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Zonama Sekot

this planet was located in the Gardaji Rift, at the edge of the Tingel Arm, some 30 years before the Battle of Yavin. Zonama Sekot was just over 11,000 kilometers in diameter, and because of its proximity to three stars, a special three-pointed compass was developed by the original settlers. Old Republic records of some 200 years earlier indicate the system was nothing more than proto-materials, but many believe this was just a mix-up in the Republic's databases. It orbited a yellow star which was gravitationally bound to a red giant and a white dwarf, creating a unique triple-star system. The two other stars created a spectacular pinwheel of light in the planet's sky. Despite this unusual arrangement, the system was hard to find, being surrounded by the gases of the Gardaji Rift. The natives of the planet worked hard to keep their planet's location a secret, and visitors were accepted only by invitation. Zonama Sekot was unusually strong with the Force, and had been settled by several groups over the years, and the people of the planet were known for their incredibly fast starships. The planet was covered with an incredibly dense jungle which seemed to move and adjust to the planet's position. Zonama Sekot was settled some sixty years before the Battle of Naboo by two peoples, a group of Ferroans and a group of Langhesi. The original Magister of the planet, Leor Hal, placed the Ferroans upland, and the Langhesi in the lowlands, in order to maintain peace and use their skills to the planet's advantage. The name of the planet was first given by Leor Hal, and in the Ferroan language meant "World of Body and Mind": Zonama, indicating the physical world; and Sekot, representing the living world. It was also referred to as the Green Land by many beings who visited the world. The planet was, in essence, alive, although the original Magister believed that it was simply the will of the Potentium being manifested in the planet. He was unaware that his connection to the planet had actually awakened its own individual identity, with the Sekot controlling everything from weather to growth and death. Shortly after the Battle of Naboo, the planet was attacked twice. The first time, a group of Far Outsiders arrived from outside the known galaxy, looking for a new homeworld. Zonama Sekot seemed to be the perfect choice, since it was alive in a way that was similar to long-lost Yuuzhan'tar. With its new identity, Zonama Sekot tried to negotiate with the Yuuzhan Vong. However, anything the Yuuzhan Vong planted was destroyed by Zonama Sekot's native lifeforms, and the Yuuzhan Vong believed that they had been tricked. They launched an attack, which Zonama Sekot was able to repel with the help of the Jedi Knight Vergere. However, great portions of the southern hemisphere were damaged, and were still healing a year later. The second time, Wilhuff Tarkin tried to take control of the planet, hoping to present it and its wondous factories to Chancellor Palpatine. The natives managed to hold off Tarkin's small force. Unknown to everyone, under the guidance of the Sekot, the Ferroans and Langhesi had built huge hyperdrives into the planet's crust, and simply took the entire planet into hyperspace to avoid Tarkin's fleet. The planet was not seen again for many decades, having moved across the galaxy is search of a new home. It eventually settled in the Klasse Ephemora System, hidden behind a cluster of hyperspace anomalies. It was relocated during the height of the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy by Luke Skywalker and the Jedi Knights, as well as a Yuuzhan Vong attack force. Zonama Sekot managed to repel the Yuuzhan Vong, and allowed the Jedi to land. It then placed the Jedi through a series of trials to determine their true reasons for arriving on the planet, and eventually agreed to accompany the Jedi back to the galaxy to assist in the war effort against the Yuuzhan Vong. The sudden appearance of Tahiri Veila, Corran Horn, and the Yuuzhan Vong Nen Yim, Harrar, and Yu'shaa, nearly destroyed any hopes of actually winning the war. The group had traveled to the planet after Tahiri made a promise to locate the world for Hul Qat, the Shamed One who had found her on Dagobah. Yu'shaa, who was actually Nom Anor, managed to set and incubator deep within the neural network of the planet's hyperdrive system, hoping to set off a overload and destroy the planet. However, Sekot itself managed to locate the incubator and disable it. Rather than exploding, Zonama Sekot jumped deep into hyperspace, without any idea of where it was going. These jumps caused immeasurable damage to the planet's surface, killing off landmasses and forcing the inhabitants to flee underground. As Sekot finally regained control, it made its decision to continue with its attempt to end the war with the Yuuzhan Vong, made a hyperspace jump to the planet Coruscant. Brinigng itself into a position to eclipse the planet's sun, Zonama Sekot used its gravitational force to destroy the Rainbow Bridge and push Coruscant's remaining three moons out of position. The sudden appearance of the planet forced the Yuuzhan Vong military leaders to break off their attack on Mon Calamari and return to the Core to protect Supreme Overlord Shimrra and the Citadel. Zonama Sekot remained out of the main fighting, and forced those Jedi who had bonded with a Sekotan starship to only fly defensively. When Sekot realized that Shimrra had sent a dying coralskipper, infected with the Alpha Red virus, to destroy the planet, it reverted back to its original plan to "fight without fighting." All Sekotan ships were rendered useless, and Sekot deployed a swarm of grappler craft to bring down any ship it found in its airspace. The Magister Jabitha explained to the Jedi still on Zonama Sekot that the planet had chosen to bring the Yuuzhan Vong home, rather than harm them further. With the deaths of Shimrra and Onimi, the Yuuzhan Vong surrendered to the Galactic Alliance. The Jedi Knights convinced the fledgling Galactic Alliance to allow the surviving Yuuzhan Vong to live on Zonama Sekot, which was more their homeworld than any other race. The Alliance agreed, and after many of the Yuuzhan Vong returned from their postings to arrive on the planet, Sekot took Zonama and fled into the Unknown Regions. There, Sekot reasoned, the planet and the Yuuzhan Vong could become reacquainted without outside interference.
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