Canon Bal'demnic

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_N A M E
BAL'DEMNIC

_R E G I O N
OUTER RIM TERRITORIES

_S E C T O R
AURIL SECTOR

_S Y S T E M
BAK'ROFSEN SYSTEM

_S U N S
1

_M O O N S
0

_G R I D_ C O O R D I N A T E S
R-7

_E X P O R T S
CORTOSIS ORE & FISH

_A F F I L I A T I O N S
NEUTRAL


G E O G R A P H Y

Bal'demnic was an oft-overlooked ocean world in the Outer Rim Territories. A single-supercontinent dominated approximately forty percent of the planet's surface, while the remaining sixty was ocean. The continent was jagged, composed mostly of towering mountains and sheer ravines, cut apart by large lakes and river systems. The northernmost part of the supercontinent was also covered in dense forests. Prior to the outbreak of the Clone Wars, the planet came to the attention of Subtext Mining, who discovered the crust was rich with cortosis ore—being one of the rare planets that had escaped the notice of the Jedi Order (the Jedi had the first rights to cortosis mines under the Old Republic).

The edges of the continental shelf were pocketed with caves that were rich in ponite, a rare and lustrous type of kyber crystal that could be used in the construction of lightsabers. The vast oceans of Bal'demnic were particularly stormy and known to be dangerous to transverse. Nevertheless, they were dotted with small, rocky islands.

H I S T O R Y

In ancient times, Bal'demnic was the home of a sentient reptilian species that lived on its main supercontinent. However, sometime before the outbreak of the Clone Wars, this species went extinct and the remnants of their civilization was scarce. Afterwards, Bal'demnic was mostly settled by miners who sought to increase their wealth by drilling cortosis ore from the planet's crust. The planet's cortosis deposits remained a secret, thanks to the machinations of Darth Sidious, until the Clone Wars broke out.

During the Clone Wars, Sidious made the planet's resources known to his apprentice, Count Dooku, the head-of-state of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The Confederacy occupied Bal'demnic in an attempt to mine cortosis to implement into their battle droids, hoping it might give them an edge against the Jedi Order. To prevent this, the Jedi Council authorized Jedi Master Mace Windu to take a legion of clones and drive the Confederacy from Bal'demnic. General Windu's mission was mostly a success, and Bal'demnic returned to the control of the miners for the remainder of the war.

Under the reign of the Galactic Empire, Bal'demnic became the home of refugees fleeing the destruction of Shu-Torun after the Alliance to Restore the Republic and Saw Gurrerra's Partisans initiated a chain of events that would see the planet destroyed. Though Queen Trios died with her homeworld, the Shu-Torun monarchy persisted on Bal'demnic, as did the practice of the Ore-Dukes: nobles in charge of large ore deposits on the planet. With Bal'demnic as their new home, the culture of Shu-Torun survived its homeworld's destruction.

The planet was mostly ignored by the First Order and, after the Battle of Exegol, fell into obscurity once more. The government of Bal'demnic kept it out of the Free Worlds' Alliance and adopted a stance of neutrality, hoping to sell its cortosis ore to the highest bidders and keep its kyber supply out of the hands of the resurgent Jedi Order.

G O V E R N M E N T

Bal'demnic was a monarchy. Queen Trios' death on Shu-Torun brought an end to her family's dynasty, but a new dynasty was established upon the settlement of Bal'demnic. The monarch held absolute authority in the government; however, he or she typically appointed a Prime Minister to oversee the day-to-day operations of the government. The Kingdom of Bal'demnic lacked a true parliament. However, those wealthy nobles who owned a deposit of cortosis ore—known as ore-dukes—composed a council that helped advise the monarch and the Prime Minister.

The ore-dukes of Bal'demnic were extremely greedy and cutthroat. Because anyone who obtained and staked a claim over a large deposit of cortosis ore could become an ore-duke, the existing dukes sought to claim all discovered ore deposits for themselves—both to snuff out potential competitors and to increase their power over their peers. Though the monarch of Bal'demnic wielded tremendous political power, the ore-dukes had considerable power of their own, as it was their choice whom they sold their supply of cortosis to. As a result, the ore-dukes of Bal'demnic were both obscenely wealthy and highly influential throughout the Outer Rim.{/slide}
I N T E N T

Bal'demnic was a Legends planet. This is just meant to provide a write-up for it to be incorporated into site canon.
 
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