Centuries before encountering the Golden Empire, most of Classaeria was already covered with cityscape. Though not an ecumenopolis like Coruscant or Mezlagob, it was well on its way to becoming one. The few patches of nature which remained were carefully cultivated for beauty; most plains areas were veritable gardens of flowers, mountain ranges were converted into resorts, and the wildlife population of forests was carefully monitored and controlled.
Much of Classaeria was ocean, although its continents were crisscrossed with rivers and chains of lakes in parts.
Society and culture
Jubill culture had a profound impact on Classaeria as a whole. The spread of the Jubill urban sprawl slowly consumed most of the planet's surface; some spaces were kept intact, but usually as natural parks or gardens. Plant life was still grown in private gardens and on homes, but the Jubill also created atmospheric scrubbers to replace the toxic gases in their atmosphere with something more breathable.
A beautiful and impressive look was crucial to the Jubill, and most of Classaeria's architecture was designed with both form and function in mind. Even some of the natural features which were allowed to remain undisturbed were "tidied" to present a more pleasing appearance to the eye.
Under the Golden Empire, Classaeria was the government's leading exporter of holovids, bringing in trillions of credits in offworld sales every year. Some Jubill studios were contracted for propaganda films for the Armada as well.
The history of Classaeria was intimately bound with that of its sentient species. Both Jubill and Royal geologists believed the planet had been largely settled by the time the Jubill evolved sentience, and as a consequence, they had fewer natural disasters to cope with than many other sentients on their homeworlds.
While war was not unknown to the Jubill, they preferred to conspire through intrigue and influence rather than force of arms. It was likely this approach which began the slow, deliberate process of "purging" any but the most attractive and alluring members of their society. Conquest united some Jubill nations, while intrigue, flattery, and deception undid others.
The Jubill as a people began to develop cinematography after several millennia of civilization, but it spread like wildfire from then on. The ability to pass one's image and voice on to limitless audiences rather than one's immediate surroundings was a treasured gift. Many societies poured money into research to improve recording and projecting technology. Jubill cities became technological wonderlands, with holographic guides and maps available on nearly every corner. The Jubill had engineered hologram technology on par with the known galaxy even before they were contacted by the Golden Empire.
The Empire did arrive in 105 ABY, still fresh from its conquest of the nearby Tetrarchy of Mezlagob. The Empire wanted Classaeria's technology as much as the Jubill themselves wanted such a limitless opportunity for export, and the system joined almost immediately. Many Jubill often succeeded offworld in government assignments, and had particular success in the Royal Integration Corps; for related reasons, Rin Sakaros usually installed Centurions or other strong-willed individuals as Consuls of Classaeria, to resist the persuasive powers of the Jubill.