Kajidic was the name of the Hutt philosophy which guided most of Hutt daily life and politics. It was developed by the Hutt Budhila Hestilic Amura after the Hutts relocated to Nal Hutta, following the Hutt Cataclysms. The Huttese word for kajidic is said to literally mean "Somebody's got to have it, why not us?"
Kajidic was also a loose Hutt term for their clans, their "business enterprises" and criminal syndicates, and for the archetypal superclan they believed was destined to eventually rule the galaxy. Separate clans would usually run their own kajidic in competition with other clans'. The kajidics were governed by the Hutt Grand Council, which oversaw their operations, and each kajidic had an appointed leader, called a kajidii or lorda.
The Vodrans, as vassals of the Hutts, also organized themselves in kajidics, though these were wholly subservient to Hutt kajidics.
Hutt crime lordsEdit
- "I am a kajidic lorda. I have a duty to my people to show that nobody gets away with an outrage like this. If we let such outrages go unpunished, what would happen to our civilization?"
- ―Jabba the Hutt.
The Hutts were famous for their ruthlessness, and success in the underworld. Many Hutts would ransack ships for their load. As masters of the criminal underworld, they would steal, cheat, and murder without regret. They often hired smugglers such as Han Solo to transport illegal spice. They would often have a fortress of some kind, often on remote planets, such as Jabba's Palace on Tatooine. Hutt fortresses would usually be guarded by selected mercenaries or bounty hunters. Gamorreans and Weequay were common species to fulfill this duty. Leading an organization of crooks and scum meant competition. The Hutts that got involved with criminal activity were often killed, or enslaved. Only the more cunning and clever Hutts, like Jabba, stayed at the top of the food chain. Some Hutts, like Jabba, had such an influence that they actually controlled entire planets.
Hutt kingpins often had torture chambers to deal with failures and unwanted guests. Other Hutts had pets which they would watch in enjoyment as the victim was devoured. Gardulla the Hutt had a krayt dragon, which, in irony, devoured her after Jango Fett interrogated her about a mysterious cult. Jabba the Hutt had his own rancor, which would eat anyone who fell into the pit beneath his audience chamber.
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