Kelceris was once a war torn world where everyday was a fight for survival.
That is, until the Empire arrived. When the Imperial task force arrived in
the sector under the command of Moff Jerr Uhlmann, several worlds quickly
submitted while others were forced into submission or simply destroyed.
The warring factions on Kelceris had been fighting each other for centuries.
Millions of the native Kepes were killed every year for no apparent purpose
other than mindless violence. The Empire first stayed out of it, watching
the battles while making an in depth plan to end them once and for all.
In a move that was widely publicized throughout the Imperial hierarchy, Moff
Uhlmann made a secret pact with the faction known as the Kel - the Kel had
maintained space superiority around the world for the last fifty standard
years or so - which allowed a trio of Imperial Star Destroyers to join with
the main Kel fleet. The other faction, the Ceris, had been gaining drastic
amounts of land and resources on the surface and had nearly succeeded in
driving the Kel from the face of the planet. Moff Uhlmann then proposed a
final planetary assault which the Kel would lead and would at the same time
be backed up by Imperial forces.
The Kel fleet opened up with a full bombardment of known Ceris outposts and
bases on the planet while landing massive amounts of troops stationed on
warships as well as moving ground forces already on the surface. The Kel and
Ceris fought for weeks in what was the largest battle Kelceris had even seen.
When the Kel positions began to buckle under the superior Ceris forces Moff
Uhlmann launched his attack. The trio of star destroyers opened fire on the
small Kel fleet, decimating it, while launching a full invasion on the
surface. The unknowning Kel soldiers on the ground fought along side Imperial
troops, crushing the Ceris army. The Imperials then turned on the baffled
Kel and proceeded to wipe them out. Kelceris was now utterly defenseless
against their new Imperial masters.
Today - nearly six years after the Battle of Endor - Kelceris remains under
Imperial control and has since evolved into one of the major trading planets
of the Imperial Palvar Sector. The Kel and the Ceris have since forgotten
their differences and have adapted fairly well to the Imperial government -
although there are several dozen known resistance groups scattered across
Location: Mid Rim: Palvar Sector
Atmosphere: Type I (breathable)
Terrain: Mountain, urban, plain, forest, jungle
Length of Day: 25 standard hours
Length of Year: 380 local days
Sapient Species: Kepes (N), humans
Population: 5,990,620,000 (estimated)
Planet Function: Homeworld
Government: Imperial Governor
Tech Level: Space
Major Exports: Foodstuffs, narcotics
Major Imports: Mid tech, high tech