Nonderan was a planet full of lush, green forests, grassy plains, snowy mountains and massive oceans. Located in the Nonder system, Nonderan was the second planet and had 1 moon named Galatade. The planet was full of a variety of life, the most intriguing being the Nonderanians. The Nonderanians were sentient, humanoid beings and naturally force-sensitive.
Jedi Durja Lanew in 36 BBY discovered this lush planet. When it was found, the natives had already been space traveling for centuries. The Nonderanians had already been living on 2 worlds besides Nonderan. Durja Lanew even took an apprentice from the planet. Shortly after discovery, the Republic colonized the planet. Retaliating, many Nonderanians attacked the cities and colonizers. This started a feud that would last for decades.
When the Clone Wars struck the planet was scarcely touched by it. Only the Invasion of Nonderan led by General Grievous actually took to the planet’s surface. Another skirmish called the Skirmish of Nonderan took place in the atmosphere of Nonderan between clones and the Sith Darth Octillious. Besides that, Nonderan was completely untouched by the galaxy’s many conflicts. Shortly after the Clone Wars the planet became rather unknown due to its placement in the unknown regions and since it was not near any trade routes. Eventually in 1,246 ABY the planet severed all ties to the rest of the galaxy and continued on as isolationists. The Nonderanians continued to colonize other worlds in the unknown regions.
Nonderan's terrain was temperate, filled with forests, mountains and oceans. The largest city was Enteron, where there was most of the industry and development on the planet. Enteron was also home to the bulk of the planet's population of sentient life. Several other cites branched off of Enteron, connected by highways for hovercraft. These cities were Jirbira, Nerutta, Dinskk and Gingityrra. Other than that, Nonderan was relatively untouched by sentient life. Reservations took up the vast majority of the planet's surface. Nonderan had 2 seasons. The rainy season usually brought at least 20 inches of rain in total. This season lasted for around 265 days and was followed by the dry season which lasted 105 days. In the dry season weather patterns shifted rainclouds around and drove them apart from each other, only to combine again and rain the next time that the rainy season came around.
The culture of its natives was mostly preservationist. The idea of preserving nature and life controlled their everyday lives. Nonderanians rarely stepped outside cities and pollution at all was frowned upon. Some were even exiled for pollution. The only reason for their technology was because of their population. They wouldn't expand their cities and start a snowball effect with urban sprawl. The only other option was to colonize other worlds. They invented space travel early on and figured out hyperdrive for themselves. When the Republic discovered Nonderan only a few hundred million native sentients lived there.
Their preservationist nature dated all the way back to Nonderan's earliest civilizations in 48,000 BBY. Even when the natives went to war with each other they would never march across the forests, rather take small paths through them. These pathways could still be seen in 36 BBY, although at that point overgrown. As they progressed through the years the Nonderanian's ideas about preservationism grew and developed, consuming their lives and allowing the planet to become covered in a single, vast forest taking up 75 percent of the land. The technology also started to reflect their way of life as the cities were covered by domes to keep the small amount of pollution within them from escaping to the world. As time progressed, even their homes were built out of biodegradable materials.
The climate of Nonderan is mostly subtropical and temperate. The planet goes through short periods of time where an area would suddenly get little rain, resulting in leaves rotting and falling off of trees and animals to die. This is sometimes referred to as "instant autumn".