- "When I was chancellor, I sent [Sifo-Dyas] on a mission to deal with a flare-up in the Pyke Syndicate."
"A powerful part of the Spice Cartel. Their criminal activities had allowed them to almost completely control the production of raw spice used to create a powerful drug. We were facing a full-scale war underneath the surface of Coruscant. Knowing of his expertise on the underworld, I contacted Master Sifo-Dyas to stabilize the problem."
- ―Finis Valorum and Yoda
The Spice Cartel was a criminal organization that controlled the spice trade from within the underworld of the planet Coruscant, capital of the Galactic Republic. The Pyke Syndicate was a powerful part of the cartel that controlled the production of all illegal raw spice mined in the spice mines of Kessel. Several months before the Invasion of Naboo in the year 32 BBY, the Pykes' network of alliances and double-dealing had allowed them to almost completely control the production of raw spice used to create a powerful drug, creating a crisis within the Spice Cartel that threatened to destabilize the Coruscant underworld. Facing a full-scale war beneath the surface of the galactic capital, Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum sent Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas, an expert on the criminal underworld, to stabilize the problem by negotiating with the Pyke Syndicate.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Spice Cartel was first mentioned in "The Lost One," the tenth episode of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars' sixth and final season, which originally aired in Germany on March 1, 2014.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 78 (PYK1-2, Pyke Syndicate)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lost One"
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the Invasion of Naboo to the year 32 BBY.
- ↑ Newbold, Mark (2014-01-16, 11:31 AM, BST). Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season Six Launching 15th February In Germany. Jedi News. Jedi News UK. Archived from the original on April 25, 2017. Retrieved on April 25, 2017.
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars Staffel 6, Folge 1: Zustand unbekannt (German). fernsehserian.de. imfernsehen GmbH & Co. KG (2017). Archived from the original on April 25, 2017. Retrieved on April 25, 2017. (English translation)