The leader of the Aleena, King Manchucho was a fair and intelligent leader. He was gregarious and eager to please, always serving as a welcome host to any off-world guests. Manchucho wanted a peaceful coexistence with the beings that lived beneath the surface of his planet, even though their ways and culture remained alien to him.
Ratts Tyerell was the tiniest of the Podracer pilots in the Boonta Eve Classic, though size matters not in such a competition. The little scrapper piloted a Podracer with immense engines ... too big, it would seem, for the tight confines of the Laguna Caves. On the second lap of the race, Ratts' accelerator jammed, and he couldn't get clearance past the rocky stalactites. The resulting fireball killed the little guy. His family, who had traveled to Mos Espa to witness the race, was reportedly seen grieving shortly thereafter.
A rocky, temperate world found in the Mid Rim of the galaxy, the planet Aleen is known for its friendly, boisterous natives, the Aleena, who have traveled throughout the galaxy. Beneath Aleen's ground are other civilizations, unknown to the surface world or to the Republic. A series of devastating groundquakes suffered by the planet during the Clone Wars exposed passageways that connected the exterior and interior worlds.
A resourceful astromech droid, R2-D2 served Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker in turn, showing great bravery in rescuing his masters and their friends from many perils. A skilled starship mechanic and fighter pilot's assistant, he formed an unlikely but enduring friendship with the fussy protocol droid C-3PO.
C-3PO is a droid programmed for etiquette and protocol, built by the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker, and a constant companion to astromech R2-D2. Over the years, he was involved in some of the galaxy’s most defining moments and thrilling battles -- and is fluent in over six million forms of communication.
Dwelling deep beneath the surface of Aleen is a strange being known as Orphne. Of reptilian descent with a quick tongue and a clever wit, Orphne knows of the delicate balance that must be maintained between the surface and subsurface worlds. The nymph was witness to the upsetting of this balance when a passage between both worlds was inadvertently breached, which resulted in tumultuous ground quakes shaking the planet.