Endor is a forested moon that orbits the gas giant planet of the Moddell sector in the Outer Rim of the Star Wars galaxy. It is a lush and verdant world with dense forests that are home to the indigenous Ewok species. Endor is most famous for its pivotal role in the Galactic Civil War as the site of the Battle of Endor, which saw the Rebel Alliance defeat the Empire and destroy the second Death Star.
|Terrain||Forests, mountains, rivers, lakes, and grasslands|
|Secondary species||Yuzzums, Duloks, Gorax, Blurrgs, and Wisties|
|Location||Moddell sector in the Outer Rim territories|
|Affiliation||Galactic Republic, Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance, and New Republic|
|Key events||Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi, liberation from the Empire|
|Notable locations||Bright Tree Village, Death Star II shield generator, Ewok cities, Lake Sui|
|Film appearances||Return of the Jedi, Ewoks: Caravan of Courage, Ewoks: Battle for Endor|
|TV series appearances||Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003), Star Wars: Ewoks|
Geography and Climate
Endor is a forested moon that has a temperate climate with mild seasons. The moon’s surface is covered in dense forests that are home to many different species, including the Ewoks. The forests are also inhabited by many dangerous creatures, including Gorax, giant spiders, and carnivorous plants.
The planet’s terrain is varied, with mountains, valleys, and rivers dotting the landscape. The forests are thick with undergrowth and vines, making it difficult to navigate without a guide.
Indigenous Species: Ewoks
The Ewoks are the most well-known inhabitants of Endor, and they are a small, furry, primitive species with a highly developed sense of community and a deep reverence for nature. They live in treehouses and huts built into the massive trees of the Endor forests and are known for their skill with weapons, traps, and guerrilla warfare tactics.
Ewoks are highly social creatures and are fiercely loyal to their own kind. They have a strong sense of justice and will defend their homes and families at any cost. Despite their primitive appearance, the Ewoks have a deep understanding of the natural world and are highly skilled at hunting, fishing, and gathering.
The Battle of Endor
The Battle of Endor was a major conflict in the Galactic Civil War, fought between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire. The battle took place in 4 ABY, when the Rebel Alliance launched an attack on the second Death Star, which was under construction in orbit around the moon.
The Rebel Alliance was able to exploit a weakness in the Death Star’s design and destroy the battle station, dealing a major blow to the Empire’s war effort. The Battle of Endor was a turning point in the war, and it helped pave the way for the eventual defeat of the Empire.
Imperial Presence on Endor
Despite the Ewoks’ fierce resistance, the Galactic Empire maintained a presence on Endor for many years. Imperial forces used the moon as a staging ground for military operations in the Moddell sector, and they built a secret shield generator on the surface of the moon to protect the second Death Star.
The Empire’s presence on Endor was a source of tension and conflict between the Ewoks and the Imperial forces. The Ewoks were determined to protect their homeland from the invaders, and they launched several guerrilla attacks against Imperial troops.
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