Vornu is a mid-sized planet located in the Inner Rim, Prindaar System, that houses the renegade branch of the Jedi Order and the Military that refused the Treaty of Coruscant.
Location, Climate, and CivilizationEdit
Vornu is located in the Prindaar System in the Inner Rim, deep within Republic space.
Vornu's climate is a jungle that covers much of the planet, save for a number of bodies of water located throughout the planet. Some parts of the lush jungle have been replaced with plains for development of settlements, or are grasslands closer to the poles. Vornu also has several mountain ranges and cliffs in the jungle.
There is no data available on the original inhabitants of Vornu. At one point, it was a significant location to the Infinite Empire of the Rakata, but such importance to that race has been lost. When the Rakata abandoned Vornu, they left behind ruins and relics that are still being found by Republic archaeologists today. Vornu was eventually settled by human immigrants, who were joined by members of various species. The establishment of the Jedi Enclave greatly helped immigration.
When the Sith Empire sacked Coruscant and destroyed the Jedi Temple, the Senate and the Order were forced to sign the Treaty of Coruscant to bring peace to the galaxy. However, many of the surviving Jedi did not condone the High Council's actions, some going so far as to leave the Order. The Drosur twins Johl and Venii, both Jedi Knights angry with the Order's decision for peace, met the wandering Master Ulysseus and agreed to establish a new, unsanctioned Jedi Enclave on Vornu. They chose a spot near Damphi, the capital city, as their base of operations, and built up the Enclave there.
Eventually, with increased immigration to the cell of the Order that was neither condoned nor condemned by the High Council (now on Tython), the Enclave expanded out, with its graduated members going on to form Muse Squadron (later on becoming the concentrated cell of the Jedi Order) and Shadow Squadron (eventually dissolving to become the Vornu Military).
Vornu is a secret location, hidden away from the True Empire of Nogatan. Traditionally neutral in the galactic scheme, it is now affiliated with the Republic, albeit informally. The returning Rakata reclaimed Vornu for a brief period of time about twelve years after the Sacking, although the displaced Jedi and Republic forces were able to push back and regain their home.