Name: Seoul 5
Region: Wild Space
System: Seoul system
Grid coordinates: H-20
Primary terrain: Forests, mountains
Points of interest: Onrai square
Native species: Human (Seoularian)
Primary language(s): Seoulian
Description: Seoul 5 was once home to an ancient Pre-Republic era Human civilization.
The planet was initially conquered by the Rakata during the height of their empire. It is possible they brought Human slaves to this world.
Archaeologists Ualp Xathan and Fem Nu-Ar studied the ruins of Seoul 5. According to Seoulian legend, all Human life originated on a mysterious planet the Seoulians called Notron now known as Coruscant.
The Empire established a base on the planet, which was destroyed by Han Solo. In attempt to stop the Empire's project, Han had to destroy most of the planet with the base. Ultimately, the last home to the Seoularians was devastated.
Seoul 5 city
Seoul 5 city was an abandoned city on the planet of Seoul 5. It was the only known intact city of the ancient Seoularians. Although all other Seoularian ruins had sustained massive damage in an apparent comic war, this city had been kept perfectly intact. Han Solo speculated that this may have been due to a germ warfare attack which had kept the buildings intact. The center of the city, Onrai square, contained a statue of Mother Goddess Onrai. Under the city center was the crystal control room, a location that was the source of power to the city due to its stash of Seoularian crystals. However, the removal of the Key crystal by an Imperial scout shut down the city's power.
Before the outbreak of the Galactic Civil War, an Imperial scout inadvertently discovered Seoul 5 and the city following a Hyperspace accident. After exploring the city, the scout discovered the crystal control room and the stockpile of Seoularian crystals contained there. Before departing, he removed the main key crystal and brought it back to Imperial space with him.
Following the Battle of Endor and the death of the Emperor, Captain Drezzel came to Seoul 5 and began to explore the intact city. Using two Xenoarchaeologists, Xathan and Fem Nu-Ar, the Imperials began to document the city, including the crystal control room. At the same time, the Imperial scout who had discovered the city lost both the key crystal and the coordinates to Seoul 5 to Han Solo in a card game. Solo and his copilot Chewbacca made their way to the city and were immediately confronted by Drezzel and his adjutant Ssssk!. Solo was able to make his way into the crystal control room and rescue Xathan and Fem Nu-Ar, who had been imprisoned by Drezzel when they objected to using the Seoularian crystals as weapons.
In their ensuing escape back to the Millennium Falcon, Solo jammed the key crystal into a control table containing several other Seoularian crystals. The action caused a huge outpouring of energy, threatening to destroy the ancient city. Solo and the two xenoarchaeologists made their way back to the ship and fled off planet. Although Drezzel sent several TIE fighters in pursuit, the energy from the crystals caused a massive explosion, destroying the city and pursuing Imperial ships. Although the xenoarchaeologists lamented the loss of the knowledge that had been destroyed, they were content to know that the Imperials would be unable to use the Seoularian technology to create advanced weaponry.
Crystal control room
The Crystal control room was a central structure under the Onrai square in the main city on Seoul 5. It was the source of power for the entire city, due to its stock of Seoularian crystals. However, a short time before the outbreak of the Galactic Civil War, an Imperial scout removed the main Key crystal from the room, which was used to control the powers of the other crystals.
A short time after the Battle of Endor, Imperials under the command of Captain Drezzel discovered the city and the crystal control room. The xenoarchaeologists Fem Nu-Ar and Xathan who had accompanied the Imperials to investigate the ruins were eventually imprisoned in the control room for objecting to the Imperial plan to use the crystals for new Imperial weapons. They were rescued by Han Solo after he obtained the key crystal from the Imperial scout in a card game. In an odd turn of events, Solo inadvertently used the key crystal to overload the other crystals, causing the control room to be destroyed
Onrai square was on the planet Seoul 5.
Dwarfed by towering structures surrounding it, a lone statue of the Mother Goddess Onrai stood in the center.
The statue hid entrance to the control room of Seoul 5 which contained three crystals that powered the world. When Han Solo visited the world in 4 ABY, he discovered the control room but ended up unleashing the power stored with the crystals. The subsequent explosion destroyed not only the statue and square, but much of the planet also.
Onrai was a female deity worshipped by the Seoularians, a race of Humans that once ruled an area of space around their homeworld of Seoul 5. She was a mother goddess, embodying fertility and generosity. Onrai was also believed to be the Mistress of the planet Coruscant, the fountainhead of Human civilization, which the Seoularians called "Notron." A statue was erected in the goddess' honor in the main city on Seoul 5, which hid entrance to the planet's control room.