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List of Star Wars planets (H-J)

Had Abbadon

Had Abbadon is a world with six moons that is inhabited by humans named after the Jewish demon Abaddon.

During production for Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Had Abbadon was the planned capital of the Galactic Empire and was to appear on-screen. However, the planet was removed, but its forest moon of Endor remained. The capital of the Galactic Empire became known as Coruscant.

Handooine

Handooine is a planet near Jabiim. It was the staging ground for the Grand Army of the Republic before the Battle of Jabiim.

Hapes

Hapes is the homeworld of the 63 star systems of the Hapes Consortium. It has a matriarchal society, with a Queen Mother ruling. Past Queen Mothers include Ta'a Chume and Teneniel Djo; the current Queen Mother is the Jedi Knight Tenel Ka.

Haruun Kal

Haruun Kal ("Above the Clouds" in the language of its natives) was the homeworld of the famed Jedi Master Mace Windu.

The first and only habitable world in the Al'har system, Haruun Kal appeared to be an oceanic world from space. However, this "ocean" was in fact a sea of toxic gases brought to the surface by volcanic activity, and broken by mountains and plateaus. Only the landmasses which reached into the atmosphere could support life, and thus it was high in these mountains and plateaus where native life evolved. The native human population seems to have evolved from Jedi that were forced to land on the planet several millennia ago. This planet is the setting for the novel Shatterpoint.

Hathrox III

Hathrox III is an urban planet populated by humans, Weequay, Gran, Twi'leks and Wroonians.

Hefi

Hefi is a world often considered to be a retreat because of the extensive network of caverns and rocky valleys that encompass the planet. In the novel Darksaber, Bevel Lemelisk recalls how he hid from the Emperor on the retreat world after the destruction of the first Death Star.

Helska

Helska, also called Helska 4, is the fourth planet in the Helska System. The frozen planet became the base of operations for the Praetorite Vong. Ultimately, it was recaptured by a New Republic task force sent to wipe out the Yuuzhan Vong presence there.

Hesperidium

Hesperidium is a luxurious resort near Coruscant. Palpatine had a retreat on the world. Furthermore, many New Republic diplomats stay on Hesperidium during their travels to the Coruscant system.

Hijarna

Hijarna is a barren, deserted planet that served as the location of a conference between Talon Karrde and other smugglers to plot against Grand Admiral Thrawn.

H'nemthe

H'nemthe is the homeworld of the H'nemthe race.

Hok

Hok is a planet colonized by the Gran.

Honoghr

Honoghr is home to the Noghri. A battle in orbit during the early time of the Clone Wars caused planetwide ecological catastrophe when a starship carrying a toxic gas crashed into the planet and exploded. The Empire convinced the native Noghri to work for them in return for restoring their planet, and deliberately hamstrung the relief effort to keep the Noghri subjugated.

Hoth

Hoth, seen in Episode V, is the sixth planet of the Hoth system. It is a world covered in snow and ice, with numerous moons, and pelted by meteorites from a nearby asteroid belt. Native creatures include the wampa and the tauntaun.

The Rebel Alliance relocated to Hoth after their victory in the Battle of Yavin. However, an Imperial probe droid discovered the shield generator on Hoth, before being discovered itself. The Rebels began preparations to leave, but Darth Vader's Death Squadron arrived too soon, and the Rebels were forced into combat to cover their escape. The Empire triumphed in the Battle of Hoth.

Hrasskis

Hrasskis is the homeworld of the race of the same name. Little is known about the planet.

Humbarine

Humbarine is a world-city, or ecumenopolis. At the time of the Clone Wars, the entire surface of Humbarine was covered with urban sprawl. Similarly to other known world-cities Coruscant and Denon, Humbarine was an influential planet, in fact a founding member of the Galactic Republic. During the Clone Wars, a Confederacy of Independent Systems fleet led by General Grievous conducted a devastating orbital bombardment of Humbarine, depopulating the planet and melting portions of its crust. Based on the possible ranges of ecumenopolitan populations, this act caused the death of anywhere from a trillion to several quadrillion sentients.

Hurcha

Hurcha is an extremely cold planet in the Churba system, located near New Cov.

Hurikane

Hurikane is the homeworld of Jedi Master Mace Windu. Stones describes a mission undertaken by Windu as a Padawan to collect crystals from the planet which give his lightsaber its distinctive purple color.

Hypori

After the Battle of Naboo, the Republic passed strict laws that severely hampered the manufacture and distribution of battle droid armies. Massive corporate entities like the Trade Federation and the Techno Union appeared to comply with the new legislation, shutting down numerous factories within the Republic borders. In truth, they simply moved the bulk of their operations to worlds outside the Republic's jurisdiction, continuing their work in secret.

Geonosis was one of the largest of these covert foundries. The nearby world of Hypori was another. A temperate world rich with minerals, Hypori has no intelligent life. The leaders of the Baktoid Armor Workshop sponsored a colonial effort, transporting an entire Geonosian hive to Hypori. Though the tough bedrock and soil proved difficult to assimilate into a true and proper hive-mound, the Geonosian workers nonetheless turned the planet into a massive foundry, churning out battle droids in preparation for the war to come.

Jedi Master Daakman Barrek discovered the foundry during an intelligence-gathering mission with his padawan Sha'a Gi. The two reported it to Coruscant, who dispatched an elite Jedi taskforce complete with clone trooper infantry to destroy the facility. Disguised orbital mines crippled much of the taskforce before it even made planetfall.

On the surface, the Separatist military commander, General Grievous, led the battle droid army that destroyed what remained of the taskforce. Few Jedi survived the onslaught.

Hypori was abandoned after the Clone Wars ended.

Jabba the Hutt found the planet after the Battle of Yavin. Tyber Zahn interceped it and gained control of an old droid factory. He almost destroyed Jabba until Jabba gave him control of two planets, Hypori and Seulcami.

In the Cartoon Network series Star Wars Clone Wars, a group of jedi, including Ki- Adi Mundi, make a last stand against General Grievous on Hypori.

Ichtor 8

Ichtor 8 is the 8th planet in the Ichtor system of the Elrood Sector, located in the Mid Rim nearly twenty light years from the Galactic Core. Its orbital period is 368 days, with a daily rotation period of 24 hours. Ichtor 8 features six moons and a population of six billion. Its terrain varies, from bamboo forests to grasslands to urban. Some species on the planet include Humans, Twi'leks, Duros, Ithorians and Koboks.

Iego

Iego is a planet mentioned by young Anakin when he first met Padmé and asks if she is an "angel". According to him, they [angels] live on the moons of a mysterious planet called Iego. He claimed the deep-space pilots had told him they are the most beautiful creatures in the universe.

Iego is featured in Star Wars: The Role-Playing Game as a desert rogue planet floating in the middle of a nebula cloud known as the Extrictarium. It doesn't orbit a star. Instead, it is provided light and warmth by the energies of the nebula and barely supports life. The planet is lit up on all sides by the glow of the nebula and never experiences nightfall. The radiation that bombards it is so intense that most inhabitants of the planet will go blind within a few days if not wearing visual protection. It is surrounded by dozens of rocky moons that all drift along with it. Iego's location, and its existence, is hotly debated among spacers. Those who go looking for it are said to never return, having been killed travelling through the dangerous nebula, while others who come back have incredible stories to tell.

Iktotchon

Iktotchon's moon, Iktotch, is home to the Iktotchi.

Ilum

Ilum is home of the crystals that give lightsabers their color. 1000 years before the battle of Yavin, some of the caves of Ilum were severely damaged and some crystals were destroyed, most of them yellow. That is why there are very few yellow lightsabers in the actual movies. During the Clone Wars, the Separatists launched a covert strike against Ilum with Chameleon droids. Barriss Offee and Luminara Unduli were in one of the caves containing lightsaber crystals at the time, but they soon realized that there were too many attackers. Seeing this in a vision, Jedi Master Yoda requested Padmé Amidala to go to Ilum, but Captain Typho objected. Typho was "persuaded" to go, and together they saved the crystal caves, with Offee and Unduli safe. It was soon destroyed after the Empire came to order by The Great Jedi Purge, also known as Order 66.

Induomodo

Induomodo is the kouhun homeworld. Its poison jungles and thick swamps were home to vicious creatures and poisonous plants which were used as killing mechanisms by gangsters and other underworld figures.

Iridonia

Iridonia is home to Iridonians (also called Zabrak) such as Bao-Dur, Sith Lord Darth Maul, and Jedi Master Agen Kolar. Though not actually born on Iridonia, Eeth Koth is a direct descendant from Iridonian ancestors. Though known for its extremely harsh desert climate, the planet also has rainforests, urban cities and frozen mountains filled with life. Iridonia exploded in an assault by neither the Sith nor the Republic shortly before the beginning of "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace." Darth Maul was kidnapped at the age of three by Darth Sidious, explaining why Darth Maul was one of the last Iridonians from Iridonia.

Ithor

Ithor is the homeworld of the Ithorians and filled with rainforests, cities and barren wastelands. It is very massive in size similar to Earth.

The planet is located within the lesser plooriod cluster situated in the Mid Rim sector of the galaxy close to the meridian sector border. The planet was renowned for both the variety and pristine nature of its ecology. The Ithorians themselves, nicknamed "Hammerheads" due to their distinctive physiology, developed massive floating cities so that the planet's surface could remain unscathed. After these cities were developed, it became illegal for an Ithorian to set foot on the surface of the planet unless he remained there permanently. Despite the harsh restrictions tied to such an act, many Ithorians heeded the call of "Mother Nature" and moved from the cities to the forests below.

The surface of the planet of Ithor formerly played host to numerous plants including Indyup trees, Donar flowers bull-ferns and Baffor trees. The "Baffor" tree, which possessed telepathic capabilities and acted as a sort of distributed intellect - the larger the forest was, the higher the collective intellect. At one point, scientists attempted to bond the telepathic capabilities of the Baffor tree with another and more vicious trees appeared on the planet surface. The result was a new parasitic life named "Spore", but its parasitic hostility forced the Ithorians to lock it away in an asteroid, where it was eventually rediscovered by miners. ("Spore", part of the "Galaxy of Fear" Star Wars book series.) The delicate ecosystem also played host to various other life forms including the manollium bird, the shamarok flitter and the arrak snake.

During the invasion of the Yuuzhan Vong, Jedi Knight Corran Horn dueled the leader of the Vong forces, Shedao Shai, with the planet Ithor at stake. Corran won and killed Shedao Shai, but his second-in-command, Deign Lian, answering to Warmaster Tsavong Lah, was ordered to unleash a deadly bacteriological agent on the surface of the planet. The bacteria consumed all organic material on the planet at an incredible rate, leaving behind a black sludge and releasing massive amounts of oxygen and heat into the atmosphere. The planet was then burnt into a cinder when a heavily damaged and burning Yuuzhan Vong cruiser crashed into the planet, setting the entire atmosphere on fire due to the increased oxygen.

The destruction of Ithor, a well known planet in the Star Wars Universe, marked, along with the death of Chewbacca, that the New Jedi Order series would see many changes occurring to the galaxy.

Ison

Ison is a planet that's in a permanent planet-wide storm. It is an ocean planet with big floating cities, similar to Mon Calamari, Kamino, and Manaan. The native Chelin built the floating cities. It is also located near the Ison Trade Corridor, a travel spine that featured the Hoth and Bespin regions on its route.

J't'p'tan

J't'p'tan is a planet in the Doornik-628 System, in the heart of the Deep Core region of the galaxy. J't'p'tan is pronounced JEH-TEH-PEH-TAHN. J't'p'tan is described in detail in Dan Wallace's Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons.

Jabiim

Jabiim was the site of the Battle of Jabiim which resulted in Confederate Separatist conquest of the planet, during the Clone Wars. After the battle, Anakin Skywalker helped push the Confederacy off the planet. During the Galactic Civil War, the Rebel Alliance discovered the planet and some of their members were taken hostage by the remaining Jabiim Rebels while the Galactic Empire launched a full-blown invasion of the planet.

Japarran

Japarran is a lush, sparsely populated planet located in the Inner-rim. Much of the world is sub-tropical while the poles have a cooler climate. It is renowned for its exotic vegetation; some of its tropical trees are hundreds of meters tall. Ecologists across the galaxy come to Japarran to study the plant life, unpolluted by limited urban development.

After Ithor was devastated by the Yuuzhan Vong, the Ithorians relocated to Japarran in search of a new home world. They banned construction on the surface, and began construction on a large floating city that would handle all traffic, while not disturbing the pristine ecosystem.

Joralla

Joralla is a semi-tropical planet in the Joralla system, subjugated and quarantined by the Galactic Empire. It was the source of Jorallan opals and Jorallan pearls. During the early Galactic Civil War era, its population was ten million. Eventually, though, the planet gained a larger population of 1 billion once the new republic gained control of the planet after the Galactic Civil War.

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