From the Colonized Worlds section B-13 of the Library of Ossus , informational holograms, planets, civilized, colonized, colonies, galactic alliance controlled, two moons:
Cato Neimoidia Astrographical Region Colonies1
Rotation period 25 standard hours1
Orbital period 278 local days1
Physical Class Terrestrial Climate Temperate and moist1
Primary terrain • Mountains • Fields • Forests • Bridge cities • Rock arches
Points of interest • Nute Gunray’s citadel • Federation’s Folly
Societal Immigrated species Neimoidians
Official language Pak Pak
Government Federation Population 100% Neimoidian
Major cities • Zarra
Major imports Labor, ore1
Major exports Droids, foodstuff, technology1
Affiliation • Galactic Republic • Trade Federation • Confederacy of Independent Systems • Galactic Empire • New Republic • Galactic Federation of Free Alliances
The oldest of the Neimoidian purse worlds, Cato Neimoidia was the location of Nute Gunray’s secret redoubt. The planet was near the Neimoidian homeworld of Neimoidia, also in the Colonies region. Only the richest of the Neimoidians were allowed to live on the planet. Their treasures were protected in vaults located in difficult landscape and protected by B1 battle droids. The cities of Cato Neimoidia were built on large bridges spanning massive rock arches. Cato Neimoidia featured vast forests rich in flora and fauna. Notable species included the Neimoidian kreehawk, a dangerous but beautiful avian found in some aviaries.
A Neimoidian room containing many valuables.
Cato Neimoidia was one of many worlds colonized by the Neimoidians early during the Old Republic era. The wealthiest and most resource-rich colony worlds were known as “purse worlds” that served as administrative posts ruling their own set of colonies. These purse worlds were the only colonies allowed to carry the name of Neimoidia. Other Neimoidian purse worlds include Deko Neimoidia and Koru Neimoidia, both were nearby in the same region of the Galaxy. Cato Neimoidia was the oldest purse world and may have been one of the earliest Neimoidian colonies. During the Clone Wars, it was a key member of the Confederacy of Independent Systems and was defended by the Neimoidian Home Defense Legions. Towards the end of the Clone Wars, it was the last Separatist stronghold to be taken in the Core Worlds and Colonies. In 19 BBY, the Republic launched an attack on the redoubt, led by Jedi Generals Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, as well as Republic Navy Commander Jan Dodonna, to find Viceroy Nute Gunray of the Trade Federation and bring him to justice. The bridge cities persisted in resisting the Republic, leading to a fierce aerial battle in which Plo Koon was shot down by his own clone pilots shortly after Order 66 was enacted by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, who declared himself Emperor soon afterwards.