The Center of the Known Universe

Triple zero: Coruscant’s coordinates on all standard navigational charts. The center of the known universe. For over 1,000 generations Coruscant has been central to galactic affairs. Whoever controls Coruscant controls the galaxy.

Her landmass is almost totally covered by an enormous multileveled city built on foundations that have been in place since before the beginning of the Galactic Republic. The oldest and densest population centers border her equator. Kilometer-high skyscrapers- some even extending to the lower fringes of the atmosphere – and numerous spaceports cover her cityscape.

For the span of the Galactic Republic, Coruscant formed the foundation of government. The Galactic Senate and its governing Supreme Chancellor presided from the capital planet, and the Republic’s guardians erected their massive Jedi Temple there thousands of years before the Galactic Civil War.

The three year conflict known as the Clone Wars have officially ended, but the news trickles outward at it’s own pace from Coruscant. The Empire has come to power, Imperial agents work tirelessly to wipe away vestiges of the Old Republic. The decisive battle has seen the deaths of General Grievous and Count Dooku, the end of the Separist Council and the near destruction of the Jedi Temple.

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Star Wars: The New Order

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