Region: Inner Rim
System: Zel system
Suns: 1: Zel
Orbital position: 3
Grid coordinates: O-10
Trade routes: Trellen Trade Route, Lesser Lantillian Route, Great Kashyyyk Branch
Rotation period: 25 standard hours
Orbital period: 312 local days
Diameter: 11,397 km
Atmosphere: Type I (breathable)
Gravity: 0.92 standard
Primary terrain: Forests, Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, Urban
Points of interest: Northern Province, Southern Province, Paradise
Native species: Zeltrons
Primary language(s): Galactic Basic Standard
Government: Popular monarchy
Population: 5.3 billion; 91% Zeltron, 9% other
Major cities: Zeltros (capital)
Major imports: Gourmet consumables
Major exports: Art, Entertainment, Luxury goods, High technology
Description: Zeltros was a planet in the Inner Rim, and the homeworld of the Zeltron race. An opulent world, hedonism was the doctrine encouraged by the empathetic Zeltrons, and Zeltros was continuously in a state of never ending revelry. The Zeltron appreciation of beauty in its many forms led to luxurious art and architecture covering the world, and the galaxy's most wealthy favored Zeltros as a vacation destination. Many who came to the planet were taken in by the celebratory atmosphere and the powerful pheromones of the Zeltron people to the point they found it difficult to leave, and even planetary invasions often floundered in the face of Zeltros' planet-wide festivities.
In accordance with that species' reputation, Zeltros was known as a luxury world, where many went to vacation, owing to the planet's abundance of pleasurable facilities ranging from amusement parks to theaters, night clubs, and much more. There was almost always a planet-wide party occurring, and even when it wasn't, the Zeltrons were looking for a reason to throw one. Like Naboo, it was ruled by an elective monarchy.
The planet joined the Galactic Republic by 4000 BBY. Despite its famous atmosphere of leisure, Zeltros maintained a substantial defense force, although it lacked planetary shielding and was susceptible to orbital bombardments. The planet was invaded twelve times in six centuries before a battle in 4 ABY. The planet was never taken over by the Empire. To date, almost every invasion of Zeltros, save for a chain of three invasions shortly after the Battle of Endor, broke apart when the invaders made it planetside, the pheromones and party atmosphere overwhelming them.
Of those three, the first was an invasion by the insectile Hiromi, who succeeded in taking over a large kitchen in the royal palace (arguably because the Zeltrons didn't notice, or didn't care), before being interrupted by a successful invasion by the nearly emotionless Nagai, who were interrupted by a third invasion of the Tofs, their natural enemies, resulting in the Nagai (and the Hiromi) allying with the others on Zeltros (including several notable Alliance and Imperial members) to drive the Tofs back, resulting in one of the largest parties in history, no mean feat by Zeltron standards.
The planet was a member of the Alliance of Free Planets and also a New Republic stronghold during the Thrawn campaign.
During the Yuuzhan Vong War, Zeltros was attacked by the Yuuzhan Vong and the Ailon Nova Guard.
During the Second Imperial Civil War, the scarcity of items caused the output of Hutt Queen Jool's illegal activities to skyrocket, allowing her to build the Paradise cantina on Zeltros. She noted that the Zeltrons were great partygoers and were very attractive, two things from which her business would profit.
Paradise was a luxurious cantina located on the planet Zeltros, owned by the wealthy Hutt known as Queen Jool.
Jool was obtaining more profits thanks to the scarceness of legal supplies during the Second Imperial Civil War and had decided to expand her business, starting with Zeltros. A number of attractive Zeltron males and females became frequent patrons of the cantina, as did Jool herself.
True to its name, the cantina consisted of a lush oasis. It was very large, with abundant natural vegetation, and a number of several story-high waterfalls that poured more water in. While Zeltrons and a number of other species could dive off them, it was considered too high to be safe for the average Human. Nevertheless, Cade Skywalker and Jariah Syn jumped off it, with Cade using the Force to slow them down. Skywalker later remarked that his Master, Wolf Sazen, would kill him if he saw him using the Force for thrill seeking.
The pirate Rav, an associate of Skywalker, his crew, and Jool arrived with some henchmen while they were partying. Jool told Cade that while she loved him, his rowdiness in her cantinas were becoming costly, and asked him to keep the damages to a minimum. He obliged, knocking them out by throwing one henchman off the waterfall and chopping the other in the neck in a pool. Rav then offered Cade and his crew a mission on Wayland for one million credits.