'''Columus''' was a planet classified as a low-gravity tourist trap and remained loyal to the [[Republic]] during the [[Clone Wars]], although its therapeutic [[cloning]] was restricted during the Wars, as was all nonmilitary cloning. The native [[Columi]] developed [[hyperdrive]] 2,000,000 BBY.
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Columus was the homeworld of the ancient Columi species which developed the hyperdrive in 2,000,000 BBY. By the latter days of the Galactic Republic, Columus was something of a backwater, with Columi civilization having been overtaken in influence by younger species.
Though their technology was up to galactic standard, it was too specialized to attract significant trade. The Columi tried to attract trade by marketing their homeworld as a tourist destination, though the health benefits of Columus' low gravity were disputed.
During the Clone Wars, its therapeutic cloning technology was restricted as was all nonmilitary cloning. When the Galactic Empire turned its attentions towards Columus, the Columi reacted with uncharacteristic swiftness and joined the Imperial cause. Though the Columi feared and despised other, more "primitive" sentients, they were willing to lend assistance to the Empire in exchange for being left alone.