Name: Blom III
Atmosphere: Type I
Terrain: Agricultural, Plains, Forest, Mountains, Urban
Length of Day: 25 hours
Length of Year: 360 Standard Days
Sapient Species: Humans (N) & Various Aliens
Population: 2 million
Major Starport: Lorah (Standard Class)
Capital City: Lorah
Planet Function: Agriculture/Biotechnology
Government: Imperial Governor
Tech. Level: Hyperspace
Planet Defences: 1 Wing TIE's
Major Exports: Food, beverages, Pharmaceuticals (also narcotics)
Major Imports: Metals, mid and high technology
The group is engaged to locate a missing person.
The individual is eventually tracked down to a research centre,
which is cover for a Red Weed processing and smuggling operation.
The group is hired to steal a sample of a newly isolated
bacterial strain that may produce the cure to a Bacta resistant
Medicines are required for the Rebellion, and Blom
III, with its low Imperial presence, seems just the place to get
Capsule: Blom III is the third planet in
the star system of the same name. Discovered in the expansion period of
the Old Republic, it has no sapient native lifeforms. The planet lacks
extensive mineral deposits, but does boast fertile soil and well-stocked
fisheries. The planets principle activity is agriculture, together with
an associated food processing industry. The vast forests have yielded
a number of useful medicinal plants, and with these as a draw, several
major biotech companies have established research centres on the planet.
A by-product of this rich biology is the notorious "Red Weed", a powerful,
and restricted, narcotic. The presence of Red Weed has attracted interest
in the planet from several well known criminal organisations, including
The changeover to Imperial rule led to the installation
of an Imperial Governor, currently the post is held by Governor Caligula.
He rules with a light hand (and with only 2 companies of Stormtroopers),
and is quite popular. A civilian law enforcement agency handles the majority
of legal issues. It is illegal to possess grenades on Blom III, or to
pass through customs carrying anything more potent than a Sporting Blaster
Pistol. Stun weapons are acceptable, and certain weapon types can be held
on cultural grounds (if you can persuade the Customs official that it
is part of your native heritage). Cultural weapons will be fastened with
a "Peace Braid", a coloured ribbon denoting peaceful intent on behalf
of the wielder. If you remove the braid, or are caught red handed in combat,
make sure you have a good explanation!
Places of Interest
Name: Lorah Star Port
Starport Type: Local
Landing: Homing Beacon
Docking Areas: Landing Pads, Docking Bays
Docking Fee: 60 Credits/Day
Services: Storage, Food, Lodge
Capsule: Lorah Star Port can handle a maximum of 100 vessels. The
largest are bulk carriers ferrying food products.
Owner: Cyral Schwarz
Seating: Seating arrangements vary during the day. Private rooms
are available for hire.
Services: Food, Drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) Cyral
prides himself on the wide range of beverages he can offer the thirsty
traveller. Food is cheap, but not spectacular. Arnie's is THE place to
be seen in Lorah (but it also caters for those who prefer to remain anonymous.
Capsule: Arnie's is located just outside Lorah spaceport