GALACTIC CIVIL WAR
The gas giant Bespin is the site of Cloud City, a Tibanna gas mine floating in the planet’s upper atmosphere. During the Galactic Civil War, Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa sought refuge from the Empire on Bespin, appealing to Han’s old smuggling buddy Lando Calrissian for help repairing the Millennium Falcon’s hyperdrive.
Unfortunately for Han, the bounty hunter Boba Fett had figured out the Falcon’s destination, and Darth Vader had forced Lando to set a trap for the freighter’s passengers. Vader used his captives to lure Luke Skywalker to Bespin, hoping to turn his son into a servant of the dark side. While father and son dueled, Lando had a change of heart and freed Leia and Chewbacca. But it was too late to prevent Fett from departing with Han, who’d been encased in carbonite.
Suspended high among the pastel clouds of Bespin is a floating metropolis of sophisticated beauty and political freedom. Cloud City exists not only as a mining colony, extracting valuable Tibanna gas from the depths of the giant planet, but also as a sanctuary for those trying to escape the turmoil gripping the galaxy. Though profitable, Cloud City is small enough not to be noticed by larger authorities such as the Mining Guild. It prospered under the capable stewardship of Baron-Administrator Lando Calrissian. Calrissian, assisted by his aide Lobot, contended with self-sufficiency issues and labor difficulties throughout his brief term.
These brick-colored atmospheric vehicles keep the peace in the skies of Bespin. Cloud cars feature twin “pods” connected by a repulsorlift engine, and are equipped with light blaster cannons. Each cloud car has a pilot and a gunner, who work in tandem to intercept starships bound for Cloud City, question their captains and take defensive measures as needed.
Smuggler. Scoundrel. Hero. Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, was one of the great leaders of the Rebel Alliance. He and his co-pilot Chewbacca came to believe in the cause of galactic freedom, joining Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa in the fight against the Empire. But after the Battle of Endor, Han would face difficult times in a galaxy plagued by chaos and uncertainty.
With his customized Mandalorian armor, deadly weaponry, and silent demeanor, Boba Fett was one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy. A genetic clone of his “father,” bounty hunter Jango Fett, Boba learned combat and martial skills from a young age. Over the course of his career, which included contracts for the Empire and the criminal underworld, he became a legend.