"As it happens, Calius is one of the few places in Imperial space where I'm perfectly safe. The Berchestian governor and I have known each other for several years. More to the point, there are certain items important to him which only I can supply."
Talon Karrde to Luke Skywalker[src]

Calius saj Leeloo, also known as the City of Glowing Crystal,[1] was a major tourist attraction on Berchest during the days of the Galactic Republic and the planet's most populous city.[2]

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The city was carved by the native Berchestians, entirely from one massive crystal, which was created over the centuries from the salt deposits of the adjacent Leefari Sea. Being an architectural and beautiful masterpiece, it was included in the list of the Twenty Wonders of the Galaxy by the historian Vicendi in 10,000 BBY.[3]

During the conflict with the Eternal Empire, Calius saj Leeloo was the capital city of Berchest.[1]

In 22 BBY, during the Separatist Crisis, it was rocked by a 7.1 groundquake on 13:3:13, centered 45 kilometers west of the city in the mountains. The quake caused substantial damage, shattering homes and businesses and causing thousands to flee the city. Thousands more were estimated to have been killed. The spaceport closed for twelve hours as a result of the quake. The Sanctum Arcti, Calius's most famous structure, sustained only light damage, which was declared a miracle by the galactic media. The Refugee Relief Movement sent aid and ships to the planet soon after.

Before the Clone Wars, like the rest of the planet, the city based its economy on tourism. Due to the successive conflicts of the Clone Wars and the Galactic Civil War, tourists stopped coming to enjoy the city. Luckily for the Berchestians, the planet was able to leverage its position on several important trade routes and turn itself into an important trade nexus.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Scavenging Crew Skill Mission: "Calius saj Leeloo"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Last Command
  3. The Essential Atlas
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