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- "Nal Hutta. The Hutt homeworld. They renamed it after they drove all the Evocii off planet. The name means 'Glorious Jewel' in Huttese."
- ―Jodo Kast
Nal Hutta (Glorious Jewel in Huttese), also known simply as Hutta, was the capital of Hutt Space and was located in the Y'Toub system. It was formerly known as Evocar and was the original home world of the Evocii, who were ousted by the Hutts in 15,000 BBY, who migrated from their original home world of Varl along with their servants the t'landa Til. The planet was controlled by the ancient ruling Hutt families, who also ruled its moon Nar Shaddaa from Nal Hutta.
Geography and CultureEdit
- "Certain parts of the planet still are beautiful, if you like plants, but the Hutts have erected all sorts palaces, pleasure gardens, and clan houses."
- ―Jodo Kast
Nal Hutta, or as it was originally known, Evocar, was a very large planet, however it lacked natural heavy metals meaning its density was less than that of most worlds. The planet was originally a lush jungle world with vast oceans, though the Hutts eventually transformed it into a polluted and barren wasteland.
Once it became known as Nal Hutta, much of the surface became covered by flat, marshy bogs, stagnant, muddy puddles and patches of sickly marsh grass inhabited by insects and spiders. The few other species to survive the Hutt's environmental changes mutated and adapted to the pollutant laden environment. Some, like the Chemilizard were able to extract nutrients from the industrial waste of the Hutts. Others developed extensive chemical defenses. The areas still habitable by the native species were viciously competed for making the many of the species on Nal Hutta some of the most aggressive animals in the galaxy.
The atmosphere was also polluted by strip-mining operations and heavy industrialization, and a greasy rain drizzled down on the surface, although its terrain was not to the extent of Dagobah. Raw materials were constantly strip-mined from the planet's surface and shipped to Nar Shaddaa for processing and export.
The planet was ruled by the oldest Hutt families, known as the Clans of the Ancients, who watched over the activities of both Nal Hutta and Nar Shaddaa from their homes.
Evocar was home to the humanoid Evocii.Prior to 15,000 BBY, the Hutt settlers owned a small province on Evocar. Due likely to their legendary greed, the Hutt's ownership of Evocar continued to grow through business deals where they traded their technology with the relatively primitive Evocii for portions of land.
Following the destruction of the Hutt home-world of Varl in 15,000 BBY, the Hutts collaborated with Vippit lawyers from Alee in buying out the planet from the Evocii, regarding it as a suitable new home. Using both legal and violent measures, the Hutts established themselves as the rulers of the planet and renamed it Nal Hutta. Hutt palaces, amusement parks and other constructions were built all over Evocar, and the Evocii could do nothing about it. The Hutts destroyed the planet's lush mountainous rainforests, terraforming the planet into what they considered paradise.
The Evocii appealed to the Galactic Republic, however the contracts signed were legally binding, and the Republic ruled in favor of the Hutts. Many of the Evocii were eventually evicted by the Hutts, and relocated to the planet's fifth moon, which would later be known as Nar Shaddaa, the Smuggler's Moon. The Hutts then destroyed the remaining Evocii agriculture and whatever was left of the original terrain and then terraformed (destroyed) any remaining patches of land. Most of the Evocii who remained on Nal Hutta were enslaved to build the cities of Nal Hutta.
The few remaining Evocii not enslaved in the cities banded together into rebel tribes to harass the Hutts and their interests, ultimately they were defeated and exterminated. The resettled Evocii were exploited as indentured labor to build the cities of the moon. Although the Vertical City was only starting to be built, it quickly began to prosper along with Nal Hutta. When the cities of Nal Hutta were completed, the Evocii were relocated to assist the Evocii on Nar Shaddaa. Five centuries later the entire moon was urbanized and the Evocii were freed of their labor by the Hutts. The Evocii then took refuge in Nar Shaddaa's under-city and began to mutate into savages due to various technologies practiced on the moon.
At that time Nar Shaddaa rivaled Coruscant as the hub of interstellar trade. With the disruption of the Ootmian Pabol hyperspace route around 4,000 BBY, Nal Hutta and its moon gradually devolved into havens for smugglers, pirates, and other criminals during the unknown year when the trade lanes shifted.
During the Dark Wars in 3,951 BBY, Nal Hutta was enslaving refugees after buying them from the Exchange in the Refugee Sector on Nar Shaddaa. During the Great Galactic War beginning in 3,681 BBY between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic, the Hutts managed to remain neutral, ensuring their world remained exactly as they liked it.
Nal Hutta continued to serve as the Hutts' base during the Clone Wars and the world was generally left undisturbed by the galaxy-wide conflict. The Hutt Grand Council was situated on Nal Hutta during the war, apart from Jabba Desilijic Tiure, who operated out of Tatooine and had Gardulla Besadii represent him in person.
It was to Nal Hutta Ziro Desilijic Tiure fled after his prison break in 21 BBY, where he was incarcerated by the Council for refusing to hand over a holo-diary which contained the council's many crimes. After escaping the Council's prison, he and his girlfriend Sy Snootles fled across murky swamplands to Mama's hut, where he borrowed her starship.
- "Nal Hutta. Means 'Glorious Jewel' in Huttese, but trust me, pal, it ain't pretty. Bunch of swamps and bogs, and the whole place stinks like a sewer in the middle of a garbage dump."
- ―Han Solo to Chewbacca.
During the Galactic Civil War, the Galactic Empire established nominal control over Nal Hutta, but for the most part the Hutt ruling families were left to control day to day affairs, with the Empire stepping in only when searching for Rebel sympathizers or other criminals.
Yuuzhan Vong EmpireEdit
During the Yuuzhan Vong War, Nal Hutta was conquered following an orbital bombardment by the extragalactic aliens in retaliation for the Hutts' treachery in 26 ABY. The Y'Toub system was surrounded by several of the Yuuzhan Vong's most deadly warships. Several organic creations were sent to Nal Hutta and its moon Nar Shaddaa for multiple purposes. Different types of bacteria killed most of the inhabitants, before processing their remains into the soil of Nal Hutta.
All of the technology on the planet was broken down and also absorbed into the soil, thus turning Nal Hutta into a lifeless barren world. However, the Hutts still remained for two years during the Yuuzhan Vong's rule. The Yuuzhan Vong Vongformed the lifeless barren surface of Nal Hutta (into an unknown result) to suit themselves, resulting in the second complete change of the planet's terrain. This process was ongoing, and the Yuuzhan Vong reached out from the Y'Toub system, swallowing all of Hutt Space, and desolating the Hutt Empire in the process.
As a result, a Hutt underground was formed, and the New Republic raided the world in 28 ABY. The Hutts and the resistance movement abandoned Nal Hutta as their base of operations at the close of the Vong war in 28 ABY, moving instead to the desert planet of Tatooine, a world on which the Hutts historically had a heavy presence beyond Hutt Space.
Despite the efforts of the Yuuzhan Vong, their introduced vegetation and fauna failed to thrive on both Nal Hutta and Nar Shaddaa due to the entrenched Hutt ecosystem. In 29 ABY, they abandoned the vongformed planet and moon. Over the following decades, the Hutts would gradually reclaim both Nal Hutta and its moon. There were also criminals that were fortunate enough to have survived the Yuuzhan Vong War who took shelter on the now vongformed planet as well as Nar Shaddaa.
Like its moon in 40 ABY, it would not openly ally itself with the Five Worlds and remained independent. However, Nal Hutta did join the Confederation during the Second Galactic Civil War, although the Hutts themselves were relatively neutral. Later in the war the Hutts finally joined their fellow criminals, and were absorbed into the Confederation as well.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Clone Wars television series depicted the surface of Nal Hutta much as it had already been described in previous canon sources. The series changed how the planet appears from space, however, depicting it as a ringed-world.
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- Star Wars Adventure Journal 15
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- "Who's Who in the New Jedi Order"—Star Wars Insider 57
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Star Wars: Empire at War: Prima Official Game Guide
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 The Essential Atlas
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 The Essential Atlas, p.84
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 Dark Empire Sourcebook, pp. 88-89
- ↑ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hunt for Ziro"