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Dac (Mon Calamari)
Astrographical
Region

Outer Rim Territories[1]

Sector

Calamari sector[1]

System

Calamari system[2]

Suns

1: Daca[2]

Orbital position

2[3]

Moons

1[2]

Grid coordinates

U-6[3]

Rotation period

21 standard hours[2]

Orbital period

398 local days[2]

Physical
Class

Terrestrial ocean[2]

Diameter

11,030 km[2]

Atmosphere

Breathable[2]

Climate

Temperate[2]

Gravity

Standard[2]

Primary terrain
Points of interest
Societal
Native species
Primary language(s)
Government

Representative council[2]

Population

27 billion[3]

  • Modern:
    • 60% Quarren
    • 39% Mon Calamari
    • 1% Other
  • Historic:*27.5 billion
    • 49% Quarren
    • 46% Mon Calamari
    • 4% Humans
    • 1% Other[2]
Major cities
Major imports
Major exports
Affiliation

Dac, as it was called in Mon Calamarian, Quarrenese, and Basic, also known as Mon Calamari and sometimes simply called Calamari, was a planet in the Calamari system of the Calamari Sector, located in the Outer Rim. It was home to a wealth of sentient species: the Mon Calamari, the Quarren, the Moappa, the Amphi-Hydrus, and the Whaladons. Mon Calamari was the name given to the planet by Human explorers from the Galactic Republic who first discovered and revealed the world to the rest of the galaxy. The native species referred to the planet as Dac. The planet was a shining bluish-white orb from space, due to its ocean-covered surface. It was home to 27.5 billion Mon Calamarians and Quarren, as well as surrounded by the impressive Mon Calamari Shipyards.

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History

Early Millennia

The Mon Calamari lived comfortably on the surface and below while the Quarren lived in the depths of the oceans. The massive Whaladons meddled little in governmental affairs, swimming in their pods and protected from hunting by law.

In 4,500 BBY, the Quarren made war on the Mon Calamari, but the Mon Calamari won the war, resulting in the near-extinction of the Quarren. The Mon Calamari raised the next generation of Quarren themselves, teaching them Mon Calamari values.

The planet was discovered in 4,166 BBY, by that time its inhabitants have already been exploring nearby star systems for several years.[5] In 532 BBY, many Quarren and Mon Calamari were taken as laborers to Lamaredd. The planet was one of many where podracing became popular.

Choppy Waters

The planet was represented in the Galactic Senate by the corrupt Tikkes, who allowed Thalassian slavers to operate in the Calamari Sector for a share of their profits. He was exposed in 22 BBY. He escaped Republic custody on Coruscant and fled to Geonosis, where he became a member of the Separatist Council as leader of the Free Dac movement, which sought to cut ties between Mon Calamari and the Republic.

During the Clone Wars, the world was attacked twice by the Confederacy of Independent Systems. First, Count Dooku devastated the world with the Dark Reaper. Later, the Techno Union-member Quarren Isolation League attempted to overthrow the Mon Calamari Council. The League was defeated by Kit Fisto and the Mon Calamari Knights. It was discovered by Kit Fisto that the League was allied with the Moappa, whom Kit discovered were also sentient. Kit informed the Mon Calamari that they needed to make peace with and respect the sapience of the Moappa.

Many members of the Free Dac movement fled Mon Calamari, settling on the CIS worlds of Pammant and Minntooine, where the Free Dac Volunteers Engineering Corps created shipyards. Using designs based on Mon Calamari Shipyards blueprints stolen by the CIS as a basis, these yards created Recusant-class Light Destroyers at Minntooine and Providence-class carrier-destroyers at the Pammant Docks for the Separatist fleet.

There were also Separatist Mon Calamari, led by the heroic Commander Merai, backed by Passel Argente and the Corporate Alliance. Without the approval of Count Dooku, the Mon Calamari led an effective assault during the First Battle of Kamino, using their amphib fighters and Merai's personal assault ship, the Shark. Ultimately their assault failed, as Dooku betrayed them. Most of the Mon Calamari forces were able to escape the disaster due to the sacrifice of Merai, a true hero to the end.

After the Republic loyalty of the planet was cemented, the Loyalist inhabitants agreed to a new arrangement: dual representation in the Senate, with Tundra Dowmeia representing the Quarren and Meena Tills representing the Mon Calamari. Meena Tills was held hostage on Coruscant by Korunnai terrorists, but rescued by Republic Commandos. Both Senators were signatories of the Delegation of 2000's petition, resulting in their arrest upon the Declaration of a New Order.

Imperial Era

The planet was represented in the Imperial Senate by Timi Rotramel until it was harshly subjugated by the Galactic Empire, which saw the people of Mon Calamari as natural slaves whose industries and resources could be used to power the Imperial war machine in the Outer Rim Territories. The Imperial propaganda machine cited the signing of the Petition of 2000 by the planet's previous disloyal senatorial representatives as an excuse for the repression of the Mon Calamari. The Imperials were aided during the occupation by the sabotage of the planetary shields by Quarren saboteurs such as Seggor Tels, swiftly conquering the planet.

Imperial TIE bombers attacking a floating city on Dac.

During the Imperial occupation of the planet and its system, the Mon Calamari started a resistance movement, which was unsuccessful at first. Eventually, Emperor Palpatine ordered three of the planet's floating cities to be destroyed in reprisal. Regardless, the Imperial attack did not succeed in breaking the Mon Calamari spirit. Instead of extinguishing the resistance, it pushed the world's natives into open rebellion when the Mon Calamari joined the Quarren against the invaders into a grand and secret military effort which finally repelled the Imperials and pushed them off their planet, their system and indeed the entire sector. Shortly after the uprising, while preparing the planet to join efforts with the Rebel Alliance, the Imperial Senator Timi Rotramel himself attempted to bring other species and systems into the Rebellion against the Empire; unfortunately for Rotramel, shortly after failing to convince the Tiss'shar to join a Sector rebellion, he was killed on Tiss'sharl by Darth Vader, who discovered his secret rendezvous with Tiss'shar President Si-Di-Ri.

The Imperial propaganda did not wait to attempt to discredit the Mon Calamari, as the Imperial sentientologist Obo Rin, working under the direction of Lord Vader, wrote the Catalog of Intelligent Life in the Galaxy. This work included falsified claims that the first contact between the Mon Calamari and galactic civilization occurred during the reign of the Galactic Empire. This was accepted as truth by many citizens of the Empire, further angering the Mon Calamari.

A Mon Calamari city.

After Mon Calamari's revolution against the Empire, the Mon Calamari and the Quarren joined with the Rebel Alliance, proving to be an invaluable asset in the Galactic Civil War. The Mon Calamari, masters of starship construction, supplied the Alliance with badly needed capital ships constructed at the Mon Calamari Shipyards. Prior to joining the Alliance, the Mon Calamari had only built passenger liners and deep space exploration vessels because of their peaceful ethos, but by heavily retrofitting these vessels, they were able to create warships that could take on the Empire's mighty ships of the line.

During this time of war, the Mon Calamari and Quarren of Dac lived under the constant threat of an attack by Imperial fleets. The Alliance maintained a strong presence in the star system, including enough capital ships to defend against a standard Imperial battle line or perhaps even a squadron, but the Alliance and the Mon Calamari didn't have enough firepower in the system to repel a full Imperial attack squadron. The main Alliance fleet was considered too precious to risk in such a dangerously exposed position. [6] As early as 1 ABY Imperial Intelligence Operations sent operatives to the planet in preparation for Imperial strikes on the planet's floating cities. [7] But the war ended before the Empire could put its plans into action.

By the time of the Battle of Endor, Mon Calamari Star Cruisers were extensively used by the Alliance, playing a major role in the hands of Mon Calamari Admiral Ackbar, who put them to good use in that decisive battle.

Anchor of the New Republic

Mon Calamari was a founding member of both the Alliance of Free Planets and the New Republic. Ackbar represented the planet on the New Republic Provisional Council. The New Republic defeated the Imperial Remnants thrice at Mon Calamari: the first time against the Whaladon hunting submarines of Emperor Trioculus; the second against the World Devastators of the clone Emperor; and the third against the Star Destroyers of Admiral Daala. These three battles caused many cities to be destroyed and members of all the indigenous sentient species suffered loss of life. During the battle against Daala, Leia Organa Solo discovered that the Mon Calamari Ambassador Cilghal, Ackbar's niece, was Force-sensitive. Cilghal was the first Mon Calamari to join the New Jedi Order. The planet was later represented in the New Republic Senate by Q-Varx, who was revealed as a traitor and replaced by Cilghal.

Birth of the Galactic Alliance

During the Yuuzhan Vong War, the planet was represented by both the Quarren Pwoe and the Mon Calamari Gron Marrab. After the fall of Coruscant to the Yuuzhan Vong in 27 ABY, the remaining senators and politicians of the new Republic government fled to Mon Calamari, which had not been taken by the Yuuzhan Vong. The world's massive shipyards, large defensive fleet, and isolation from the front lines made it a desirable location. Pwoe tried and failed to usurp the New Republic presidency and eventually joined the Ylesian Republic on Ylesia. Marrab, however, remained loyal, and represented his homeworld in the Senate. Following the election of Cal Omas as the new Chief of State, the New Republic was reorganized into the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, or Galactic Alliance in 28 ABY. The Alliance was formed on Mon Calamari, which served as its original capital until the end of the Yuuzhan Vong War.

Later History

After the Sith-Imperial War, the planet was once again under Imperial control.[8] Under the rule of usurper Emperor and Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Krayt, the Quarren were placed in charge of the planet, as the new Sith Order held a number of Quarren amongst its members, most notably Darth Azard and the late Darth Maleval.

In an attempt to destroy Gar Stazi and the Galactic Alliance Remnant, who the Calamari supported in secret, Admiral Dru Valan laid a trap at Mon Calamari by leaking information about the Imperious, a new type of Star Destroyer that was under construction at the Mon Calamari Shipyards. The resulting battle resulted in the destruction of more than half of the Shipyards.[8]

Krayt was angered by the theft of the Imperious, and decided to take his anger out on the Mon Calamari people. He traveled to Dac, and during an address to the Mon Calamari Council, he ordered the immediate execution of one-tenth of their population. After initiating the massacre by having the members of the Council itself killed, Krayt commanded that the remainder of the Mon Calamari population be rounded up and incarcerated in work camps; those Mon Calamari who tried to escape this fate were to be pursued and killed. Krayt's ultimate goal in this matter was to render the Mon Calamari extinct and to "purge the galaxy of their culture and history" as a warning to anyone who had notions of defying his empire.[9][10] The ocean's water had been poisoned by the Sith in an attempt to wipe out every life on the planet, however Admiral Gar Stazi refused to abandoned the native Mon Calamari without an evacuation attempt[11].

Fauna

Some of the aquatic life on Mon Calamari.

Known Senators of Mon Calamari

Old Republic and Imperial Representatives

New Republic and Galactic Alliance Representatives

Behind the scenes

A city on Mon Calamari.

This planet has been referred to by at least four different names throughout the Expanded Universe:

A 1982 issue of Bantha Tracks provided a preview of the Mon Calamari and named their home planet Dac (Notice that this was in 1982, before the Mon Calamari and Quarren made their first canonical appearance in Return of the Jedi). Later EU sources, such as Dark Empire and the Jedi Academy Trilogy, refer to the planet as Calamari. However, in following years, most EU sources began to call the planet Mon Calamari. To add to the confusion, the novel Assault at Selonia refers to it as Mons Calamari.

Despite its appearance in early sources, canonicity of the name "Dac" was initially disputed. The roleplaying game supplement Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds brought Dac back into canon, noting that Dac was the name used by the natives in their own language for the world; some newer EU material has begun to refer to the planet by this name, where appropriate. Additionally, other recent EU literature has adopted the name Dac when referring to Quarren CIS members.

The PC game Star Wars: Rebellion mistakenly places Mon Calamari in the Sluis Sector of the Galactic Core. The Sluis Sector is actually located in the Outer Rim. Additionally, the in-game encyclopedia entry for the planet incorrectly states that Mon Calamari had only one moon, and is one of the sources that states that the planet was first discovered by the Empire.

"Mon Calamari" can be literally translated in Italian as "my squid". It can also be loosely translated as the same in French.

Appearances

Another rendition of Mon Calamari.

Sources

A Mon Calamari city.

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 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 2.24 2.25 Geonosis and the Outer Rim Worlds
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Essential Atlas
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Wanted by Cracken" - Star Wars Adventure Journal 10
  5. Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
  6. Rebel Alliance Sourcebook (First Edition)
  7. Star Wars Galaxies - Imperial terminal delivery mission "Mon Calamari Attack Orders"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Star Wars Legacy 20: Indomitable, Part 1
  9. Star Wars Legacy 22: The Wrath of the Dragon
  10. Star Wars Legacy 24: Loyalties, Part 2
  11. Star Wars Legacy 47: The Fate of Dac

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Mon Calamari (Dac)
Astrographical
Region

Outer Rim Territories

Sector

Calamari Sector

System

Calamari system

Suns

1: Daca

Moons

1

Rotation period

21 standard hours

Orbital period

398 local days

Physical
Diameter

11,030 km

Gravity

Standard

Primary terrain

Oceans, reefs, marshy islands

Points of interest

Kee-Piru, Pisces Base, Hikahi, Orotoru G'am, Mon Calamari Shipyards, Algae Sward, Alopia Rift, Hawaka Islands, Mkbuto Islands, Seaweed Forest, Valley of the Gian Oysters, Seascape Mountains, Quarren Command Center 12

Societal
Native species

Mon Calamari, Quarren, Moappa, Knowledge Bank, Whaldons, Amphi-Hydrud; Mermen (formerly)

Official language

Mon Calamarian, Quarren

Population
  • 13.5 Billion Quarren
  • 12.6 Billion Mon Calamari
  • 1.1 Billion Human
  • 0.3 Billion Other
Major cities

Coral City (capital), Coral Dephts City, Domed City of Aquarius, Wildwater City, Foamwander City, Crystal Reef, Reef Home City, Heurkea, Morjanssik

Affiliation

Mon Calamari (known as Dac in Mon Calamarian and Quarrenese, and sometimes also called Calamari) was the home planet to a wealth of sentient species: the Mon Calamari, the Quarren, the Moappa, the Amphi-Hydrus, and the Whaldons. Mon Calamari was the name given to the planet by Human explorers from the Galactic Republic who first discovered the world to the rest of the Galaxy. The native species referred to the planet as Dac. The planet was a shining bluish-white orb from space, due to its ocean-covered surface. It was home to 27.5 billion Mon Calamarians and Quarren, as well as surrounded by impressive shipyards. During the Force War, it was the location of the capital of the New Alliance.


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