Region: Outer Rim Territories
System: Kaller system
Moons: At least 3
Primary terrain: Forests, Mountains
Flora: Kallnut tree
Native species: Kalleran
Primary language(s): Kall
Major cities: Plateau City
Major exports: Rare minerals, Kallernut hardwood
Description: Kaller was a terrestrial planet located in the Kaller system within the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories. It was the homeworld of the Kallerans.
Although Kaller was a cold planet, the world, situated in a binary star system, had complex seasonal variation that saw mild weather shift into extreme conditions within days, allowing Kaller to be a temperate world. It was also situated at the intersection of three different hyperspace routes. Most Kallerans lived along fresh water rivers, building stone buildings in smaller towns and duracrete structures in cities.
Age of the Republic
During the time of the Galactic Republic, Kaller remained an insulated world due largely to the native Kallerans' culture valuing individualism, rather than collective achievement. While the Kallerans formed local governments and economies, the world's lack of an organized planetary government opened it up for colonization and exploitation by galactic corporations and extraplanetary groups, like the Mandalorians and Pykes. Occupying regional colonies, these groups mined the mineral resources of the world, driving many of the Kallerans into the resource-poor regions where they were permitted to live in peace under their own leaders.
While Kaller hosted many different groups and species, no offworlders ever held absolute sway over the majority of the planet. Local Kalleran leaders worked behind the scenes to create rivalries between the offworlders that would better serve Kalleran politics. During the Clone Wars, the planet was targeted by the Confederacy of Independent Systems, with Count Dooku himself ordering General Kleeve to lead the conquest. After the general left the world of Kardoa, he oversaw the Separatist occupation of Kaller out of the compound of village leader Gamut Key.
End of the Clone Wars
In 19 BBY, Jedi Master Depa Billaba and her Padawan Caleb Dume led their battalion of clone troopers against Kleeve's occupation of Kaller. Although Kleeve was forced into a retreat, the Kallerans were resistant to the campaign, seeing little difference between a Republic and Separatist occupation of the planet. After the Battle of Coruscant, Kaller was again a battleground, with Billaba, Dume, and their clones fighting battle droids alongside the elite Clone Force 99.
The execution of Order 66 would see the betrayal of Clone Captain CC-10/994 "Grey" and Billaba's other clones. After she yelled for her Padawan to run, Billaba was killed by her own troops, and Dume was chased into the woods by Clone Sergeant "Hunter" and sniper CT-9904 "Crosshair" of Clone Force 99. Being the only member of his squad impacted by Order 66, Crosshair tried but failed to kill the Padawan, who escaped into the woods. Nevertheless, his report of the mission revealed that Dume had survived the order, ensuring Grey's troops searched for him in Plateau City.
Places of Interest
Plateau City was a cosmopolitan city and the primary spaceport for the planet Kaller.
Plateau City and its spaceport were built by corporations reliant on the heavy volume of freighters visiting the planet during the height of the Galactic Republic. Out of Plateau City, corporations sent rare minerals and kallnut tree hardwood, the staple exports which drove the economy of Kaller.
When Order 66 broke out near the end of the Clone Wars, Jedi Padawan Caleb Dume spent days in Plateau City. Fourteen years later, he would return again to the city and look for Janus Kasmir.