Mother Talzin, the spiritual guide of Dathomir's Nightsisters during the Clone Wars, held enormous power on her homeworld and wielded the strange magicks of the Nightsisters. She sold the services of the Nightsisters to the galaxy's wealthy and powerful, but wasn't above backstabbing any clients who treated her clan with disrespect. She sought revenge against Count Dooku and his master, Darth Sidious. Dooku had betrayed the Nightsister Asajj Ventress, but his crimes paled in comparison with Sidious’s. Long before the Clone Wars, Sidious had promised to make Talzin his right hand, only to renege on his promise and steal her son, Darth Maul, to train as his apprentice.
A deadly, agile Sith Lord trained by the evil Darth Sidious, Darth Maul was a formidable warrior and scheming mastermind. He wielded an intimidating double-bladed lightsaber and fought with a menacing ferocity. Though he fell in battle against Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Zabrak from Dathomir would prove to be much harder to destroy than originally believed.
Savage Opress was once a common Nightbrother whose fighting prowess impressed Asajj Ventress. Transformed into a monstrous warrior by Mother Talzin, Opress became Count Dooku's new assassin and secret Sith apprentice. His loyalty, however, remained to Talzin. The Nightsisters leader gave Savage a new quest: to find his brother, Darth Maul, who had somehow survived his apparent death and was living in exile in the Outer Rim.
A utilitarian starship pressed into essential if unglamorous duty throughout the galaxy, the Turtle Tank is a hybrid space transport and walker vehicle. The starship has spacious holds that can be partitioned to allow for simultaneous transport of a variety of cargo, including bulk supplies to outland colonists or refuse from industrial worlds to distant dumping grounds. To assist landing on worlds with minimal or no docking facilities, the ship features four all-terrain walker legs. The minimal Turtle Tank control cabin also doubles as an escape pod, and can detach from the main hull of the ship.
No one is quite sure of the origins of the mysterious natives of Lotho Minor, the Junkers. The planet's role as a galactic dumping ground has not encouraged any deep exploration of Junker culture or biology, nor has their violent territoriality. They appear to be a strange hybrid of organic life and mechanical debris. The Junkers live off the scrap found on the planet's surface, augmenting their strange and twisted bodies with cybernetic enhancements. They have lived on Lotho Minor for so long that it is impossible to tell where their bodies end and where the refuse begins.
Lotho Minor has, for time immemorial, been an industrial dumping ground for neighboring worlds. Cargo ships routinely drop holds of refuse onto the planet, caring little as to what would become of it. Immense droids programmed long ago to incinerate the garbage continue to labor amid the mountains of refuse, filling their enormous jaws with scrap and burning it with the flames of their infernal gullets. Those unfortunate to live on Lotho Minor know not of the origins of these crane monsters. The mindless mechanicals are simply known as the fire-breathers.