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Kashyyyk (Kazooki), also known as Wookiee Planet C, Edean, G5-623, and Wookiee World, is a Mid Rim planet.
|Universe||Star Wars Universe|
|Primary Terrain||Mountains, Immense Forests and Jungles, Deserts, Beaches|
|Notable Species||Wookiees, Kinrath, Katarn, Gorryl Slug, Netcaster, Wroshyr Trees|
|Rotation period||26 standard hours|
|Orbital Period||381 local days|
Natural Features Edit
With no axial tilt and a perfectly circular orbit, Kashyyyk experiences one continuous season. It is composed of a molten metallic core, rocky mantle, and a silicate rock crust. The planet has four continents, making up 40% of the surface, which are mostly covered in lush and humongous Wroshyr Tree-filled forests, which are several kilometers high. The planet does have a small amount of desert region in the rain-shadow of its small mountain ranges as well as large plains including the Woolwarricca region. A tropical ocean belt contained archipelagos and long reefs of coral-like organisms. In addition, a few sandy beaches could be found along the shores of its oceans.
The Kashyyyk coastlines are lined with a brownish-white sand and thick grasses. Kashyyyk's highest peak was Korrokrrayyo Mountain. Much of the planet could be compared to a giant swamp—filled with wildlife and covered with wet soil and large amounts of water. The prevalent ecology could be politely described as a "layered deathtrap", as the dangers presented by local wildlife increased as one descended toward the forest floor. According to Wookiee culture, this vertical environment consists of seven levels. The bulk of Wookiee civilization is located on the uppermost seventh level, and even the bravest Wookiees rarely ventured below the fourth level. The ground level is known as the Shadowlands and, sometimes, the notherworld.
As previously stated, the Wroshyr Trees are the dominant flora. Wroshyr Trees may actually be one large connected organism, based on the fact that when limbs of two trees run into each other, they will fuse together. The Wookiees inferred great symbolism in this. Jolee Bindo theorized that the species of Wroshyr Tree is in fact alien to the planet and was planted there by the Infinite Empire. This was based on information given by a Rakata computer left near one of their ancient Star Maps.
The forests of Kashyyyk are filled with a tremendous variety of floral life, many with some form of consciousness. The Wookiees learned to communicate with these plants and often came to an understanding about their use. One example of this was with the Orga Plants, who allowed the Wookiees to harvest their older roots to use in Life Day ceremonies.
Most other flora was parasitic to the worshyr trees, grow in dirt pockets in crevices of the trees, or are carnivorous. There were at least two types of large carnivorous plants in the lower levels. These include a carnivorous, spiked vine plants, and the infamous Syren Plant, which plays a crucial role in the coming of age rituals for various Wookiee tribes. Both of these plants are capable of consuming adolescent Wookiees or fully grown humans.
Besides the primary sapient Wookiees, Kashyyyk was home of Kashyyyk Bantha, a small population of Terentateks, and a host of other species. Usually, the deeper into the jungle one went, the more dangerous the animals became. Additionally, many of the species that inhabited the deeper parts of the jungle were capable of bio-phosphorescence, since the deeper layers of the forest were in perpetual darkness.