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Planet: Vulp Minor
Galactic coordinates: (5, 57)
System coordinates: (11, 3)
Planet type: gas giant
Planet size: 17 x 17
Governor: Galactic Empire
Magistrate: Moff [HC-1]# Bill Maxwell
Total population: 217,812,128 inhabitants
Hireable Population: 1,000 People
Civilisation level: 3.5000%
Tax level: 0.0000%
Planet income: 14,900,965 credits
Tax income: 0 credits
One of the two gas giants in the Vulpter System, Vulp Minor is the smaller of the two. Its many atmospheric layers are composed of many kinds of elements, making it ideal for Tibanna Gas deposits to form. Its position in this system puts it very near two other planets, Vulp Major and Nur, thus affecting the gravity on all three. The orbits of all three planets are also highly irregular and as such, anyone traveling through this area of the system must make careful course corrections.
From the amount of dust particles orbiting this planet it is believed that Vulp Minor once had one or two small moons, which most likely collided with the nearby planets of Vulp Major and Nur hundreds of thousands of years ago. Evidence of this can be seen on the surfaces of both those planets in the high amount of volcanic activity.
In orbit around this planet is where Fleet Thirteen was finally destroyed in a battle with Old Republic forces. What reports that can be found of the battle are fragmentary, but it seems that Fleet Thirteen was being pursued by two other Republic Fleets and lured them into the gravity disturbances and space dust between Vulp Minor and its nearby brethren in the hopes of gaining a strategic advantage. While Fleet Thirteen did find its advantage, destroying over 30% of the Republic force, in the end they were outnumbered, overwhelmed, and finally destroyed. To this day there are small but identifiable pieces of the ships that were Fleet Thirteen still orbiting Vulp Minor.