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PostSubject: Overview: Korriban   Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:35 am


Region: Outer Rim Territories
Sector: Esstran sector (Sith Worlds)
System: Horuset system
Suns: Horuset
Moons: 7
Distance from Core:N/A
Rotation period: 28 standard hours
Orbital period: 780 local days
Native species: Sith
Immigrated species:
  • Humans
  • Rakata
  • Hssiss
  • Tuk'ata
  • Wraid
  • Various Others
Population: 25,000
  • 94% Sith
  • 4% Other
Primary language(s):
  • Galactic Basic Standard
  • Sith
Government: Sith Empire
Class: Terrestrial
Diameter: 16,90 kilometers
Atmosphere: Type I (breathable)
Climate: Cold and Dry
Gravity: Heavy
Primary terrain:
  • Dry Riverbeds
  • Tombs
  • Ruins
Major cities: Dreshdae (capital)
Major imports:
  • Foodstuff
  • High Technology
  • Raw Materials
  • Weapons
Points of interest:
  • Valley of the Dark Lords
  • Eternal Pyre
  • Eternal Pyre
  • Eternal Pyre
  • Shyrack cave
  • Ludo Kressh's tomb

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This remote, forbidding planet was the original homeworld of the Sith species and a sacred planet for the Sith Order, housing the tombs for many ancient and powerful Dark Lords of the Sith, and containing immense dark side power.

At some point prior to 30,000 BBY aKillik colony was established on Korriban, which eventually produced a Killik Sith Lord. The insectoid colonists were swiftly driven off, though, by the Sith.

The Rakata invaded Korriban in an attempt to integrate the world into the Infinite Empire around 27,700 BBY, intending to harvest slaves from the planet to be used for Rakatan projects. The sole artifact to survive this era was the ancient Star Map, around which the tomb of Naga Sadow was later built.

The Rakata were eventually forced off the world after the Sith KingAdas led his people against them. Adas died in the battle, and thus, despite this victory, the Sith society crumbled, and, in the ensuing centuries of strife, the Sith relocated to worlds such as Arbra, Ziost and Tund using captured Rakatan vessels, leaving Korriban as a graveyard world populated only by religious fanatics.

For a brief period, the world was at least nominally a member of Xim's empire and given the name Pesegam, from around 25,126 BBY until its fall].


After the Hundred Year Darkness, the remaining Dark Jedi interbred with the Sith species and ruled the Sith using their Force powers. After the Great Hyperspace War, Korriban was abandoned and became a barren world. It was the site of a Sith Academy, and became the headquarters of the One Sith.
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