32 standard hours
274 local days
500 million–1 billion
Sembla, historically known as Utavurk, was an oceanic Outer Rim planet that was the homeworld of the primitive, nomadic Vurk, including Coleman Trebor. It was in the Outer Rim Territories near the Tion Hegemony, but off most trade routes.
Sembla was located within a star system in the Sertar sector of the Outer Rim Territories region of the galaxy, away from any major trade routes. Its surface was covered with shallow seas and volcanic islands. There were vast gardens of coral and valuable crystal in the hottest of Sembla's oceans, and these were often targeted by off-world miners. Due to the nomadic nature of its indigenous species, the Vurks, there were few permanent settlements on Sembla. Ancient subaquatic ruins were known to exist along the planet's equator. These ruins did not appear to be Vurk creations, nor did the Vurks have any memories of established permanent settlements.
Sembla was represented by Sweitt Concorkill in the Galactic Senate of the Republic during the Clone Wars. After the Battle of Endor, Sembla remained politically unaligned and was not very involved in the galactic community. As a fortunate result, it was ignored by the Yuuzhan Vong.
The Vurks were a nomadic and seemingly primitive species native to Sembla. The primitive nature of the Vurks was belied by the species' highly advanced philosophical traditions, which stressed personal freedom, integrity and honesty in all things. As a species, Vurks were empathetic and serene, and they make exceptional diplomats. Despite their peaceful nature, Vurks were capable combatants who saw self-defense as an aspect of their own personal integrity.
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