Region: Outer Rim Territories
Sector: Tammuz sector
System: Tammuz-an system
Moons: At least 2
Grid coordinates: T-14
Primary terrain: Mountains, Rain forest, Urban
Points of interest: Inn, Outer Territories, Royal castle, Tower, Unit B-6
Native species: Tammuz-an
Major cities: Tammuz-an capital city
Description: Tammuz-an was a double-ringed planet. The planet's inhabitants, called Tammuz-an, were tall blue- or purple-skinned humanoids governed by a monarchy. The planet was the homeworld of Mon Julpa.
For decades prior to the creation of the Galactic Empire, Tammuz-an lay within the area of the galaxy known as Hutt Space. The Hutts' territory waned in the aftermath of the Clone Wars, leading Tammuz-an to fall outside their borders. In the early years of the Empire, a vizier by the name of Ko Zatec-Cha wiped the memory of Prince Mon Julpa and cast him away, usurping the throne. Eventually Mon Julpa, the true prince, returned to his homeworld and reclaimed the throne as rightful ruler of Tammuz-an.
Mon Julpa's next act as ruler of Tammuz-an was to put an end to the fighting between the two factions on his world. The kingdom Julpa ruled over was inhabited by the purple-skinned humanoids, while blue-skinned humanoids inhabited Lord Malameu Toda's Outer Territories. The two races put aside their differences to vanquish Gir Kybo Ren-Cha, a pirate from the nearby world of Tarnoonga who had long preyed on Tammuz-an. After this brief alliance, the two factions were able to band together to create a unified Tammuz-an.
Mon Julpa and Lord Toda maintained troops within their domains, including guards armed with staff-like energy weapons. For protection along the airways, the Tammuz-an employed Imperial repulsorcraft like the Side Gunner and the Sniper Vehicle. Ubrikkian Floater-935s and airhooks were used for individual transport. The Tammuz-an maintained a small navy which supported its shipping fleet and protected Tammuz-an space. Among the vessels used were zeppelin-shaped spaceships and R-22 Spearhead fighters.
Tammuz-an capital city
The Tammuz-an capital city was the center of administration of the planet Tammuz-an.
This city was the location of the castle from where the Tammuz-an royalty maintained their rule. Other notable buildings included a spaceport, the medical ward Unit B-6 and the royal tower where traditional crowning ceremony took place.
This inn was located in the capital city of Tammuz-an.
A multi-story building, the inn had a window at the top floor where residents could look out over the city. It was used as a temporary hiding place for Mon Julpa and his companions Sollag, Jann Tosh and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 as they awaited the coming of the first sunrise of the equinox, when Julpa could perform the necessary ritual to become King of Tammuz-an.
Vinga, one of the Vizier Ko Zatec-Cha's henchmen spied on them from a ladder and was chased upon discovery. While Julpa was left alone in the room, he was captured by the droid bounty hunter IG-88, who also took his Royal Scepter.
The Royal castle was the seat of government in the capital of Tammuz-an.
The castle encompassed the tower that served as the site of the ritual of royal succession on Tammuz-an. Inside the castle, the rulers were seated on a throne encompassed by a massive statue. When in negotiations with foreign dignitiaries, King Julpa used a separate meeting room that contained thrones for the leader of each delegation.
The fortress contained a vast, centuries-old dungeon with an extensive system of tunnels. Dangers inside the dungeon included a pit containing a durkii, hallways lined with ancient battle droids, a lava pool, as well as rooms with trap doors and closing walls. Mon Julpa's father had taught him about a secret entrance into the dungeon, which was used in an attempt to reach the ceremonial tower in secrecy. The dungeon also contained a prison, which was used to house criminals such as the pirate captain Gir Kybo Ren-Cha and his gang.
The castle also had a massive hangar where groundcars, Side Gunners, as well as several squadrons of R-22 Spearhead fighters, Imperial Sniper Vehicles, Floater-935s and Ubrikkian Airhooks were stationed.
Tower (Tammuz-an Royal castle)
This tower was located on one end of the royal castle on Tammuz-an.
The tower was used for a traditional crowning ceremony. The Keeper of the Tower would preside over the placing of the Royal Scepter in a stone platform at the first sunrise of the equinox. When the sun's rays shone through the scepter, illuminating the castle and the surrounding area, he would then pronounce the person who successfully carried out this task, the rightful ruler of Tammuz-an.
During the coup attempt by the royal Vizier Ko Zatec-Cha, he and his henchmen raced to get to the top of the tower before the heir to the throne, Crown Prince Mon Julpa. He failed and was arrested, after Julpa planted the scepter on the platform.
Unit B-6 was the name of a droid-operated medical center located in the capital city on the planet Tammuz-an.
Freighter pilot Jessica Meade was once brought here after suffering several cracked ribs following an altercation with the space pirate, Captain Gir Kybo Ren-Cha.
The Outer Territories was a region on the planet of Tammuz-an.
The people of these territories were at war with the kingdom of Tammuz-an for generations. The warlord Malameu Toda finally agreed to sign a charter of peace with the King Mon Julpa after they cooperated in the rescue of his daughter, Princess Gerin Toda.