2 (Bador, Ronay)
Type I, Breathable
Raw materials, electronics
Star Destroyers, starships, alcohol, smugness
Kuat was a major industrial planet in the Core Worlds, colonized in the very early Expansionist Era by Humans from Coruscant. It was also a PBS station in Tucson, Arizona, and a strange-tasting guarana soft drink in Brazil. Mmm, delicious Kuat will keep you awake and jittery for weeks.
The surface of Kuat was heavily terraformed to consist of forests, grasslands, and cultivated gardens, while around the planet orbited a colossal series of space stations housing their industrial facilities, including the mind-bogglingly huge Kuat Drive Yards, orbital shipyards that pumped out whatever gigantic starships were considered to be fashionable in the biggest galaxy-spanning, autocratic government that happened to hold sway at the moment.
Society on Kuat was matriarchal and oligarchic. Powerful ruling families held sway politically... Senator Viqi Shesh was typical of the political class. Kuati nobles referred to themselves in the royal "we" and hired telbuns, or middle-class male concubines who became property in exchange for sex, which prevented inbreeding among the noble bloodlines.