A harsh desert world orbiting twin suns in the galaxy’s Outer Rim, Tatooine is a lawless place ruled by Hutt gangsters. Many settlers scratch out a living on moisture farms, while spaceport cities such as Mos Eisley and Mos Espa serve as home base for smugglers, criminals, and other rogues. Tatooine’s many dangers include sandstorms, bands of savage Tusken Raiders, and carnivorous krayt dragons. The planet is also known for its dangerous Podraces, rampant gambling, and legalized slavery. Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker both grew up on Tatooine, and Obi-Wan Kenobi spent years in hiding on this desolate world.
Before the Battle of Yavin, Jennica was a moisture farmer on Tatooine but the Empire's search for two droids destroyed both her family and her farm. Seeking justice, Jennica joined the Rebel Alliance as a special forces agent serving on Tatooine. With the help of a Jawa associate named Kekit, she has knowledge of threats to the Rebellion on Tatooine, including information about Jabba the Hutt's operations. As the Galactic Civil War broadens, she is pulled into the conflict.
Saponza is a battle-hardened smuggler and mercenary, known for his smooth talking ways. After the Battle of Yavin, Saponza and his partner return to Tatooine to set up a business. Hoping to leave their lives as mercenaries behind, they nonetheless become involved in a conflict with Jabba the Hutt. Eventually they are caught up in the Galactic Civil War and forced to choose a side.
Ex-senator Johhar Kessen, hails from the forested planet of Dandoran, in the Doran system. While not having been a very politically impactful planet, it's hub of gambling and smuggling offered Kessen the unique opportunity of creating a vast network of contacts and influence throughout the galaxy's seedy underground. Known to be quite over confident and even a bit of a chauvinist in his dealings with his associates, Johhar is often preoccupied with big game hunting. He owns a rifle that he's named "Karina."
Kada is a young female Devaronian who has worked for Jabba the Hutt in recent years, in charge of “security.” Kada was hired by Jabba because of her extensive network of smugglers and mercenaries in the underground, as well as her reputation as the progeny of a well know and dangerous merc, Arann Jahr. Arann was mysteriously killed during a routine smuggling operation which has propelled Kada’s desire to embed herself in his world. In the relatively few years working as a merc liaison and security expert, Kada’s exemplary work did not go unnoticed by important smugglers throughout the galaxy. Kada is known to come off cold, but is not without humor, which is often relayed sarcastically. She’s shadowy and mysterious, and while appearing to be an unsavory and untrustworthy character on the surface, is in fact, extremely loyal and dependable.
Known as "Iron" Liana, her associates in the smuggling business often describe Kor as "stubborn as a zakkeg, and twice as mean." Liana Kor often finds herself entangled in conflicts between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire, as she often targets arms shipments for her pirating and smuggling operations. She has no love for either side, and will often attempt to play both sides to get what she wants. This hasn't earned her much respect, but is widely know not to be trifled with, as she lives up to her nickname.
It has recently come to light that Nhego Roolan's mysterious past intersected with that of Kada Jahr, and more interestingly, with that of her father Arann. While Arann's death remains a puzzle, some signs point to Nhego and Arran's past partnership in a large smuggling operation. Nhego is a dark and brooding individual, and often hard to track down. His interests lie mostly in personal acquisition of power and credits, but is sometimes found provoking small forces of the Rebel Alliance or the Empire into battle, or attempting to manipulate Kada into joining him.
Dyro acted as a representative for the Er'Kit people and sought the help of Saponza and his partner in ridding the world of a terrorist sect of a slavery operation on Er'Kit, known as the Blood Dawn. After the campaign and eventual defeat of the Blood Dawn, Felldor relayed his gratitude but offered no alliance with his new associates. Upon return to the world, Saponza and his partner discovered that Dyro had been taking part in a power struggle, and was manipulating both the Alliance and the Empire to serve his greedy purposes.