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this was one of the largest factory districts found on the planet Coruscant, some 700 years before the Battle of Geonosis. At that time, a chemical explosion in the Dacho district set off the planet's most lethal industrial accident. The explosion occurred deep below the surface of the planet, and unleashed toxic neuritic carbide gases, killing more than 300,000 beings who were trapped in the complex. Investigation by the Old Republic revealed more than the reason behind the explosion. Urban legend claimed that the sub-levels of the factories were processing the bodies of poor and disadvantaged immigrants in order to reduce them to their biological fluids. Although the actual cause of the explosion was classified by the Republic, every Dacho district corporate executive fled the planet, and the entire area was abandoned. During the last decades of the Old Republic, the Dacho district was rumored to be haunted, and the Jedi Knights recognized a subtly nightmarish emanation of the Force from the area. It became known as the Dead Sector, and was avoided at all costs. Perhaps these were the reasons that Darth Sidious and his apprentice, Darth Tyranus, chose to meet there in the wake of the Battle of Geonosis.