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Saleucami
Astrographical
Region

Outer Rim Territories[1]

Sector

Suolriep sector[2]

System

Saleucami system

Suns

1: Stisste[3]

Orbital position

4[3]

Moons

2[3]

Grid coordinates

S-8[3]

Rotation period

26 standard hours[3]

Orbital period

392 standard days[3]

Physical
Class

Terrestrial[3]

Diameter

14,920 kilometers[3]

Climate

Hot[1]

Primary terrain
Points of interest
Societal
Native species

None

Immigrated species

Historic (Clone Wars:

Primary language(s)
Government

Corporate[3]

Population

1.4 billion[3]

Major imports
  • Foodstuffs[3]
  • Raw materials[3]
Major exports
  • Medicines[3]
  • Botanicals[3]
  • Technology[3]
  • Finished goods[3]
Affiliation
"I'd hoped it would be a little cooler at night once we got inside the caldera, but it looks like nothing ever cools down on this hunk of rock."
Sian Jeisel

Saleucami (pronounced /sʌ'lukəˌmaɪ/) was a dim, arid Techno Union world with scattered oases of plant growth. Its plant life included unusual bulbous trees. It was located between Kegan and Handooine.

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Geographic features

Saleucami's main city and spaceport.

Saleucami was a dim, arid world with scattered oases of plant growth. Its name Saleucami meant "Oasis" in Wroonian since it was 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 stirring up subterranean waters and minerals, turning the calderas into life-filled pockets on the planet's surface. Large, bulbous plants were scattered around these calderas.

These craters of fertile soil were heated by geothermal vents and became the location of the earliest colonies on Saleucami. As a result, the planet became a trading post in the Outer Rim Territories. Saleucami had no indigenous sentient species, though it was home to Weequay, Gran, Wroonian and Twi'lek colonists. These colonists lived in tiny townships which were the only form of civilization on the planet besides a city which also served as a spaceport. Beneath the massive caldera was a system of magma streams and geothermal vents that powered the city and provided warmth during the freezing desert nights.

History

Two Droid Commandos hide among the planet's vegetation.

Initially colonized by Wroonians in 6,100 BBY (the name is Wroonian for "oasis"), Saleucami came under direct control of the Techno Union three years before the Battle of Naboo. During the Clone Wars, Saleucami was a valuable member of the Confederacy of Independent Systems and was as a result named by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine as part of a "Triad of Evil," alongside Felucia and Mygeeto.

The Confederacy used the planet's underground caverns to host cloning facilities for their own clone army—Morgukai clones trained by Anzat assassins.

Unfortunately for the Separatists, their plot was discovered by the Jedi Master Tholme and Aayla Secura. As a result, the Jedi Council sent Jedi Generals Oppo Rancisis and his second-in-command Quinlan Vos along with a task force to destroy the cloning operations on Saleucami. This would start a massive five month-long siege between the Republic and the Separatist forces on the planet. First, the Republic captured Saleucami's main city and then fought their way inward.

During the conflict, Jedi Master Rancisis was murdered by his former friend, Sora Bulq, after being distracted by Anzat assassins. Sora Bulq and Tol Skorr were later killed by Quinlan Vos and Bok was slain by Aayla Secura. The Republic forces also flooded Saleucami's magma tunnels to kill the Separatist Morgukai clones. This conflict also caused heavy losses on both sides.

Obi-wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Adi Gallia once led a mission to rescue Eeth Koth from General Grievous who was in orbit around Saleucami at the time. When the ship was destroyed the Jedi searched for Grievous in a forested area of the planet. This led to a small skirmish were Captain Rex was injured. While healing, Rex also discovered a clone deserter living as a farmer with his adopted family.

Saleucami battleground during the time of Order 66

Some time shortly after Saleucami fell to the Republic, Stass Allie and Commander Neyo were patrolling the battlefield for remaining Separatist forces. They were leading a unit of BARC troopers over the plains when Order 66 was issued. Neyo and his lieutenant fired upon Allie's 74-Z speeder bike, destroying the vehicle and killing the Jedi Master instantly.

During the Galactic Civil War, Jabba Desilijic Tiure had some holdings and a secret communications outpost on Saleucami, which were captured and eventually forcibly handed over to Tyber Zann shortly after the Battle of Yavin.

Behind the scenes

Saleucami being called part of the "triad of evil" by Palpatine is a reference to real-life U.S. president George W. Bush's term "Axis of Evil," which he used to refer to Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

Republic Venator-class Star Destroyers over Saleucami.
The pronounciation is somewhat in dispute, depending on what one considers canon. In Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi pronounces Sa-LOO-ka-my, while in Forces of Corruption characters pronounce SAIL-oo-kay-me. Col Serra pronounces is SAY-lee-OO-CAH-mee in Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron. The difference could be attributed to Ewan McGregor's Scottish accent. Characters in The Clone Wars also use the Sa-LOO-ka-my pronunciation, indicating that it is likely the correct pronunciation.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Grievous Intrigue"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Deserter"
  • Star Wars Republic: Trackdown (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Republic: The Siege of Saleucami
  • Labyrinth of Evil (Mentioned only)
  • Evasive Action: Reversal of Fortune (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Dark Times 6: Parallels, Part 1
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith comic
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith junior novel (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Republic: The Hidden Enemy (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Republic: Into the Unknown (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Star Wars Republic 78: Loyalties (Mentioned only)
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7  Saleucami in the Databank
  2. Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 The Essential Atlas

External links

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