia mention was cut from the final version of the radio adaptation and only appears in the script's 1995 publication in The Empire Strikes Back: The National Public Radio Dramatization.
Tokmia was later one of 200 planets featured in the 1998 PC game Star Wars: Rebellion, which included the planet's only visual depiction to date, an image also used to illustrate twenty-one other planets of similar composition in the game, and its first geographical description, as a lush forest planet. Nevertheless, the 2004 Wizards of the Coast online roleplaying supplement Galactic Gazetteer: Hoth and the Greater Javin described Tokmia as a snow-covered planet, in the same vein as Hoth, which has been repeated by all subsequent sources to mention the planet.
Star Wars: Rebellion and the accompanying Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide both place Tokmia in the Churba sector of the Outer Rim, which has since been overridden by subsequent sources. The Churba sector is actually located in the Mid Rim, according to the Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion.
Star Wars: Rebellion cartographyEdit
Star Wars: Rebellion provides hyperspace travel times between each planet in the game. However, in several instances these times are significantly longer than other canonical sources, which seems to reflect the Rebellion hyperspace times as game mechanics rather than actual figures. Tokmia's intra-sector hyperspace times and distance from Coruscant according to Rebellion using the game's fastest capital ship hyperdrives are as follows. Note that this chart only includes planets canonically located in the Anoat sector, excepting Coruscant.
|Tokmia||2 days||3 days||3 days||5 days||6 days||6 days||27 days|
- Star Wars: Rebellion (First appearance)
- The Empire Strikes Back: The National Public Radio Dramatization (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, Third Edition
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Atlas
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Essential Atlas
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars: Rebellion
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 252 ("Tokmia")
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back, Second Edition
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 The Empire Strikes Back: The National Public Radio Dramatization
- ↑ Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back radio drama
- ↑ Star Wars: Rebellion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide