The First Sparks
Alderaan is considered the Shining Star of the Core worlds. A planet of immense natural beauty, its cities are built to enhance the natural beauty of their surroundings, not replace it. The capital, Aldera, known for its university, was built on a small island in the center of a caldera.
Alderaanian culture valued education, the performing and fine arts, and peaceful resolutions to conflicts. They placed high value in their participation in the Galactic Senate and later, its Imperial equivalent. The Alderaanians constantly sought a harmonious existence with their surroundings, evident in their integration of their society into the natural terrain of Alderaan. Alderaanians were known for love of philosophy.
After the fall of the Republic, Alderaan became a safe haven for rebellious elements who wished to fight the growing oppression of the Empire.
Orbital position: 2
Star Type: B3