"The fair will bring much investment to Valo and the surrounding systems. In fact, it already is. Transport, passage, tourism…"
Samera Ra-oon[src]

Valo was a forested planet[2] in the Valo system on the edge of the Rseik sector.[1] During the time of the High Republic Era, the Galactic Republic hosted the Republic Fair on Valo, with dignitaries and visitors from across the galaxy visiting the planet to attend.[2] A Nihil attack on Valo left much of the planet destroyed and hundreds of thousands dead.[3] In the Imperial Era, it was known for its barbeques.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

"Valo is a very off-to-the-side world. It's pretty, and has a very happening culture, but it's never been the center of attention of the whole galaxy the way it is when the Republic Fair happens."
―Daniel José Older[src]

Valo was created by Cavan Scott for the Star Wars: The High Republic publishing initiative,[5] though it was first mentioned in the 2020 short story "Fake It Till You Make It," written by Scott for From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back.[4] Valo debuted simultaneously in Scott's novel The High Republic: The Rising Storm[1] as well as The High Republic: Race to Crashpoint Tower, written by Daniel José Older and featuring illustrations by Petur Antonsson.[2]

Scott originally created Valo as the setting of his Marvel Comics series, Star Wars: The High Republic, though only briefly; the planet was subsequently shifted to The Rising Storm instead. The name "Valo" was derived from Avalon, a location featured in Arthurian legend.[5]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 The High Republic: The Rising Storm
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 The High Republic: Race to Crashpoint Tower
  3. The High Republic: Out of the Shadows excerpt in The High Republic: Into the Dark
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Fake It Till You Make It"—From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back
  5. 5.0 5.1 TwitterLogo.svg Cavan Scott (@cavanscott) on Twitter: "This is cool, but Valo comes from Avalon from Arthurian legend. Also, at one point it was going to the location of the Marvel comic. That was a very short moment, but it was created for the Marvel before shifting to Rising Storm. #StarWarsTheHighRepublic" (backup link)
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