Region: Wild Space
System: Alashan system
Grid coordinates: J-5
Points of interest: Ancient ruins
Native species: Modern: None; Formerly: Unidentified Alashan culture
Immigrated species: Guardian of Forever
Population: Less than 1 million
Major cities: Forever (Abandoned)
Description: Alashan was a planet located on the fringe of the Outer Rim Territories; an area of the galaxy known as Wild Space.
Home to an unidentified Alashan culture, the world saw great technological advances in the Pre-Republic era. Building the underground city of Forever, the planet's life forms thrived in the fully powered city protected by the Guardian. The civilization, while advanced, did not last forever. At an unidentified time, the Alashans locked the city from the outside and vanished from all record.
Forgotten for the next several millennia, the world was not reached by the civilized galaxy until the arrival of an archaeological team sent by the Alliance to Restore the Republic. When the Staraker crashed on the surface later that same year, a Star Destroyer of the Galactic Empire followed and landed on the planet. With the Imperials, led by Major Wil'm Grau and the captive Rebels, including Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, searching the planet, they uncovered the abandoned dig site and the lost city of Forever. After a skirmish in the abandoned city with the Guardian, the survivors of the team fled the planet, with the city sealing itself upon their departure.
Remaining out of all galactic politicking, the planet was located in space controlled by Darth Krayt's Galactic Empire as of 137 ABY.
An underground city on the planet Alashan was the home of the ancient Alashan civilization. The city was buried five kilometers under the ground of Alashan. It was entirely powered by the city control center which maintained the lights and technological consoles throughout the massive city. In addition to supplying general power, the complex was also designed to create a Guardian for the city, to protect the Alashans from intruders.
At some undetermined time before the formation of the Republic, the Alashans disappeared from the giant city, leaving it as the only record of their existence. Around 0 ABY, Rebel archaeologists arrived on Alashan, and following sonic scans of the terrain, they discovered the gigantic city. However, when they eventually broke into the perfectly preserved construct, they found the Guardian waiting for them. The giant beast destroyed the intruders and left no one alive. Eventually, Rebel heroes Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Mici Shabandar arrived to investigate the disturbance and entered the ancient city.
Along with Imperials Wil'm Grau and Anarine, the Rebels eventually succeeded in destroying the Guardian and the control center. Although the city powered down after the initial attack on the complex, as soon as the Rebels had left the world, the city inexplicably powered back up, apparently having succeeded in repairing itself.
Alashan control center
The Alashan city control center was the central structure within the underground city of Alashan. The structure was the source of power for the entire city, and any damage to its internal workings adversely affected the technological systems of the city. As well as providing general power, the control center was the source of power behind the Guardian of Forever which protected the entire city.
Around 0 ABY, the Rebel heroes, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa infiltrated the control center and critically damaged it, shutting down power to the enormous city and killing the Guardian of Forever. However, after the Rebels had left the planet behind, the power in the gigantic complex started back up, implying that the complex had found some way to repair itself.