A small, dense world whose inhospitable nature prevents it from truly flourishing as part of the galactic community, Quarzite avoided the battles that ravaged many planets during the Clone Wars. The world's surface is strained by incredibly strong atmospheric pressure that can crush starships and flatten beings. Underneath the surface, though, are immense crystalline cave networks of equalized pressure, where life can exist. For transit to and from the planet, an immense turbolift speeds people to an orbital space station. For travel beneath the surface, the locals rely on a subtram.
A military officer loyal to Otua Blank of Quarzite, Major Rigosso was tasked with overseeing the safe delivery of a precious cargo to his lordship during the Clone Wars. Due to the inhospitable atmospheric pressure on the surface of Quarzite, the Belugan and Kage people lived in subterranean passages beneath the planet's crust. Transit and transportation for Blank's people was provided by a series of subtram lines, which were frequently raided by Kage Warriors. To best protect Blank's delivery, Rigosso hired a team of elite bounty hunters to accompany him and the cargo.
A disgustingly indulgent Belugan alien, Lord Otua Blank ruled the small planet of Quarzite with an iron fist. He marshaled an elite military force that protected his domain, but that weren't skilled enough to deal with the most elite of his enemies, the Kage warriors. Blank hired Boba Fett's crew of bounty hunters to protect a precious cargo delivery to his subterranean lair from the Kage marauders that prowled the underground.
The crystalline caverns of Quarzite were home to an ongoing conflict between the powerful Belugans and the outnumbered Kage. The Belugans had wealth and technology on their side, but the Kage were a spirited and dedicated people. Their most powerful combatants pushed themselves to the utmost physical excellence, and Kage Warriors were tireless, elite fighters, nimble and stealthy, and effective with the electro sword or unarmed. Riding atop multi-legged milodons, they could keep pace with the subtram transports that supplied Blank's strongholds, and launch raids that caught the Belugan security forces off-guard.