Sector: Melantha Province
Rotation Period: 29 Standard Hours
Orbital Period: 326 Standard Days
Climate: Arid Hot
Terrain: Desert
Species: Humans
Population: 6.7 billion
Major Cities: New Melaana
Major Imports: Foodstuffs
High Technology
Major Exports: Sandstone
Affiliation: House Melantha


The humans that settled Soterios thousands of years ago brought with them many species native to the Core worlds. These species outcompeted the native populations (especially the flora) and invaded every available niche.

Today, none of the native species remain, giving the planet a unique, if very unoriginal ecosystem.


Soterios is an ash-colored, arid world with a tight orbit around its warm sun. Nearly seventy percent of the planet's surface is dry land, with the remainder given over to extremely salty,
shallow seas. These seas have a slight ammonia content, yet support a diverse richness of unusual species. The dry land consists of two main terrain types: wind-swept canyons and
expansive desert wastelands.

Soterios's capital is Melaana. Melaana is situated in a huge canyon - the ancient remains of an ocean's basin. Due to a lack of raw materials, Melaana was originally settled in the canyon walls, surrounding agricultural fields on the basin's floor. This area is now referred to as the Old City and its caverns extend deep into the surface of the planet. These subterranean passages support active local fringe element. New Melaana has been erected in the past few centuries on the basin floor. This younger city consists of impressive skyscrapers and other structures modeled after the architecture on Coruscant.

Soterios's other cities are situated in similar canyon basins. They are connected via dry river bed canyons that meander about the planet's surface. These canyons are used as a highway system for landspeeder and airspeeders.

Points of Interest

  • Old City - great for people looking for information
  • Highway system - intricate and unique


Soterios culture is largely assimilated from the Core, especially Coruscant. The cities have thriving theater districts, music halls, museums, and other cultural activities.

Soterios has an active professional sports circuit that is popular with the Melantha house nobility and the commoners alike. The Soterios social scene is dominated by the HoloNet media. Hourly news shows, cultural forums, and documentaries clog the airways, enthralling people of different walks to take a stand. The media is not just a source of information - it is a voice for the people - and an educational tool.


Soterios' economy is largely based off-planet, frequently even out-of-the sector. House Melantha runs the planet and generates most of its income from Core-based companies. In these capacities, Soterios puts up the credits in the form of loans and generates income on the interest. An alternate source is the out of sector companies attracted to Soterios with attractive lease and profit sharing plans. After all, the desert land on Soterios is cheap.

Little food is produced on Soterios due to the harsh climate and shortage of fresh water (adequate drinking water is drawn from deep aquifers). Most of the food is imported from Barnaba.


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