Early in its history, Nuswatta was a theocracy ruled from the High Fane of Xo by hierophants, who practised ritual sacrifice. One of the original member-worlds of the Kingdom of Cron, it was violently conquered by Xim the Despot and absorbed into his empire. Xim built the famous Forbidden Gardens of Nuswatta there, a royal retreat later considered one of the Twenty Wonders of the Galaxy.
After the fall of Xim's empire in 25,100 BBY, the hierophants of Xo fled the planet to found a new stronghold where they would await the climactic battle between Humans and Hutts that would usher in the end of time and the Perfection of Xo. The Tionese never heard from them again. The Forbidden Gardens slowly fell into ruin, and though legally only Cronese could visit them, in practice most Human visitors to the planet could bribe a guide to taken them there.
Nuswatta would eventually join the Galactic Republic. It would continue to thrive as a world, eventually joining the Cronese Mandate after the rise of the Galactic Empire. The planet was notably intolerant to Non-Humans, though despite this Jabba Desilijic Tiure was once able to visit the Forbidden Gardens.
- Jabba the Hutt: Betrayal (First mentioned)