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Planet: Camden
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Camden is a medium-sized planet with a close orbit of the system's only star. It is the only planet in the system and is largely covered by deserts interrupted by a vast range of dry, craggy mountains. The mountains and surrounding rock fields are both remnants of a massive but now dormant volcanic field. Presently there is only one active volcano on Camden. The combination of the planet's proximity to its star, the gases released by its volcano, and the mountain range's disruption of normal air currents keep the planet's atmosphere thin, hot, and arid. This said, it is still able to support most forms of sentient life, and the few areas where winds have eroded the mineral-rich rock have become fertile enough to farm and graze. Outside of the scattered grassy plains only a small variety of vegetation native to Camden.

The plains are home to several small and medium-sized herbivorous mammals which are preyed upon by a relative of the Howlrunner, which is smaller than its better-known cousin species. In the mountains, the apex predators tend to be birds of prey and other winged species who hunt for smaller creatures that live in the ravines and cliffsides. Wamp rats, though not native to Camden, are perennial pests for the desert settlements and moisture farmers. It is believed that these rats are descendants of the vermin which stowed away on the ships of early prospectors.

Camden was originally colonized by the Jedi and different mining corporations. The former built what came to be known as the Temple of Kyber. Local legends say there was once a sizable vein of kyber crystal running through the mountains, and this is what both attracted the Jedi and inspired the name of their settlement. Modern geological surveys, however, have found little evidence of kyber on Camden. The mining corporations were attracted by the planet's sizeable deposits of other valuable minerals which had been brought closer to the surface by Camden's turbulent geological past. Water prospecting and moisture farming make up the only other large industries present. Camden's isolated location, which made it popular with religious groups, is also it's biggest obstacle to becoming a major hub for mining and industry.

Camden's largest settlement is the city surrounding the Temple of Kyber, on a large plateau in the mountains, just south of the planet's equator. Local legends say that either the crater just north of the temple or the cave systems just east of the crater is where the ancient Jedi would search for their kyber crystals, making these locations popular with tourists and pilgrims. The volcano and steep mountains continue to attract thrillseekers, adventurers, and those who would rather remain unfound. 

  • Details
  • Type: Hot/breathable
  • Size: 10x10
  • Population
  • Total: 859,311,634 inhabitants
  • Hireable Population: 1,000
  • Civilization: 30.2700%