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Metellos
Astrographical
Region

Core Worlds

Sector

Coruscant Sector

System

Metellos system

Suns

1

Moons

3

Grid coordinates

K-10

Rotation period

24 standard hours

Orbital period

361 standard days

Physical
Diameter

12,600 km

Atmosphere

Breathable

Climate

Temperate

Gravity

Standard

Primary terrain

Urban

Points of interest
Societal
Native species

Humans

Immigrated species

Many species

Primary language(s)

Galactic Basic Standard

Population

900 billion

Affiliation

Metellos was the fourth of seven planets in the Metellos system, in the Coruscant Sector of the Core Worlds region. The planet orbited one sun, also called Metellos, and in turn was orbited by three moons.

Contents

Terrain

Metellos contained seventeen immense stratablocks, which rose far above the surrounding land. Large tracts of shabby, toxic, extremely poor regions, as well as heavy industrial areas, lay between these stratablocks. To compensate for the overcrowding, over 1,000 floating cities were created for the rich. These cities were designed to resemble the magnificent floating cities of Ithor, though the design was considered by many to be blocky and ugly.

History

Metellos had an extremely high population of roughly 900 billion, and was a large producer of energy. It had a diameter of 12,600 km and three moons. Known as the "Coruscant that wasn't", Metellos was colonized by Coruscant before the formation of the Galactic Republic, in 25,200 BBY with the desolation of the Infinite Empire around this time, via the Herglic Trade Empire. Over many millennia, Metellos became extremely crowded, more so than Coruscant (despite it having a much smaller population), with much of the planet not urbanized. Large septic seas and barren deserts had not yet been overrun by durasteel. In 20,000 BBY the population of Metellos tried to establish a hyperlane called the Metellos Trade Route, in order to reduce the planet's problems, resulting in only minor success in trading with Coruscant.

This may have resulted in the creation of the seventeen stratablocks above the ground, as well as the thousand decaying floating cities in the upper atmosphere (for the rich) to reduce the over population of the planet.

For thousands of years, Metellos had labored in the shadow of its flashier, glitzier, wealthier neighbor Coruscant in the Galactic Core, while the residents of Metellos struggled to make themselves known. Long after Coruscant had become a Galactic hub, a planet in the Deep Core, Empress Teta (then called Koros Major) in 5,000 BBY began to overshadow Metellos.

In 10 ABY, as part of Operation Shadow Hand, Imperial forces led by Admiral Delvardus engaged a large New Republic force near Metellos, and rained destruction onto the planet in the Second Battle of Metellos. Large areas were devastated, and approximately 5 billion people were killed. This could have helped reduce the overpopulation of the planet.[1]

Other Information

One hyperspace jump from this planet could take you to Ilum. This jump could only be performed by a Force-sensitive.

Appearances

  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Prophet Motive (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 43: The Reaping, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 48: Demon, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Mentioned only)

Sources

Notes and references

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