Humbarine was an ecumenopolis located in the Core Worlds region of the galaxy. The capital of the heavily-industrialized Humbarine sector, the planet Humbarine was a promising hub of commerce as early as 25,000 BBY, when it became a founding member of the Galactic Republic. Prior to the outbreak of the Clone Wars in 22 BBY, the world was largely unaffected by galactic conflicts but nonetheless possessed a sector fleet of large warships for defense.
When war broke out between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Humbarine was left vulnerable to Separatist attack, its defenses having been co-opted for use by the Republic Navy. The world was targeted by the Confederacy multiple times during the conflict, but it was the last of these attacks that proved most disastrous for Humbarine. As part of a campaign that targeted twenty-six Republic worlds in 20 BBY, Separatist General Grievous's attack on Humbarine culminated in an hour-long orbital bombardment that reduced the city-planet to slag and left the world—now abandoned as a lost cause by the Republic—uninhabitable.
Despite the depopulation and destruction, Humbarine was eventually resettled by the Galactic Empire
at some point following the end of the Clone Wars. In the aftermath of the Battle of Endor
in 4 ABY
, the planet became one of numerous Imperial fortress worlds
spread across the Empire's shrinking territory. By 25 ABY
, Humbarine possessed a population of ten to 100 million sentient
beings, and largely managed to stay out of further galactic affairs. (Read more…)