EPISODE III: BEFORE THE DAWN
Serene. Calm. Majestic. Beautiful.
These are the words that describe Alderaan, a planet that many say is the most wonderous of the core worlds. Settled early, and easily (Alderaan has a biosphere that is almost perfectly suited to human life), a dedicated attempt was made by early settlers to maintain the planet’s beauty which has lasted until the Separatist Uprising.
With the Uprising becoming a galactic concern, Alderaan became, for a time, the armory of the Senate. Enormous mechanized factory complexes were established here, in part because of the prevalence of raw material. As the needs of the Clone Army were met, however, these weapons manufacturing sites were shuttered, stripped down, and removed. Entire factory complexes disappeared, with effort made to repair the strain on the environment that they caused.
The Alderanian people highly value education, arts, architecture, poetry, the performing arts, and diplomacy. They place high value in their participation in the Galactic Senate. It is largely a democratic society and headed by a hereditary constitutional monarchy from the historic Royal House of Antilles, and later through marriage the House of Organa presiding over the High Court and legislative High Council of Alderaan. Its monarchs have variously borne the title of King or Queen of Alderaan. The current Queen, Breha Antilles-Organa, Mother of Alderaan and the Core Worlds, watches the end of the Separatists with growing concern. She is currently married to Bail Organa, who serves as Senator.