this was one of the many lightstations that marked the path of the Manda-Roon Merchant Route. The Umboo Lightstation was unique in that it was the only one of the lightstations that was maintained by humans, rather than being an automated marker. The Umboo Lightstation was the primary beacon for travelers who were flying to destinations within the Roon System. After Mungo Baobab was imprisoned by Governor Koong, he managed to escape from the Umboo Lightstation with the help of Noop Yeldarb. However, in the course of their escape, the lightstation suffered significant damage, and crashed into an asteroid.