Kamino

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Kamino
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Location
System Kamino
Sector Orus
Galactic Coordinates (326, -344)
System Coordinates (10, 8)
Rotational Period 27 standard hours
Orbital Period 463 standard days
Astrographic Entry Kamino
Statistics
Type temperate/breathable
Primary Terrain: ocean, rock
Controlled By Republic Medical
Governor Republic Medical
Magistrate None
Population 3,576,596 inhabitants
Sentient Races Kaminoan

Description

The planet Kamino, known also as Planet of Storms [1] has no landmass whatsoever, yet life still manages to thrive on the world. The most populous species on Kamino, the Kaminoans, were originally aquatic creatures that lived in the massive ocean. Eventually, the Kaminoans developed superior technology and were able to construct massive, floating cities, including their capital, Tipoca City.

Kamino has an extremely hostile environment, and torrential rainstorms are often in occurrence. When the Second Galactic Survey recorded the existence of Kamino at the end of the Great Sith War, it was unable to breach the atmosphere, for lightning nearly destroyed the survey vessel. Therefore, the Kaminoans remained largely unknown for a vast majority of history.

The planet is composed of a molten core with a rocky mantle and silicate rock crust. Climatic change had long ago submerged the planet's continents, drowning the planet under a global ocean that covered almost all of the surface, with a few islands that were once mountains, but they were rained on almost every second. However, the surface of Kamino is not always subject to rain, contrary to popular belief. It is subject, though, to savage storms and powerful lightning bursts that can be seen from orbit. [1]

However, the Kaminoans were able to develop advanced technology, including brain-wave regulators which can alter the mindset of primitive beings. The Kaminoans used these devices to enslave flying beasts that they used for transportation between cities. However, the Kaminoans needed to maintain their ability to breath underwater in order to use these flying beasts, and developed a strong respiratory system. Kaminoans also managed to develop cloning facilities.

Kamino was later discovered by those who conspired to create the clones, and erased from the databases of the most prestigious libraries, including those on Obroa-skai and the Jedi Archives. The Kaminoans were responsible for the development of a clone army. Since the Kaminoans realized the destruction that they caused, they completely outlawed cloning.

The Kaminoans are led by a prime minister, who is elected when a strong, almost universal, majority of the population supports it. Recently, the prime minister has opened Kamino to several mining factions, which were responsible for development and exploitation of Kamino. The Kaminoans, who refuse to establish contact with either the Empire or the Alliance, tinker with devices that the miners bring to them, and continue working on methods of technology that can further advance the galaxy, hopefully for the better.

Tipoca City

The Kaminoan Capital stands above the ferocious waves on massive legs anchored in the seabed, its gently sloping roof-domes shedding the driving rains that fall almost continuously. The city is actually a network of stilt structures distributed over 150 kilometres (93 miles) at the planet's western equator. The central hub houses extensive cloning facilities and administrative offices occupied by the planet's Ruling Council. (Government) Because all the millions of Kaminoans who live and work in Tipoca are involved in either the cloning industry or governmental business -the two are closely interlinked- there is no public space within the central domes. Satellite cities ranged around Tipoca provide homes and recreation for the highly skilled workers.

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