Situated in the heart of the galaxy, Coruscant was the seat of government for the Galactic Republic and the Empire that followed. Over centuries of civilization, the planet has been entirely covered with cityscapes and urban sprawl. Immense skytowers reach high into the atmosphere, and stretch down deep into the dark shadows. Crisscrossing the skyline are unending streams of speeders and ships. At night, Coruscant is alive with glittering lights and rivers of traffic, a bustling megalopolis that refuses to sleep.