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Coruscant - Imperial Center
Astrogation Data: Coruscant system, Corusca Sector,
Orbital Metrics: 368 days per year/24 hours per day
Government: Galactic Empire
Population: 1 trillion (humans 68%, other 32%)
Major Cities: Imperial Center/Coruscant
Areas of Interest: Senate District, Imperial Palace, ruined
Jedi Temple, Underworld, Manarai Mountains, Invisec
Major Exports: culture, luxury goods, hyperdrive systems,
Major Imports: foodstuffs, raw materials, water
Trade Routes: Martial Cross, Shawken Spur, Koros
Trunk Line, Metellos Trade Route, Perlemian Trade
Route, Corellian Run
Special Conditions: Most buildings have internally
regulated environments; city suffers periodic superstorms
due to climate instability
Background: If there were a bright center of the universe,
it would be Coruscant. Ancient, rich, and powerful,
this Core world has been the capital of the galaxy
since the earliest days of the Republic and has retained
its throne for a thousand generations. Renamed “Imperial
Center” under the Empire, Coruscant grows even
more mighty as the hub of the thousand fleets and
armies that serve Emperor Palpatine.
Tens of thousands of years of constant civilization
have permanently altered the face of the planet. What
biosphere may have once existed has been completely
removed. Even the planet’s oceans have vanished, consumed,
polluted, or drained into labyrinthine networks
of cisterns, pipes, and reservoirs. In their place, a single,
monumental city now spans the entire globe from pole
to pole. What little native life remains—hawkbats, granite
slugs, duracrete worms, and other creatures—has adapted
to the completely artificial environment.
Coruscant’s “world city” covers nearly every square
meter of the surface. Skyscrapers stretch kilometers into
the air, while countless levels and sublevels delve deep
into the planet’s heart. A trillion sentients (by official estimates)
call Coruscant home, and unofficial numbers may
put the total far higher. Coruscant may well have been
humanity’s original homeworld, long ago in the mists of
prehistory. Even now, humans make up the majority of
the planet’s population, a condition reinforced by Palpatine’s
anti-alien policies and widespread discrimination.
The remainder of the population is split among the
countless other species found throughout the galaxy.
Although Coruscant still has some water frozen in its ice
caps, it must import countless megatons of foodstuffs,
millions of gallons of potable water, and vast amounts
of raw materials to feed the world’s voracious inhabitants.
In return, Coruscant’s exports are largely soldiers,
bureaucrats, and an overwhelming cultural presence that
shapes galactic society.
With the rise of the Empire, Coruscant has become
increasingly militarized. The entire planet is encircled
by forbidding defense platforms, swarms of warships,
and a nigh-impenetrable planetary shield.
Even under Imperial control, however, Coruscant’s
underworld is legendary. Criminals range from the
feral wretches who dwell in the lowermost levels of
the city to the powerful rogues who oversee galaxyspanning