Atmosphere: Type I (Breathable)
Terrain: Forests, Jungles, Mountains
Length of Day: 23 Standard Hours
Length of Year: 353 Local Days
Sapient Species: Human, Chazrach, Noghri, Myneyrsh, Psadan
Starport: Imperial Class
Population: 28 Million
Planet Function: Imperial Research Base
Trade Routes: —
Major Exports: None
Major Imports: High Tech, Genetic Equipment
Settlements: Mount Tantiss, Imperial Research Station 61
Points of Interest: Mount Tantiss
Flora: Acid Root, Bruallki, Driblis Fruit, Fijisi Wood, Paricha Root
Fauna: Clawbird, Garral, Vine snake
Region: Outer Rim Territories
Sector: Ojoster sector
System Name: Wayland system
Star Name: Wayland
Star Type: Orange
Background: Wayland was a lush, semi-tropical planet in the Outer Rim Territories.
Wayland was discovered and colonized during the Galactic Republic’s second wave of expansion, and served as a field hospital during the Mandalorian Wars. It was also the site of a factory for Lhosan Industries. A filing error removed all record of the planet from astrogation charts and planetary logs, so that years later, people were unsure if “Wayland” was the planet’s real name or an Imperial codename. The Human colonists quickly came into conflict with Wayland’s indigenous sentient species, the “crystal-skinned” Myneyrshi and the “lumpy armor-plated” Psadans. In their early years, the colonists came to dominate the Myneryrshi and Psadans with Republic technology, but isolated over time, the colonists technologically regressed to the level of the indigenous species.
Centuries later, Wayland was rediscovered by Palpatine, perhaps in the pre-Imperial period, who determined its isolation and uncharted nature made it ideal for a storehouse of arcane artifacts and secret technology.
During the Clone Wars, the Wayland system was restricted by the Confederacy of Independent Systems, and a battle claiming the life of a Jedi was fought over the planet at some point.
By 19 BBY, Emperor Palpatine built his storehouse into Mount Tantiss in Wayland’s northern hemisphere. Kaminoan Genetic Scientist Nala Se was brought to the facility to continue her work in cloning technology.
In 9 ABY, Grand Admiral Thrawn descended upon Wayland to claim the cloaking shield technology and thousands of cloning cylinders that he used in his war against the New Republic. The Mount Tantiss storehouse was eventually destroyed later that same year.
After the destruction of Mount Tantiss, Wayland became a planet of particular interest to the New Republic as they took the planet away from the Galactic Empire. Researchers and New Republic Intelligence officers scoured the planet and ruins for clues to aid in their defeat of Imperial warlords, discovering evidence that would lead to the political fallout of Bothan involvement in the destruction of Caamas. The New Republic also relocated the Noghri to the colony of New Nystao on Wayland to escape their collapsing home world of Honoghr.
In 14 ABY, Corran Horn was dispatched to Wayland to determine whether or not the Disciples of Ragnos had visited the planet to drain its Force energy.
In 24 ABY, the Book of Sith was rediscovered by Luke Skywalker amid the ruins of the Emperor’s storehouses at Mount Tantiss, after stumbling upon a chamber that, until that year remained hidden.