Database - Saleucami

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Summary

Believed to be the initial site of the Sith re-emergence, Saleucami was a Republic world but is now hotly contested.


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Description Saleucami was a planet located in the Saleucami system, within the Suolriep sector of the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories. Its name meant "oasis." Saleucami was a temperate world with a mix of environments including arid deserts, ice caps and swamps.

An economic powerhouse and major trading center in the Outer Rim, Saleucami was politically powerful during the Mandalorian Wars and a strategically important world within the Republic. Located between Kegan and Handooine along the Talcene Transit, the planet was often supplied by cargo ships off of the Perlemian Trade Route that were headed to the Kuthic Worlds.

Saleucami was a dim, arid world with scattered oases of plant growth. Its name, Saleucami, meant "oasis" in Pantoran; a word which was fitting for the only habitable planet within a system filled with dead, uninhabitable worlds and meteors. These meteors would frequently cross paths with the planet's orbit and would bombard its surface creating huge craters and calderas. Overtime, geothermal vents and subterranean water opened up within these craters, creating circular seas and turning some calderas into life-filled pockets on the planet's surface. Ranging from desert to wetlands, the terrain on Saleucami was as diverse as its colonists. Saleucami had no indigenous sentient species, but with its pleasant climate for most of the year outside of the scorching hot equatorial regions, many settlers came to find their own oasis. Among the most prominent species were the Pantoran, Weequay, Gran, and Twi'lek. These colonists lived in tiny townships within the mineral-rich, fertile craters of the world. Establishing Taleucema as the planet's major spaceport and capital, the location was chosen for its system of subterranean magma streams and geothermal vents. Harnessing the natural power of these features, the city-dwellers used the vents to power the city and provide warmth during the freezing desert nights. Diversity among the ecosystems created in these craters was marveled at by the local Saleucamians and visitors alike. Vast tracts of woodland would be broken up by deserts and swamps, while thick jungles filled with predators appeared elsewhere.

Saleucami was originally colonized by Pantorans in 6100 BBY, dwelling within the fertile calderas outside of the equatorial zones. As more and more settlers heard of the original colonists' successes, members of other species flocked to the world to establish thriving enclaves there as well. Overtime, the Saleucamians had developed defense systems which prevented meteor impact by blasting incoming space debris to dust before it entered the atmosphere. Having found much success at developing an economic hub on the Outer Rim, Saleucami's government enjoyed strong political clout within the Galactic Republic. During the Great Galactic War, the planet was often spoken of as the Outer Rim's most prosperous trading hub.
Affiliation Republic