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this unusual planet was noted for the fact that it lacks a solid mantle and molten core. Instead, the planet was a ball of softer metals riddled with caverns and small tunnels. This allowed the planet to retain copious amounts of water, giving the surface a swampy environment which hid the true extent of the depths its oceans could reach. The small sections of solid ground were marked by wide, rolling plains. Hidden below the porous rock of the planet was a core of almost pure plasma energy. The human inhabitants of the planet, descended from the Grizmallt colonists of the Beneficent Tasia fleet, learned to harness this plasma energy and used it to provide limitless electric power. Naboo was the homeworld of the Gungan race, although the human settlers called themselves the Naboo. Naboo was the third and primary world of the Naboo System, and was orbited by two small moons. An Outer Rim world, Naboo was located some 34,000 light-years from the galactic core. It was believed that, just prior to the Battle of Geonosis, Count Dooku offered to free Padme' Amidala, as well as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, if Senator Amidala turned over control of her planet to the Separatists. Because she refused, Dooku was forced to turn the prisoners over to Poggle the Lesser and the Geonosians, who then tried to execute them in the gladiator arena.