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Local Authority Alliance
Population 5.3 billion
Terraformed 2220
Sim. Status Fully coded
Restricted Landing Yes
Public Shuttle Yes
Type Planet
Size Class 13 (M)
Class Core
Orbit Third from White Sun
Coordinates -30, -350, 5
Satellites Airen, Xiaojie
Market Information
Commodities Market Yes
Imports Can Goods
Parts - Civil
Parts - Industrial
Exports Low Tech
Luxury Foods
Materials - Civil
"Sihnon isn't that different from this planet. More crowded, obviously, and I guess more complicated. The great city itself is... pictures can't capture it. It's like an ocean of light."
― Inara, "Serenity" pilot episode

Known for its beautiful and picturesque landscape, Sihnon is by far the most beautiful planet in the Core. It is the core of the Buddhist religion and therefore several monasteries and temples can be found here. For those who are looking to learn more about Buddhism, Sihnon is the place to come to. Also located here is the Companions Guild. Multiple houses can be found in the large cities and a massive temple which has been dedicated to teaching young girls and boys the ways of becoming a Companion can also be found here. All other major Guilds either have headquarters based here, or maintain a large presence on the planet. The capital city of Sihnon is Lu'Weng. The name comes from a local legend, which told that Lu'Weng was once a fire-breathing dragon that fell from the sky and was held to the planet with ribbons of silk. Due to the number of hot springs in the city, folks tend to believe this story as being true. Most every home in the area has a silk awning or curtain draped across its door to keep the dragon bound. The city is also one of the largest producers of silk in the system. It is farmed all over the planet and is sent to Lu'Weng to either be made into clothes or it is refined and bolted. Landing on Sihnon is restricted, though with the amount of traffic coming and going, the government issues passes to those who have frequent business on the planet. However, the passes are not difficult to obtain, nor are they difficult to forge.

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Canon References

  • Sihnon was Inara Serra's homeworld, and where she trained as a Companion.
  • Inara describes Sihnon to one of her clients in the "Serenity" pilot episode.
  • The planet is mentioned during Inara's questioning in the episode "Bushwacked".
  • Mal and Nandi also talk about Sihnon, and Inara and Nandi's shared past, in the episode "Heart of Gold".