An assassin trained in the ways of the dark side by Count Dooku, Asajj Ventress yearned to be considered a true Sith, but such status wasn't allowed under the Sith's Rule of Two. Ventress fought with twin red-bladed lightsabers, and clashed with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker many times. But her destiny would not lie with the Sith. After Dooku rejected her as his apprentice and tried to kill her, Ventress returned to her roots as a Nightsister, made a living as a bounty hunter, and – in the strangest twist of all – rediscovered the way of the light that she’d rejected long ago as a Jedi Padawan.
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.
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.
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.
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.