Cyrkon was a planet located in the Outer Rim Territories, on the edge of Hutt Space. In the aftermath of the Battle of Yavin, Lieutenant Caluan Ematt of the Alliance to Restore the Republic went into hiding on Cyrkon after escaping an ambush by the Galactic Empire on Taanab.
The local government was as corrupt as the Imperial one, and with enough credits one could bribe or buy one’s way to just about anything one needed. While there was, ostensibly, a working economy on the planet, the real business was made on the black market, dealing in goods and weapons and spice and, sometimes, even slaves. If you could make money on it, it was probably being bought or sold in one of Cyrkon’s cities.
Cyrkon didn’t have much in the way of said cities. There was Motok, by far the largest and thus the de facto capital, and perhaps a half dozen others scattered across the planet, but that was it. There was a good reason for this: Cyrkon’s cities were all domed, enclosed structures with regulated temperature and atmosphere controls. When the planet had been colonized, long before the fall of the Republic, it had been an ideal, almost idyllic world, situated perfectly in the habitable zone from its single star. Since then, the atmosphere had turned poisonous as industrial and commercial ventures had filled it with toxins. The temperature had skyrocketed, the surface had begun to overheat, and the result was a runaway greenhouse effect that now meant you either lived under a dome or you died, end of story.
Which meant the cities were overcrowded, overpopulated, and underserved. Lots of places to hide, sure, but not a lot of places to run.
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