Name: Nam Chorios
Region: Outer Rim Territories
Sector: Meridian sector
System: Chorios system
Suns: 1: Nam
Grid coordinates: R-6
Primary terrain: Deserts, Crystal mountains
Points of interest: Bleak Point Station, Ruby Gulch, Admirable Admiral, Crystal Valley, Kesla Vein, Thurmik, Outer Distance, Salvation Point, Blue Blerd of Happiness Tavern
Native flora: Brachniel, Cu-pa, Gomex moss
Fauna: Alcopay, Blerd
Native species: Tsil
Immigrated species: Droch, Human
Primary language(s): Basic
Major cities: Hweg Shul (capital)
Description: Nam Chorios was a desolate planet in the Chorios system, though it was able to support Human life. It was even able to grow vegetation, such as brachniel and gomex moss. The planet was in a constant state of dusk due to its dim sun.
About 752 BBY, the planet was colonized by refugees from Meridian. The Grissmath Dynasty of Meridian founded a penal colony on the world around 700 BBY. The Grissmaths introduced drochs to the planet in a failed attempt to kill the prisoners. Centuries later, a Hutt Jedi named Beldorion traveled to Nam Chorios and discovered that its Tsil crystals' energy magnified his Force abilities. Beldorion would set himself up as a petty local tyrant.
Eventually, the descendants of the original prisoners had become a tough, independent group of settlers called the "Oldtimers". A group of Force-sensitive Oldtimers organized themselves into the Theran Listeners.
During the Clone Wars, the planet was located within Separatist space.
In 19 BBY, Seti Ashgad was exiled to Nam Chorios by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine for opposing increased security measures, a move which upset Bail Prestor Organa. The Oldtimers came into conflict with a more recent group of settlers called the "Newcomers" in 13 ABY. Seti Ashgad planned to unleash a deadly infestation of drochs throughout the Meridian sector called the Death Seed as part of a deal with Moff Getelles of the Antemeridian sector and the Loronar Corporation, in which Getelles's navy would then invade the Meridian Sector. However, their plot failed because of Jedi and New Republic efforts and the intervention of Admiral Natasi Daala.
The planet was invaded by the Yuuzhan Vong as they swept through the Meridian sector on their way toward Hutt Space.
In 44 ABY, Luke and Ben Skywalker confronted the dark side entity Abeloth, as well as a group of Sith, on the planet.
Places of Interest
Hweg Shul was the capital and primary city on the planet of Nam Chorios. Hweg Shul spanned only a few kilometers in length following subterranean water seams. In 13 ABY the population tallied just over eight thousand with most living and working underground along the water seams enabling them to grow their own food. The surface city was divided into two separate quarters in which the Oldtimers and the Newcomers lived respectively and shunning each other.
The Oldtimer quarter of Hweg Shul was a rather grubby neighborhood consisting of older plastopress houses with a finish of once white, since heavily eroded stucco overgrown with snigvine. The houses were placed directly on the ground, as the Oldtimers did not fear or were even much bothered by the recurring ground lightning generated by the native tsils on Nam Chorios.
The Newcomer quarter on the other hand consisted primarily of white boxy houses raised onto stilts, as the Newcomers and their electronic equipment in particular did not take so well to being caught in ground lightning.
Seti Ashgad's House
At least one house, the palacial town house belonging to Seti Ashgad, in the Newcomer quarter of Hweg Shul was built at ground level due to the fact that the house predated the rest of the quarter by about thirty years. In most respects this house resembled the Oldtimer houses in exterior architectural style and building materials although considerably more well kept and surrounded by a luxurious and, considering the cold sun, harsh environment and stretched economy of the settlers in general, rather extravagant watered garden of imported growths and trees. Originally built as a residence for the Hutt Beldorion the Splendid, the interior was of typical Huttese design.
Bleak Point Station
Bleak Point Station was a turbolaser station on Nam Chorios. It was used by the Therans to prevent starships larger than a B-wing starfighter to escape the planet because they could send the Death Seed through the galaxy. The Station was attacked in 13 ABY by the Newcomers. After the battle, a man was able to throw explosives into the cannon, damaging it. Seti Ashgad was then able to lift off and flee.
Ruby Gulch was a small settlement on Nam Chorios near Hweg Shul populated by Newcomers. It housed a pub called the Flowering Bott Pub.
The Admirable Admiral was a hotel located in the capital city of Nam Chorios, Hweg Shul. Luke and Ben Skywalker stayed there in 44 ABY.
Crystal Valley (Nam Chorios)
Crystal Valley was a town on the planet of Nam Chorios. It contained a water pumping station that fed water to the town from underground. In 44 ABY the dark side entity Abeloth used Crystal Valley as a location to hide as she took over the Theran Listeners. Part of a battle between Abeloth and the Jedi later took part there.
Kesla Vein was a small town on Nam Chorios where one of the planet's many water pumping stations was located.
Thurmik was a settlement that was located on the planet Nam Chorios.
The Outer Distance was a location on the planet Nam Chorios.
Salvation Point was a settlement that was located on the planet Nam Chorios.
Blue Blerd of Happiness Tavern
The Blue Blerd of Happiness Tavern was located in the capital city of Hweg Shul, on the planet Nam Chorios.