Dawn of Defiance
Region: Core Worlds
Sector: Coruscant sector
System: Metellos system
Suns: 1: Metellos
Orbital position: 4
Grid coordinates: K-10
Trade routes: Metellos Trade Route
Rotation period: 24 standard hours
Orbital period: 361 standard days
Diameter: 12,600 km
Atmosphere: Type I (breathable)
Primary terrain: Urban
Surface water: Seas
Points of interest: Ciuray Sea, Moridebo District, Stratablock 7
Native fauna: Steep
Immigrated species: Humans
Primary language(s): Galactic Basic Standard
Population: 900 billion (90% Humans, 10% other)
Major cities: Ektra
Major imports: Foodstuffs, Office supplies
Major exports: Advanced tech, Business services
Metellos was the fourth of seven planets in the Metellos system of the Coruscant sector in the Core Worlds region. The planet orbited one star, also called Metellos, and in turn was orbited by three moons.
Metellos, also known as “the Coruscant that wasn’t,” was the fourth planet from the star Metellos in the Metellos system of the Coruscant sector in the Core Worlds region of the galaxy. It was located on the Metellos Trade Route, a hyperlane on which it lay between Norkronia and Coruscant. A day on Metellos lasted 24 standard hours and a year lasted 361 standard days.
A terrestrial world with a diameter of 12,600 kilometers, Metellos possessed three moons and featured a breathable atmosphere, temperate climate, and standard gravity. With the exception of a few seas and desert wastelands, the surface of Metellos was entirely urbanized. Seventeen large stratablocks were present on Metellos, and structures such as these reached heights as great as one kilometer above the planet’s surface, tapering off into single-story structures. Many tracts, especially those situated far away from the stratablocks, were shabby, environmentally toxic, and occupied by diseased squatters.
In spite of its problems, Metellos was considered to be a highly developed planet. Metellos was governed by a bureaucracy and exported business services and advanced technology while importing foodstuffs and office supplies. More than 1,000 floating cities, constructed by the wealthy executives of the planet to compensate for overcrowding, drifted 1,200 meters above housing precincts. Designers modeled these cities after the herd cities of Ithor, though in reality the grid-like Metellean constructs were obviously quite different from their inspirations. It was a large producer of energy. Heavy industrial areas lay between the stratablocks.
Humans comprised 90% of Metellos’s population of 900 billion, which made the planet among the most densely-populated in the galaxy. Overpopulation was the greatest problem that affected Metellos. The population was divided into two social classes: the gentry, who controlled the floating cities and the upper levels of the stratoblocks, and the groundpounders, who consisted of datapushers, plant laborers, con artists, thieves, and indigents. Galactic Basic Standard was spoken by the planet’s inhabitants, who typically felt that their homeworld was unimpressive by the standards of the Core Worlds.