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The Fountain of the Ancients, located in the Derelkoos Desert on Klatooine, is a natural formation that grows more beautiful with time. Formed in a depression, the Fountain leaks liquid wintrium from a rift in Klatooine's crust. Once cooled by the desert wind, a process taking around 10,000 years, the wintrium will continue to add and build into a glass sculpture that is of semblance to water sprung from a fountain but that is frozen in time.
The time-enduring traits, and the slow but steady process by which the Fountain builds itself, have caused the Klatooinians to place great importance on patience, tradition and tenacity; they have a great respect for all things aged. The Fountain is sometimes called the Fountain of Hutt Ancients by Klatooinians in reverence for their Hutt masters who were likened to the Ancients for their long life. Such deference is rare from the younger generations, who resent the Hutt rule.
The Fountain and the area surrounding it are firmly established as a holy place and used as the center of politics by the ruling Council of Elders who reside in a palace near the Fountain. All of the buildings within one kilometer of the Fountain are maintained in their traditional elements and are devoid of modern technology, which is prohibited as a sign of honor for the Ancients.
The Fountain of the Ancients is quite beautiful and attracts many visitors from across the galaxy. The gleam from the pinnacle of the sculpture can be seen from afar, as a beacon for all to come and see a testament to persistence.