This coastal city on the planet Kashyyyk was the site of intense fighting between the Republic forces and Separatists. The Wookiee forces stationed in the city of Kachirho are led by chieftan Tarfull. Its placement on the coast made it different than most other cities on Kashyyyk, making it an optimal landing point for Separatist invaders.
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.
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.
Located in the upper levels of the Uscru District on Coruscant, the Galaxies Opera House was a venue favored by the elite of the galaxy. During the final days of the Clone Wars, Chancellor Palpatine attended an acrobatic performance of Squid Lake as performed by a Mon Calamari troupe. While the Chancellor was there, his private box was visited upon by Anakin Skywalker and he proceeded to reveal the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise.
A frigid Outer Rim planet marked by jagged crystalline landscapes, Mygeeto was the homeworld of the Lurmen and controlled by the InterGalactic Banking Clan. During the Outer Rim Sieges, Ki-Adi-Mundi and clone forces under Commander Bacara battled Separatist droids for control of Mygeeto. When Supreme Chancellor Palpatine issued Order 66, Bacara and his clones shot their Jedi General dead.
Ringed by numerous moons, the remote sanctuary of Utapau is a planet pitted with enormous sinkholes. Its windswept surface is dry and desert-like, but deep in the porous crust, at the bottom of the sinkholes are pools of life-giving water. Many of the sinkholes on one of the planet's small continents are lined with intricate cities that stretch deep into caves and crevices beneath the planet's surface, as well as mining operations that seek to uncover valuable minerals from the planet's depths.
A world of mixed terrain, from dank, swampy environments marked with strange bulbous plant-life, to arid deserts, Saleucami is an Outer Rim planet that remained untouched by the Clone Wars through most of the fighting. The settlers on Saleucami wished to avoid the destruction of warfare, and live out a simple existence at peace, only doing battle with the elements. Unfortunately, combat did come to Saleucami -- it was a major battle site during the Outer Rim Sieges of the Clone Wars -- and even after the end of the Clone Wars, the long arm of Imperial law sought to bring a new order to the once peaceful planet.
An obscure planetoid deep in the Outer Rim, Polis Massa nonetheless occupied an important place in galactic history: The Skywalker twins were born there and given names by their mother Padmé Amidala before she died. And plans made in secret on Polis Massa would one day determine the fate of the galaxy.
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.
A tiny, fiery planet in the Outer Rim, Mustafar maintains an erratic orbit between two gas giants. Mustafar is rich in unique and valuable minerals which have long been mined by the Tech Union. Its lava pits and rivers make this planet a dangerous habitat; its natives have burly, tough bodies that can withstand extreme heat. The planet became the backdrop for the fateful duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. After the rise of the Empire, captured Jedi were brought to the volcanic world for interrogation and execution.
Two generations of the Lars family sought to make a living on this hardscrabble moisture farm on Tatooine, contending not just with the planet’s hot and arid conditions but also with vicious bands of Tusken Raiders. Anakin Skywalker visited the farm in search of his mother Shmi, who’d married Cliegg Lars but been kidnapped by Tuskens. Later, Luke Skywalker grew up there, raised by Cliegg’s son Owen and his wife Beru while Obi-Wan Kenobi kept watch from afar. Imperial stormtroopers searching for R2-D2 and C-3PO burned the homestead and murdered Owen and Beru, leaving Luke determined to learn the ways of the Jedi and fight the Empire.
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.
In his guise as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Darth Sidious owned twin lightsabers constructed of phrik, auordium and electrum. Sidious rarely used these elegant weapons, preferring to manipulate events indirectly and in secret. He wielded two lightsabers against his renegade apprentice Darth Maul and Savage Opress on Mandalore, took up arms to battle the Jedi on Coruscant, and used one of his crimson blades against his enemies on Ryloth.
These slim, twin-hulled vehicles combine traditional Wookiee craftsmanship with advanced technology, joining carefully shaped wood with powerful repulsorlifts and engines. Catamarans are agile both in the water and in the air, and proved instrumental to the Wookiees’ defense of Kashyyyk during the Separatist invasion in the Clone Wars.
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.
Anakin Skywalker carried this blue-bladed Jedi weapon throughout the Clone Wars. After dueling his former apprentice on Mustafar, Obi-Wan Kenobi took Anakin’s lightsaber and kept it on Tatooine for nearly two decades. He gave it to Luke Skywalker, who lost it when Darth Vader struck off his son’s hand in Cloud City. The lightsaber then became part of Maz Kanata’s collection of Jedi curios, where it called to the scavenger Rey. She wielded it in defeating Kylo Ren, then brought it to Ahch-To and offered it back to Luke. When he refused it, Rey carried the ancient weapon herself. The lightsaber sheared apart when Rey and Kylo struggled for possession of it aboard the Supremacy, but Rey reforged it as she continued her Jedi training.
Mechno-arms were cybernetic replacements to hands and arms lost in a variety of situations, but more often than not by lightsaber blades. After Count Dooku severed the right arm of Anakin Skywalker in the opening battle of the Clone War, a mechno-arm was grafted to what was left. Luke Skywalker had much of one grafted to his wrist after Darth Vader severed his hand at Cloud City. Mechno-limbs were much stronger than organic limbs and thanks to an electrostatic fingertip system, users were able to retain their sense of touch. They could also be covered over in synthetic skin for a more realistic appearance.
General Grievous commanded this powerful flagship when he raided Coruscant and kidnapped Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. As the battle intensified, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi rescued the chancellor from Invisible Hand and killed Count Dooku. Grievous fled and launched Invisible Hand’s escape pods, leaving Palpatine and the Jedi stranded aboard a disintegrating ship. Calling on the Force and his preternatural skill as a pilot, Anakin managed to land the forward section of the ruined warship on Coruscant.
Each of the Empire’s Death Stars was built around a terrifying weapon – a superlaser array capable of destroying a planet. According to legend, the ancient Sith used massive kyber crystals to create superweapons; during the Clone Wars, the Geonosians revived the superlaser design. The Empire constructed the first Death Star in secret for nearly two decades before using it to destroy Alderaan; the second Death Star boasted a more powerful superlaser, with improved targeting sensors and power regulators.
First deployed in the final days of the Republic, the V-wing fighter incorporated technological advances from the ARC-170 and V-19 Torrent and took design cues from Jedi starfighters. The speedy fighter proved ideal for escort duty, and V-wings accompanied the Emperor’s shuttle to and from the Mustafar system when Palpatine rescued Darth Vader.