- "What a desolate place this is."
The Dune Sea on Tatooine was once the bed of an inland sea. Extreme temperatures and lack of water made the area inhospitable to most lifeforms. A Human could dehydrate after about thirty minutes from overexposure. The Dune Sea was home to the sarlacc that lived in the Great Pit of Carkoon. In the Tatooine navigation system, it was located in the planet's first quadrant.
During the time of the Infinite Empire, a Rakatan star temple was built in a cave in the Eastern Dune Sea. Revan and his companions found the map being guarded by a krayt dragon and used its information to discover Lehon.
Jabba's Palace was located just beyond the southwestern border of this desert. During his time on Tatooine, Obi-Wan Kenobi lived in a hut in the Jundland Wastes that was also located near the southwestern edge of the Sea.
Following the escape of the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO from their clutches, the Galactic Empire conducted a search of the entire planet. During their search in the Dune Sea, they discovered a small cell of Alliance to Restore the Republic soldiers and wiped them out, as well as a Tusken Raider camp nearby.
Behind the scenes
The Dune Sea appears in a map in the 2004 video game Star Wars: Battlefront. During the Historical Campaign, the battle on the map appears as an Imperial mission, although the game's story is secondary continuity, according to Leland Chee, the keeper of Lucasfilm Ltd.'s Holocron continuity database.
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- Old Wounds (Mentioned only)
- "Best Birthday Ever"—Star Wars Tales 16 (Mentioned only)
- LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
- "Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc"—Star Wars Tales 6
- The Return of Tag & Bink: Special Edition
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- ↑ 3.0 3.1
- ↑ Star Wars: The Old Republic
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- ↑ Legacy 39: Tatooine, Part 3
- ↑ Star Wars Journal: The Fight for Justice
- ↑ Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi junior novel
- ↑ Star Wars: Battlefront
- ↑ Junior Jedi Knights: Promises