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Carida
Astrographical
Region

Colonies[1]

Sector

Barma sector

System

Carida system[2]

Suns

1: Caridan[2]

Orbital position

4[2]

Moons

2[2] (inc. the Mascot Moon)

Rotation period

25 standard hours[2]

Orbital period

357 local days[2]

Physical
Class

Terrestrial[2]

Diameter

18,324 kilometers[2]

Atmosphere

Breathable[2]

Climate

Temperate[2]

Gravity

Heavy (1.98 Standard)[2]

Primary terrain
Points of interest
Societal
Native species
Immigrated species

Human[2]

Primary language(s)
Government

Council of Merchants/Military administration[2]

Population

25 million (75% Caridan, 23% Human, 2% droids)[2]

Major imports

Foodstuffs[2]

Major exports
  • Military personnel[2]
  • Military technology[2]
  • Industrial equipment[2]
Affiliation

Carida was a planet of the Colonies region of the galaxy, near the Perlemian Trade Route, and the homeworld of the Caridan race.

Contents

Features

This large, high-gravity world was covered in everything from rocky mountains and frozen ice fields, to rain forests full of carnivorous plants and deserts. As such, this planet was the perfect training ground for combat in difficult terrain. It was an exporter of food, and was ruled by the Council of Merchants, which later shared power with a military administration.

History

It was the site of a major military training facility, the Academy of Carida, established by at least 5,007 BBY. This facility was converted willingly by the population to an Imperial training center and was home to the Empire's most important stormtrooper program, along with several hundred B3 ultra battle droids. The planet remained loyal to the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars and was an adamant supporter of the Galactic Empire until the bitter end.

A rancor on Carida.

The planet also had numerous rancor on it that had been transplanted from Dathomir. They were often used for training exercises, pitting stormtroopers or Imperial vehicles against them. The planet was also the site of the Battle of Carida, between forces under Grand Admiral Thrawn and ships of the Zann Consortium

The MT-AT "Spider Walker" was developed and manufactured here. General Veers also tested the first AT-AT there. Carida was also the homeworld of Admiral Kendal Ozzel.

Carida's Mascot Moon had the Academy's logo carved on its surface. In 510 BBY, Mako Spince attempted to remove it using antimatter, but instead of achieving this goal, the moon was destroyed.

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The destruction of Carida

The planet was destroyed in 11 ABY by Jedi Kyp Durron, under the influence of the spirit of Sith Lord Exar Kun, by using the Sun Crusher, a superweapon that fired missiles into a star and caused it to go nova. Beforehand, Kyp requested information on his brother Zeth who had been forced into the stormtrooper program. The Caridans falsely told him Zeth was killed in a training maneuver and in a rage, Durron fired a resonance torpedo at the system's sun. Kyp announced they had two hours to evacuate before their world was destroyed, and just before it happened, Dauren alerted him that Zeth was still alive. Many Imperials evacuated from the planet.

As Kyp raced to the surface to find Zeth, the sun collapsed and exploded in two massive shockwaves. Kyp, in his armored vessel, watched in horror as the first wave killed every living being on the planet, and as the second wave cracked the planet in half.

Behind the scenes

The PC game Star Wars: Rebellion mistakenly places Carida in the Fakir Sector of the Core Worlds. The Fakir Sector is actually located in the Inner Rim Territories.

Appearances

Sources

Carida.

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars: Empire at War: Prima Official Game Guide
  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 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23  Carida: Heavy Duty on Wizards.com (article)

This article uses material from the "Carida" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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