The fearsome Grindalid matriarch of the White Worms, Lady Proxima rules Corellia’s black market from a tangle of sewer tunnels beneath Corellia’s Coronet City. A briny pool serves as a throne room where Proxima feeds her hatchlings and commands the urchins known as scrumrats, sending them out to pick pockets and barter stolen goods.
Han Solo rose from an impoverished childhood on the mean streets of Corellia to become one of the heroes of the Rebel Alliance. As captain of the Millennium Falcon, Han and his co-pilot Chewbacca came to believe in the cause of galactic freedom, joining Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa in the fight against the Empire. After the Battle of Endor, Han faced difficult times in a chaotic galaxy, leading to a shattering confrontation with his estranged son Ben.
The scrumrats are orphans and scavengers plucked off the streets of Coronet City by the White Worms. In exchange for food and shelter, these desperate youths serve the criminal gang, with the most capable rising up the ranks from vermin-catchers and pickpockets to errand runners and operatives. The lead scrumrat, appointed by Lady Proxima, is known as the Head.
The White Worms’ lair is a long-abandoned water-processing plant in an industrial area of Coronet City. A maze of tunnels leads to the surface; at their heart is a central cistern with blacked-out windows that protect the Grindalids from the damaging rays of Corellia’s sun. Here, Lady Proxima holds court over her scrumrats.
An ancient world in the galactic Core, Corellia is known for its people’s wanderlust and its massive shipyards. Corellia played a key role in the expansion of galactic civilization, but that was thousands of years ago. It’s now a faded industrial planet exploited by the Empire to build TIE fighters and Star Destroyers. Corellians not born with money or influence hope to escape their homeworld in search of a better life.