Atmosphere: Type I (Breathable)
Terrain: Crystalline formations, Urban
Length of Day: 26 Standard Hours
Length of Year: 369 Local Days
Sapient Species: Humans, Kerkoiden, Rodians
Starport: Imperial Class
Population: 35 Billion
Planet Function: Mining, Natural Resources
Tech Level: Space
Trade Routes: Corellian Run
Major Exports: Raw materials and minerals, Artwork, Industrial goods
Major Imports: Foodstuffs
Settlements: Chaleydonia (capital)
Points of Interest: Crystalline formations
Region: Outer Rim Territories
Sector: Savareen sector
System Name: Christoph system
Star Name: Christoph
Star Type: Orange
Background: Christophsis was a crystalline world in the Outer Rim Territories’ Savareen sector. Orbited by a single moon amongst the mineral-rich asteroids of the Christoph system, Christophsis was for a time a target for stray rocks because of its closeness to various asteroid belts, but the planet was refined by Tepasi nobles around 600 BBY, and later by the world’s native Christophsian inhabitants, who originated as Humans from the Core. Christophsis was eventually protected from the asteroids and transformed into the center of a mining hub. By the time of the Clone Wars, the Christophsians ruled their homeworld in a mercantile oligarchy and had established Chaleydonia, also known as Crystal City, as their planet’s capital. Various species also immigrated to the world, including Rodians, Kerkoidens, and lower-caste Humans who came to serve the Christophsians.
All of the Christophsians’ hard work was ultimately crippled when the Separatist-backed Retail Caucus conglomerate seized Christophsis in the first year of the Clone Wars, with the feared Admiral Trench blockading Christophsis and General Whorm Loathsom subjugating the Christophsian people. Although a Jedi-led battle group from the Grand Army of the Republic eventually liberated Christophsis, the costly Republic victory reduced several key cities to rubble. The Separatists later returned to the planet to mine for its crystals to fuel their new superweapon, the Devastation, a plot that was halted by Senator Padmé Amidala and the Jedi Order. Eventually, with the establishment of the New Order, Christophsis became a reluctant member of the Galactic Empire, but ignored all of the following galactic governments.
Situated on the major Corellian Run hyperlane and close to the planet of Rodia, the Outer Rim world of Christophsis was the only planet in the Savareen sector’s Christoph system with an atmosphere that could support life. Christophsis orbited the star of Christoph with its single moon as a companion and had a temperate climate and a terrestrial terrain. The planet was famous for the beauty of its nearby asteroid belts—the Barren, the Hammers, and the Halo—but its location close to the asteroids often made it a target for stray rocks. Foodstuffs were one of the planet’s few imports, but the asteroid belts of the system were abundant in raw materials. Among the planet’s other exports were artwork and industrial goods.
Christophsis was covered in massive green-blue hexagonal crystals, which were also suitable for use as lightsaber crystals. The inhabitants of Christophsis took advantage of the natural spires, building cities into and around the crystalline formations and using the crystals’ solid structures for foundation and support; the size of the world’s buildings often varied with the size of their supporting crystals. Some of the world’s cities were so large that they could be seen from space. From time to time, solar storms ripped through the upper atmosphere of Christophsis.