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Goroth Prime (Celleballen)

Mid Rim[1]


Trans-Nebular sector[1][2]


Goroth system[1][2]


2: Goroth Alpha and Goroth Beta[1]

Orbital position



3: J'Mel, Telar, and V'Sar[1]

Grid coordinates


Rotation period

36 standard hours[1]

Orbital period

300 local days[1]


Arid volcanic wasteland[1]





Primary terrain

Wastelands, volcanic mountains, deserts, shallow, poisoned oceans[1]

Points of interest

G'Laine, J'Pel, Jerev, J'Lan, Yar'En, T'Klin S'Rek, Na'R Ji'Gek, B'Nal, B'Korr, T'Ples Ocean, K'Pren, M'Nim, M'Nis, Moren, V'Bren Goh, Ulan Bight, Ul'Husk, Teldanus, Spine Seas, Roen, Ranth

Native species


Immigrated species
Primary language(s)

Basic; previously Gorothite[1]


500 million

Major cities

A'Lenba, P'Dar'Ken (former capital), Graith (capital)

Major imports

High technology, foodstuffs[1]

Major exports



Galactic Republic, Galactic Empire[1]

Goroth Prime was the Gorothite homeworld, located on the border with the Outer Rim Territories.



Goroth Prime had varied terrain, and was unusual in that hyperbarides were naturally found in its crust.



Early history

The first life on Goroth developed around 5 billion years before the Battle of Yavin, but sentient life emerged relatively late on a galactic scale, around 1,000,000 BBY. The first civilisation first emerged around 10,000 BBY.[1]

The native Gorothites developed similar to other civilisations, first forming hunter-gatherer bands, later developing agriculture and fishing and finally formed larger cities. Due to the abundance of natural food resources and good climate, the Gorothites developed techniques to increase the output of their fields and how to domesticate animals. When they had reached a feudal state, however, further developement stopped.[1]

Old Republic era

Goroth's location near several nebulas made it hard to discover from outisde. Around 8,000 BBY, a band of Corellian pirates found the system during their escape from Old Republic ships. They made use of the Gorothites gullibility and sold them their goods, often stolen loot or cheap technological produccts, in exchange for "worthless" rocks - heavy metals that where abundant on Goroth.[1]

The pirates' exploits of the Gorothites cames to an end when an Ithorian herdship discovered Goroth, too and revealed the planet's existance - as well as the deeds of the pirates to the rest of the galaxy.[1]

Soon after the initial contact with the Republic, Goroth became a candidate for membership. The Bureau of Acculturation oversaw the task of bringing the Gorothite civilisation to galactic standard. Around five centuries after Goroth had been discovered, it joined the Republic. However, due to its poisonous environment for any non-Gorothites, the planet maintained a certain amount of autonomy.[1]

Corellian-Aqualish war

The Trans-Nebular sector had been settled by Corellians as well as Aqualish Barralenal pilgrims, between whom a war erupted 4,000 BBY. While other planets in the sector took sides in the conflict, Goroth remained neutral, mainly due to its now profitable location: It was not too close to disputed areas, yet also close enough to serve as staging area for both sides.[1]

The head of the Gorothite goverment was Rel'Kan J'Kek. He used the planets position to sell concessions to the warring factions, but he never favoured one side. These concessions reached from mining rights for the system's gas giants to surface leaves for soldiers. J'Kek's popularity skyrocketed for these politics and he was elected for a fifth term - unpreceeded in Gorothite history. A notion to make him "President-for-Life" was voted down by a narrow margain. Philosophers let by J'Kek M'hory Trinia argued that the presidents action were too risky and demanded to withdrew all concessions, but their calls fell on deaf ears.[1]

During the whole conflict Goroth managed to remain neutral and unaffected of the war, although several smaller brawls and fights broke out between soldiers on leave. It was at this time that the goverment created the D'Jar'Min, Goroth's planetary defense force.[1]

However, Rel'Kan J'Kek and his goverment got too greedy and buying concessions from the Gorothites became too costly for both sides. Goroth was too valuable for one side to leave, but neither side had the resources for an occupation. In the end, one side decided to launch five asteroids at Goroth to devastate the planet. The Bl'Era Har branch detected the asteroids around a day before impact, but Goroth possessed no weapons or ships to stop them. Over 16 hours the asteroids crashed into the planet, two into the oceans and three on the land, one hitting P'Dar'Ken, the capital.[1]


Out of five billion inhabitants, only two million survived. On a galactic scale, the system was believed to be destroyed and the planet - as well as the war - was soon forgotten.[1]

However, in areas were that had been the least affected by the impacts and the cataclysms that followed, some Gorothites had surved in shelters. These enclaves, called o'beki ("havens") were often isolated from each other and most tachnology had been lost in the Scouring, while the planet itself had been turned into a fiery, toxic wasteland.[1]

Nonetheless, the Gorothites were able to rebuild their society and civilisation. Thousand years after the population had reached ten million and by the time of the Galactic Civil War around 500 millions.[1]

Imperial era

Around 17 BBY, the Moff of the Trans-Nebular sector had declared himself warlord, but was quickly subdued by a Star Destroyer task force. The new Moff, Nebin Cray, found a mention of Goroth and its rich metal resources in some documents and sent out the Nastion to investigate.[1]

The Imperial Navy rediscovered the planet and was surprised to find a functioning civilisation. Also, it discovered the now unusual high concentration of hyperbarides in Goroth's crust. The Empire recognized the value of Goroth and was faced with the same choice as the warring factions had millenias ago: It had not enough forces to occupy the planet, but could not go the planet unused, either. Nebin Cray made the move to invite the large megacorporation and auction off mining rights.[1]

The corporation that aquired mining rights included TaggeCo, Karflo Corporation, Trigdale Metallurgy, Vaufthau Processing Industries and several smaller companies. Under Imperial Governor Marsh Limoth, they began mining the hyperbarides. Since repulsorlift and droids didn't function on Goroth due to the high radiation levels, the corporations lobbied and got permission to use the natives Gorothites as "client workers" - meaning slaves.[1]

The P'Dar'Ken remained intact, but became a puppet goverment under the governor and the corporations. In opposition to the enslavement, several reistance groups rised over Goroth, the moderate Gor'Jen'Ar, the militaristic T'B'Dellyi'Mai, the religious K'Len J'Bar Kasoon and the Imperial-controlled Night Wind. The Rebel Alliance long ignored Goroth and started an information-gathering mission around 0 BBY under Lieutenant Jered Pole, who posed as a gambler. Shortly after the Battle of Yavin, the Rebel Alliance saved Night Wind from destruction by Limoth in Operation: Starbird.[1]

The Empire classified Goroth as a strategically important planet and thus kept a large garrison to protect the world: Two Imperial-class Star Destroyers were in orbit above the planet. The Valor under Admiral Val DeGoort in equatorial orbit was permanently assigned to Goroth. The second Star Destroyer slot was rotated every two months to another ship and maintained a polar orbit. General Anderton Kloff commanded the ground forces and several of the Valor's TIE/ln starfighter assigned to him. Additionally, the Goroth Planetary Police maintained public security.[1]


Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 Goroth: Slave of the Empire
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion

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