Name: Yavin IV
Atmosphere: Type I (Breathable)
Terrain: Jungle, Rainforests, Mountains, Swamps
Length of Day: 24 Standard Hours
Length of Year: 4,818 Local Days
Sapient Species: Yuuzhan Vong, Humans, Massassi
Starport: Abandoned Base
Planet Function: Abandoned Base
Tech Level: None
Trade Routes: None
Major Exports: None
Major Imports: None
Points of Interest: Vornez, Labor Outpost, Mining Outpost, Massassi Temples, Geonosian Bio-Lab, Great Temple, Jedi Praxeum, Palace of the Woolamander, Temple of the Blueleaf Cluster, Temple of Exar Kun Temple of Sacrifice, Yavin Station, Lost City of the Jedi, Massassi Arena, Force nexus, Raven Base, Falcon Base, Ersham Ridge, Wayward Jungle, Emperor’s sanctuary
Flora: Blueleaf, Bramble, Clawthorn, Climbing fern, Grenade fungi,
Jungle creeper, Kibo, Marsh-grubber tree, Massassi tree, Octogave plant
Fauna: Angler, Choku, Crawlfish, Critokian, Crystal snake, Gackle bat, Howler, Insect-bird, Kliknik, Mawgax, Mucous salamander, Runyip, Spider-angler, Spined puc, Stintaril, Tanc mite, Thyrsl, Whisper bird, Woolamander
Region: Outer Rim
Sector: Gordian Reach
System Name: Yavin System
Star Name: Yavin
Star Type: Orange
Background: Yavin 4, also known as Yavin, was the jungle-covered fourth moon in orbit around the red gas giant Yavin Prime. Prior to and during the Galactic Civil War, it hosted the headquarters of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, a group of resistance fighters that opposed the dominant Galactic Empire. Following a major battle that took place around Yavin, the Alliance went on the run, and eventually relocated its headquarters to Hoth.
The surface of Yavin 4 was divided into several continental masses, two of which were Starloft and Wetyin. Notable natural formations included Massassi Valley, Skygazer Hill, and the Ferra Groves. The verdant world had a comfortable, temperate climate but a challenging ecosystem and dangerous predators.
The moon’s landmasses were covered by dense jungles and rain forests whose flora included purple-barked Massassi trees, grenade fungi, bioluminescent orchids, and climbing ferns. Yavin 4 also had swampy areas. The moon, however, was completely lacking in any mineral resources of significance.