Orto Plutonia had long been a protectorate of the Pantoran moon, after Pantoran scouts searched the world and found no denizens amid its frozen features. They had missed the Talz population, which lived hidden in the ice canyons in villages carved out of the ice walls, filled with huts made from animal skins pulled over bone-frames. The Talz lived a simple existence, somehow subsisting off the harsh environment, and using the native narglatch cats as mounts and protection. The Talz attacked the newcomers to their world, wiping out both Republic and Separatist outposts during the Clone Wars.
Pantora is the principal moon of the Pantora system, orbiting the ice planet Orto Plutonia. A member of the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars, Riyo Chuchi represented Pantora in the Senate while Baron Papanoida served as the Chairman of Pantora after succeeding Chi Cho. At the start of the age of the Empire, the marshy Outer Rim world struggles to maintain its business and industry under the new regime, with outposts like Ro Station falling into disrepair. However, in the streets the citizens rejoice over the end of the long and deadly war.
Young and idealistic Riyo Chuchi represented Pantora in the Galactic Senate. She began her term in the Senate timidly, often submitting to her hawkish local chairman, Chi Cho. When Cho eventually crossed a line that brought war to the world of Orto Plutonia, Chuchi bravely stood up to him and ended the conflict. As time passed Chuchi grew into a far stronger leader and was able to force the Trade Federation into lifting a blockade over her home planet.