"To the Voss, all outsiders–Imperial and Republic, diplomat and pilgrim–are ranked equally. As such, offworld visitors are all grouped together in the Alien Enclaves, specially-designated areas of Voss-Ka where outsiders can do business. This also allows the Voss to keep an eye on their visitors and control their movements within the city. With Voss commandos constantly on guard, tensions in the Alien Enclaves run high. Nearly everyone there has the same goal–gaining the favor of the Voss–but they are also conscious that the Voss can order them offworld if they cause an incident. Ambassadors from the Empire and the Republic are icily polite; independent traders and captains carefully compete to sell their wares; Jedi and Sith walk large circles around one another. In the chaos of war, the Alien Enclaves represent islands of peaceful cooperation, albeit socially awkward ones."