Hoth Planet data created by Wikia user CegeYajus.

See also: Galactic Gazetteer

Hoth is the sixth planet of the remote Hoth System. A desolate world covered with ice and snow, located in the Anoat sector, a rarely-traveled portion of The Outer Rim Territories, Hoth becomes famous as the one-time location of the Alliance to Restore the Republic's Echo Base during the Galactic Civil War. The base was discovered by the Empire in 3 ABY, precipitating the Battle of Hoth, a major engagement during which the Rebels suffered heavy casualties and lost Echo Base.

Hoth Statistics[edit | edit source]

Region: The Outer Rim

Climate: Frozen

Gravity: High Standard (110%)

Moons: 3

Length of Day: 23 Standard Hours

Length of Year: 549 Local Days

Sapient Species: None

Government: None

Capital: None

Major Exports: None

Major Imports: None

Knowledge (Life Sciences)
10 Hoth's orbit and axial tilt results in consistently icy weather patterns. Daytime temperatures reach levels unbearable to most Species and rarely rise above freezing, even in the planet's relatively mild equatorial regions. The gale force winds and intense snowstorms that regularly wrack the windswept surface magnifies the extreme cold of Hoth.
15 The frigid biosphere includes a minimal food chain: the predatory Wampas, the omnivorous Tauntauns, the herbivorous Hoth Hogs, a few rodent species, including snowmice and ice scrabblers, and iceworms, lichens, and Dragon slugs.
20 Hoth's surface is entirely covered by a frozen ocean, except where volcanic fissures open up steam vents, depositing rock and minerals in darker patches on the glacier plains. A few mountain ranges pierce the permanent ice shelves, some being geologically active. The tidal pull of Hoth's three nameless moons cause fissures in the ice-layers, sending jets of ocean water into the freezing Hoth air.
25 The intense cold froze these jets into spires of ice, suspending primitive ocean algae within these tall columns and glaciers. Massive oceanic currents beneath the southern hemisphere cause regular seismic activity, resulting in a constantly shifting landscape of caves and tunnels.
30 Buried deep in Hoth's equatorial region is a fissure, reaching hundreds of meters towards the core of the planet. In this area never exposed to Hoth's blue-white sun was a cache of lumni-spice, a rare fungal growth.
Knowledge (Galactic Lore)
15 While still relatively unknown, Hoth is a destination for ice-boarding and hover-skiing enthusiasts, who could visit Hoth traveling with Star Tours. Hoth is occasionally visited by pirates and smugglers who take advantage of it's remote location, using the ice planet as a base. 
20 The Rebellion operated out of Echo Base for about one year before it was discovered by the Empire in 3 ABY. The Battle of Hoth ensued between the two forces, resulting in a crushing Rebel defeat.

Hoth by Era[edit | edit source]

The following Knowledge blocks are Knowledge divided into eras.

The Old Republic Era[edit | edit source]

Knowledge (Galactic Lore)
15 Around the Great Galactic War, a group of Ortolans attempt to colonize Hoth, building thermal power stations in order to better survive the harsh environmental conditions of the icy world.
20 The Battle of Hoth (During the Great Galactic War) showered the planet's surface with hundreds of shipwrecks, but neither side possess the resources to recover them. By the time of the Cold War, pirates begin efforts to salvage the wreckage, but their efforts are contested with the onset of competing efforts by the Republic and Empire.
25 Indeed the Republic suffered a major defeat at the hands of the Sith Empire during the Great Galactic War. The two fleets included some of the most advanced warships available, and the Republic lost several valuable prototype vessels in the engagement, which now lay dormant in the icy Hoth plains. 

The Legacy Era[edit | edit source]

Knowledge (Bureaucracy)
15 Due to overhunting, both the Tauntaun and the Wampa have become endangered. Under the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, the Senate passes legislation protecting the Wampa. Similar legislation has been proposed for the Tauntauns, but has not yet been affirmed.

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