He’s a soldier, freedom fighter, ace pilot, top smuggler and a poet with a blaster – and a slicer capable of defeating the toughest security in the galaxy. So Maz Kanata describes the man known only as the Master Codebreaker. His favorite haunt is Canto Bight, where he’s recognizable by the red plom bloom adorning one immaculate lapel of his tuxedo.
Maz Kanata is more than a thousand years old, a diminutive being with vast experience at surviving in the underworld. From her castle on Takodana, Maz has seen galactic powers rise and fall and felt the Force ebb and flow, seeking an elusive balance between darkness and light. She has given many a young smuggler a start by offering credits, equipment or connections, and helped many an old friend rediscover a lost path.
Her full name and title are a mouthful: Contessa Alissyndrex delga Cantonica Provincion. Fortunately, she’s content with being addressed more simply as the Countess of Canto Bight. The Countess – whose husband is rarely seen in public -- sits atop the resort city’s social ranks and owns a sizable share of many of its business operations.
At the heart of Canto Bight sits the Canto Casino and Racetrack. A fathier racetrack occupies the center of the complex, surrounded by game rooms, restaurants, cabarets and luxury hotels. Fortunes in Cantocoins are won and lost nightly at the casino, a place of soaring dreams and crashing disappointments.