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{{Planet
 
{{Planet
 
|image=[[File:Goroth.jpg]]
 
|image=[[File:Goroth.jpg]]
 
|name=Goroth Prime (Celleballen)
 
|name=Goroth Prime (Celleballen)
 
|region=[[Mid Rim/Legends|Mid Rim]]<ref name="GSE4">''[[Goroth: Slave of the Empire]]'', p. 4</ref>
 
|region=[[Mid Rim/Legends|Mid Rim]]<ref name="GSE4">''[[Goroth: Slave of the Empire]]'', p. 4</ref>
|sector=[[Trans-Nebular sector]]<ref name="GSE4" /><ref name="OC">{{SW|url=news/star-wars-the-essential-atlas-online-companion|int=Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion|text=''Star Wars: The Essential Atlas'' Online Companion|archivedate=20170807125129}}</ref>
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|sector=[[Trans-Nebular sector]]<ref name="GSE4" /><ref name="OC">{{SW|url=atlas|int=Star Wars: The Essential Atlas Online Companion|text=''Star Wars: The Essential Atlas'' Online Companion}}</ref>
 
|system=[[Goroth system]]<ref name="GSE3">''[[Goroth: Slave of the Empire]]'', p. 3</ref><ref name="OC" />
 
|system=[[Goroth system]]<ref name="GSE3">''[[Goroth: Slave of the Empire]]'', p. 3</ref><ref name="OC" />
 
|suns=2: [[Goroth Alpha]] and [[Goroth Beta]]<ref name="GSE3" />
 
|suns=2: [[Goroth Alpha]] and [[Goroth Beta]]<ref name="GSE3" />
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*Type III {{C|breath mask required}}<ref name="GSE3" />
 
*Type III {{C|breath mask required}}<ref name="GSE3" />
 
Composition:
 
Composition:
*74% nitrogen<ref name="GSE">''[[Goroth: Slave of the Empire]]''</ref>
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*74% nitrogen<ref name="GSE" />
 
*20% oxygen<ref name="GSE" />
 
*20% oxygen<ref name="GSE" />
 
*6% "trace" elements<ref name="GSE" />
 
*6% "trace" elements<ref name="GSE" />
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*[[G'Laine]]<ref name="GSE3" />
 
*[[G'Laine]]<ref name="GSE3" />
 
*[[Graith]] (capital)<ref name="GSE3" />
 
*[[Graith]] (capital)<ref name="GSE3" />
*[[Main (city)|Main]]<ref name="GSE3" />
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*[[Maln]]<ref name="GSE3" />
 
*[[M'Nim]]<ref name="GSE3" />
 
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|affiliation=*[[Galactic Republic/Legends|Galactic Republic]]
 
|affiliation=*[[Galactic Republic/Legends|Galactic Republic]]
 
*[[Galactic Empire/Legends|Galactic Empire]]<ref name="GSE3" />}}
 
*[[Galactic Empire/Legends|Galactic Empire]]<ref name="GSE3" />}}
'''Goroth Prime''', also simply known as '''Goroth''', was the [[Gorothite]] [[Homeworld/Legends|homeworld]], located on the border with the [[Mid Rim/Legends|Mid Rim]]. The [[Aqualish/Legends|Aqualish]] knew this world under the name '''Celleballen''', which meant "wasteland".<ref name="GSE" />
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'''Goroth Prime''', also simply known as '''Goroth''', was the [[Gorothite]] [[Homeworld/Legends|homeworld]], located on the border with the [[Mid Rim/Legends|Mid Rim]]. The [[Aqualish/Legends|Aqualish]] knew this world under the name '''Celleballen''', which meant "wasteland".<ref name="GSE">''[[Goroth: Slave of the Empire]]''</ref>
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
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Located in the [[Trans-Nebular Zone]] of the [[Trans-Nebular sector]], Goroth was far away from regular, short or safe [[Hyperlane|hyperspace routes]], a fact which left the [[Planet/Legends|planet]] hidden from the rest of [[The galaxy/Legends|the galaxy]] for a long time.<ref name="GSE17">''[[Goroth: Slave of the Empire]]'', p. 17</ref>
 
Located in the [[Trans-Nebular Zone]] of the [[Trans-Nebular sector]], Goroth was far away from regular, short or safe [[Hyperlane|hyperspace routes]], a fact which left the [[Planet/Legends|planet]] hidden from the rest of [[The galaxy/Legends|the galaxy]] for a long time.<ref name="GSE17">''[[Goroth: Slave of the Empire]]'', p. 17</ref>
   
Goroth had a perihelion orbit of 7.1 light minutes and was the only planet in the [[Star system/Legends|system]] to develop [[Sentience/Legends|sentient]] life. The planet had three [[Moon/Legends|moons]], all with a stable orientation, 120 degrees apart. The moons themselves, called [[Telar]], [[J'Mel]] and [[V'Sar]], were airless rocks, with no magnetic fields or volcanic activity.<ref name="GSE18" /> The planet's axis of rotation was perfectly perpendicular to its orbital plane, making day and night the same length and season non-existent.<ref name="GSE20" />
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Goroth had a perihelion orbit of 7.1 light minutes and was the only planet in the [[Star system/Legends|system]] to develop [[Sentience/Legends|sentient]] life. The planet had three [[Moon/Legends|moons]], all with a stable orientation, 120 degrees apart. The moons themselves, called [[Telar]], [[J'Mel]] and [[V'Sar]], were airless rocks, with no magnetic fields or volcanic activity.<ref name="GSE18">''[[Goroth: Slave of the Empire]]'', p. 18</ref> The planet's axis of rotation was perfectly perpendicular to it's orbital plane, making day and night the same length and season non-existent.<ref name="GSE20" />
   
Although a standard terrestrial planet from the outside, Goroth had an unusually strong magnetic field and a slower speed of rotation. A standard day lasted thirty-six [[Standard hour/Legends|hours]] and a [[Standard year/Legends|year]] 300 local days (450 standard days or 1.22 standard years). The strong magnetic field, combined with the fact that the magnetic poles were offset with axis of rotation by 20 degrees, caused heavy lightning storms with [[Electromagnetic pulse/Legends|electromagnetic pulses]].<ref name="GSE20" />
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Although a standard terrestrial planet from the outside, Goroth had an unusually strong magnetic field and a slower speed of rotation. A standard day lasted thirty-six [[Standard hour/Legends|hours]] and a [[Standard year/Legends|year]] 300 local days (450 standard days or 1.22 standard years). The strong magnetic field, combined with the fact that the magnetic poles were offset with axis of rotation by 20 degrees, caused heavy lightning storms with [[electromagnetic pulse]]s.<ref name="GSE20" />
   
 
===Geology===
 
===Geology===
Goroth Prime was a rocky planet with a mean density 5.5 times that of [[Water/Legends|water]] and had a small [[nickel]]-[[Iron/Legends|iron]] core. Goroth Prime was built like many other planets, but was unusual in that [[hyperbaride]]s and other heavy elements like [[Osmium/Legends|osmium]] and [[Iridium (element)/Legends|iridium]] were naturally found in high concentration.<ref name="GSE" />
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Goroth Prime was a rocky planet with a mean density 5.5 times that of [[Water/Legends|water]] and had a small [[nickel]]-[[Iron/Legends|iron]] core. Goroth Prime was built like many other planets, but was unusual in that [[hyperbaride]]s and other heavy elements like [[osmium]] and [[Iridium (element)|iridium]] were naturally found in high concentration.<ref name="GSE" />
   
 
The inner core of Goroth had a temperature of around 7,500°C, 1,000°C higher than that of a similar terrestrial planet, and consisted of nickel and iron. Because of the high pressure and densities of 13, the core remained solid despite the high temperatures. Hyperbarides in the core had an estimated concentration of around 0.25%. The outer core was a semi-rigid shell with a density of 10, a thickness of around 2,000 km and, like the inner core, was made up mostly of nickel and iron.<ref name="GSE" />
 
The inner core of Goroth had a temperature of around 7,500°C, 1,000°C higher than that of a similar terrestrial planet, and consisted of nickel and iron. Because of the high pressure and densities of 13, the core remained solid despite the high temperatures. Hyperbarides in the core had an estimated concentration of around 0.25%. The outer core was a semi-rigid shell with a density of 10, a thickness of around 2,000 km and, like the inner core, was made up mostly of nickel and iron.<ref name="GSE" />
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Goroth's location near several [[Nebula/Legends|nebulae]] made it hard to discover from outside. Around [[8000 BBY]], a band of [[Corellian/Legends|Corellian]] [[Pirate/Legends|pirates]] found the system during their escape from [[Galactic Republic/Legends|Galactic Republic]] [[Starship/Legends|ships]]. They made use of the Gorothite's gullibility and sold them their goods, often stolen loot or cheap technological products, in exchange for "worthless" rocks&mdash;heavy metals that were abundant on Goroth.<ref name="GSE" />
 
Goroth's location near several [[Nebula/Legends|nebulae]] made it hard to discover from outside. Around [[8000 BBY]], a band of [[Corellian/Legends|Corellian]] [[Pirate/Legends|pirates]] found the system during their escape from [[Galactic Republic/Legends|Galactic Republic]] [[Starship/Legends|ships]]. They made use of the Gorothite's gullibility and sold them their goods, often stolen loot or cheap technological products, in exchange for "worthless" rocks&mdash;heavy metals that were abundant on Goroth.<ref name="GSE" />
   
The pirates' exploits of the Gorothites came to an end when an [[Ithorian/Legends|Ithorian]] [[Ithorian Herdship/Legends|herdship]] discovered Goroth too and revealed the planet's existence&mdash;as well as the deeds of the pirates to the rest of the [[Galaxy/Legends|galaxy]].<ref name="GSE" />
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The pirates' exploits of the Gorothites came to an end when an [[Ithorian/Legends|Ithorian]] [[Ithorian Herdship|herdship]] discovered Goroth too and revealed the planet's existence&mdash;as well as the deeds of the pirates to the rest of the [[Galaxy/Legends|galaxy]].<ref name="GSE" />
   
 
Soon after the initial contact with the Republic, Goroth became a candidate for membership. The [[Bureau of Acculturation]] oversaw the task of bringing the Gorothite civilization to galactic standard. Around five centuries after Goroth had been discovered, it joined the Republic. However, due to its poisonous environment for any non-Gorothites, the planet maintained a certain amount of autonomy.<ref name="GSE" />
 
Soon after the initial contact with the Republic, Goroth became a candidate for membership. The [[Bureau of Acculturation]] oversaw the task of bringing the Gorothite civilization to galactic standard. Around five centuries after Goroth had been discovered, it joined the Republic. However, due to its poisonous environment for any non-Gorothites, the planet maintained a certain amount of autonomy.<ref name="GSE" />
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The Trans-Nebular sector had been settled by Corellians as well as [[Aqualish/Legends|Aqualish]] [[Barralenal]] pilgrims, between whom a [[Corellian/Aqualish war|war]] erupted in [[4000 BBY]]. While other planets in the [[Sector/Legends|sector]] took sides in the conflict, Goroth remained neutral, mainly due to its now profitable location: It was not too close to disputed areas, yet also close enough to serve as staging area for both sides.<ref name="GSE" />
 
The Trans-Nebular sector had been settled by Corellians as well as [[Aqualish/Legends|Aqualish]] [[Barralenal]] pilgrims, between whom a [[Corellian/Aqualish war|war]] erupted in [[4000 BBY]]. While other planets in the [[Sector/Legends|sector]] took sides in the conflict, Goroth remained neutral, mainly due to its now profitable location: It was not too close to disputed areas, yet also close enough to serve as staging area for both sides.<ref name="GSE" />
   
The head of the Gorothite government was [[Rel'Kan]] [[J'Kek D'rith Kalama|J'Kek]]. He used the planets position to sell concessions to the warring factions, but he never favored one side. These concessions reached from mining rights for the system's [[Gas giant/Legends|gas giants]] to surface leaves for soldiers. J'Kek's popularity skyrocketed for these policies and he was elected for a fifth term&mdash;unprecedented in Gorothite history. A notion to make him "President-for-Life" was voted down by a narrow margin. Philosophers let by [[J'Kek M'hoy Trinia]] argued that the president's actions were too risky and demanded he withdraw all concessions, but their calls fell on deaf ears.<ref name="GSE" />
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The head of the Gorothite government was [[Rel'Kan]] [[J'Kek D'rith Kalama|J'Kek]]. He used the planets position to sell concessions to the warring factions, but he never favored one side. These concessions reached from mining rights for the system's [[Gas giant/Legends|gas giants]] to surface leaves for soldiers. J'Kek's popularity skyrocketed for these policies and he was elected for a fifth term&mdash;unprecedented in Gorothite history. A notion to make him "President-for-Life" was voted down by a narrow margin. Philosophers let by [[J'Kek M'hory Trinia]] argued that the president's actions were too risky and demanded he withdraw all concessions, but their calls fell on deaf ears.<ref name="GSE" />
   
 
During the whole conflict, Goroth managed to remain neutral and unaffected by the war, although several smaller brawls and fights broke out between soldiers on leave. It was at this time that the government created the [[D'Jar'Min]], Goroth's planetary defense force.<ref name="GSE" />
 
During the whole conflict, Goroth managed to remain neutral and unaffected by the war, although several smaller brawls and fights broke out between soldiers on leave. It was at this time that the government created the [[D'Jar'Min]], Goroth's planetary defense force.<ref name="GSE" />
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===Recovery===
 
===Recovery===
Out of five billion inhabitants, only two million survived. On a galactic scale, the system was believed to be destroyed and the planet&mdash;as well as the war&mdash;was soon forgotten.<ref name="GSE" />
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Out of five billion inhabitants, only two million survived. On a galactic scale, the system was believed to be destroyed and the planet&mdash;as well as the war&mdash;was soon forgotten.<ref name="GSE" />
   
 
However, in areas were that had been the least affected by the impacts and the cataclysms that followed, some Gorothites had survived in shelters. These enclaves, called o'beki ("havens") were often isolated from each other and most technology had been lost in the Scouring, while the planet itself had been turned into a fiery, toxic wasteland.<ref name="GSE" />
 
However, in areas were that had been the least affected by the impacts and the cataclysms that followed, some Gorothites had survived in shelters. These enclaves, called o'beki ("havens") were often isolated from each other and most technology had been lost in the Scouring, while the planet itself had been turned into a fiery, toxic wasteland.<ref name="GSE" />
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===Imperial era===
 
===Imperial era===
Around [[17 BBY/Legends|17 BBY]], the [[Moff (Trans-Nebular sector)|Moff]] of the Trans-Nebular sector had declared himself [[Warlord/Legends|warlord]], but was quickly subdued by a [[Star Destroyer task force]]. The new [[Moff/Legends|Moff]], [[Nebin Cray]], found a mention of Goroth and its rich metal resources in some documents and sent out the ''[[Nastion]]'' to investigate.<ref name="GSE" />
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Around [[17 BBY]], the [[Moff (Trans-Nebular sector)|Moff]] of the Trans-Nebular sector had declared himself [[Warlord/Legends|warlord]], but was quickly subdued by a [[Star Destroyer task force]]. The new [[Moff/Legends|Moff]], [[Nebin Cray]], found a mention of Goroth and its rich metal resources in some documents and sent out the ''[[Nastion]]'' to investigate.<ref name="GSE" />
   
 
The [[Imperial Navy/Legends|Imperial Navy]] rediscovered the planet and was surprised to find a functioning civilization. Also, it discovered the now unusual high concentration of hyperbarides in Goroth's crust. The Empire recognized the value of Goroth and was faced with the same choice as the warring factions had millenniums ago: It had not enough forces to occupy the planet, but could not go the planet unused, either. Nebin Cray made the move to invite the galaxy's large mega-corporations and auction off [[Mining/Legends|mining]] rights.<ref name="GSE" />
 
The [[Imperial Navy/Legends|Imperial Navy]] rediscovered the planet and was surprised to find a functioning civilization. Also, it discovered the now unusual high concentration of hyperbarides in Goroth's crust. The Empire recognized the value of Goroth and was faced with the same choice as the warring factions had millenniums ago: It had not enough forces to occupy the planet, but could not go the planet unused, either. Nebin Cray made the move to invite the galaxy's large mega-corporations and auction off [[Mining/Legends|mining]] rights.<ref name="GSE" />
   
The corporations that acquired mining rights included [[Tagge Company]], [[Karflo Corporation/Legends|Karflo Corporation]], [[Trigdale Metallurgy]], [[Vaufthau Processing Industries]] and several smaller companies. Under [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Imperial]] [[Governor/Legends|Governor]] [[Marsh Limoth]], they began mining the hyperbarides. Since [[Repulsorlift/Legends|repulsorlifts]] and [[Droid/Legends|droids]] did not function on Goroth due to the high radiation levels, the corporations lobbied and got permission to use the natives Gorothites as "client workers"&mdash;meaning slaves.<ref name="GSE" />
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The corporations that acquired mining rights included [[Tagge Company]], [[Karflo Corporation]], [[Trigdale Metallurgy]], [[Vaufthau Processing Industries]] and several smaller companies. Under [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Imperial]] [[Governor/Legends|Governor]] [[Marsh Limoth]], they began mining the hyperbarides. Since [[Repulsorlift/Legends|repulsorlifts]] and [[Droid/Legends|droids]] did not function on Goroth due to the high radiation levels, the corporations lobbied and got permission to use the natives Gorothites as "client workers"&mdash;meaning slaves.<ref name="GSE" />
   
The P'Dar'Ken remained intact, but became a puppet government under the governor and the corporations. In opposition to the enslavement, several resistance groups arose on Goroth, the moderate [[Gor'Jen'Ar]], the militaristic [[T'B'Dellyi'Mai]], the religious [[K'Len J'Bar Kasoon]] and the Imperial-controlled [[J'Mer Sab|Night Wind]]. The [[Alliance to Restore the Republic/Legends|Rebel Alliance]] long ignored Goroth and started an information-gathering mission around [[0 BBY/Legends|0 BBY]] under [[Lieutenant/Legends|Lieutenant]] [[Jered Pole]], who posed as a gambler. Shortly after the [[Battle of Yavin/Legends|Battle of Yavin]], the Rebel Alliance saved Night Wind from destruction by Limoth in [[Operation: Starbird]].<ref name="GSE" />
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The P'Dar'Ken remained intact, but became a puppet government under the governor and the corporations. In opposition to the enslavement, several resistance groups arose on Goroth, the moderate [[Gor'Jen'Ar]], the militaristic [[T'B'Dellyi'Mai]], the religious [[K'Len J'Bar Kasoon]] and the Imperial-controlled [[Night Wind]]. The [[Alliance to Restore the Republic/Legends|Rebel Alliance]] long ignored Goroth and started an information-gathering mission around [[0 BBY/Legends|0 BBY]] under [[Lieutenant/Legends|Lieutenant]] [[Jered Pole]], who posed as a gambler. Shortly after the [[Battle of Yavin/Legends|Battle of Yavin]], the Rebel Alliance saved Night Wind from destruction by Limoth in [[Operation: Starbird]].<ref name="GSE" />
   
The Empire classified Goroth as a strategically important planet and thus kept a large garrison to protect the world: Two [[Imperial-class Star Destroyer/Legends|''Imperial''-class Star Destroyers]] were in orbit above the planet. The [[Valor (Imperial-class)|''Valor'']] under [[Admiral/Legends|Admiral]] [[Val DeGoort]] in equatorial orbit was permanently assigned to Goroth. The second Star Destroyer slot was rotated every two months to another ship and maintained a polar orbit. [[General/Legends|General]] [[Anderton Kloff]] commanded the ground forces and several of the ''Valor'''s [[TIE/LN starfighter]]s were assigned to him. Additionally, the [[Goroth Planetary Police]] maintained public security.<ref name="GSE" />
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The Empire classified Goroth as a strategically important planet and thus kept a large garrison to protect the world: Two [[Imperial-class Star Destroyer/Legends|''Imperial''-class Star Destroyers]] were in orbit above the planet. The ''[[Valor (Imperial-class)|Valor]]'' under [[Admiral/Legends|Admiral]] [[Val DeGoort]] in equatorial orbit was permanently assigned to Goroth. The second Star Destroyer slot was rotated every two months to another ship and maintained a polar orbit. [[General/Legends|General]] [[Anderton Kloff]] commanded the ground forces and several of the ''Valor'''s [[TIE/LN starfighter/Legends|TIE/LN starfighters]] were assigned to him. Additionally, the [[Goroth Planetary Police]] maintained public security.<ref name="GSE" />
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Goroth: Slave of the Empire]]'' {{1stm}}
 
*''[[Goroth: Slave of the Empire]]'' {{1stm}}
 
*''[[Alien Encounters]]''
 
*''[[Alien Encounters]]''
*''[[The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia]]'' {{C|See Harrowmere''}}
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*''[[The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia]]'' {{C|See Harrowmere''}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
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