Jabba the Hutt was one of the galaxy’s most powerful gangsters, with far-reaching influence in both politics and the criminal underworld. There were no second chances with Jabba, something Han Solo would find out -- though the slug-like alien would ultimately fall victim to his own hubris and vengeful ways.
Gha Nachkt was an out-of-shape Trandoshan male who operated as a salvage ship captain during the Clone Wars era. He was hovering around the Bothawui in his salvage freighter Vulture’s Claw when a battle between the Republic and Separatist Alliance occurred, which allowed him to capture Artoo-Detoo. During that battle, some of the debris he picked up included the remains of Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi Starfighter and his droid, R2-D2. Knowing the astromech droid would be full of useful intelligence for the Separatists, he arranged to sell the droid to General Grievous. After performing an autopsy on the droid and finding far more secret Republic information than he expected, he tried extorting the droid general for more money.
Rishi Station was a vital Republic listening post during the Clone Wars, located on the barren moon of Rishi. The primary mission of the clones stationed at the base was to monitor transmissions and sound the alarm in the event it was determined that Separatist forces planned to attack Kamino. Early in the war, Separatist Commando droids take control of the base, but a squad of clones recapture the base and alert the Republic to the planned attack.
A resourceful astromech droid, R2-D2 served Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker in turn, showing great bravery in rescuing his masters and their friends from many perils. A skilled starship mechanic and fighter pilot's assistant, he formed an unlikely but enduring friendship with the fussy protocol droid C-3PO.
C-3PO is a droid programmed for etiquette and protocol, built by the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker, and a constant companion to astromech R2-D2. Over the years, he was involved in some of the galaxy’s most defining moments and thrilling battles -- and is fluent in more than seven million forms of communication. In the years after the Empire's defeat, C-3PO acquired a red-plated arm, keeping the mismatched limb to honor a fellow droid's sacrifice.
A single, winding dirt-swept road curves up into the crook of a rocky canyon, leading to a lone structure in the desert wastes beyond the Dune Sea of Tatooine. Here stood the palace of Jabba the Hutt, an immense curving building of sandblasted metal and pitted stone. Inside, the dregs of the galaxy congregated to do all manner of illicit business, to curry favor with the grotesque crime lord, or to avoid his fickle wrath. Jabba reclined atop a stone dais within the throne room of his palace, a bustling chamber that overlooked a secret pit that contained his favorite beast, the vicious rancor monster.