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Kamino Tipoca City
Tipoca City
General information


Builder

Kaminoans[1]

Location information
Planet

Kamino[2]

Climate

Rain[1]

Points of interest
Societal information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[2]

Affiliation
"Tipoca City has promised us a large batch of reinforcements."
"When will they be ready?"
"Two or three months."
Armand Isard and Senator Jannie Ha'Nook[src]

Tipoca City was the capital city of Kamino and the site of a major cloning facility. It was also where the bounty hunter Jango Fett, the template for the clone army, lived for a time. Jango's clone "son" Boba Fett lived with him.

DescriptionEdit

Kamino's capital, Tipoca City, consisted of a network of stilt structures that spanned more than a hundred kilometers along Kamino's western equator and was considered by many to be the heart of Kaminoan society. The millions of Kaminoans who occupied Tipoca worked either with the cloning program or with the bureaucracy. No Kaminoans took residence within the city, nor was there any public space. Nearly all Kaminoans who worked within the city lived in numerous satellite cities situated around the capital. Constant traffic ran to and from Tipoca, as workers, bureaucrats, and many others traveled to and from their homes. The only living space in the city was the quarters of the prime minister and the military staff, and a group of apartments for cloning scientists. The scientists resided in Tipoca in alternating shifts of three months each before returning to their homes and families.

Kamino landingpad

A landing pad on Tipoca City bearing Jango Fett's Slave I.

Aside from the governmental and clone manufacturing functions, Tipoca City also served as the seat of both the Kamino Space Control and the Kamino Planetary Defense Forces. Most of the Space Control's data came from the huge communication towers that dominated much of the city's skyline. Largely due to the cloning facilities importance to Kamino, the Planetary Defense Forces were coordinated from Tipoca. The city relied on passive measures (in form of energy shielding) and more "pro-active" turbolaser emplacements. Because the defensive shields provided little protection against troop invasions, the KPD also retained thousands of Kaminoan soldiers in the barracks.

Tipoca City's architecture was influenced by two primary architectural styles originating from Alderaan and Kashyyyk. The concept for the city being built on stilts was derived from the Alderaanian Oversea style. Middle-period Krorral was adopted in the form of the sweeping and centralized dome structures. An additional appeal of the Krorral element was that the rain-sloughing nature of the architecture bore numerous similarities to the first Kaminoan land colonies. Most all of these buildings where accented by high power lightning rods, dotting most platforms, even minor ones. If a rod was damaged, however, and lightning struck the rod, a fundamental design flaw would prompt the lightning rod, and usually the whole platform it stood on, to explode.

Places in Tipoca City included Cargo Platform C-22, Security Sector Six, the Central Armory, and Level Nine.

The Tipoca City Military Complex was where the Galactic Republic's Grand Army was trained.[1]

HistoryEdit

BattleOfKamino-ARCT

Tipoca City is attacked during the Battle of Kamino.

The city was established after Kamino's climate changed and the entire planet flooded.[1] During the First Battle of Kamino, Tipoca City was the prime target of the Separatist forces intent on destroying the Republic Army.[5] The city escaped disaster, but was later damaged in another battle of the Clone Wars,[6] as well as a clone rebellion during the Imperial Period.[4] Due to the declining Kaminoan economy, it remained a run-down shadow of its former elegance.[source?]

Behind the scenesEdit

Tipoca City first appeared with the release of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and its tie-ins.

AppearancesEdit

ITW2 Tipoca City

Tipoca City cutaway

Non-canonical appearanceEdit

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