"Callos was like Felucia. Overgrown, teeming with life. And we razed the planet. It's a dead world now."
Juno Eclipse, to Starkiller[src]

Callos was a planet of the Brema sector in the Outer Rim Territories. It was once teeming with animal and plant life, until it was devastated by the Galactic Empire in 3 BBY.

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"Lost? No we're not lost! I know exactly where we're headed!"
Ahsoka Tano, to Kit Fisto[src]

Wildlife on Callos

Before its devastation, Callos was a jungle planet with a sweltering environment, which was home to many species of tree and beast.[3] The Imperial bombardment destroyed much of the planet's lush surface, and sent the formerly fertile environment into a permanent winter that killed anything that survived the initial assault.[2]

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Clone Wars[edit | edit source]

"No ships or speeders, that was the cost of entry, Master Fisto. The backers of this meeting are naturally suspicious of newcomers."
Ahsoka Tano, to Kit Fisto[src]

During the Clone Wars, Callos remained a neutral planet, rebuffing representatives from both the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems to support their causes.[2] However, Callos was the site of a black market operation run by outlaw tech Clawfish. In around 20 BBY, Jedi Master Kit Fisto and Padawan Ahsoka Tano went on a mission to Callos to prevent the Venomator, a highly advanced starfighter designed by Geonosian engineer Bogg, from falling into the wrong hands.[3]

Imperial Period[edit | edit source]

"I led the Imperial forces at the Battle of Callos."
Juno Eclipse, to Starkiller[src]

The Bombing of Callos

In 3 BBY, Imperial forces under the command of Darth Vader attacked Callos, after discovering evidence that the Callosians were developing a new offensive technology intended to oppose those who were spreading the New Order. During the bombardment, Vader ordered his personal fighter wing, Black Eight Squadron, to destroy the Callos planetary reactor. Juno Eclipse, leader of the bombing squad, asked Darth Vader if there was an alternative to outright genocide. Vader replied that striking the planetary reactor would suffice. The destruction of this reactor unit started a catastrophic chain reaction, which destroyed the ecosystem of the entire planet. Though the atmosphere remained breathable, incessant ice storms and sub-freezing temperatures prevented any further permanent habitation.[2]

Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

"With respect, sir, it would be genocide to maintain the bombardment—a completely unnecessary waste of life. They are already beaten."
Juno Eclipse, to Darth Vader[src]

The reclusive Callosians developed a sophisticated culture, centered on a lifestyle of scholarship and philosophy. At various times throughout history, small groups of Callosians left their homeworld to learn about the greater galaxy, and always returned to share their knowledge with their society. Those who were away from the planet at the time of the bombardment defied logic and returned to their devastated homeworld, presumably to die. Imperial surveys that returned later found no life signs on the planet's surface and no evidence of survivor enclaves.[2]

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