|Rotation Period||24 standard hours|
|Orbital Period||364 local days|
|Atmosphere||Type 1 (Breathable)|
|Primary Terrain||Mountainous; Forests, plains|
|Primary Language||Galactic Basic Standard|
|Population||2 billion (95% human, 5% other)|
|Major Imports||Manufactured goods, electronics|
|Major Exports||Wine, art, luxury goods|
|Affiliation||Galactic Empire (Senate Seat)|
|Astrogation||Major Route: Located on a major hyperspace route, add + to all Astrogation checks to plan a course to or from Alderaan.|
Human colonists came to Alderaan before the founding of the Republic and discovered a verdant world abandoned by an insect species, the Killiks. A founding members of the Republic, Alderaan became a symbol of human culture at its best, with cities built to coexist with nature, and renowned universities.
People across the galaxy enjoy Alderaanian cuisine, spiced wines, and exhibitions of Alderaanian dance, theater, music, and poetry. Three useful Alderaanian species - thrantas, grazers, and nerfs - also spread through the galaxy.
In the wake of the horrors of the Clone Wars, Alderaan has formally adopted pacifism, ridding itself of all major weaponry. Cynics have noted that this seemingly idealistic move has made it easier for the planet and its respected leader, Senator Bail Organa, to actively oppose the New Order in the Senate - all in the name of the finest traditions of the Republic, of course.
The Alderaan System