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Felucia
Felucia
Specifications
Universe Star Wars Universe
Astrographical
Region Outer Rim Territories
Sector Thanium Sector
System Felucia System
Suns Felix
Moons 2
Orbital position 4
Rotation period 34 standard hours
Orbital period 231 local days
Physical
Class Terrestrial
Diameter 10,465 km
Atmosphere Breathable
Climate Tropical, Subtropical
Gravity 75%
Primary terrain Jungle (most fungi), Swamps
Societal
Native fauna Felucians, Felucian birds,
Felucian Flying Mantas
Felucian Rippers
Felucian Snails
Felucian Slugs
Gelagrubs
Yerdua Poison-Spitters
Native flora Mostly fungi
Immigrated species Gossams, Humans, Twi'leks
Acklays, Rancors,
Bull Rancors, Sarlacci and Ithorians
Population 8.5 million
Demonym Felucian

Felucia (pronounced /fʌ'lusiə/), originally known as Galuch, was a plant-covered, fairly inhospitable planet between Thanium and Mossak, and located near the Perlemian Trade Route.

Description Edit

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Felucia had a diversity of bizarre plants, fungi, and animals which were almost rubber-like and translucent, as well as enormous Pitchers. When the sun shone, the environment glittered like multicolored glass. Most of Felucia was entirely covered by a humid, fetid landscape of huge fungal forests, and its wildlife included native Gelagrubs, immigrated Acklays, and a prodigious Sarlacc. Felucia had strong ties to the Living Force, and as such the world's flora and fauna, including Felucians, could be influenced by a presence of a strong Force-user, both light and dark. Most plants and animals of Felucia have adapted special defenses to protect them from each other, which made them particularly hostile to the off-worlders.

History Edit

Early history Edit

Originally known as Galuch, the planet was colonized by the Gossam in 27,000 BBY, early in their interstellar history. Felucia was a hard planet to colonize because of its dense forests and creatures. When the Gossams tried to colonize it, many aggressive plants and animals tried to defend the planet, but the Gossams finally gained a few footholds on it. Felucia was one of their earliest colonies, though it was one of the least populated since its vast fungus jungles proved too wild to support large Gossam colonies. As such, the planet became little more that an exotic retreat world for the wealthy Gossam along with their lowly servants and laborers. Circa 25,126 BBY, the planet was absorbed into Xim's empire as he expanded his borders from the Kingdom of Cron.

The planet was entirely controlled by the Commerce Guild, and resistance to the Guild was found in scattered townships in the wilderness. These townships were home to escaped workers, criminals, and enemies of the Guild. As colonies spread, the native Felucian species went underground or lived in small villages in the thickest forests. Many, if not all, of the Felucians were Force-sensitive, and had a communal relationship with the planets ecosystem.

Clone Wars Edit

During the Clone Wars, Felucia became the headquarters of the Commerce Guild, which supported the Confederacy of Independent Systems, and Felucia would become a valuable member world. In 22 BBY, the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, and Plo Koon were involved in a futile assault on the planet. Later in the war, the planet was named by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine as part of a Triad of Evil, alongside Mygeeto and Saleucami.

The planet was attacked during the Outer Rim Sieges. After the first attack, 19 BBY, Barriss Offee and Zonder were imprisoned on the planet. Aayla Secura took the Intrepid to Felucia to capture Shu Mai and rescue Barriss and Zonder; meanwhile, the Separatists began their attack] on Coruscant.

With the help of Padawan Ekria, Aayla rescued Barriss and Zonder from the Nigkoe Detention Facility, resulting in a full-fledged ground battle. The Republic forces then assaulted Shu Mai's personal compound, not realizing Mai had already evacuated and was on Utapau.

The Jedi infiltrated the compound, found Mai long gone, but managed to shut down the droid army remotely, letting Commander Bly's clone troops into the compound, at the same time the Invisible Hand was crashing onto Coruscant.

Unfortunately, the compound was booby-trapped, and released toxins, killing many clones. The Jedi barely escaped before the entire compound exploded, but many clones did not. The trap also triggered a "poisoned well" policy to keep the planet from being of worth to the Republic, unleashing a highly poisonous biological agent into the water supply of Felucia's natural planet-wide aquatic distribution system, capable of infecting the entire planet in four days.

Shu Mai had left behind forces ordered to fortify the planet's major water treatment facilities. They knew the only way to prevent the deaths of millions was to take over the facilities and contain the toxin. The Jedi Council sent Stass Allie with clone reinforcements to Felucia.

Stass dropped off the clone reinforcements and Padawan Drake Lo'gaan on Felucia and then headed to Saleucami. The Republic forces split into three forces, each headed toward a different facility: Barriss, Lieutenant Inc, and Lieutenant Barr to Har Gau; Ekria, Zonder, Drake, and Lieutenant Galle to Jiaozi; and Aayla and Commander Bly to Niango.

Barriss's forces defeated a Commerce Guild patrol, at the cost of Lieutenant Inc's life. Barriss ordered Lieutenant Barr's troops to abandon her and go get Lieutenant Galle for help.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Galle used a staged retreat to distract the Commerce Guild forces from the facility at Jiaozi, which the Padawans were able to infiltrate. The Padawans completed their mission at Jiaozi by shutting down the outgoing pipes before the arrival of the toxin, but were unable to access the controls of the Niango and Har Gau.

Ekria was puzzled when she detected a Confederacy-encrypted holo from Coruscant being received by Bly, not understanding that it was Darth Sidious relaying Order 66. Ekria was able to tap into the clone-cam feeds of Bly's troops and behold Aayla, who was spooked by the complete silence of the wildlife as she and Bly headed towards Niango. As Aayla was distracted by a native bird taking to the air, she was gunned down from behind by Bly and the other clones.

Simultaneously, Barriss was fighting alone, surrounded by droids. To her relief, she saw Lieutenant Galle's men seemingly rush to her rescue, but instead they shot her down.

The Padawans were horrified by Aayla's murder, but able to decrypt the message and hear Order 66. They then heard a new message on Republic channels from Coruscant: "Calling all Jedi. This is Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. The war is over. I repeat, the war is over. All Jedi are ordered to return to the Jedi Temple immediately. You will receive further instructions when you arrive."

The Padawans then checked Galle's clone-cam, and saw that Galle's troops were about to burst into the Jiaozi facility to kill the Padawans. The Padawans barely escaped, and would later head to Coruscant.

Later events Edit

Since their defeat, separatist remnants, including Gossam settlers found shelter in small enclaves in the fungal wilderness, joining forces with fugitive laborers, outlaws and smugglers they formerly persecuted.

After the Clone Wars, the damage to the eco-system combined with the pain and suffering felt on the planet caused many of the force sensitive Felucians to teeter dangerously close to the dark side of the Force. This made Felucia an even more dangerous place, in many years to come. Sometime before the Galactic Civil War, the Empire conquered the planet, after the world’s capture, they destroyed any local resistance. In the Aftermath of Felucia's fall, the Empire began to occupy the world. The Imperial forces maintained presence in Kway Teow primarily to gather Gossam slaves for export and to research biological agents takes from diverse and abundant plant life. During the late days of the Great Jedi Purge, Darth Vader sent his secret apprentice Starkiller to Felucia to deal with Force-sensitives there. Master Shaak Ti had exiled herself to this planet, where she was training the grief-stricken padawan, Maris Brood, and Felucians for a confrontation with the Dark Lord. Starkiller fought his way through a small army of Felucian warriors and engaged Shaak Ti in a lightsaber duel. Despite Master Ti summoning more Felucians and even calling on the assistance of a Sarlaac, Starkiller struck her down, and she became one with the Force. One year later the Empire began operations on the planet to eliminate the native Force sensitives and established a prison facility, from which agents of Bail Prestor Organa rescued Admiral Gilder Varth.

During the Galactic Civil War, in 1 BBY, Jabba Desilijic Tiure had sent a Sith holocron that he spent half his wealth on to Felucia to be protected by the Empire, where it was stolen by the Zann Consortium. It was during this time that Tyber Zann here led a contingent of his underworld mercenaries against the Imperial forces. However, Zann would get captured by Imperial forces as part of a trap set up by Jabba, although he would later escape. This had ended the Consortium's affiliation of Felucia and began the Hutt Cartel's.

In 4 ABY, when the Cartel had fallen, the Hutts operations on Felucia, had ceased to exist.

Sometime afterward, the New Republic liberated Felucia from the Galactic Empire's rule and ended their reign on the planet.

The Ithorians later colonized the planet after the devastation of Ithor, under the protection of the Galactic Alliance.

Behind the scenes Edit

Felucia was created for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Early concept art for the planet depicted a world of enormous bulbous plants that seeped antigravitic goo into the skies, which later evolved to become the planet Saleucami. Originally designed for an opening montage of Confederacy planets under assault by the Galactic Republic, Felucia later was used during the Order 66 montage scene, serving as the place of the death of fan-favorite Aayla Secura. The planet was later explored in the Expanded Universe media such as Paul Ens' webstrip Evasive Action: Reversal of Fortune and, most recently, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed multimedia project. The planet was been featured in the video games Star Wars: Battlefront II and Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption as playable battleground. With its background expanded in The Force Unleashed Campaign Guide and The Essential Atlas, Felucia has also appeared in Season Two of Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series.

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