Dubbed the "shining star" among the Core Worlds of the Galactic Empire, it is no surprise that Alderaan's surface is filled with wild grasslands, mountain ranges, oceans and inland seas. It's a stark contrast to the densely populated, planet-wide metropolis of Coruscant that serves as the galactical capitol. Alderaan is the center for the arts, academics and diplomacy; the average Alderaanian is well-educated, cultured and peaceable. It's a world just begging for families to settle there. The only downside is that the planet may not be there when you decide to move in — you know, the whole thing about the Death Star blowing it to smithereens.