Planetary Background and History
"The bigger the galaxy, the sweeter the homecoming." ―Corellian Proverb
Corellia was the capital planet of the Corellian system, which included Selonia, Drall, Tralus, and Talus. It was also the birthplace of smuggler and New Republic General Han Solo as well as Rogue Squadron pilot and New Republic hero Wedge Antilles, along with many other humans who played important roles in the histories of the Rebel Alliance, New Republic, and Galactic Alliance.
Collectively, the planets of the system were known as the Five Brothers. As the largest planet and the closest to Corell, Corellia was often called the "Eldest Brother" or the "Eldest." Historians believed the Celestials assembled the system artificially, the worlds brought from other parts of the galaxy for unknown reasons. Some believed that these Celestials populated Corellia with Humans from Coruscant.
Corellia was the first planet from the star Corell in the Corellian system of the Corellian sector, which was itself part of the Core Worlds region of the galaxy. Considered to be one of the inner worlds of the Core, Corellia was also located at the intersection of the Corellian Run and the Corellian Trade Spine. Corellia was one of the Five Brothers, a collective term for the five terrestrial planets in the Corellian system. Corellia, known as the "Elder Brother," served as the administrative center for its entire sector. Its day lasted 25 standard hours, while its year consisted of 329 standard days.
A terrestrial world with a diameter of 11,000 kilometers, Corellia possessed a breathable atmosphere, a temperate climate, standard gravity, and a moderate hydrosphere. Corellian weather was characterized by warm, sunny days separated by long, severe rainstorms. The surface of Corellia contained rolling hills, dense forests, lush fields, vast seas, beaches, mountain peaks, and crystal swamps, as well as an eastern ocean and a western ocean. Corellia also featured urban terrain, was designated as an industrial world, and was considered a highly developed planet.
Three large continents were present on Corellia; the planet's capital of Coronet was located on the coast of the southernmost and primary continent, near the eastern ocean. Outside of such cities, the landscape hosted small towns and farms. Corellia was an exporter of alcohol, starships, and agricultural goods, and imported luxury items, raw materials, and weapons. Its starship construction facilities had been moved into space, leaving its surface largely rural. The shipyards of the Corellian Engineering Corporation were located in orbit around Corellia, and facilities fitted with warship docks were on the planet.
Corellian lifeforms included the Corellian grass snake and the Corellian sand panther. The primary law enforcement agency on Corellia was the Corellian Security Force, also known as CorSec, a branch of the planetary government that resembled a police force. The jurisdiction of CorSec included the entirety of Corellia, and while each city on Corellia was allowed its own police and detective agencies, CorSec acted in all cities, towns, and rural regions, acting as a coordinating force in investigations involving multiple cities or regions.
Snow-covered mountains dominated part of the landscape. It was rumored to have many deep underwater caverns with orange lightsaber crystals. The largest cities were Coronet, the tourist haven of Kor Vella, the double-city Tyrena, and the mountain hamlets of Doaba Guerfel and Bela Vistal. Immigrants from the neighboring planet of Selonia constructed an elaborate network of tunnels beneath the planet's surface. These Selonian Tunnels were used by people of all races as a kind of subterranean metropolis.
The Corellians were known for their prowess with starships. From building ships to flying them, Corellians were well known for their skills. Because piracy and smuggling were well-known occupations of a strong number of Corellians, the local navy had been specializing in techniques designed to combat economic loss due to their activities. Because of this need, the navy was well-developed and modernized. The CR90 corvette and the Corellian Gunship were two examples, as well as the powerful Corellian Dreadnaught.