Ringed by numerous moons, the remote sanctuary of Utapau is a planet pitted with enormous sinkholes. Its windswept surface is dry and desert-like, but deep in the porous crust, at the bottom of the sinkholes are pools of life-giving water. Many of the sinkholes on one of the planet's small continents are lined with intricate cities that stretch deep into caves and crevices beneath the planet's surface, as well as mining operations that seek to uncover valuable minerals from the planet's depths.
Pau'ans are tall humanoids from Utapau with an intimidating appearance, including jagged teeth, nails, and lined skin. The Pau’ans shared Utapau with their smaller neighbors, the Utai, as well as with bands of Amani and Sugi. The Pau’ans ran Utapau’s government and dealt with outsiders visiting the planet. The Inquisitor, the Empire's Jedi hunter, was a Pau'an.
Amani were a species with yellow-and-green colored skin, short legs and large hands connected to arms long enough to reach the ground. Amani often carry with them a staff on which is strung a number of skulls, presumably obtained first-hand. Found on Utapau, they are usually found on the plains or underground, but rarely venture into the cities.
Discovered as a slave on Tatooine by Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker had the potential to become one of the most powerful Jedi ever, and was believed by some to be the prophesied Chosen One who would bring balance to the Force. A hero of the Clone Wars, Anakin was caring and compassionate, but also had a fear of loss that would prove to be his downfall.
The police inspector of Pau City, primary spaceport on Utapau, Inspector Jen June greets Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker upon their arrival on the planet while investigating the disappearance of Jedi Master Tu-Anh. She escorts the Jedi to the body of Master Tu-Anh and later reveals the presence of Amani on the planet.