Campaign of the Month: June 2016
Fate Accelerated: Star Wars: The Infinite Empire
“Great events happened here on Yavin 4…you can get a real sense of history.”
Region: Outer Rim
Sector: Gordian Reach
System: Yavin System
Orbital position: Orbits Yavin Prime
Moons: Is a moon of Yavin Prime
Rotation period: 24 standard hours
Orbital period: 4,818 standard days
Atmosphere: Type 1 Standard
Climate: Temperate to tropical
- Rain Forest
Points of Interest
- Massassi Temples
- Great Temple
- Jedi Praxeum
- Wayward Jungle
Key Aspect: Ancient, Mysterious, and Strong in the Force
In 1 BBY, Sullustan pilot Dr’uun Unnh scouted the moon as a potential base for the Rebellion. The moon was home to the Rebel Alliance’s main military base, Massassi Station, built from the Great Temple of the Massassi, prior to and during the Battle of Yavin. The Rebels established this base in following the abandonment of their previous base on the planet Dantooine. The Galactic Empire sought to use its new space station superweapon, the Death Star I, to destroy the small jungle moon and crush the Rebellion. Following the Destruction of Alderaan, the Empire sent a legion of stormtroopers to confirm Rebel presence on the moon. They discovered the rebels, and established a monitoring outpost at the Massassi Arena. Following the skirmish, a small force of X-wing and Y-wing starfighters were sent to destroy the Death Star, but most were killed in the attack. With the timely assistance of his friend Han Solo, Luke Skywalker was able to fire two proton torpedoes into a small thermal exhaust port in a small trench near the northern pole, thus destroying the station and saving Yavin 4. A great ceremony was held following the Death Star’s destruction, where Princess Leia bestowed medals of honor upon Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, along with his Wookiee co-pilot, Chewbacca.
This battle became known as the Battle of Yavin, and its date is used galaxywide for marking events. Events before the Battle of Yavin are marked by BBY, and events that occur after are marked by ABY. A few days after the battle, Solo and Chewbacca stole ancient Sith treasures from the temples, and sold them, to finance replacements for the devastating Rebel losses against the Death Star.
In 11 ABY, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker chose Yavin 4 as the site for the Jedi Praxeum and the headquarters of his New Jedi Order after receiving permission from the New Republic. During his travels, he had discovered a number of Force-sensitives and finally felt ready to begin to train new Jedi.