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Volcanoes, lava rivers
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Mustafar was located in the Mustafar system of the Outer Rim Territories, corward of Rutan, between the Hydian Way and the Ninth Quadrant. The tiny world of Mustafar was a fiery volcanic world where lava was mined like a precious natural resource. It was also the last homeworld of the Confederacy of Independent Systems.
Mustafar was a young and volatile world, torn apart by opposing gravitational forces. Astride thick-skinned lava fleas, the natives leapt across the lava fields to mine the planet's deadly natural resources. Mustafarians oversaw the smelting facilities constructed by the Separatists on Mustafar.
The main Separatist stronghold was located in a massive industrial complex located on a fiery cliff bracketed by two huge lava flows. Collection arms mined lava from the area, while durable industrial droids worked further afield. Within this facility lay a Separatist command centre, one of the most secure bunkers in the galaxy.
Later, Darth Vader, formerly Anakin Skywalker stormed the Separatist base and slew the Separatist Council under orders from Darth Sidious. The duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader would also take place on the lava planet. During the duel, Anakin Skywalker suffered grievous injuries including the loss of his remaining limbs and the searing of his lungs. He was later rescued by Emperor Palpatine, who brought him back to Coruscant where he was rebuilt into the feared cyborg executor of the Emperor at the Emperor Palpatine Surgical Reconstruction Center.
Not long after the slaughter of the Separatist leaders on Mustafar, the fugitive Geonosian Gizor Dellso holed himself up on the planet, and the Imperial 501st Legion was sent to flush out the traitor.
It was rumoured that, during the time of the Galactic Civil War, several would-be Jedi found their way to the legendary world of Mustafar, and were apparently guided on their path to Knighthood by the spectral form of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Behind the Scenes
Mustafar was originally known as 'Mufasta' in early drafts of Revenge of the Sith. The concept of a lava duel dates back to early versions of Return of the Jedi, in which Luke Skywalker battles Darth Vader over a lava lake in the Emperor's throne room in the lowest levels of the Imperial homeworld. Even back then, it was rumoured that Anakin suffered his grievous injuries at the hands of Obi-Wan during a battle over a lava pit, and the concept became an almost mythical tale among Star Wars fans, until finally realized over twenty years later.
The novelization of Return of the Jedi previously stated that the duel between Anakin/Vader and Obi-Wan which resulted in Anakin's terrible injuries happened on a volcanic planet.
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