Barab X

Terrestrial Shattered World | Outer Rim

Atmosphere: Type II. Imperial Presence: None. Keywords: Dark | Destitute | Independent | Unregulated | Untamed | Wild.

General Information

Little is known of the murky, shadow-cloaked world of Barab X. Efforts to scout its atmosphere or launch probes to its surface have generally been to no avail, and while its basic terrain and physical structure have been assessed, its native flora and fauna – of which there is a surprisingly great deal – remain entirely mysterious.

Yvain V

Fetid Untamed World | Outer Rim

Atmosphere: Type I. Imperial Presence: Extreme. Keywords: Bureaucratic | Imperial Controlled | Mining | Orbital Platform | Perilous | Prosperous | Rakatan Ruins | Slaves | Unexplored | Wild.

General Information

The fifth moon of Yvain, the sole gas giant planet of the Yvain system, is a small satellite of its gigantic parent and was once a fortress-world of the ancient Rakatan civilisation, long since abandoned and forgotten. Discovered by Imperial colonists decades ago, it was realised to possess an enormous magnetic field generated by core deposits of the rare hyper-metal known as zarium.

Coupled with the massive tibanna reserves of its parent planet, Yvain V should have become a major mining colony, perhaps even a trading centre opening up economic opportunities for Imperial corporations in the Outer Rim. However, soon after its first colonists began construction on rudimentary facilities on the planet, the HoloNet lost all pertinent hyperspace data for the entire system, which quickly ran out of date and in turn making travel to the system almost impossible.

Rumours

Always fertile ground for conspiracy-minded citizens and those with an eye for secretive governmental operations, many suggested that Yvain V had been flagged by the ISB or other powerful cohorts within the Imperial military bureaucracy for the construction of a secret project on a colossal scale. What this project – a superweapon, a new class of Star Destroyer, or some other secretive technology – was harder to suggest.

Furthering these rumours are suggestions that the Galactic Empire has consciously avoided militarising Yvain's hyperlane, as it seeks to avoid drawing excessive attention to the system at all: pirate raids remain frequent in the surrounding areas and are tolerated precisely because many suspect that an overt Imperial presence might trigger undue interest.

Of course, having lost the data for the planet due to some unforeseen cosmic occurrence, it could simply be that no corporation has yet sent scouts to the area for fear that the cause may still remain active.

Oku-Kei

Volcanic Shattered World | Outer Rim

Atmosphere: Type III. Imperial Presence: Low. Keywords: Imperial Controlled | Mining | Wild.

General Information

A planet ravaged by tectonic rupturing, Oku-kei would likely never have appeared as anything more than a footnote on the most mundane of galactic records, had the orbital scan that first identified the planet also detected massive deposits of the incredibly rare mineral Kalaxium. Once the ore was discovered, the planet quickly became, and remained so, a litigious battleground between various corporation vying for its exclusive mining rights.

Naxyon

Oceanic Hive World | Outer Rim

Atmosphere: Type I. Imperial Presence: Strong. Keywords: Bacta | Imperial Medical Research Headquarters | Narcotics | Orbital Platform | Wealthy | Wild.

General Information

Naxyon has become the predominant galactic centre for research and development in the field of medicine. The small continent that is the planet's only land mass has become entirely subsumed by medical research facilities. Hospitals, commercial centres, energy production and almost every other aspect of the planet's needs are provided by a range of large orbital energy processing units and starports.

An enormous range of native sea life provides much of the research potential afforded to Imperial technicians, and the planet is also an exporter of a number of vital medical supplies, including bacta. Native plant life is also abundant, within and without the ocean, though most are highly toxic and none can provide sustenance for non-native species until they have been thoroughly processed.

Grutoka I

Lifeless Shattered World | Outer Rim

Atmosphere: Type II. Imperial Presence: None. Keywords: Orbital Platform | Unexplored.

General Information

While the first planet of the Grutoka system, itself simply called Grutoka, is nothing more than a gravelly rock floating around an exhausted star that went nova millennia ago, the planet's name is notable nonetheless for its association with its foremost satellite, the space station known as Kron's Lock.

The smuggling port is housed within an ancient terraforming device of a long-forgotten civilisation. Reclaimed by a notorious crime syndicate run by Uro Gruul, the Lock has become a hub for black-market goods and smugglers keen to profit from its location both within common smuggling routes but far enough away from Imperial patrols to be relatively safe. Known as a pirate's haven, the Lock is wild and dangerous, but for those on the run from Imperial law, it is far better than most alternatives.

Varen's World

Desertified Colony World | Outer Rim

Atmosphere: Type I. Imperial Presence: Low. Keywords: Backwater | Black Market | Narcotics | Slaves | Storms | Underworld Controlled.

General Information

A largely forgotten backwater on the edge of civilisation, Varen's World is home to all manner of creatures whose business is the misery and suffering of others. Most live relatively decrepit lives, scraping a living on the very edges of known space.

Rydoaari

Rocky Feral World | Core Worlds

Atmosphere: Type III. Imperial Presence: None. Keywords: Abandoned | Corporate Controlled | Unregulated.

On Approach

Majestic mountain ranges of incredible scale are Rydoaari's most apparent feature, as are the verdant regions famous for their lush vegetation and idyllic environs. The planet's strange shade of blue, however, seems artificial and unsettling.

General Information

The third planet of the Rydo system is an enormous planet covered primarily with jagged mountain ranges, but also features sprawling rain forests and large lagoons. Rydoaari is known for its abandoned Iridovium mines and poisonous atmosphere. Ostensibly controlled by Cybot Galactica, the mining accident which destroyed the facilities and ruined its atmosphere has essentially rendered the planet uninhabitable by most species.

Enellore

Enellore is a tiny planet covered primarily with impenetrable jungle, but it also features many large lakes and small seas all composed of a strange metallic-like water; essentially massive pools which hold liquid runoff from its mountain ranges. The planet is famous for its lavish temples and gigantic vegetation; it remains something of a nature reserve among the Core Worlds, and is frequently visited by big-game hunters and safari enthusiasts despite very clear Imperial Tourism Bureau warnings about its many dangers. The heavy cloud cover which hangs over much of the planet is a similar metallic sheen to the water on the surface, and frequently plays havoc with starship navigation systems and controls, making even a cautious approach to the planet quite risky.

Enellore is a Core World.

Coravin

A barren planet covered with craters and the scars of long-dried river systems, of which only enormous canyons remain. Imperial geologists surmise that the planet was, millennia ago, a lush and fertile planet before some kind of cataclysm destroyed its atmosphere and rendered it a wasteland. Since then, its thinned atmosphere has been unable to burn up incoming space debris, smattering its surface with millions of dents, craters and pockets. The planet is known for its valuable mineral resources, and is mined by the Altovast Corporation, who hold the rights to its resources.

Coravin is a Core World.

Rumours

Corporate records indicate that the mining facilities on Coravin have experienced several very unusual activities over the years. Speculation has led to a theory that a group of renegade Sith reside on the planet, hidden by their mysterious power or perhaps lurking in some undetectable temple within one of the enormous canyons. Imperial documentation has consistently dismissed these rumours as nothing more than hearsay, and official attempts at locating such a temple have been fruitless.

Tandaari

Tandaari is a huge planet covered in mountainous regions, interspersed with vast salt flats. The planet is known for its hidden smuggler dens and black market shadowport, as well as brutal gladiatorial combats which take place therein. Entirely lawless, Tandaari is a poor but reclusive hideout for many of the galaxy's most wanted criminals. It is suspected that the local Imperial Moff is fully aware of the planet's nature but refuses to flush its vermin because he makes too much use of their services. Further, many of the aristocracy on neighbouring planets have come to enjoy slumming it at the shadowport during the gladiatorial games.

Tandaari is a Core World.

Helios IV

Desertified Colony World | Outer Rim

Atmosphere: Type I. Imperial Presence: None. Keywords: Corrupt | Destitute | Rebellious.

On Approach

A rather bleak and featureless planet from orbit, the planet Helios IV rarely provides so much as a swirl of precipitation to break the monotony of its rust-coloured surface.

General Information

The seventh planet of the Helios system is largely rocky desert scrub, with sporadic sand dunes which shift in concentric patterns across its surface. The largest settlement on the planet is Sinai Spaceport, which services the entire planet and functions as its centre of commerce. What little trade the locals do make is controlled by local crime figures and political toadies, with little in the way of institutions to formalise terms or legalities.

Narolax II

Frozen Feral World | Outer Rim

Atmosphere: Type I. Imperial Presence: Sparse. Keywords: Remote | Research | Storms | Uncharted.

On Approach

A blinding white orb, the icy world of Narolax II is crusted from pole to pole in nothing but white sheets of frozen water. Sworls of precipitation twist and curl into beautiful formations which manifest on the surface as terrible blizzards.

General Information

The second planet of the Narolax system is located in the Thaneen sector of the Outer Rim Territories. Ostensibly controlled by the Galactic Empire, the planet is largely uninhabited by sentient creatures, yet a plethora of native fauna manages to eke out an existence on its frozen and barren surface.

The system was colonised several decades before the beginning of the First Clone War, but by the end of the conflict its population had dwindled and the colony itself was largely abandoned. One of the reasons for the failure of the colony was the large variety of native fauna, including what appeared to be a primitive indigenous species. Neither tamed nor integrated into the colonial system, reports of the natives mentioned little in regard to their inherent nature or culture.

Known as 'the Crypt' by its Imperial overseers, the planet is notorious for its unforgiving temperatures, and the engines of starships as large as Imperial-class Star Destroyers have been known to fail in low orbit, literally freezing over with such swiftness that entire freighters can be swallowed by frost dunes in a matter of hours. Imperial assignments to the planet are known to be quite prestigious amongst those who have never been there; ultimately, however, its far-flung location and perilous conditions make it undeniably punishing.

Native fauna includes the siskyss, or snow-snake, lethiyl worms, and frysticors. Tauntauns are an introduced species.

A standard day on Narolax II lasts fourteen standard hours, and the length of its incredibly long year is seventeen thousand, four hundred and eight local days. The planet produces significant quantities of Liquid Quadrinix.

Rumours

Unverified reports suggest that a group of pirates have managed to keep a base of operations hidden on the planet right under the nose of the Imperial garrison. Many claim it would be impossible for such a group to remain undetected, much less operate with any kind of efficiency in the presence of a classified Imperial military research installation. The frequency of Imperial patrols, some including multiple Star Destroyers, above the planet add to the attitude of disdain shown toward such rumours.

Varlsivin

Verdant Untamed World | Outer Rim

Atmosphere: Type I. Imperial Presence: None. Keywords: Remote | Storms | Uncharted.

General Information

The third planet of the Kolesh system is located in the Kamin sector of the Outer Rim Territories. This small planet is shrouded in forests, but also features broad steppes across which wander enormous creatures called Kalu. The planet is largely unexplored and barely habited, and is known for its ancient ruins and factories, remnants of a civilisation lost long before its discovery in the early days of the Galactic Empire.

Besusdra

Desertified Ravaged World | Outer Rim

Atmosphere: Type I. Imperial Presence: None. Keywords: Abandoned | Uncharted.

On Approach

A world of knotted mesas and swathed in arid regions, Besusdra is nevertheless dotted with strange splotches of putrescence, like ugly-green blemishes upon its otherwise cracked and dry surface. 

General Information

For decades, the mining company Besu-Nor operated a profitable, if unsustainable, facility on the planet in the hopes that its meagre store of Besudium deposits would linger enough for the bare-bones colony to thrive. Unfortunately for the company, Besudium was supplanted by more effective materials and soon became next to worthless, and the company and its assets were absorbed by Czerka Corporation, and soon sold off. The colony, now destitute and with no means of supporting itself, dwindled to nothing and Besusdra was abandoned.

Kolgorra

The swampy world of Kolgorra is a stinking wasteland, unexplored and uninhabited, in the depths of the Outer Rim. Covered in dense forests and swamps, Kolgorra's terrain is arduous and unforgiving; what mountainous regions exist are similarly harsh and sheer. Most of its surface is covered in lowland bogs and marshes. While it has no seas or oceans, vast tracts of the planet are essentially wetlands and flood plains.

Kolgorra is on the Outer Rim.

Aaru XIV

Verdant Feral World | Outer Rim

Atmosphere: Type II. Imperial Presence: None. Keywords: Remote | Storms | Uncharted.

On Approach

Covered in heavy jungles and oceans, Aaru XIV is a lush blue-green planet. Long mountain ranges snake across the landscape, punching through the jungle cover.

General Information

The fourteenth planet of the Aaru system is located in the Kamin sector of the Outer Rim Territories. Covered in jungle, it is connected to the worlds of Kharis, Kolatyr, Bolun IV and Kamino via hyperlanes. A great desert is located in the middle of the planet's equatorial jungle. Fauna is widespread across the planet, and Aaris III plays host to an abundance of animal life in both the jungles and the oceans. A standard day on Aaris III lasts nineteen standard hours, and the length of its year is two hundred and ninety-nine local days.

Once a thriving and populous planet, during the Clone Wars, Aaru was ravaged by a series of battles, and much of its population fled the planet or were killed in the conflict. What little is left of its civilisation is concentrated only in one or two trade ports, while much of its sprawling cities and industrial centres have been long since swallowed by the encroaching jungle.

For many species, the thick and heavy air is so full of moisture that it can be difficult to breathe. Hence, many of those who venture to Aaru XIV wear rebreathers or other respirators, as the density of the atmosphere becomes uncomfortable over time.

Sernelsha

Urban Ecumenopolis | Core Worlds

Atmosphere: Type I. Imperial Presence: Significant. Keywords: Bureaucratic | Storms .

On Approach

From orbit the planet Sernelsha looks largely barren and lifeless, covered in swirling mists and crackling storms. Yet not unlike the veins of precious metal hidden within rock, the snaking cities of the planet's vast population glitter in the dark, or in daylight are surrounded by the few green wedges visible from space.

General Information

The third planet of the Sernel system is a tiny world covered primarily with a planet-wide cityscape, but it also features great, winding rivers and vast mountain ranges. This planet is known for its violent weather and advanced technology. Flora is distinct and varied, but largely limited to the 'wild zones' in the mountains and around the river systems, which often cut through the towering cities. Most fauna has disappeared, except for a variety of bird life; in particular the scavenging grooks, large and ratty-feathered creatures that bicker and fight over scraps left by the populace. A standard day on Sernelsha lasts twenty two standard hours, and the length of its year is only one hundred and fourty-two local days.

Procona

The planet Procona sits upon the edge of the Galactic Empire and the vast expanse of the Outer Rim. It is notable for a clash between the Imperial Fleet and a large criminal syndicate, which allowed the Empire to extend its reach toward outlying systems such as Veloma in a more direct fashion. Several corporations with interests in the region, such as the Hapax Consortium and Czerka Corporation, have resisted this move.

Procona is on the Outer Rim.

Veloma

Industrial Hell World | Outer Rim

Atmosphere: Type IV. Imperial Presence: Minimal. Keywords: Corporate Controlled | Storms.

On Approach

At long distance, the planet is barely visible, a dark blot on the even darker void of space. On the scanners, the world appears to be a shadowy, marbled orb, wreathed in heavy black clouds bristling with atmospheric energy. A concentric ring of bright lights litter the equatorial region of the planet; these are the vents of the legendary Atom Furnaces. The series of massive batteries are built into the crust of the planet itself, tapping the tectonic movement of the crust in order to generate energy for the factories on the surface. However, the process causes enormous plumes of sulphuric gas and other materials to belch into the sky, not unlike giant artificial volcanoes. The sky is permanently blackened with a thick shroud of noxious vapours.

General Information

The industrial world of Veloma is a central reservoir of power for its sector, administered by the Hapax Corporation on behalf of the Galactic Empire. The planet is famous for the massive core-tapping reactors known as the Atom Furnaces, devices of incredible engineering prowess but which have ravaged the world's atmosphere to the point where the surface has become uninhabitable and the atmosphere itself a brown, soupy gunk.

Its inhabitants and the cities they live within are buried beneath the crust of the planet, serviced by incredibly efficient hyper-rail services which whisk workers from one side of the planet to the other; each of the Atom Furnaces are often thousands of kilometres apart, and small city-sized plants and offices service the operation of these colossal machines.

Veloma has an unusually high preponderance of a generic atmospheric disease known as 'smog lung', common to planets with atmospheres that are largely poisonous to most sentient species of the galaxy. Veloma's particular atmosphere is actually habitable to the natives of the planet Gand, who can breathe on the planet's surface with some difficulty but, thanks to the high ammonia levels, do not suffer smog lung as many others do after repeated exposure. Much of the planet's surface is affected by acid rain, and high-velocity winds make travel to the planet difficult and occasionally dangerous. During particularly savage storms, interplanetary travel is impossible by anything other than the most massive starships.

The Czerka Corporation has long been known to harbour designs on wresting control over Veloma from the Hapax Corporation, a move which Hapax have resisted for decades. In particular, Czerka are interested in acquiring the design patents for the Atom Furnaces themselves, with the intent of rolling out such technology on other planets.