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A lush and watery world. Throughout history, it had been used time and time again by cartels to hide their smuggling operations. During the Galactic Civil War, it was the site of one of the conflicts between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance. At one point during the war, Han Solo teamed up with Saponza and his gang to raid a local cartel den that had been hoarding medical supplies. It was also discovered that an Imperial Advanced Weapons Division secret facility on the planet housed Project Blackwing and it threatened to infect the rest of the Galaxy. Fortunately, this was put to an end by Saponza and his gang before it could spread any further beyond the facility.
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Home to the Kessel Run and the prisoner labor camps known as the spice mines of Kessel. Being sentenced to Kessel was considered a death sentence due to the brutal mining conditions, harsh treatment of slaves, and the burning sensation of raw spice.
The Royal Family of Kessel
The Royal Family of Kessel, who during the reign of the Galactic Empire, turned a blind-eye from the merciless mining operations in the spice mines of Kessel and the fact that spice was being used as a drug by criminal organizations such as the Pyke Syndicate, preferring to live in the opposite hemisphere of the planet in their luxury homes instead.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: They're not really doing anything to stop the abuse going on in the spice mines, even though they kind of have the power to do so (kind of, since this is The Empire we're talking about that they'd have to face).
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: The royal family is wealthy and powerful, yet does nothing to stop the exploitation and abuse of less fortunate workers, instead focusing on their own luxuries.
Homeworld of the Nikto species. Following the Hutt's loss of power in the fall of the Empire, the Nikto struggled to build a independent government of their own. Several Nikto led criminal cartels rose up in the vacuum of power and began expanding from Kintan.
- Slave Race: The Nikto served as foot soldiers and guards for the Hutt Clans for centuries.
The homeworld of the Hutts, and thus the capital of Hutt Space and a haven for criminal activity.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, the Hutts bought the planet and moved to it after their original homeworld Varl was destroyed by what the Hutt say was a natural catastrophe (many, however, suspect it was a victim of the Hutt Cataclysms, a devastating civil war that devastated many Hutt colonies).
- Single-Biome Planet: It seems to be one large swamp.
- Wretched Hive: As expected from the Hutt homeworld. As Cad Bane describes the town of Bilbousa, everyone there is a criminal of sorts and no one bats an eye at the sight of three freshly escaped convicts in prison jumpsuits.
The owner of a pawn shop at the Bilbosa Bazaar, where escaped criminals Cad Bane, Moralo Eval and Rako Hardeen came to pick up some new clothing.
Also known as the "Smugglers' Moon", the moon of Nal Hutta was infamous for its large criminal underworld home to bounty hunters and Hutt crime lords.
- City Planet: It's shadier than the Coruscant underworld, if that means anything.
- Up to Eleven: You thought the Coruscant underworld was bad? Well, the world is dominated by crime. And the government? Organized crime is the government.
- Wretched Hive: Again, even more so than Coruscant. One may even say that this is the Galactic Fringe in a nutshell.
A species native to Nar Shaddaa that was turned into slaves or vassals by the Hutt Cartel when they conquered the moon.
- Canon Immigrant: Brought back via All There in the Manual.
- Schrödinger's Canon: They're bloodthirsty and carnivorous bipeds whose bodies are covered up by fur and battle armor. They're often bounty hunters, assassins, mercenaries, and other hired guns for the Hutts.
Grakkus the Hutt
Unnamed Zabrak bartender
Homeworld: Nar Shaddaa
A male Zabrak who operated a bar, having inherited it from his father after he died. During the Galactic Civil War, his bar would be visited by Luke Skywalker during his search for safe passage of Coruscant.
- The Cameo: Makes an appearance as a child in the second issue of Darth Maul.
- Disappeared Dad: At some point between Darth Maul and Marvel Star Wars, his father died.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: When Luke reveals his father is dead (supposedly), the bartender seems to sympathize a bit, since his father is dead too. But then the bartender orders the patrons to kill Luke and steal his lightsaber.
- Missing Mom: No mention is made on the whereabouts of his mother.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: When we see him in Darth Maul, he's just a kid. You kind of have to feel bad for him, since he's one of many people who had to grow up in wretched hives like Nar Shaddaa and never got to know any better.
Long ago, Nar Kanji was a Hutt colony that enslaved its original human colonists, and was consequently subject to constant exploitation and oppression. After the gang war between the Hutt cartels that ensued as a result of the Evil Power Vacuum from the death of Jabba the Hutt, the powers of the cartels were weakened, allowing the human slaves to overpower their masters and take over. The Kanjiklub crime organization originated from this world after the Hutts were overthrown.
- Slave Liberation: This happened after the gang war.
A world that was conquered by the Hutt Cartel, who turned the native Sakiyans into slaves and vassals.
- Sixtat on the Bounty Hunters and Mercenaries: Republic Era page.
A desert planet that is home to the reptilian humanoid Weequay. It was one of the many worlds conquered by the Hutt Cartel with its population being forced into slavery or becoming vassals for the Cartel.
The natives of Sriluur, the Weequay have been held as servants of the Hutts for centuries. They are ubiquitous throughout the galaxy as bodyguards, bounty hunters, or other violent professions due to their tough leathery skin, which originally helped them survive the rough conditions of their homeworld, making them somewhat resistant to blasterfire.
A temperate world with forests and swamps. Home to the Toydarians, the planet is ruled by a monarchy. Although it is located in Hutt Space, Toydaria retains some independence from the Hutts. During the Clone Wars, it attempted to remain neutral before allying with the Republic.
King of Toydaria, Katuunko attempted to keep his world neutral in the Clone Wars. He eventually sided with the Republic after seeing firsthand how the Jedi and the Clone Army could protect his people.
- Casual Danger Dialogue: When he has Ventress' lightsabers up against his neck, Katuunko remains completely calm and greets Yoda.Katuunko: Jedi Master Yoda. I am very pleased to meet you.
- Character Death: Murdered by Savage Opress.
- Deadpan Snarker: Seeing and hearing the battle between Yoda and Ventress' droid forces:Katuunko: That's a lot of smoke for a surrender.
- The Good King: His number one priority is the safety of his people, which is why he initially tried to stay neutral during the war. However, Katuunko was unable to sit by and watch the suffering caused by the Separatists and eventually decided to side with the Republic to help the people of the galaxy.
- I Owe You My Life: Yoda saving him from Ventress makes negotiations for the Republic to use Toydaria as a base extremely easy.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: He wisely decided to make a break for it after being knocked out by Savage once. He didn't get far.
- Neck Snap: Savage used it to stop him from escaping. Unfortunately for Savage, it worked too well.
- Nerves of Steel: Having two lightsabers hovering inches away from his head, and being face-to-face with a Sith assassin who had just wiped out the palace guard without breaking a sweat (and who happened to be a hulking, seven-foot tall monster) both utterly failed to shake Katuunko. His response to Savage Opress glaring in his face is to draw his sword and declare that he would not be intimidated.
- Neutral No Longer: Initially, Katuunko declared Toydaria a neutral party in the Clone Wars, but changed his mind after giving aid to the besieged people of Ryloth, and after Yoda prevailed against Ventress and a legion of battle droids, he threw his lot in with the Republic.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: In "Supply Lines", while he put the safety of his own people first, he was still willing to help Bail and Jar Jar get the Republic supplies to Ryloth.
- Take a Third Option: In "Supply Lines" he had to choose between protecting the neutrality of Toydaria, and upholding their sacred value of compassion by helping the starving Twi'leks on Ryloth. He ultimately chose to allow the Republic to use Toydaria as a jump-point to send the supplies they had with them, but only that.
A swampy planet conquered by the Hutt Cartel, who turned the local Vodran species into slaves and vassals. During the reign of the Empire, Imperials forced crime lady Harra the Hutt to flee her stronghold on the planet. It was reduced it to rubble, accidentally letting Harra's imported animals free. During the Second Galactic Civil War, the disbanded J-Squadron of the Resistance were sent to Vodran to scavenge for supplies, but ended up coming across the wildlife that resulted from Harra's escaped creatures years ago.