Attack of the Clones 20th Anniversary
A popular gambling den in Coruscant’s lower-level entertainment district, the Outlander Club appealed to wealthy citizens looking to go slumming for an evening and to criminals looking to profit from patrons’ debauched tastes. Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi tracked the changeling bounty hunter Zam Wesell to the Outlander Club, disarming her and dragging her outside for questioning.
During her tenure as a senator, Padmé Amidala kept an apartment near the top of one of Coruscant’s high-rises in the senate district. Largely decorated in blue, no doubt to remind her of her home planet of Naboo, it was spacious and luxurious and the site of many important moments in the galaxy, from her assassination attempt at the hands of Zam Wesell to Obi-wan Kenobi’s revelation that her husband was a Sith Lord.
This largely abandoned industrial zone of Coruscant was once a manufacturing powerhouse known throughout the galaxy. The increasing cost of doing business on Coruscant sent the businesses elsewhere and this neglected industrial zone became the perfect spot for secret Sith meetings as they planned their moves in the Clone Wars.
Overlooking the beautiful cliffs and waterfalls of Naboo’s capital, the Theed Royal Palace is the seat of government for the elected monarchs of the Naboo. The ornate and ancient building is often the ending point for grand parades, but during the Trade Federation’s blockade of the planet it became the site of great oppression until Queen Amidala and her retinue re-captured it for the freedom of her people.
An idyllic world close to the border of the Outer Rim Territories, Naboo is inhabited by peaceful humans known as the Naboo, and an indigenous species of intelligent amphibians called the Gungans. Naboo's surface consists of swampy lakes, rolling plains and green hills. Its population centers are beautiful -- Naboo's river cities are filled with classical architecture and greenery, while the underwater Gungan settlements are a beautiful display of exotic hydrostatic bubble technology.
Mos Espa is one of few port cities on Tatooine. Domed buildings protect the citizens against the glare of the twin suns and the scorching heat. Among the dwellings, workspaces, and commercial operations of many bizarre kinds there are also entertainment areas, including some of colossal scale. The famed Mos Espa Grand Arena can hold an audience almost as large as the city's entire population. In the time of the Republic, slavery persisted in Mos Espa, though the despicable trade was outlawed elsewhere. The true powers in control of Mos Espa were the Hutt gangsters, who found slavery a useful institution.
Once purged from the otherwise complete Jedi Archives was all evidence of the mysterious world of Kamino. A lonely world beyond the Outer Rim and just south of the Rishi Maze, few could have predicted that Kamino would become a key contributor to a massive shift in political power in the final days of the Republic. Kamino is a planet of endless oceans and storms. Few features mark its surface, save for massive stilt-mounted cities wherein reside the planet's natural inhabitants, the Kaminoans. From Tipoca City, the planet's prime minister rules. Lama Su and Kamino’s chief medical scientist Nala Se closely monitor the operations of Kamino's most prized export -- clones -- even after the Clone Wars reaches a conclusion.
Instantly recognizable by its distinctive crown of five spires, the Jedi Temple was the home of the Jedi Order on Coruscant. Part school and part monastery, the Jedi Temple was the central hub for all Jedi activities in the galaxy. When Supreme Chancellor Palpatine enacted Order 66, clone troops led by the newly risen Darth Vader attacked the temple, massacring its inhabitants and leaving the structure badly damaged. With the Empire triumphant, the Jedi Temple’s spires still rose into the Coruscant skies. But the building was now the Imperial Palace, home to the Sith Lord who had destroyed the Jedi.
A harsh rocky world less than a parsec away from Tatooine, Geonosis is a ringed planet beyond the borders of the Galactic Republic. Its uninviting surface is made up of harsh, rocky desert, and the creatures that evolved on Geonosis are well equipped to survive in the brutal environment. The most advanced lifeform are the Geonosians, sentient insectoids that inhabit towering spire-hives. The Geonosians maintain large factories for the production of droids and weapons for the Separatist cause in the Clone Wars. After the Clone Wars, the Empire chose Geonosis as the construction site of the first Death Star, restricting travel to the system and sterilizing the planet’s surface.
Tatooine is harsh desert world orbiting twin suns in the galaxy’s Outer Rim. In the days of the Empire and the Republic, many settlers scratched out a living on moisture farms, while spaceport cities such as Mos Eisley and Mos Espa served as home base for smugglers, criminals, and other rogues. Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker both once called Tatooine home, although across the stars it was more widely known as a hive of scum and villainy ruled by the crime boss Jabba the Hutt.
A city-covered planet, Coruscant is the vibrant heart and capital of the galaxy, featuring a diverse mix of citizens and culture. It features towering skyscrapers, streams of speeder-filled air traffic, and inner levels that stretch far below the world’s surface. Coruscant was the seat of government for the Galactic Republic and the Empire that followed, and was the site of numerous historic events during the Clone Wars. It also housed the Jedi Temple and Archives, which hosted Jedi training and learning for over a thousand generations -- traditions that ended when the planet bore witness to Order 66.
When Zam Wesell fled after trying to assassinate Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker commandeered a flashy yellow airspeeder to chase the bounty hunter across the skylanes of Coruscant. The open-air cockpit and oversized engines made the XJ-6 an ideal pursuit vehicle, and the gonzo color struck Anakin’s fancy. After all, nothing in the Jedi code forbade looking flashy while defending the Republic.
A custom-built J-type diplomatic barge, this chromed Naboo royal cruiser carried no armament, relying on a fighter escort for protection during space travel. Shortly before the Clone Wars, Senator Padmé Amidala’s party traveled to Coruscant aboard her royal cruiser to vote on the creation of a Republic military. The cruiser exploded on the landing pad, seemingly killing Amidala – but she had switched places with her handmaiden Cordé and so survived the assassination attempt.
The H-Type Nubian yacht was a sleek luxury yacht and what it lacked in weapons it made up for in style and a strong deflector shield. The signature silver finish is a mark that the ship belongs to a former member of Naboo’s monarchy. Padme Amidala used a ship like this after her J-Type diplomatic barge was destroyed in an assassins attack. It was an H-Type that whisked Padme and Anakin Skywalker from Naboo to Tatooine, and then to Geonosis where the Clone Wars would begin.
During his years as a Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi fought with three lightsabers. His first had a blue plasma blade and a hilt similar to that of his master, Qui-Gon Jinn. Obi-Wan used this weapon until Darth Maul kicked it into a deep shaft on Naboo. He then constructed a new, blue-bladed lightsaber with a similar design. After attaining the rank of Jedi Master, Obi-Wan built a third saber, also with a blue plasma blade. He used this saber until he sacrificed his life aboard the Death Star, allowing himself to be struck down by Darth Vader so Luke Skywalker could escape.
These nimble, needle-nosed fighters were in use by the Geonosians through the Clone Wars in defense of their droid foundries. They worked as well in atmosphere as they did in space and offered 360-degree fields of view for the pilots who were situated in the flight on the top of the ship. In between the “needle-noses” was a laser cannon capable of firing purple laser bursts in a variety of angles.
The Z-6 Jetpack was the preferred jetpack of Mandalorian commandos across the galaxy, from the more organized sects like Death Watch to the outliers on the fringe, like Jango Fett and Boba Fett. They were fast and nimble and could maintain sustained flight as well as short bursts for tactical advantages in combat. The jetpacks could be equipped with a top-loaded rocket firing missile that could turn the tide in many a conflict. Their significant disadvantage was their vulnerability to external impact damage. One sharp blow with a stick could conceivably ignite the jetpack, causing all manner of unwanted performance that could lead to significant bodily harm or even death.
Yoda rarely if ever drew his lightsaber, preferring to work in more subtle ways. But the Jedi Grandmaster remained a formidable warrior, as Count Dooku and Darth Sidious discovered when they confronted Yoda in battle. Yoda’s lightsaber was smaller than a standard Jedi lightsaber, befitting his shorter stature. But its green plasma blade was every bit as deadly in combat.
Count Dooku’s red-bladed lightsaber was an elegant weapon befitting a refined man. Its gracefully curved hilt let Dooku slash and lunge with greater precision. Dooku defeated Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker in a lightsaber duel on Geonosis before being bested by Yoda. He fought Obi-Wan and Anakin again during the Clone Wars, as well as his former apprentices Asajj Ventress and Savage Opress, before dying in a final confrontation with Anakin.
These illicit drugs were readily available in the underworld of Coruscant and elsewhere across the galaxy. This highly addictive substance, delivered inside luminescent sticks, was a favorite among desperate addicts and foolish thrill-seekers. One dealer on Coruscant, Elan Sleazebaggano, once tried selling Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi death sticks inside the Outlander Club.